Coal Initiative Series: A Program to Accelerate the Deployment of CO2 Capture and Storage

 

A Program to Accelerate the Deployment of CO2 Capture and Storage

Coal Initiative Series White Paper:

A Program to Accelerate the Deployment of CO2 Capture and Storage: Rationale, Objectives, and Cost

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Prepared for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change
October 2007

By:
Vello A. Kuuskraa, President, Advanced Resources International, Inc.

A Program to Accelerate the Deployment of CO2 Capture and Storage: Rationale, Objectives, and Cost is the first in a series of Pew Center papers that explore strategies for addressing CO2 emissions from using coal to provide electricity.

This white paper analyzes one strategy for accelerating the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) by the coal-fueled electricity generation industry. This strategy involves providing reimbursement for the incremental costs of installing and operating CCS systems, with reimbursement provided for retrofitting existing coal-fueled electricity generation plants with CCS, incorporating CCS into new plants, and launching large-scale demonstrations of geologic storage of carbon.