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Carbon capture and sequestration (or storage)-known as CCS-has attracted congressional interest as a measure for mitigating global climate change because large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from fossil fuel use in the United States are potentially available to be captured and stored underground and prevented from reaching the atmosphere. Large, industrial sources of CO2, such as electricity-generating plants, are likely initial candidates for CCS because they are predominantly stationary, single-point sources. Electricity generation contributes over 40% of U.S. CO2 emissions from fos
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Environmental remediation technologies, regulations and safety
DEPLOYMENT OF CARBON CAPTURE AND SEQUESTRATION IN THE U.S.: BACKGROUND, DOE PROJECTS, AND FUTUREGEN 2.0; DEPLOYMENT OF CARBON CAPTURE AND SEQUESTRATION IN THE U.S.: BACKGROUND, DOE PROJECTS, AND FUTUREGEN 2.0; Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data; CONTENTS; PREFACE; Chapter 1: CARBON CAPTURE AND SEQUESTRATION (CCS): A PRIMER; SUMMARY; INTRODUCTION; CO2 CAPTURE; CO2 TRANSPORT; CO2 SEQUESTRATION; GEOLOGICAL STORAGE CAPACITY FOR CO2 IN THE UNITED STATES; DEEP OCEAN SEQUESTRATION; MINERAL CARBONATION; CURRENT ISSUES AND FUTURE CHALLENGES.
Chapter 2: CARBON CAPTURE AND SEQUESTRATION: RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND DEMONSTRATION AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGYSUMMARY; INTRODUCTION; EPA PROPOSED RULE: LIMITING CO2 EMISSIONS FROM POWER PLANTS; LEGISLATION; CCS RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND DEMONSTRATION: OVERALL GOALS; RECOVERY ACT FUNDING FOR CCS PROJECTS: A LYNCHPIN FOR SUCCESS?; GEOLOGIC SEQUESTRATION/STORAGE: DOE RD&D FOR THE LAST STEP IN CCS; OUTLOOK; Chapter 3: THE FUTUREGEN CARBON CAPTURE AND SEQUESTRATION PROJECT: A BRIEF HISTORY AND ISSUES FOR CONGRESS; SUMMARY; INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND.
POLICY CHALLENGES AND ISSUES FOR CONGRESSOUTLOOK; TIMELINE; INDEX.