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  • 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
  • News & Media Clean Air Task Force Welcomes Revised 2030 EU Climate Strategy

    BRUSSELS, September 17, 2020 — Today, the European Commission released a revised 2030 Climate Target Plan that calls for increased ambition in cutting greenhouse gas emissions 55% below 1990 levels, with actions necessary in all sectors. CATF welcomes the European Commission’s increased ambition on climate and the efforts to accelerate emission reductions in the near term. The Plan states: “The EU needs to raise its ambitions for this decade now and avoid leaving a heavier workload for future […]

    September 17, 2020
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy Storing CO2: Planning Tomorrow’s Net-Zero Infrastructure

    Experts say that carbon capture to decarbonize energy-intensive industries and reduce historical emissions is an essential part of the world’s pathway to a net-zero emissions future. What is often overlooked, however, is the urgent need to develop CO2 storage infrastructure in saline formations today.  After all, how would capturing CO2 from factories or the air reduce emissions if we cannot permanently dispose of […]

    September 10, 2020
  • 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