This is a project grant for the Clean Air Task Force (CATP) to supplement their work to promote carbon capture and storage (CCS) through enhanced oil recovery (EOR). Specifically the project will focus on whether there is a role for tax exempt financing to promote capturing CO2 from power plants and using it for EOR in older existing wells. If CATF determines there is a role, they will quantify what impact the financing will have on federal revenues. CCS through EOR serves two key purposes: it allows grantees to work with fossil fuel interests on carbon policy, and it serves to test the proposition that CCS can be brought to scale at a reasonable cost.
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Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support
The Clean Air Task Force focuses on mitigating CO2 by promoting carbon capture and storage policies, low-carbon energy innovation, renewable energy, and nuclear power. The Task Force also focuses on high-potency pollutants like methane and black carbon. Its priorities in 2017 are to increase incentives for carbon capture at the federal and state level, reform the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s nuclear innovation processes, and foster business-to-business partnerships in the U.S. and China. The Task Force’s approach to the climate-driven energy transition focuses on the deep decarbonization necessary to achieve a 2-degree goal.
for the Center for Carbon Removal
This grant will fund the establishment of the Center for Carbon Removal. The center is a think tank dedicated to educating opinion leaders, stakeholders, and the general public about carbon removal. Their goal is to communicate the urgency of safe, sustainable, and equitable development of carbon removal solutions to meet global climate commitments.
for carbon capture and storage work
The Clean Air Task Force focuses on mitigating CO2 by promoting Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) policies, low-carbon energy innovation, renewable energy, and nuclear power. The Task Force also focuses on high-potency pollutants like methane and black carbon. It is working to ensure implementation of EPA’s rule requiring new coal-fired power plants to be equipped with CCS, and are helping advance CCS in China. The Task Force’s approach to clean power complements our grants to organizations focused primarily on efficiency and renewable energy, and provides key points of contact with conservative and industry energy advocates.