Global CCS Institute Welcomes White House Announcement of Two New Taskforces on Carbon Capture and Storage
29th July 2022
Location(s): Washington DC
In the Federal Register today the White House Council on Environmental Quality announced the creation of two new taskforces on “Carbon Dioxide Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration (CCUS)” which will provide recommendations on increasing the efficiency and equity of CCUS permitting and development. One of the taskforces will focus on CCUS deployment on federal lands and offshore waters, while the other focuses on non-federal lands.
The Global CCS Institute’s CEO, Jarad Daniels, welcomed this development, saying: “Today’s announcement further demonstrates the Biden Administration’s commitment to climate leadership. The science tells us that CCUS is necessary to achieve our global climate goals, and these two new taskforces will help accelerate decarbonization across the United States, putting us on a stronger trajectory towards net-zero emissions.”
The U.S. is undoubtedly a global leader in CCUS with 12 commercial facilities in operation and approximately 70 additional facilities under development, but further action is urgently needed. “The challenge before us is that globally we need to scale well beyond five gigatonnes of carbon capture annually within the next few decades to help achieve our global climate goals, which is over 100x our current capacity,” Mr. Daniels said, referencing findings from recent International Energy Agency reports. “Reaching gigatonne scale CCUS is an all-hands-on-deck effort and that means we need broad public support. These two new taskforces will help ensure that a wide range of stakeholders, particularly local communities, have a voice in CCUS projects and benefit from their development.”
Senior Communications Lead for the Americas
The Global CCS Institute is an international think tank whose mission is to accelerate the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS), a vital technology to tackle climate change and deliver climate neutrality. For more information, visit www.globalccsinstitute.com