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CATF Experts on the IEA’s Net-Zero by 2050 Report

Super Pollutants

CATF Testimony: EPA Listening Sessions on Regulating Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector

Clean Air Task Force experts gave the following testimony at the June 15th EPA listening session on regulating methane emissions from the U.S. oil and gas sector. Sarah Smith, Program Director, Super Pollutants: Good afternoon. My name is Sarah Smith, and I appreciate the opportunity to speak on behalf of Clean Air Task Force, where […]

June 15, 2021
Carbon Capture

Europe’s carbon capture activity must prompt policymakers to take action: More than 40 projects announced

The Clean Air Task Force’s (CATF) Europe Carbon Capture Project and Activity Map shows more than 40 carbon capture projects have been announced across 13 different European countries. These announcements signal unprecedented industry interest in developing and deploying carbon capture and storage facilities for a climate-neutral Europe. This should be a wake-up call for policymakers […]

June 14, 2021
News & Media

EPA to reconsider National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter, returning to science-based expert review

The EPA announced today it will reconsider the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter, which were previously undermined by the Trump Administration. Hayden Hashimoto, CATF Staff Attorney said: “Today’s announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency will be reconsidering the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter represents an important step towards both […]

June 10, 2021
Climate

CATF statement on IEA report on financing clean energy in developing economies 

Washington D.C. – A new report from the International Energy Agency, World Bank, and the World Economic Forum finds that annual clean energy investments in emerging and developing economies will need to increase sevenfold – to more than $1 trillion by 2030 – to put the world on track to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.   Lily Odarno, director of energy development and climate […]

June 9, 2021
Super Pollutants

New analysis reveals stark disparities in methane emissions and emissions intensity between major oil and gas operators

BOSTON – A first-of-its-kind analysis from Ceres and the Clean Air Task Force provides investors, operators, natural gas purchasers, policymakers and regulators with the data needed to directly compare relative emissions intensity and total reported methane, carbon dioxide, and nitrous oxide emissions for nearly 300 U.S. oil and gas producers. The results reveal dramatic variability […]

June 1, 2021
Carbon Capture

Legislators Introduce Coordinated Action To Capture Harmful (CATCH) Emissions Act to Enhance 45Q Tax Credit for Industrial, Power Sector Decarbonization

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2021 – U.S. lawmakers have introduced the CATCH (Coordinated Action To Capture Harmful Emissions) Act to raise the value of the 45Q tax credit that incentivizes the deployment of carbon capture technologies, rounding out a legislative policy package that could help grow US carbon management capacity 13-fold by the mid-2030s.   “Carbon capture is critical to decarbonizing our global system, and we are witnessing unprecedented momentum. The bipartisan CATCH Act is an important piece in the puzzle to improve […]

May 25, 2021