The European Parliament today voted 474-66 to adopt its report reiterating a call from 2006 for financial commitments for 12 carbon capture and storage projects by 2015. The report criticizes a previous European Commission proposal on CCS for not providing sufficient incentives. The EuroParl news service says funding for CCS “could be supplemented by providing allowances to operators of CCS technology from the EU's Emission Trading System.” The report also calls for the 12 CCS projects to have an output of 180MW and to be spread out over the EU. The reiteration of these goals indicates an increasingly firm commitment within the European Parliament to commercializing CCS.