Ref. Ares(2020)2544586 - 14/05/2020
Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri SIMSON - Minutes of Meeting
Meeting Kadri Simson with
Global CCS Institute
COM: Cssr Kadri SIMSON – Stefano Grassi (Head of Cabinet) – Laure Chapuis (Cabinet
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The meeting with
was very short as it occurred in the margin of the
conference the Commissioner had with the Atlantic Council and the IRENA Assembly in
presented the Global CCS Institute as a think tank that is doing a lot of
financing, they are present in Brussels but also advise the US Administration.
wanted to have a discussion on the Green Deal and he role CCS could have in a
NetZero society and in particular in the context of carbon neutrality.
presented the recently published status report of the GCCSI and explained that
there are several new projects that are operational. He mentioned the project in
explained the impact of carbon price on the development of CCS projects.
The commissioner enquired about the public acceptance of the CCS technology and the
question of leakage, if any, and how this is taken into account in their studies. She also
explained that the Commission is working on the decarbonisation of gas and that
funding for gas projects through EU funds will be reviewed with the TENE review end
of 2020 TENE regulation needs to be in line with the aims of the Green Deal. They
discussed the issue of carbon capture which is a welldeveloped practice but the issue
around transport and storage where the industry has less experience.
They agreed on the possibility to receive more information on the ongoing projects
especially on offshore extraction where trials are ongoing.