Germany is considering legislation that will enable the use of permanent carbon storage deep underground.
The announcement was made by Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck, the country’s economy and climate minister.
Underground carbon storage is technology that is widely considered to be essential to mitigating the climate crisis, as the world recognizes the need to remove vast quantities of CO2 from the atmosphere in order to limit rising global temperatures.
Germany, in particular, has set out to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 65% in 2030 compared to 1990 levels and reach net-zero by 2045.
However, the government does also understand that this will be no easy task and will require urgent action on all levels, including policy.
Hence, lawmakers are now hard at work devising a new carbon management strategy that will provide the legislation needed for the use of carbon capture and storage in Germany.