Carbon Capture 101 Briefing Series
As our energy system transitions, our continued dependence on fossil fuels both domestically and internationally is faced with a pressing need to decarbonize. Advanced energy technologies like carbon capture and storage (CCS) have a crucial role to play in this solution. Modeling by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that we cannot achieve global decarbonization goals without widespread deployment of carbon capture technologies.
The 116th Congress provides an opportunity to engage in debate on approaches for decarbonizing our economy. The Carbon Capture 101 Briefing Series offers an opportunity to educate Congressional policymakers how technologies like carbon capture figure into the climate solution, while providing vital economic and community benefits.
Through a series of five briefings on Capitol Hill, CURC, along with our co-hosts the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute and the Carbon Capture Coalition, are educating policymakers on the need for carbon capture technology in an all-of-the-above energy portfolio, how the technology works, and the economic and environmental benefits it can provide if widely deployed.
Below, please find materials and video from our previous briefings as well as information on upcoming briefings.
Briefing #1: Achieving Energy Goals: The Role of Carbon Capture (March 28, 2019)
Briefing #2: Carbon Capture Technology 101 (April 26, 2019)
Briefing #3: Storing Carbon - How Does it Work? (May 31, 2019)
Briefing #4: The Status of Carbon Capture - Where Are We Now? (June 25, 2019)
Briefing #5: Environmental and Economic Benefits of Carbon Capture (July 25, 2019)
CURC, the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute, and the Carbon Capture Coalition would like to extend our thanks to our Carbon Capture 101 Briefing Series supporters: