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  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy Petra Nova: De-risking Carbon Capture Business Models with Saline Storage

    The carbon capture facility Petra Nova has made headlines recently when it stopped capturing CO2. “Earlier this spring when oil prices fell, we ceased operations at Petra Nova and the delivery of CO2 to the West Ranch Oil Field,” Chris Rimel, a spokesman of NRG, the company that runs the plant, said in a statement

    August 7, 2020
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy Climate Neutrality: What is next for Carbon Capture in Europe?

    Carbon capture has seen an impressive revival in Europe and the region is poised to become a technology leader. Carbon capture is included as one of the seven strategic building blocks of the European Commission’s Vision for an European Union 2050 Long-term Strategy. At least 11 member states have cited it in their national energy and climate plans. The UK Committee on Climate […]

    July 28, 2020
  • Policy CATF Statement on European Commission Hydrogen Strategy

    The European Commission yesterday released a Hydrogen Strategy that could render Europe a world leader in decarbonization with hydrogen fuels, including an emphasis on enabling infrastructure and utilization in industrial and transportation markets. The Clean Air Task Force (CATF) applauds that direction and looks forward to joining environmental and industry collaborators during the policy development […]

    July 9, 2020
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy Climate Crisis Report Highlights Six Needs for Innovation, Carbon Capture

    The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released its long-anticipated Action Plan last week, providing a pathway and policy recommendations for reducing emissions to net-zero by mid-century and prevent the worst effects of climate change. With the inclusion of carbon capture technologies as able “to drastically reduce pollution from multiple industry subsectors by capturing emissions associated with both energy use and chemical processes” the report echoes recent conclusions […]

    July 7, 2020
  • Policy Congress Passes Major Climate and Infrastructure Package to Support Innovation and Clean Energy Economy

    Yesterday, the House passed the first bill to ever put climate change at the center of an infrastructure framework. Clean Air Task Force welcomes numerous provisions that show strong and bipartisan support for clean energy and climate action, including direct pay and extension of commence-construction windows for clean technologies and carbon capture projects in the pipeline, […]

    July 2, 2020