The TEN-E Regulation identifies 12 strategic trans-European energy infrastructure priorities, which are essential to implement by 2020 to achieve the EU's energy and climate policy objectives. A key area is the development of carbon dioxide transport infrastructure between Member States and with neighbouring third countries in view of the deployment of carbon dioxide capture and storage.
A dedicated regional group has been established to propose and assess candidate projects of common interest (PCIs) in the area pf carbon dioxide transport networks, which contribute the most to achieving EU’s energy and climate policy objective by modernising the existing grid.
The third list of PCI candidates from November 2017 included for the first time four projects in the area of carbon dioxide transport networks. The projects are located around the Northern Seas region and involve Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Norway. They are especially important for energy intensive industry as a way to further reduce its carbon footprint.
More details about the CO2 networks PCI projects map can be accessed through the European Commission's transparency platform.