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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.


New Energy Forecasts Show Time is Right for Senate Action

WRI Senior Associate John Larsen answers questions about recent emissions reductions and what they mean for climate legislation.


Climate Change Legislation: Myths and Reality

Here are some quick "reality checks" on common misconceptions about climate change legislation in the United States.


WRI Summary of H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act (Waxman-Markey)

This summary provides a concise overview of H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act, as passed by the House of Representatives on June 26, 2009 (This summary applies only to H.R. 2454 as passed and not subsequent iterations).


"This Is The Moment:" Jonathan Lash on CNN

CNN's Anjali Rao talks with Jonathan Lash about the latest developments in the U.S. and China to address global warming.


A Closer Look at the American Clean Energy and Security Act

WRI analyzes emissions caps, allowances, offsets, and other critical components of the American Clean Energy and Security Act.



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