Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development

For Carbon Capture And Storage: A U.S. Strategy To Support Deployment

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The goal of this proposal is to research the efficacy of scaling Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in key states as well create the analytical framework to allow policy makers to determine if increased federal support for CCS research, development and deployment is warranted. CCS is an important component of most climate models - including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and International Energy Agency - if a two degree goal is to be met. CCS is happening currently at a small scale mostly around ethanol, chemicals and natural gas processing. Eight organizations are collaborating with the Institute at the state and federal level to create CCS "Hubs" in key states in an effort to get a critical mass of projects moving in order to reduce the cost of emission capture and sequestration. At the federal level, they are working with the Department of Energy (DOE) to create the case for incentives to use CO2 from industrial and power generation emissions instead of CO2 that is mined from the ground to increase the productivity of existing oil wells via Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR.) Establishing cost competitive CCS will be vital in India and China.
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for the Conveners’ Network  
The Conveners’ Network, a project of the Great Plains Institute, supports state-level planning that leverages federal resources to achieve deep reductions in climate pollution. The network will support states in developing comprehensive plans funded through the EPA’s Climate Pollution Reduction Grants, which will help states unlock federal decarbonization resources. (Substrategy: U.S. National Policy)
for general operating support  
The Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development works on solutions that reduce and ultimately eliminate carbon emissions, while strengthening our communities and providing greater economic opportunity through the creation of high-paying jobs, expansion of the nation’s industrial base, and increased domestic energy independence. The institute has a solid track record convening diverse constituencies — often including interests that rarely, if ever, work together. Its ambition over the next three years is to create the system conditions necessary for the U.S. to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 45% by 2030, on the path toward net-zero emissions by midcentury or sooner. (Substrategy: U.S. National Policy)
for the carbon management program  
The Great Plains Institute’s carbon management program supports the deployment of carbon capture technologies at the scale and pace of deployment that climate science deems necessary to achieve midcentury decarbonization. The institute’s approach supports community engagement with a careful eye to supporting analysis and research on the potential benefits and harms at the community level. (Substrategy: U.S. National Policy)

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