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Backers Say Carbon Capture Needs More Than Just Research Funds

May 16, 2019, 4:41 PM

A bipartisan push to boost federal research dollars for carbon capture and removal is a welcome step, but it’s not enough to bring it to market and get it into widespread use, supporters say.

Advocates, including a former Energy Department official and representatives from fossil fuel companies, say the new bill would benefit carbon capture technologies by increasing and expanding federal dollars for research, demonstration, and deployment. But they also urged senators during a May 16 hearing Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing to work on additional policies to help carbon capture technology.

Those include ensuring bipartisan tax credits ...

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