Industrial decarbonisation

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ESG requirements are making metals more sustainable, industry says

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New metal production practices prompted by revised expectations from governments and investors are already affecting countries like Indonesia. However, there are concerns about rising costs and a lack of regulatory coordination.

French green industry secures multi-billion euro support in one week

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Between Thursday 23 May and Tuesday 28 May more than €5.3 billion of funding for French industry was announced by government and commercial investors, boosting the country's drive to revitalise and decarbonise its industrial base.

Germany has restricted the use of carbon capture, but Berlin is reconsidering, as it estimates that between 34 million and 73 million tons oc CO2 will need to be captured per year by 2045.

German cabinet approves carbon capture and hydrogen plans

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Germany's cabinet approved on Wednesday (29 May) two draft bills to accelerate the integration of hydrogen and carbon capture respectively, into the country's energy and industrial systems.

Economy 17-05-2024

German steel plants needed for democracy, economy minister says

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German Economy Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) has defended the country’s billion-euro investments into green steel plants, saying it was needed to avoid a breakdown of whole regions’ industries and secure supply of steel at times of geopolitical uncertainty.

Member states push for faster decarbonisation of heating and cooling

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On Wednesday (15 May), 15 EU countries published a joint working document calling on the European Commission to prioritise the decarbonisation of heating and cooling, to increase the EU's energy independence and meet its climate targets.

EU elections: Alignment on climate shows that door remains open for EPP-ECR coalition

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While van der Leyen has not closed the door on a future coalition with the radical right, the political programmes of the right-wing groups are unanimous in criticising the Green Deal and how to decarbonise Europe.

The competitiveness of the EU and the Green Deal go hand in hand. Now it is time to flesh out the ambitions of the European Green Deal and fully exploit the potential it has to spur our economies.
Energy 22-04-2024

How regulatory stability, enhanced coordination and joint funding are crucial to transform European Industry

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The transition towards a thriving green industry in Europe is a top priority of the S&D group. We believe that this transition will have to be based on a true European vision, founded upon regulatory stability and joint financing.

France unveils 55 ‘turnkey’ sites for clean industry

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On Tuesday, the French government unveiled the list of the first 55 sites available in France to host decarbonization industries. 

Europe’s industry and power sector emissions plunge 15% in 2023

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The EU’s emissions trading scheme sectors, industry and power, saw emissions drop by 15% in 2023, putting them on track for their 2030 targets, but experts question whether this was because of - or despite - Europe's carbon trading framework.

France strikes CO2 storage deal with Denmark

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France signed a bilateral agreement with Denmark on Monday (4 March) for carbon transport and storage, with more deals potentially yet to come, as part of efforts to meet its domestic carbon targets. 

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Carbon capture: Can a new Commission strategy revive CCUS?

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An EU Industrial Carbon Management Strategy published alongside the 2040 EU emissions target recommendation holds great promise for CCUS. Not everyone is happy about that.

Chemicals 20-02-2024

Von der Leyen heads to Antwerp for closed-door meeting with chemicals industry

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With an EU Industrial Competitiveness Deal in the pipeline for the next mandate, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo invited European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to Antwerp on Tuesday (19 February) to consider the future of the EU's chemical industry.

Politics 16-02-2024

Czech steel industry unprepared for EU decarbonisation

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The Czech steel industry is unprepared for decarbonisation, not only technologically but also financially, making it difficult to implement the EU’s decarbonisation plans, experts say.

Politics 07-02-2024

EU agrees law to boost green industry at home

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The European Parliament and national governments have agreed to boost domestic production of green technologies, such as solar modules and wind turbines, expanding the list to include nuclear power but shying away from excluding Chinese manufacturers for most public subsidies.

German carbon capture row heightened by EU’s draft 2040 climate plan

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Germany’s upcoming carbon management strategy is being delayed by government divisions on carbon capture and storage (CCS), further exacerbated by a leaked EU climate policy draft for 2040 promoting the controversial technology.

Energy 22-01-2024

EU Parliament calls for European strategy on geothermal energy

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A resolution adopted by EU lawmakers calls for a European strategy to accelerate the deployment and investment in geothermal energy.

Estonia plans small nuclear reactor to quit oil shale by 2030

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Estonia plans to build a small modular reactor (SMR) to wean itself off the addiction to polluting oil shale and meet its target of producing 100% decarbonised electricity by 2030. A vote in Parliament is expected "in the first half of 2024," officials say.

What to make of Europe’s upcoming carbon management strategy

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The EU’s upcoming CO2 management strategy will propose sequestration of up to 650 million tonnes per annum by 2050 and kick off a controversial debate about the future of the bloc’s emissions trading scheme.

Plan needed for multimodal CO2 transport

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The capture, storage and utilisation of CO2 requires the construction of pipelines and network planning to enable industry to access geological storage areas and synthetic fuel producers to access (renewable) CO2 sources, write Daan Peters and Kees van der Leun.

German industry joins forces with green groups on CO2 capture

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Some of Germany’s most influential business and green lobbying groups have joined forces to urge Berlin to quickly adopt a carbon management strategy in order to kickstart the country’s industrial transformation.

Politics 20-12-2023

Germany’s ailing steel industry gets €2.6 billion to decarbonise

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Germany’s steel production industry is struggling with high electricity prices, the sector confirmed as the European Commission approved a state aid package to further electrify the entire sector.

Energy 12-12-2023

France unveils plan to up investments in nuclear fusion, natural hydrogen

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France will give the green light to new investments in nuclear fusion, natural hydrogen, energy storage and carbon capture, President Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday (11 December).

CO2 storage: Keeping the bar high for the oil and gas industry

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As EU policymakers enter final negotiations on the Net-Zero Industry Act, they should secure ambitious provisions for CO2 storage. In particular, Article 18 must be safeguarded to ensure oil and gas producers are held accountable for developing carbon storage, writes Matteo Guidi.

CCUS: Do Europe’s citizens have a say?

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As ambition for Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage (CCUS) deployment ramps up across the world, we urgently need a new perspective on how society can be actively involved in the next steps, writes Dr. Moisés Covarrubias.