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Bipartisan support grows for carbon capture
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Leaders focus on policy parity for carbon capture technology
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Carbon Pricing Proposals of the 113th Congress

Six proposals to put a price on carbon were introduced in the 113th Congress (2013-2014). Five would establish a carbon tax (also called a “carbon pollution fee”) and one would establish a cap-and-dividend program (a cap-and-trade program that would rebate …

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Climate Interest, But No Action in the 113th Congress
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A Carbon Tax in Broader U.S. Fiscal Reform: Design and Distributional Issues

This report examines the issues and options for designing a carbon tax in the United States. Reviewing the rationales for a carbon tax in the context of broader fiscal reform, it explores design issues, environmental benefits and the options for …

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Incentive to capture carbon emissions would spur needed technology
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Summary of the Expanding Carbon Capture through Enhanced Oil Recovery Act of 2014 (S.2288)

Introduction Section 1. Short Title. This Act may be cited as the Expanding Carbon Capture through Enhanced Oil Recovery Act of 2014. Section 2. Expansion of Tax Credit for Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide. The legislation is intended …

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