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A directive that is intended to encourage carbon capture and storage is making its way through the EU approval process. There are clear problems with this technology however.

The European Commission has written to 23 member states to request information on what action they are taking to comply with the EU

Air quality in Europe has declined in recent years, according to a report from the European Topic Centre on Air and Climate Change (ETC/ACC), which also cautions that the short time period involved makes it difficult to draw reliable conclusions. March 2008

The EU Commission's climate package calls for a 20-per-cent reduction in emissions by 2020, a fact that may indicate they do not expect an ambitious international agreement. March 2008