Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council: Report on the functioning of the European carbon market

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Commission Delegated Regulation establishing the Innovation Fund

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Working Document: EP CONT Committee on ECA Special Report 24/2018 (Discharge 2017): Demonstrating carbon capture and storage and innovative renewables at commercial scale in the EU : intended progress not achieved in the past decade

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Commentary: Carbon capture, utilisation and storage finally catches the spotlight

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10 Trends Reshaping Climate and Energy

The once remote-seeming dangers of climate change are today a reality – also in Europe. As the world struggles to limit global warming, what are the major trends reshaping global and European energy markets, regulatory and policy frameworks, and technological progress that will determine whether we will, one day, be able to achieve a carbon-neutral economy?

Press Release: IEA @ COP24

With energy accounting for about 85% of global CO2emissions, meeting the long-term objectives of the Paris Agreement means fundamentally changing the way we produce and use energy. It will require a greater emphasis on energy efficiency and innovation, speeding up the deployment of low-carbon technologies, like solar PV and wind, accelerating the development of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS), and in some cases retiring existing assets. The IEA’s all-energy expertise can help governments be smarter about achieving their objectives of energy development and decarbonisation, ensuring universal energy access, lessening the health impacts of air pollution, providing affordability and maintaining energy security.

Debates, Vote Results & Texts Adopted: European Parliament Plenary Session (28 – 29 November 2018)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP Plenary – Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction in accordance with the Paris agreement (28 November 2018)

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UDPATED – Agenda: Working Party on the Environment (26, 29 and 30 November 2018)

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Press Release: Whatever happened to enhanced oil recovery?

Even with modern production techniques, a large share of the oil in a reservoir is not produced during primary and secondary recovery (read a description of EOR on our new CCUS page or in the explainer below). Some of this oil can, however, be accessed through the use of more complex and energy intensive extraction techniques such as the injection of heat, chemicals, CO2 or other gases. These techniques have been successfully and commercially deployed in multiple countries over many decades.

A European strategy for a climate neutral Europe by 2050

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Press Release: IEA and UK kick-start a new global era for CCUS

EDINBURGH, Scotland – The International Energy Agency and the Government of the United Kingdom are holding a global summit on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) today, bringing together global energy leaders, including Ministers and senior representatives from more than a dozen countries, CEOs of major energy companies and the financial community, to identify practical steps to accelerate investment and deployment of CCUS.

Storing CO2 underground can curb carbon emissions, but is it safe?

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Stakeholder Press Release: Seizing Europe’s chance to become a leader in carbon capture, usage and storage

The Paris Agreement’s ambition of aiming to achieve net-zero emissions in the second half of the century requires that all available low carbon technologies are successfully incentivised. In this context carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) will have to play a crucial role. The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s special report (Global Warming of 1.5°C) concludes that “early scale-up of industry CCS is essential to achieve the stringent temperature target1.” Furthermore, in this same context, it is now key that various CCU technologies should start to develop new business models to support achieving the EU ambition.

Press Release: Twelve renewable energy projects selected for Horizon 2020 funding

The projects awarded the EU funding are expected to develop technologies for capturing, storing and conversion of CO2 and contribute to the transition to clean energy through researching its social aspects, modelling, building education and research capabilities and focusing on coal-intensive regions.

OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Exchange of views on findings of the IPCC Special report “Global warming 1.5 C”(26 November 2018)

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Study: International Climate Negotiations

Event: International CCUS Summit (Edinburgh, 28 November 2018)

The Government of the United Kingdom and International Energy Agency will co-host an International CCUS Summit in Edinburgh on 28 November 2018. The Summit will bring together global energy leaders, including Ministers, CEOs of major energy companies and the financial community, to identify practical steps to accelerate investment in CCUS as a critical climate solution. The IPCC recently highlighted the unique importance of CCUS technologies in meeting climate goals and the CCUS Summit will provide an important opportunity to advance these technologies ahead of the COP24 negotiations.

Press Release: Executive Director visits Norway and Denmark

OSLO and COPENHAGEN – Dr Fatih Birol, the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, visited Norway and Denmark to present the latest findings from the World Energy Outlook, highlight the IEA’s emphasis on carbon capture, utilization and storage, and discuss the state of the global energy system.

Press Release: IEA holds meeting with Energy Business Council

The International Energy Agency on Wednesday held a meeting of the IEA Energy Business Council, which brings together representatives of the world’s largest energy companies, to discuss the state of the global energy system.

Report: SET Plan delivering results – The Implementation Plans

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UPDATED – Agenda: Meeting of the EEA Council (23 May 2018)

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Report: Mission Possible: Reaching Net-Zero Carbon Emissions from Harder-to-Abate Sectors by Mid-Century

“New report by the Energy Transitions Commission shows that reaching net-zero carbon emissions from heavy industry and heavy-duty transport can be done through ambitious policy, accelerated innovation, and investment, with minimal cost to the global economy.”

OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Vote on low carbon benchmarks and positive carbon impact benchmarks (20 November 2018)

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Study: Sector coupling – how can it be enhanced in the EU to foster grid stability and decarbonise?

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