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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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Why we shouldn’t throw out flood insurance reform
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Stronger action needed to meet U.S. climate pledge
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Federal Surface Transportation Reauthorization

For the first 50 years of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), user fees were sufficient to fund the federal portion of building and maintaining the nation’s transportation system. Limiting fees to actual users of services is seen as a more …

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Climate change bills in the 113th Congress
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Summary of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 (S.761)

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. The short title of this bill is the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013. Sec. 2. Definition of Secretary. “Secretary,” for purposes of this act, is defined as the Secretary of …

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Options and Considerations for a Federal Carbon Tax

Greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced most cost-effectively through market-based approaches that put a price on carbon. The two most commonly discussed approaches are a cap-and-trade system and a carbon tax. By establishing a price for greenhouse gas emissions, either …

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Summary of the Climate Protection Act of 2013 (S.332)

The Climate Protection Act would impose a “carbon pollution fee” on any manufacturer, producer, or importer of a “carbon polluting substance.” (Imports from countries with equivalent carbon measures would be exempt.) The sponsors anticipate that the fee would be paid …

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Summary of the Clean Energy Standard Act of 2012 (S.2146)

This document summarizes the Clean Energy Standard Act of 2012 of the 112th Congress, as introduced by Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) on March 1, 2012. Sec. 1. Short Title. This Act may be cited as the “Clean Energy Standard Act …

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Recommended Modifications to the 45Q Tax Credit for Carbon Dioxide Sequestration

Introduction The National Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative (NEORI) recommends that Congress consider implementing a revenue-positive federal production tax credit to support deployment of commercial carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and pipeline projects. A new, more robust federal incentive is needed to …

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