Primer: Section 45Q Tax Credit for Carbon Capture ProjectsJune 17, 2019 in Carbon Management Author: Jennifer Christensen
The Section 45Q tax credit for carbon capture projects provides a foundational policy for increasing deployment of carbon capture projects in the US. This primer was prepared to provide a succinct overview of this important tax credit, which the IRS currently seeks comment on as they prepare to develop implementation guidance.
Why the Announcement of the World’s Largest Direct Air Capture Project is a Big DealJune 12, 2019 in Carbon Management Author: Jennifer Christensen
Direct air capture (DAC) technology generates a mix of excitement, skepticism, and optimism as first-mover projects come online, from Iceland to the US. The technology captures carbon dioxide (CO2) from ambient air, which is then used to create products of economic value or stored geologically, thereby removing CO2 from the atmosphere. Continue reading »
Carbon Capture Coalition Releases Federal Policy BlueprintMay 21, 2019 in Carbon Management, News & Press Author: Jennifer Christensen
At this week’s CO2NNECT 2019 conference, the Carbon Capture Coalition (which is co-convened by GPI) released its consensus “Federal Policy Blueprint” to “articulate a comprehensive and ambitious federal policy agenda that can help achieve the goal of economywide carbon capture deployment.” Continue reading »
CEO Rolf Nordstrom Joins Energy Systems Integration Group’s Advisory CouncilApril 23, 2019 in News & Press Author: Jennifer Christensen
Letter to Congress: Carbon Capture Coalition Calls for Increased Federal FundingApril 10, 2019 in Carbon Management, News & Press Author: Jennifer Christensen
The Carbon Capture Coalition, which is co-convened by GPI, recently sent a letter asking members of Congress to support continued robust federal funding for research, development, and demonstration of carbon capture, utilization, storage, and removal technologies and applications as they consider appropriations for the FY 2020 Omnibus. The letter to congressional appropriators was sent on behalf of the more than 60 companies, unions, and energy and agricultural organizations in the Coalition together with their partners.
GPI 20th Anniversary Leadership Interview Series: Vice President Brendan Jordan, Transportation & FuelsApril 9, 2019 in Transportation & Fuels Author: Jennifer Christensen
Over the last year, the Great Plains Institute (GPI) celebrated our 20th anniversary as an organization dedicated to transforming the energy system to benefit the economy and environment. As GPI staff, partners, and supporters reflect on the progress we’ve made together and look ahead to future opportunities for even greater impact in 2019 and beyond, we’re sharing a Q&A series we’ve created with our CEO and program leadership team. Continue reading »
GPI Staff Picks for Winter 2019: What We’re Reading, Listening To, and WatchingFebruary 11, 2019 in Communities, Electricity Author: Jennifer Christensen
Marking One Year Since the Landmark Passage of the 45Q Tax Credit for Carbon CaptureFebruary 8, 2019 in Carbon Management Author: Jennifer Christensen
This week we’re marking the one-year anniversary since the passage of legislation to expand and reform a critical tax credit for carbon capture and storage projects, known as 45Q. The legislation was passed through the larger budget bill on February 9, 2018, and was originally introduced as the FUTURE Act. Continue reading »
Innovation, Collaboration Lead to First-Ever Commercial Flight Using Low-Carbon Fuel Produced from Captured Waste GasJanuary 8, 2019 in Carbon Management, Transportation & Fuels Author: Jennifer Christensen
The power of innovation and collaboration was on full display as the first-ever transatlantic, commercial flight using fuel produced from waste gases captured at a steel plant flew from Orlando, FL to London’s Gatwick airport last fall. The flight was the result of a collaboration between Virgin Atlantic and LanzaTech, with support from their partner Boeing. Continue reading »