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Climate

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

Advanced Nuclear Energy

We need federal action, but not a blank check, to counter the premature retirement of nuclear plants

Nuclear energy, which the Intergovernmental Program on Climate Change (IPCC) includes in all of its potential pathways to keeping global warming below 1.5 C, provides more than half the clean electricity generated in the U.S. It also offers the 28 states that have at least one commercial nuclear reactor a base of clean energy to build upon to achieve future decarbonization goals. However, nine nuclear reactors, or more […]

July 22, 2021
Carbon Capture

California advances critical bill to accelerate carbon capture

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2021 – On Monday, the California Senate Environmental Quality Committee voted to advance AB 1395, The California Climate Crisis Act, “a positive step toward net-zero emissions that takes into account the critical role carbon capture and sequestration has to play,” according to Lee Beck International Director, Carbon Capture at Clean Air Task Force.   The bill declares the state’s policy to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible, and no later than 2045. […]

July 16, 2021
Policy

A critical step forward: CATF perspectives on the bipartisan infrastructure bill 

This week, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced the Energy Infrastructure Act of 2021, authorizing nearly $100 billion in energy programs — including a host of federal clean energy infrastructure initiatives that are critical to U.S. efforts to combat climate change. “This bill has a lot to recommend it,” said Lindsey Baxter Griffith, Director […]

July 15, 2021
Zero-Carbon Fuels

High-level workshop finds electrification, zero-carbon fuels, zero-carbon fuel standard critical to decarbonizing transportation

BOSTON, July 15th, 2021 – Today, Clean Air Task Force (CATF) issued a report that synthesizes the findings from a high-level workshop it convened with 25 researchers and thought leaders from various facets of the global transportation sector to assess options for decarbonization by 2050. The consensus from the workshop was that pursuing various pathways […]

July 14, 2021
Policy

Bipartisan infrastructure bill takes critical step to develop technologies needed to tackle climate change 

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced the Energy Infrastructure Act of 2021, authorizing nearly $100 billion for energy programs — including a host of federal clean energy infrastructure initiatives that are critical to U.S. efforts to combat climate change.   “This bill has a lot to recommend it,” said Lindsey Baxter Griffith, […]

July 14, 2021
Policy

First Reaction to ‘Fit For 55’, the European Commission’s plan to reduce GHG emissions by 55% by 2030

Today, the European Commission published its much-anticipated Fit for 55 Package. It consists of 13 legislative proposals completely revamping EU climate and energy laws. With the European Green Deal, the EU committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030. It is now time for the EU to transform this target […]

July 14, 2021