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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
Power Plants

Potential Human Health Impacts Associated with Retirement of Nuclear Power Plants in Illinois

CATF’s analysis finds significant health and associated economic impact from the loss of zero emission nuclear plants in Illinois. This leads to social, personal and economy-wide consequences for the citizens of Illinois and surrounding states that could be avoided if nuclear plants in Illinois continue to operate.

October 8, 2019
Super Pollutants

CATF Testimony on Proposal to Eliminate the Direct Regulation of Methane from EPA’s New Source Performance Standards

On October 17, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held its only public hearing on Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s proposal to eliminate the direct regulation of methane from the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards. Sarah Smith, CATF Super Pollutants Program Director, was honored to testify against this proposal alongside more than 90 impacted community members and

October 17, 2019
News & Media

CATF Statement on GAIN Act Senate EPW Hearing

Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) is holding a hearing on the GAIN Act (S. 2662), which would eviscerate the New Source Review (NSR) program of the Clean Air Act. NSR currently requires a major source of air pollution, like a coal-fired power plant, to install best available controls whenever it undergoes […]

November 6, 2019
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

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We push the change in technologies and policies needed to get to a zero-emissions, high-energy planet at an affordable cost. Imagine a world where the energy needs of all humans are met efficiently without damaging the atmosphere.

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We are a twenty-two year old organization with a startup mentality and an honest perspective. We are problem solvers and creative environmentalists who achieve change in three main ways: 

Technology Advocacy

Facilitating the commercialization of emerging and proven climate change mitigation technologies.

Policy Advocacy

Working practically and objectively to catalyze and spark realistic change that leads to major impact through legal and legislative advocacy.

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Driving support for the most effective policy and technology strategies.

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