Can Carbon Capture Achieve 99+% CO2 Removal from Industrial and Power Plants?
Scientific studies of climate change have reached a sobering conclusion. It won’t be enough just to make deep reductions in carbon dioxide releases. By the second half of this century, all CO2 emissions must be removed from the energy system. This requirement means capturing 90% of the CO2 emissions from power plants and industrial facilities
American Lung Association, American Public Health Association Taking Legal Action against EPA on Dangerous ‘ACE’ Rule
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 8, 2019) – Today, the American Lung Association and the American Public Health Association, represented by attorneys from the Clean Air Task Force, have filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) repeal of the Clean Power Plan – the first-ever federal policy to reduce harmful carbon pollution from power […]
CATF Statement on Proposed Repeal of Clean Power Plan
President Trump’s latest attempt to “Make Coal Great Again” is his proposed replacement for the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP).
CATF Statement on Pruitt Recusal Letter on CPP Rulemaking
Groups’ Letter Seeks Disqualification of Pruitt from Clean Power Plan Repeal Proceeding
A Good Start for Massachusetts on Clean Energy, but Lots More to Do
Massachusetts steps up to the climate challenge, embracing a technology neutral approach to its clean energy standard – but the Commonwealth can go further, and must to meet global warming solutions act requirements. Given rapidly changing federal policy on combating climate change, it is all the more important that states take the lead. The Commonwealth […]
Cleaning up Power Plants by Recovering Oil: The Game-Changing Climate Strategy
Even with the Clean Power Plan fully implemented, coal-fired generation is predicted to make up 22 percent of the U.S. power generation mix and natural gas will be 33 percent in 2030. Because fossil fuel-fired power plants are by far the largest emitters of carbon dioxide (CO2), which is causing dangerous climate change, some control […]
Clean Power Plan Oral Arguments: After All That – Nothing New
Seven grueling hours of questioning and debate later (not to mention overnight camping and hours of line-standing for those trying to attend), it can be said that the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals had studied the briefs carefully and yesterday drained dry the bottle containing all the Clean Power Plan arguments and found no dregs […]
EPA’s Proposed Rule for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Power Plants is a Good Opening Bid
Nearly a year ago, the Obama Administration released the President’s Climate Action Plan reaffirming the U.S. commitment to reducing the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent from 2005 levels by 2020, and 80 percent by 2050. This week, EPA proposed the second pillar in that plan, a carbon pollution rule for existing fossil power […]