German EU presidency: a new momentum in the direction of climate neutrality

transform To the EU up to 2050 in the direction of climate neutrality, in addition to the switch to renewable energy sources "negative emission technologies"

German EU presidency: a new momentum in the direction of climate neutrality
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To the EU up to 2050 in the direction of climate neutrality, in addition to the switch to renewable energy sources "negative emission technologies" such as the capture, storage and re-utilisation of CO2 (CCUS) is essential. This has underlined the Montagdie German section of the World energy Council in its about 200 pages long annual report once again – and at the same time, it requested that the development and application of these technologies are at an early stage and there is hardly a country I have included this in his strategies. An exception is the UK, the sichals leading global provider of CCUS technologies kidney in combination with biomass position was.

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Without this procedure, with the help of CO2 from the atmosphere is pulled,the companies and authorities-sponsored organization, the Paris climate targets achievable. This would economically, have to the fossil energy carriers coal, Oil and Gas are significantly more expensive, with other words: There is a need for a higher price on CO2.

the afforestation was starting at around 5 euros per Tonne of CO2 is currently still the cheapest in the range of these technologies. In other methods of the generation of electricity from Biomass to biochar, the cost would be, however, in the three-digit level.

CO2-price as a guiding tool

Also from the scientific side, the Calls are louder, the climate policy in the EU on a new footing.The Federal government should 1 the. July, the beginning of the end of the EU presidency for the benefit of "quickly" and "as clearly as you can prior to the year 2030," a CO2 price establish as a guiding tool for climate protection. To 22 professors of the Research groups of the Leopoldina, Acatech and the Union of academies, in a Monday statement published rates.

Germany was therefore able to "at the European level, a reorientation of the climate change debate to decisions about concrete transformation paths" to initiate. The goal must be to become Climate neutral in the year 2050, economically efficient and socially balanced. This means, among other things, the revenue from the price increase of fossil energy carriers such as heating oil and gasoline to reimburse to the population.

The opinion that Berlin should "strongly advocate", the EU-ETS to expand. These for energy, industry and intra-European air traffic mandatory trading of CO2-certificates, the researchers praise as a now-functional Instrument that priced emissions uniformly and avoids, where it is cheapest.

not succeed in its expansion to the previously regulated at national level areas of heat and transport policy immediately, but they were also separate trading systems, or an alignment of the respective energy taxes on CO2 emissions possible, it says in the paper. Finally, the way of pricing from an economic point of view, is of secondary importance.

Updated Date: 22 June 2020, 14:20

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