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  • Zero-Carbon Fuels Transportation Deep Decarbonization Initiative Synthesis

    Clean Air Task Force (CATF) convened a high-level workshop  with 25 researchers and thought leaders from various facets of the global transportation sector to assess options for decarbonization by 2050.  This report synthesizes the findings from that workshop, and presents the consensus that pursuing various pathways simultaneously, including the advancement of both electrification and zero-carbon fuels

    July 14, 2021
  • Power Plants Potential Human Health Impacts Associated with Retirement of Nuclear Power Plants in Illinois

    On August 26, 2020, Exelon announced its intention to retire two of its nuclear power plants in Illinois (Byron and Dresden Generating Stations). In October 2019 Clean Air Task Force (CATF) released an analysis of the significant health impacts that would result from the loss of four nuclear plants. At the time, CATF also analyzed […]

    April 14, 2021
  • Super Pollutants Reducing Methane from Oil and Gas: A Path to a 65% Reduction in Sector Emissions

    UPDATED DEC. 2020 Given the urgency of the climate crisis, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should very rapidly put in place methane emissions standards at new and existing oil and natural gas sites, nationwide.  In this memo, we describe how ambitious regulations can readily reduce methane emissions in 2025 from oil and gas to at […]

    December 1, 2020
  • Carbon Capture 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
  • Super Pollutants Memo: Modeled impacts from EPA methane rollbacks

    In 2016, U.S. EPA issued landmark standards for new and modified facilities in the oil production and natural gas production, process, and transmission and storage industries. These standards reduce methane and other harmful air pollutants from facilities they cover in several key ways. Furthermore, the promulgation of methane pollution standards from these new and modified […]

    November 14, 2019 ,
  • Super Pollutants A Comparative Assessment of Alberta’s Oil and Gas Methane Emissions Under the ECCC rules and AER’S Draft Directive 060

    Based on new comprehensive modeling, Alberta’s draft methane regulations will reduce far less harmful methane pollution than if Alberta’s oil and gas producers followed the federal methane regulations enacted earlier this year by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). This analysis is based on emissions estimates and models provided directly by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).

    December 10, 2018
  • Super Pollutants Modeled Impacts of Oil and Gas on Air Quality and Human Health

    The primary goal of this modeling study is to estimate the modeled impacts on U.S. air quality and human health, of emissions associated with the Oil and Gas (O&G) sector.

    August 21, 2016
  • Super Pollutants Buying Time: Controlling Black Carbon and Methane Emissions in the Arctic

    The Arctic is unraveling. Since the mid-1960s, the annual mean surface temperature over Arctic land areas has increased by more than two degrees Celsius, almost twice the global average rate of change and the environmental “tipping point” for international climate change negotiations.

    August 12, 2015