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Consultation Response – H2 Global – Market Consultation: Products, Quantities, Criteria

Bellona welcomes the ongoing efforts by countries to decarbonise and displace unabated fossil fuel use through new technologies, energy systems and carriers. Hydrogen undoubtedly has a key role to play in these efforts. As an energy vector, rather than a source, however, renewable hydrogen is reliant on immense amounts of renewable electricity to approximate the supply needed for a successful and rapid transformation. Bellona, therefore, firmly believes that in the medium-term, hydrogen applications should be as limited as possible, to those […]

Consultation Response – REPowerEU chapters in the Recovery and Resilience Plans

Together with other decarbonisation strategies, REPowerEU chapters in policies such as the Recovery and Resilience plans should be designed to kickstart additional renewable energy deployment and focus on energy efficiency to create a more resilient and clean energy system. Boosting energy efficiency, and supporting key cross-border infrastructure and renewable generation needs to be prioritised instead of investments in fossil gas and circumventing basic sustainability criteria.

Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen für Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in Deutschland

Um Deutschlands ambitioniert Klimaziele zu erreichen, ist die schnelle Etablierung von Maßnahmen erforderlich. Emissionen müssen in erster Linie vermieden werden aber auch die Neutralisierung nicht vermeidbarer Emissionen und Negativemissionen ist notwendig. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) ist eine technische Möglichkeit, um CO2 an Punktquellen abzuscheiden, zu Speicherstätten zu transportieren und dauerhaft geologisch zu speichern. In dem von Bellona bei der Rechtsanwaltskanzlei ‚Becker Büttner Held‘ (BBH) in Auftrag gegebenen […]

Fit for 55: Commission takes first steps on carbon dioxide removal – clear accounting and permanence will be key

The European Commission has published its vision for Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) in the coming decades. Bellona welcomes the plan, which takes several important steps on accounting, transparency, verification and industrial decarbonisation, but cautions against the use of CDR as an offsetting tool, particularly in the context of carbon farming and the use of carbon in products.

Briefing: Defining Low Carbon and Renewable Gas

As efforts to decarbonise our economy and energy systems pick up, we are seeing an increased reliance on decarbonized fuels, gas in particular – often times referred to as “renewable” and “low-carbon” gases. While low carbon intensity gases and fuels can contribute on the path to net-zero by 2050 – the terminology is confusing, with no common definition to determine when in fact a gas or fuel is renewable or low-carbon.

Bellona Europa publishes ‘Fit for 2030’ climate scoreboard

This briefing outlines our assessment of the package and provides broad recommendations on how to improve its implementation and the revision of the files it contains. In other words, it is an initial analysis, based on our key areas of expertise, including heavy industry, mobility and climate accounting, of related topics as they emerge across the different legislative files of the package.  

Undefined ‘decarbonised’ gas has no role on path to net-zero by 2050

As efforts to decarbonise our economy and energy systems pick up, we are seeing an increased reliance on decarbonized fuels, gas in particular – often times referred to as “renewable” and “low-carbon” gases. While low carbon intensity gases and fuels can contribute on the path to net-zero by 2050 – the terminology is confusing, with no common definition to determine when in fact a gas or fuel is renewable or low-carbon. 

REDII Revision Position Paper

The Renewable Energy Directive (RED) will be the legislative cornerstone for emission reductions in many sectors. By setting a clear legislative guidepost, the RED can significantly contribute to climate change mitigation. Setting up the right framework for such Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and deployment can prevent adverse effects, such as excessive biomass consumption, the continued use of fossil electricity sources or false accounting.

Brief: TEN-E missing puzzle piece on pathway to Net-Zero

“Ten-E missing puzzle piece on pathway to Net-Zero” which aims to explain how the inclusion of TEN-E could contribute to the EU climate
objectives and the deployment of a net-zero future. the Revised TEN-E European Commission’s draft neglects some key elements for geologic storage and transport modalities other than pipeline –  integral parts of the value chain of carbon capture, removal and storage. A monumental shift in policy is needed to scale it – and we believe TEN-E is a perfect place to start.