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Carbon Storage Plans Blocked in Germany


Industry Segment: Power | Word Count: 389 Words

GALWAY, IRELAND--September 29, 2011 --Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland) Germany's plans to fast-track the rollout of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology for coal and gas-fired power plants has been blocked.

An attempt by the government to push through a law that would allow energy companies to begin testing the underground storage of CO2 emitted by power stations has been rejected by the Bundesrat, the upper house of parliament that represents Germany's 16 Federal states.

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