Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is both hailed as a “silver bullet” for the coal industry, and reviled as a pipe dream. The reality is that the U.S. needs CCS, and a comprehensive policy framework for rapid development and deployment.
This is a summary of S.2191 Manager’s substitute amendment released on May 21,
2008. The substitute reflects a substantially revised version of S.2191. This summary
is not exhaustive but does cover nearly all sections of the bill. It is divided into relevant
cap and trade design element categories with references to appropriate sections.
Donald Rogich, Amy Cassara, Iddo Wernick, Marta Miranda
This report analyzes WRI’s material flow dataset by economic sector, identifies the environmental implications of national trends in materials use, and recommends several policy alternatives to the U.S. government for incorporating and using these accounts.