Het is een essentieel onderdeel van het behalen van klimaatdoelen, volgens wetenschappers en energieagentschappen. Maar in de praktijk is er in de Europese Unie nog niet veel terecht gekomen van CO2-opslag, oftewel carbon capture and storage (CCS). De afgelopen maanden heb ik verschillende onderzoeksartikelen geschreven voor EUobserver over het uitblijven van commerciële toepassingen van CCS in de EU.
- Europe holds off on storing CO2 Most reports looking at long-term climate scenarios agree that some form of carbon capture and storage is needed. However, its deployment has been stalled in the EU.
- After spending €587 million, EU has zero CO2 storage plants The EU has spent at least €587 million so far on carbon capture and storage, and was willing to spend millions more. However, after a decade not a single power plant in the EU is currently using the technology.
- Rotterdam and Oslo compete to set up first CO2 highway While Rotterdam’s project has received a boost by the political support for carbon storage in the new Dutch coalition deal, Norway’s has suffered a setback.
- Ex-MEP pushes CCS projects, despite ‘wasted money’ Chris Davies admitted that the amendment he wrote to set up a fund to finance carbon capture and storage projects failed because it had design flaws and no one expected the carbon price to plummet.
- EU to embrace CO2 recycling The EU is getting ready to increase its support for the development of carbon capture and utilisation, a technology to recycle CO2 as a usable material. But some warn against CCU as a possible means for ‘greenwashing’
- After 12 years, EU gives up on CO2 storage aid to China An EU-China project on CO2 storage, dating back to 2005, has delivered few results, raising questions for cooperation in 2018.