Joint Research Centre - European Commission

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Berlin (DE) - 06/10/08 - 07/10/08

4th EU Forum on Fossil Fuels


The fourth edition of the European Union's two-day Forum on Fossil Fuels opens today in Berlin. Initiated by the European Commission (Directorate General Transport and Energy) as a platform for dialogue with other stakeholders in the European energy sector (corporations, industry associations, Member State Governments and civil society), the forum was held for the first time in October 2005 in Berlin , where it has been held annually since then. The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology hosts the event.

As part of the dialogue and in an "update from the Commission", Evangelos Tzimas of the JRC's Institute for Energy (IE) will participate with a presentation on the costing of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) demonstration plants.