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 general operating support  
Great Plains Institute (GPI) fills a unique role in the Midwest as a hub for policy innovation and a thoughtful convener of stakeholders that is able to build consensus for forward policy action across the region. GPI works across four main areas: (a) increasing energy efficiency and productivity; (b) decarbonizing electricity production; (c) electrifying the economy and adopting zero- and low-carbon fuels; and (d) capturing carbon for beneficial use and permanent storage. GPI developed a carbon capture coalition that educated policymakers and influenced policy designs at the state and federal levels. (Substrategy: U.S. National Policy)
for general operating support  
This is a GOS grant to Great Plains Institute is fund policy research and coalition building around carbon capture and storage. This is best viewed as a short term grant to maintain capacity in the field until Climate Works the Foundation has completed it's strategy on this issue. In this time frame, however, the Great Plain Institute will expand the coalition of interests supporting carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) and advocate for programs within the Department of Energy to support R and D, loan guarantees and tax credits.
for general operating support  
This grant will support the Great Plains Institute’s work on carbon management, renewable energy integration, sustainable bioenergy, and greenhouse gas reduction in the Midwest and Great Plains. The Institute is unique in that it seeks solutions that can bridge the economic and political spectrum. They focus on gaining fossil fuel interests through support for carbon capture, farmers and ranchers through the economic benefits of renewable energy, and labor through climate solutions that increase economic opportunities.

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