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Open Letter from 27 Leaders in Industry, Academia and Civil Society on the EU’s TEN-E Regulation

July 20, 2021 Category: Policy, Technology Work Area: Carbon Capture

A coalition of European industry and academic representatives signed an open letter calling for CO₂ storage sites and multiple CO₂ transport options to be supported by the TEN-E regulation.

“The Trans-European Network for Energy (TEN-E) Regulation plays an important role in accelerating the build-out of infrastructure for a climate neutral Europe. We strongly support the TEN-E as an effective tool to accelerate building CO₂ networks and advocate for strengthening the policy through including geological storage of CO₂ and multiple modalities of CO₂ transport in addition to pipelines, in the cross-border thematic area of cross-border carbon dioxide networks.”

The open letter was first published in Politico here. It was facilitated by Clean Air Task Force and Bellona Europe as part of the ongoing #TenETuesday campaign aimed at rising awareness on how this the revision of TEN-E could impact CO₂ capture, transport and storage for heavy industry in Europe. Please read our policy recommendations here.