Germany needs a new debate about CCU and CCS
Several research institutes and environmental NGOs, among them the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), the Wuppertal Institute, WWF Germany, and Germanwatch, have signed a petition asking the next German government to reconsider the use of carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCU, CCS). The government should test and discuss these technologies to enable it to use them in time if they are needed for Germany to meet its 2050 decarbonisation target, the group writes in a press release. Erika Bellmann, policy advisor climate & energy at WWF Germany, said that CCS could not be used to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but would be an option for removing smaller amounts of CO2 from industrial processes.
Read the press release in German here.
See a CLEW factsheet on technologies for the Energiewende here.