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 »
GPI Welcomes Quinn Carr to Carbon Management ProgramFebruary 6, 2019 in Carbon Management Author: Brad Crabtree
I’m pleased to welcome Quinn Carr to GPI’s Carbon Management Program as a program assistant. In this role, Quinn will provide administrative and programmatic support on several regional and national projects, including efforts to accelerate commercial deployment of carbon capture. He is excited about working on key priorities of our program and looking forward to meeting and working with our many project partners and participants.
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 »
GPI 20th Anniversary Leadership Interview Series: President and CEO Rolf NordstromDecember 28, 2018 in Carbon Management Authors: Jennifer Christensen, Rolf Nordstrom
Over the last year, 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.
Energy Storage: Reflecting on Progress and Finding New OpportunitiesDecember 12, 2018 in Carbon Management, Electricity Author: Matt Prorok
2018 has been a big year for energy storage in the Midwest and across the country. Between the hundreds of megawatts (MW) that have been deployed and are now operational to the detailed policy work to enable the next wave of business models, there has been no shortage of work for energy storage wonks. Continue reading »
Event: Looking Ahead – Big Challenges in 2019, an Expert Stakeholder Workshop for States & Stakeholders in the PJM RegionDecember 5, 2018 in Carbon Management Author: Jennifer Christensen
The Great Plains Institute and Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions hosted an expert workshop in Washington, D.C. for state officials and stakeholders exploring recent energy and environmental policy developments in the PJM region and the potential challenges in 2019. You can view the full event video below.
Governors’ Partnership for Carbon Capture Releases Letter in Support of USE IT ActNovember 19, 2018 in Carbon Management Author: Patrice Lahlum
A recently formed governors’ group aimed at advancing the development and deployment of carbon capture projects and CO2 pipeline infrastructure across the United States sent a letter to Congressional leaders today urging passage this year of the bipartisan Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies (USE IT) Act, S. 2602. Continue reading »
Best Public Affairs Campaign Award Goes to Carbon Capture Coalition and RENEWPROctober 29, 2018 in Carbon Management, News & Press Author: Gail Nosek
I am thrilled to share that the Carbon Capture Coalition, along with its communications partner RENEWPR, received the inaugural Best Public Affairs Campaign Award from the Cleanie Awards. The award recognizes the Coalition’s collaborative effort to garner support for the reform of the federal 45Q tax credit for carbon capture technology development and deployment, which was signed into law earlier this year.
The USE IT Act: Advancing Innovative Carbon Capture Projects & InfrastructureSeptember 26, 2018 in Carbon Management Author: Jennifer Christensen
There’s growing global recognition that technologies which capture carbon, and in some cases remove it from the atmosphere, will be vital to achieving a decarbonized economy. There is also increasing interest in these technologies given their potential economic value since carbon can be used to develop products through beneficial use or conversion. Continue reading »
Update: Momentum Builds on Carbon Capture with Major Announcements on Projects and Leadership EffortsAugust 2, 2018 in Carbon Management Author: Jennifer Christensen
Earlier this year, landmark legislation which expands and reforms the 45Q tax credit for carbon capture and storage projects was signed into law. The legislation, titled the FUTURE Act, received broad bipartisan support in Congress from governors and other state leaders and a diverse coalition of industry, labor, and environmental supporters. Continue reading »