June 6, 2008
Regarding “Uncertainty over CO2 capture in ‘fossil future'”:
As the secretary general of the European Power Plant Suppliers Association (EPPSA), which represents the interests of the companies developing CCS technologies, I would like to make the following comments:
CCS-technology suppliers (EPPSA Members) are already now working on the development of the necessary technology. The industry is ready to contribute to the effort, but given the huge amounts necessary to demonstrate this technology, will need a longer time period to make it happen without public support for the demonstartion plants.
And since time is said to be of the essence if we want to avoid irreversible damage due to climate change (following the latest IPCC reports), we call for a clear commitment from the EU member states and the EU institutions to support the industry by creating an adequate fund of several billion euros in order to support either CCS demo projects from 2010 on or to create a larger fund with higher budget supporting ALL low-carbon energy technologies (e.g. CCS, 4th generation nuclear energy, renewable energy sources, etc.)
European Power Plant Suppliers Association ( EPPSA external )
BrusselsAuthor : sylvane_casademont