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Decarbonized Fossil Energy

The Status of Carbon Capture Projects in the U.S. (And What They Need to Break Ground)

In February 2018, the U.S. Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act, which included the expansion and extension of the 45Q tax credits for carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS.) The updated incentive was designed to be much more effective in driving new CCUS projects and immediately generated private sector interest. Just a few months later,

April 22, 2020
News & Media

Lee Beck joins CATF as CCUS Policy Innovation Director

Lee Beck is joining CATF starting on June 1st as our CCUS Policy Innovation Director. As part of our Decarbonized Fossil Energy team, Lee will primarily work on our engagement on federal CCUS policy. Lee comes to CATF from the Global CCS Institute where she served as a Senior Advisor, Advocacy and Communications, and was […]

May 26, 2020
News & Media

CATF Statement on Release of IRS Guidance for 45Q Tax Credits for Carbon Capture Projects

Kurt Waltzer, Managing Director, Clean Air Task Force, has issued the following statement: “CATF welcomes the long-awaited IRS guidance on 45Q tax credits. With it, CCS developers can move ahead on projects with certainty as to how the credits will be administered.  As the IPCC has noted, large scale deployment of CCS is necessary to […]

May 29, 2020
Decarbonized Fossil Energy

U.S. Department of Energy Goes Deep, Investing in Geologic Carbon Storage

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) made an important decision in late April to fund five CarbonSAFE project applications for a total of $85 million. These five projects are part of the Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE), a NETL initiative to further the development of regional commercial-scale geologic storage sites […]

May 11, 2020
Super Pollutants

CATF Launches the Country Methane Abatement Tool

CATF’s Country Methane Abatement Tool (CoMAT) lets countries estimate how much methane pollution they can reduce from their oil and gas industries even when they have limited information about the industry and its current emissions.

September 27, 2019

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