National Air Toxics Assessment and Cancer Risk in Allegheny County Pennsylvania Updated – May 2021
In August 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the results of its 2014 National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA). More recent data are not yet available. The purpose of NATA is to identify and prioritize air toxics (a subset of chemicals in the air pollution mixture, also called Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs)), emission source
Oil & Gas Methane: Mapping the Path to a 65% Reduction
To tackle climate change, we must dramatically reduce methane emissions. In the short-term, methane is >80 times more potent than CO2. Methane accounts for a quarter of today’s global warming, yet levels in the atmosphere are surging. Quickly and significantly reducing methane pollution is one of the most important opportunities we have to slow the […]
Scaling Up Climate Ambition: Carbon Capture, Removal, and Storage Priorities in the 117th Congress
In the US Congress, a series of pending bills that enhance 45Q, along with the SCALE Act, would enable the decarbonization of industrial facilities, power plants, transportation fuels, and catalyze the removal of CO2 directly from the atmosphere. The vital provisions in these bipartisan bills are mirrored in the carbon management priorities included in President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which is the largest ever proposed investment in carbon capture commercialization put forward by a single government.
The SCALE Act Fact Sheet
The Storing CO₂ and Lowering Emissions (SCALE) Act includes key policy pillars designed to overcome the barriers and drive CO₂ infrastructure deployment.
Advanced Energy Systems
TEN-E Factsheet: Carbon capture and storage the missing piece of the puzzle
While the update and revision of the TEN-E regulation to be in line with climate ambition is welcome, the European Commission’s draft neglects geologic storage as an integral part of the value chain of carbon capture removal and storage.
Biofuels, Indirect Land Use Change, and Global Warming Emissions
Factsheet available for download below.
State and utility climate change targets shift to carbon reductions, technology diversity
There has been a marked shift in state and utility company energy and climate policies towards ambitious carbon targets and an embrace of diverse technologies to achieve them through “Clean Electricity Standards” (or CES’s). This fact sheet documents this trend, and provides a detailed guide to what states and utilities have committed to this approach.
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 […]