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  • Seeing Beyond the Carbon Capture and Storage Barriers

    Over the past ten years, there's been tremendous progress on carbon capture and storage. What are the next steps?

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  • NYTimes: A Bad Bet On Carbon? Another View on CCS

    Carbon capture and storage is a challenge, but the obstacles are hardly insurmountable.

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  • Carbon Dioxide Capture & Storage and S. 1733, The Clean Energy Jobs & American Power Act of 2009

    The [Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act of 2009][act-link] (CEJAPA) provides a number of provisions that facilitate the demonstration and deployment of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) technologies. This document provides a brief overview of the most important of these. Coal use is responsible for over 40 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions[^1], and significant, deliberate action will be required to reduce these emissions. The CEJAPA lays a foundation for moving CCS technology to scale by reducing costs and providing funding for demonstrations.

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  • Summary of S. 1502: The Carbon Storage Stewardship Trust Fund Act of 2009

    S. 1502 would establish a program managed by the Department of Energy to create a trust fund to ensure prompt compensation for any damages from the geologic storage of carbon dioxide.

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  • Updated: Carbon Capture and Storage and The American Clean Energy and Security Act

    The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACESA) provides a number of important provisions that will facilitate the demonstration and deployment of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) technologies. Below is a brief overview of the most important of these provisions.

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  • Summary of S. 1013: Department of Energy Carbon Capture and Sequestration Program Amendments Act of 2009

    S. 1013 authorizes the Department of Energy to conduct a program to demonstrate ten commercial-scale integrated geologic storage projects, and provides a framework for selection criteria for these demonstrations. Importantly, the bill addresses the long term-stewardship challenges associated with demonstration, including both long-term monitoring requirements and liability protection.

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  • Summary of H.R. 1689: Carbon Capture and Storage Early Deployment Act

    H.R. 1689, the Carbon Capture and Storage Early Deployment Act, introduced by Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA) in March 2009, is designed to accelerate the development and early deployment of carbon capture and storage technologies by providing a funding mechanism for commercial-scale demonstrations that is outside the traditional appropriations process.

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