Sun, Jul 15, 2018

CCUS gains wider acceptance as climate change solution

CAPTURING AND USING carbon dioxide as a way to mitigate climate change has for decades been broadly dismissed by many climate activists, environmental groups, scientists and government officials as expensive, impractical and unnecessary.

That mindset is finally beginning to change markedly, thanks to advances in technology and the growing realization that renewables alone cannot solve the climate problem.

Audubon Joins Carbon Capture Coalition

NEW YORK — “Audubon is committed to protecting birds and the places they need — and the greatest threat to birds and people is climate change,” said David Yarnold (@david_yarnold), president and CEO of National Audubon Society.

“While some may be holding out for a perfect solution to climate change, we know that it will take an array of approaches to reduce planet-warming pollution.

Should environmentalists support carbon capture?

When the Waxman-Markey bill — the most notable congressional attempt to establish a national cap-and-trade program to limit carbon emissions — was introduced in 2009, it received opposition from both sides of the aisle.

On the left, there was surprising pushback from some environmental groups who argued the bill didn’t go far enough to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

FUTURE Act promises accelerated CCUS deployment

UNLEASHING CCUS THROUGH tax credits is a smart move not only for the climate but also for jobs and the economy. Workers will be needed to build the carbon capture equipment and machinery, install it and maintain it. Those kinds of jobs are highly-skilled, blue-collar positions — the kind that pay good wages and support middle class families.

UMWA Release on EPA withdrawal of the Clean Power Plan

[TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) supports today’s withdrawal of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) by the Trump administration, while at the same time encouraging the administration to move quickly to propose a more reasonable replacement rule and step up support of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology and its commercial application.

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