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EU Money for CCS Lobby in Copenhagen

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The Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP) – an EU-based fossil fuel industry group funded, in part, by the European tax payer – is in  Copenhagen to promote the role of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in an agreement on climate change. This article looks at how ZEP has used public money to lobby for subsidies in the EU - and how it is pushing for support on an international scale.

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