CCS and the Role of Coal after COP21

Specific COP21 Challenges

Need & Necessity of CCS in Europe

State of Play ROAD

ROAD: Stepping Stone for Sustainable Transition in Rotterdam en Europe

•Dutch Energy Agreement of 2013 – closure of 5 “old” coal units in return for abolition of the coal-tax – 5 units remain
•Urgenda Case, June 2015 – A civil court ruled that Dutch CO2 emissions should (must) be reduced by 25% by 2020:
•Resulting campaign from NGOs for complete closure of all coal plant
•Dutch Parliament motion requires the Government to develop plans to phase out the coal plants:
•Government will report back in Autumn 2016 with a proposal
•No date is in the motion, but 2020 and 2025 discussed
•Neither the Minister nor Prime Minister support the early closure of all coal units, but a majority in the current parliament supports it
•Now matter of much argument over costs and benefits
•The Government will also appeal against the Urgenda ruling

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