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Decarbonized Fossil Energy

CCS Could Reduce 49 Million Tonnes of CO2 Emissions From Coal & Gas Power Plants

This time last year, the U.S. Congress passed a bipartisan bill called the Bipartisan Budget Act, which expanded and extended the 45Q federal tax credits for carbon capture and storage (CCS.) Happy anniversary, 45Q! As we entered a new world of 45Q, CATF took on the task of quantifying the impact of 45Q in the

February 12, 2019
Advanced Energy Systems

Moving forward with zero-carbon hydrogen and ammonia fuels

In April 2018, member countries of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) announced an “initial strategy” for cutting the shipping sector’s greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050. If the worst consequences of climate change are to be avoided, major industries like international shipping will need to do more than cut their emissions by 50%—but the […]

December 18, 2018
News & Media

“EPA, are you listening?”

In response to Shell and ExxonMobil’s methane announcements at CERA Week, Sarah Smith, CATF Program Director, Super Pollutants, said: “It’s not every day that two major oil and gas producers call for tighter climate protections, but that’s what Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil did today. The companies called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to […]

March 12, 2019
Decarbonized Fossil Energy

Kurt Waltzer testimony before Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on USE IT Act

On February 27, 2019, CATF’s Kurt Waltzer testified before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in support of the bipartisan USE IT Act that would support innovation in the areas of direct air capture and CO2 utilization, while also helping to facilitate infrastructure development that would benefit all forms of carbon capture. Watch […]

March 1, 2019
News & Media

Climate Hedgehogs and Foxes

The Democratic take-back of House of Representatives and the recent introduction of the “Green New Deal” Congressional resolution have reinvigorated discussion of action on climate change. The Green New Deal resolution calls for meeting 100 percent of U.S. power demand through “clean, renewable, and zero-carbon electricity” – a recognition that it will take all of […]

February 22, 2019

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