UKCCSC News 7 October 2008

Hi Folks,

I don’t suppose there will be dancing in the streets, but those with an interest in CCS should be happy enough…

“In a surprise move, the EU lawmakers backed billions of euros of aid to fit carbon capture technology to power plants, in what would be the world’s biggest backing for a fix many scientists see as the nearest thing to a climate silver bullet.”

“The European Parliament member in charge of legislation on carbon capture and storage (CCS), Chris Davies, has previously estimated that could raise up to 10 billion euros ($13.59 billion) to fund 10 to 12 CCS test plants by 2015.” (Reuters 7 Oct)

There are several news items already on the web and more to follow. Only Poland seems really unhappy…

http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssIndustryMaterialsUtilitiesNews/idUSL711408420081007?sp=true

That’s enough for anyone surely?

Mark