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  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy The Need for an Adequate Commence Construction Window for 45Q Federal Tax Credits for CCUS

    Developing a carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) project can take as long as five years and require investments of close to $50 million before construction can begin. To take advantage of the current 45Q tax credit, construction on a CCUS project must commence before January 1, 2024. Despite the fact that 45Q was signed

    November 20, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy Taking Carbon Capture to the Next Level

    Imagine a world where there is broad bi-partisan support in Congress for legislation that would drive the development and deployment of a technology that’s crucial for combating global warming and, at the same time, creating a near-zero-carbon path forward for fossil fuels.

    July 11, 2017
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy Bipartisan Support for Advanced Energy Legislation? Yes, for CCS Incentives!

    Question: What policy can significantly reduce CO2 emissions from fossil fuel consumption and at the same time, increase domestic oil production while reducing our oil imports?  And, amazingly enough, is supported by environmental groups, the fossil fuel industry, labor, Republicans and Democrats in Congress, and the Administration? Answer: Federal tax incentives to reduce CO2 emissions […]

    February 25, 2016
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy CCS 101 on Capitol Hill

    This posting originally appeared in the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI) ‘Insights‘ blog. I was recently on a panel at a Capitol Hill briefing held by the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute about the status of carbon capture and storage (CCS) and the need for financial incentives. Held this May in Washington […]

    July 18, 2014
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy Enhanced Oil Recovery Takes a Big Step Forward

    There was some rare bipartisan good news on the Hill this week, with the release of the National Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative (NEORI) study and policy recommendations. Congressman Mike Conaway (R-TX) joined Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) for the announcement in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, and three other Senators (Baucus, D-MT, Hoeven, R-ND and Lugar, […]

    March 3, 2012