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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

Policy

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
Decarbonized Fossil Energy

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
Decarbonized Fossil Energy

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
Decarbonized Fossil Energy

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
Decarbonized Fossil Energy

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
Decarbonized Fossil Energy

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
Decarbonized Fossil Energy

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
Decarbonized Fossil Energy

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
Decarbonized Fossil Energy

CATF’s Statement on UK Green Recovery Plan

CLEAN AIR TASK FORCE SUPPORTS UK GOVERNMENT’S GREEN RECOVERY PLAN FOR ITS EMPHASIS ON ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE PLAN CALLS OUT CARBON CAPTURE AND HYDROGEN AS KEY TECHNOLOGIES IN CLIMATE MITIGATION EFFORTS LONDON, November 18, 2020 — Clean Air Task Force (CATF) finds a great deal of optimism in the UK government’s Green Recovery plan that also directly […]

November 18, 2020
News & Media

Clean Air Task Force Statement on the European Commission’s Methane Strategy

Today the European Commission released the EU’s “methane strategy” which will serve as the starting point for a process to develop legislation to rein in methane pollution. Cutting methane from the oil and gas sector in Europe and from the gas Europe imports is one of the fastest and most effective ways to slow the […]

October 14, 2020
Decarbonized Fossil Energy

As Europe Progresses Net-Zero Infrastructure US Risks Technology Leadership

Last month the International Energy Agency made headlines with a stark warning about the potential climate impacts of failing to commercialize carbon capture technologies, concluding that it will be “virtually impossible” to reach net-zero emissions without carbon capture. The IEA’s latest  carbon capture report also reckoned that with ample geologic storage for CO₂  available, success […]

October 5, 2020
News & Media

Norwegian Government Proposes the Launch of Landmark Carbon Capture Project

Oslo – Clean Air Task Force welcomes the Government of Norway’s proposal to launch a carbon capture and storage project in Norway called Longship. The government white paper submitted to the Norwegian Parliament proposes to fund the carbon capture facility at the Norcem cement factory in Norway, while the second facility evaluated, the Fortum Oslo Varme waste […]

September 21, 2020
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