U.S. Federal Strategy on Carbon Capture and Storage

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IUn February 2010 U.S. President Barack Obama announced the formation of an Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage to "develop a comprehensive and coordinated Federal strategy to speed the commercial development and deployment of clean coal technologies." The Task Force is to be Co Chaired by representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.[1]

"The Task Force shall develop within 180 days of the date of this memorandum a proposed plan to overcome the barriers to the widespread, cost-effective deployment of CCS within 10 years, with a goal of bringing 5 to 10 commercial demonstration projects online by 2016. The plan should explore incentives for commercial CCS adoption and address any financial, economic, technological, legal, institutional, social, or other barriers to deployment. The Task Force should consider how best to coordinate existing administrative authorities and programs, including those that build international collaboration on CCS, as well as identify areas where additional administrative authority may be necessary. The Co Chairs shall report progress periodically to the President through the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality," he stated.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Presidential Memorandum -- A Comprehensive Federal Strategy on Carbon Capture and Storage", Presidential Memoranda, The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, February 3, 2010.

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