Trump EPA’s Proposed Revision to New Power Plant Carbon Dioxide Standards is Worse than Business as Usual
The Clean Air Act, as well as regard for our future, demand that new power plants install the best pollution controls.
Deep Thinking on Geology and the Rollback of the Clean Power Plan
If you’re like me, you’re alarmed by the regulatory rollbacks that are undermining health and environmental protections that we have enjoyed in the United States. One such rollback is EPA’s proposal to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, the regulatory requirements that would reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants, with the “Affordable” Clean Energy (ACE) rule.
California’s CO2 Reduction Program Opens Doors to CCS
In September, California Air Resources Board voted on including CO2 reductions from Carbon Capture and Sequestration technologies under its Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program by incorporating a CCS Protocol into the regulation. Credits under the LCFS program stacked with the 45Q tax credit for CCS make CO2 reductions worth between approximately $135 and $150 per
CATF Statement on Carbon Capture and Storage Advocacy
The Clean Air Task Force is pleased to be participating in the next level of joint advocacy on carbon capture and storage development and deployment in the US. As studies from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have indicated, CCS is an essential tool for limiting global warming.
CATF Statement on Passage of 45Q Legislation
Early this morning, the U.S. Congress took a landmark step by passing one of the most important bills for reducing global warming pollution in the last two decades.
New Analysis Equates the Climate Benefits of Cost-Effective Oil and Gas Methane Reductions to Shuttering China’s Entire Coal-Fired Power Plant Fleet
Yesterday, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released a preview of the World Energy Outlook 2017, noting that harnessing cost-effective reductions of methane from the oil and gas sector would have the same climate benefit as closing down every coal-fired power plant in China.
Electricity Decarbonization – How’s That Working Out?
Most analyses of the requirements to stabilize the planet at warming of no more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels envision a zero-carbon-emitting electric grid at or before 2050.