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Clean Air Task Force in Europe

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With the European Green Deal, Europe has become the global proving ground for climate and energy policy.

The EU and its member states are developing policies for some of the most vital cogs of a thriving net-zero energy system: from hydrogen policy to methane abatement to industrial decarbonization and much more. Any organization seeking to combat climate change through innovative policy development must now be involved at the European level.

That is why CATF is delighted to have launched our new European operation.

Our priorities in the EU

CATF is putting its efforts into climate policy areas that could have a huge impact on EU emissions. Our agenda is built around three pillars:

  • Curbing methane emissions

  • Encouraging the transition to zero-carbon fuels

  • Promoting investment into carbon capture, removal, and storage technologies

Carbon Capture

Europe’s carbon capture activity must prompt policymakers to take action: More than 40 projects announced

Clean Air Task Force’s (CATF) Europe Carbon Capture Project and Activity Map shows more than 40 carbon capture projects have been announced across 13 different European countries. These announcements signal unprecedented industry interest in developing and deploying carbon capture and storage facilities for a climate-neutral Europe. This should be a wake-up call for policymakers as

June 14, 2021
Zero-Carbon Fuels

European Parliament Clarifies Position on Hydrogen Strategy

CATF welcomes the adoption this afternoon by the European Parliament of its own-initiative report on the Hydrogen Strategy. The European Commission unveiled its strategy on 8 July 2020. Since hydrogen has a key role to play as a decarbonisation enabler for hard-to-electrify sectors, the Commission strategy aims to scale up renewable hydrogen supply and demand, […]

May 19, 2021
Carbon Capture

Achieving Deep Emissions Reductions with CO2 Networks for Europe

A primer on CO2 networks – what they are and how they can contribute to decarbonising Europe

May 14, 2021
Carbon Capture

CATF Statement on Port of Rotterdam CO2 Storage Award

BRUSSELS, 2021/05/10 – The Dutch government yesterday granted €2 billion in subsidies to a consortium planning to deploy a massive new carbon capture and storage project at the Port of Rotterdam. “This is incredibly positive news, coming just a few months after the Norwegian Government invested in the Longship Project. It highlights the strong momentum […]

May 10, 2021

CATF Statement on EU Climate Targets

Climate targets are a helpful indicator of political will, and we’re happy that the European Union has made a positive step in the right direction. But the conversation has to shift from climate targets to climate action. Without significant measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions this decade, these 2050 climate targets will become purely academic. […]

April 21, 2021
Carbon Capture

Profile: Fortum Oslo Varme on the role of shipping in European carbon capture projects

Fortum Oslo Varme joined us for a chat on their plans to implement the first full-scale carbon capture and storage project capturing flue gas CO2 from a waste-to-energy plant. European carbon capture projects like this are impacted by the EU regulatory framework – including TEN-E – which is why we want to hear from as […]

April 6, 2021
Carbon Capture

A Round-up of Carbon Capture Projects Around The World

2021 will be a year of climate commitments. On the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, the pressure is mounting for nations to raise their ambitions and set firm commitments to reach net-zero by 2050. The nature of those commitments will dictate investment for years to come, which is why the global climate community must […]

March 31, 2021
Carbon Capture

Profile: Stockholm Exergi’s need for cross-border CO2 transport options

Bio-CCS’ role on path to net-zero – dependent on legislative framework’s recognition of shipping and CO2 storage. Tapping into ongoing discussions in Sweden on Bio-CCS’ vital role on the path to net-zero by 2050, Fabian Levihn from Stockholm Exergi had a chat with us on the ongoing revision of the TEN-E Regulation. Why is Stockholm Exergi […]

March 14, 2021
Carbon Capture

Profile: ARC’s plan to bring carbon capture and storage to its Copenhagen facility

While perhaps best known for the innovative use of its roof as a ski slope in central Copenhagen, ARC is one of the world’s cleanest and most energy efficient waste to energy plants. And they’re aiming even higher, planning to capture and store 500,000 tons of CO2 annually by 2025. ARC CEO Jacob Hartvig Simonsen […]

February 28, 2021
News & Media

Clean Air Task Force Joins Leading European Carbon Capture Advisory Group

BRUSSELS, Feb. 15, 2020 – Clean Air Task Force (CATF) has joined Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP), the EU Commission’s technical advisor on the deployment of carbon capture, removal, and storage technologies in Europe. CATF joins a coalition of experts and organizations who recognize that carbon capture, removal, and storage will play a crucial role in […]

February 15, 2021
Carbon Capture

TEN-E Revision: Geologic storage inclusion is a must for climate neutrality

The European Commission has released its proposed revision of the Trans-European Energy Infrastructure regulation, also known as EU TEN-E, in mid-December. The TEN-E regulation defines the criteria for the next round of Projects of Common Interest (PCI), necessitating TEN-E to be fully compliant with and enable to deliver on climate ambition. While the update and […]

January 27, 2021
Carbon Capture

Netherlands’ SDE++ to accelerate industrial decarbonization as it closes final round of applications

The EU has strengthened its position as a global leader on climate action by announcing targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 per cent by 2030, relative to 1990 levels, and to achieve climate-neutrality by 2050. To deliver on these targets, it will be crucial for ambitious policy initiatives from member-states to […]

December 18, 2020
Carbon Capture

CATF Statement on the European Commission’s TEN-E Revision

Today, the European Commission released its revision of the Trans-European energy infrastructure regulation, otherwise known as the TEN-E regulation. The Clean Air Task Force (CATF), a climate and energy research and advocacy organization with offices in the US and Europe, applauds the Commission’s progress on this regulation. CATF supports the European Commission for its climate […]

December 15, 2020
Carbon Capture

CATF’s Statement on UK Green Recovery Plan


November 18, 2020
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