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Germany Drafts CCS Law that Hands Storage Liability to the State

4:32 AM MDT | April 6, 2009 | Alex Scott

The German government has drafted legislation encouraging the take up of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology in the country. A key component of the draft proposal is that liability for any CO2 storage facilities would be transferred to the German government 80 years after facilities become active.   Greenpeace has criticized the draft regulations for leaving German taxpayers with the bill for any potential problems-including leaks-from CO2 storage systems.   The German government has responded to concerns such as those raised by Greenpeace...

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