The upcoming EU Industrial Strategy will be critical to enable European industry’s contribution to the 2050 goal and to build a prosperous and sustainable economic future for Europe.
We call on the European Commission to consider all options for reducing emissions, including Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Carbon Capture and Use (CCU), as effective climate mitigation measures. In combination and synergy with renewable energy carriers, such as carbon-neutral electricity and hydrogen, CCS and CCU are essential to achieve net zero GHG emissions in Europe while maintaining a competitive, growing and innovative European industrial base. These technologies can contribute to preserving industrial activity in the continent and are a key enabler of new products and technologies. Consequently, it will help preserve jobs in existing industries and create new employment opportunities in those new industries, employing Europe’s future workforce.
Brussels, 15 July 2021 – The Fit for 55 package, released yesterday by the European Commission, needs a more finely balanced approach to enable the decarbonisation of EU steel industry whilst avoiding the leakage of production and CO2 emissions outside the EU.
Brussels, 12 July 2021 – The European Commission is expected to put forward its Fit for 55 package of climate and energy policy measures on 14 July 2021. The Fit for 55 package is one of the most significant - and largest - groups of measures the EU has ever released in one go. It will completely revise the basis of EU climate and energy policy in attempt to bring it into line with the EU's political ambition.
The Fit for 55 package is one of the most significant - and largest - groups of measures the EU has ever released in one go.