Environment & Energy Report

Bipartisan Carbon Capture Bills Come on Heels of Green New Deal

Feb. 7, 2019, 10:42 PM

The Green New Deal resolution wasn’t the only climate item unveiled Feb. 7: A group of senators introduced two bipartisan bills to boost carbon capture and storage technology.

The bills aim to boost incentives for carbon capture technologies, as well as remove barriers to their widespread deployment.

Both bills build on bipartisan support for carbon capture shown by the passage of extended and expanded tax credits for the technology last year.

Carbon capture separates the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from emissions of power plants and other facilities so it can be permanently stored or used, rather than released into the...

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