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  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy Netherlands’ SDE++ expected to accelerate industrial decarbonization as it closes final round of applications

    The EU has strengthened its position as a global leader on climate action by announcing targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 per cent by 2030, relative to 1990 levels, and to achieve climate-neutrality by 2050. To deliver on these targets, it will be crucial for ambitious policy initiatives from member-states to

    December 18, 2020
  • News & Media CATF Statement On Landmark CO2 Infrastructure Bill Introduced In Us House Of Representatives

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2020 – Today in the US House of Representatives, four Members of Congress introduced a landmark bill to advance essential infrastructure to enable carbon capture, utilization, removal, and storage as a critical means of reducing CO2 from hard-to-decarbonize sectors on the road to net- zero emissions by mid-century. The SCALE Act (Storing […]

    December 16, 2020
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy CATF Statement on the European Commission’s TEN-E Revision

    Today, the European Commission released its revision of the Trans-European energy infrastructure regulation, otherwise known as the TEN-E regulation. The Clean Air Task Force (CATF), a climate and energy research and advocacy organization with offices in the US and Europe, applauds the Commission’s progress on this regulation. CATF supports the European Commission for its climate […]

    December 15, 2020
  • News & Media Senate, House Introduce Crucial Legislation to Optimize 45Q Tax Credit for Carbon Capture Projects

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2020 – Yesterday, seven US senators introduced the 45Q Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage Tax Credit Amendments Act of 2020 to optimize the 45Q tax credit that supports carbon capture and storage deployment as a critical means for achieving a net-zero emissions US economy by mid-century. The Senate introduction comes on the heels of the Accelerating Carbon Capture and Extending Secure Storage through 45Q (ACCESS […]

    December 8, 2020
  • Technology Seven Carbon Capture Policy Priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration

    “We should be moving toward finding the new technologies that are going to be able to deal with carbon capture”, said President-elect Joe Biden in his town hall conversation, identifying carbon capture technologies as crucial to a pathway to deliver regional economic opportunities, create jobs, and achieve net-zero emissions by mid-century. It was probably the […]

    December 4, 2020
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy CATF’s Statement on UK Green Recovery Plan

    CLEAN AIR TASK FORCE SUPPORTS UK GOVERNMENT’S GREEN RECOVERY PLAN FOR ITS EMPHASIS ON ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE PLAN CALLS OUT CARBON CAPTURE AND HYDROGEN AS KEY TECHNOLOGIES IN CLIMATE MITIGATION EFFORTS LONDON, November 18, 2020 — Clean Air Task Force (CATF) finds a great deal of optimism in the UK government’s Green Recovery plan that also directly […]

    November 18, 2020
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy As Europe Progresses Net-Zero Infrastructure US Risks Technology Leadership

    Last month the International Energy Agency made headlines with a stark warning about the potential climate impacts of failing to commercialize carbon capture technologies, concluding that it will be “virtually impossible” to reach net-zero emissions without carbon capture. The IEA’s latest  carbon capture report also reckoned that with ample geologic storage for CO₂  available, success […]

    October 5, 2020
  • News & Media Norwegian Government Proposes the Launch of Landmark Carbon Capture Project

    Oslo – Clean Air Task Force welcomes the Government of Norway’s proposal to launch a carbon capture and storage project in Norway called Longship. The government white paper submitted to the Norwegian Parliament proposes to fund the carbon capture facility at the Norcem cement factory in Norway, while the second facility evaluated, the Fortum Oslo Varme waste […]

    September 21, 2020