'EU wil meer CO2-reductie en veel CO2-opslag'
De EU wil een grotere CO2-reductie (25% i.p.v. 20%) en wil veel CO2 opslaan. Dat staat in een uitgelekte EU-roadmap for moving to a low-carbon economy in 2050. EurActiv heeft de tekst kunnen inzien. Er blijkt o.a. uit dat de Europese Commissie rekent op CO2-opslag op grote schaal.
Uit het bericht van EurActiv
>> (...) Energy savings could slash greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by as early as 2020, according to a draft copy of the EUs long-awaited roadmap for moving to a low-carbon economy in 2050, seen by EurActiv.
The EUs current goals for 2020 involve reducing emissions by 20% on 1990 levels, increasing the share of renewables in the blocs energy mix by 20% and improving energy efficiency by 20%.
But in a twist to the debate over whether the economic crisis has made a 30% emissions reduction more realisable, the document says implementing the EUs stalling energy savings goals would reduce emissions by a further 5%.
"The analysis shows that the cost-efficient pathway to the necessary reduction in 2050 requires a 25% domestic reduction in 2020," the paper reads. "It also shows, however, that the EU can produce this reduction if it delivers on its existing commitment to increase energy efficiency by 20% by 2020."
The document is expected to be published shortly. (...)
The roadmap document, dated 9 February 2011, is mostly a cost-analysis of the various steps needed to reach the EUs goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% on 1990 levels by 2050.
It sets suggested targets for emissions reductions in 2020 (25%), 2030 (40%), 2040 (60%) and 2050 (80-95%). It also offers modelling and sectoral breakdowns of the most cost-efficient "pathways" it sees for achieving these.
A "major and sustained investment" is proposed for renewable energy, smart grids, carbon capture and storage (CCS), advanced industrial processes and electrification of transport over a 40-year period.
The paper predicts that the increase in spending would amount to some 270 billion annually or an additional 1.5% of EU GDP per annum on top of the 19% of GDP which is currently invested. (...)
Carbon capture and storage would also need to be deployed "on a broad scale after 2035" at an annual cost of 10 billion. (...) <<