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  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy Leveraging Enhanced Oil Recovery for Large-Scale Saline Storage of CO₂

    Leveraging the demand for CO₂ from the Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) industry is a critical step to building out a robust ecosystem for large-scale CO₂ storage in saline sites. Frequently asked questions below provide perspective on the role that EOR plays in enabling carbon capture & storage (CCS) technologies to achieve the scale necessary for

    June 24, 2019
  • News & Media CATF statement on Murkowski, Manchin CCUS legislation

    Clean Air Task Force supports Senators Manchin and Murkowski in their efforts to expand support for transformational carbon capture utilization and storage technologies in the proposed Enhancing Fossil Fuel Energy Carbon Technology Act. CATF supports the bill’s goal of creating four new programs to further develop transformational CCUS technologies for coal- and gas-fueled power and […]

    April 11, 2019
  • News & Media CATF Releases Modeling Study That Shows 45Q Carbon Capture & Storage Federal Tax Credit Can Have A Major Impact On CO2 Emissions Reductions Through 2030

    Clean Air Task Force (CATF) today released a comprehensive report on the near-term implications of the federal tax credit (45Q) for carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects. The study found that, as a result of tax credit legislation known as 45Q, which was extended and expanded in early 2018, nearly 49 million metric tonnes of […]

    February 12, 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
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy The New Economics of Carbon Capture: Lower Costs, More Revenue

    The next CCS coal retrofits promise to be a lot cheaper. Last year, after the successful Petra Nova retrofit of the W.A. Parish Plant, NRG stated that the next retrofit would be 20% cheaper. They know from building the first plant where to eliminate “overkill” in the system and where to gain efficiencies that shrink the size of expensive components.

    November 20, 2018
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy Deep Thinking on Geology and the Rollback of the Clean Power Plan

    If you’re like me, you’re alarmed by the regulatory rollbacks that are undermining health and environmental protections that we have enjoyed in the United States. One such rollback is EPA’s proposal to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, the regulatory requirements that would reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants, with the “Affordable” Clean Energy (ACE) rule.

    November 20, 2018
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy California’s CO2 Reduction Program Opens Doors to CCS

    In September, California Air Resources Board voted on including CO2 reductions from Carbon Capture and Sequestration technologies under its Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program by incorporating a CCS Protocol into the regulation. Credits under the LCFS program stacked with the 45Q tax credit for CCS make CO2 reductions worth between approximately $135 and $150 per […]

    November 10, 2018
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy Welcome to the New World of 45Q

    The adoption by Congress of the FUTURE Act in February was a major step toward ensuring that carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) can be an important tool in the kit for addressing global warming.

    June 22, 2018