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Greenhouse Gas Accounting Framework for Carbon Capture and Storage Projects

Greenhouse Gas Accounting Framework for Carbon Capture and Storage Projects February 2012 Download the full report (PDF) Press Release Other Resources: Climate Techbook: Carbon Capture and Storage Factsheet   Foreword Meeting the global challenge to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions …

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In Brief: What Pending Climate Legislation Does for Nuclear Power

Electricity generation accounts for more than one third of total U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Nuclear power is a virtually carbon-free source of reliable, baseload electricity which can play a very large role in decarbonizing the U.S. electric power sector. …

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Wind and Solar Electricity: Challenges and Opportunities

Wind and solar power could become a major source of electricity for the United States, but only if the nation adopts new policies that promote renewable energy and that place a price on carbon.  The report cites figures showing that …

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A Performance Standards Approach to Reducing CO2 Emissions from Electric Power Plants

A Performance Standards Approach to Reducing CO2 Emissions from Electric Power Plants continues the series of Pew Center papers that explore strategies for addressing CO2 emissions from using coal to provide electricity. The CO2 emission performance standard policies outlined in …

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Development of a Policy Framework for CO2 Carbon Capture and Storage in the States

This paper presents the background and policy issues surrounding development of a commercial market for captured carbon dioxide (CO2), and seeks to foster among policymakers a deeper understanding of 1) both the generation and carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies …

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The Role of Coal Gasification in Ohio’s Economy and Energy Future

The Pew Center on Global Climate Change commissioned Kleinhenz and Associates to examine how coal gasification (CG) combined with Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) technology could play a role in Ohio’s economy and energy future – particularly in Northeast Ohio, …

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The U.S. Electric Power Sector and Climate Change Mitigation

The electricity sector in the United States enables almost every aspect of our economy—from agriculture, to manufacturing, to e-commerce. As witnessed during the California Energy Crisis and the 2003 blackout in the northeast and midwest, interruptions in the supply of …

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