Skip to comments.SUBJECT: A Comprehensive Federal Strategy on Carbon Capture and Storage
Posted on 02/07/2010 5:55:52 PM PST by Cindy
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For Immediate Release February 03, 2010 Presidential Memorandum -- A Comprehensive Federal Strategy on Carbon Capture and Storage
MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE THE SECRETARY OF LABOR THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY THE CHAIR OF THE COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
SUBJECT: A Comprehensive Federal Strategy on Carbon Capture and Storage
For decades, the coal industry has supported quality high-paying jobs for American workers, and coal has provided an important domestic source of reliable, affordable energy. At the same time, coal-fired power plants are the largest contributor to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and coal accounts for 40 percent of global emissions. Charting a path toward clean coal is essential to achieving my Administration's goals of providing clean energy, supporting American jobs, and reducing emissions of carbon pollution. Rapid commercial development and deployment of clean coal technologies, particularly carbon capture and storage (CCS), will help position the United States as a leader in the global clean energy race.
My Administration is already pursuing a set of concrete initiatives to speed the commercial development of safe, affordable, and broadly deployable CCS technologies. We have made the largest Government investment in carbon capture and storage of any nation in history, and these investments are being matched by private capital. The Department of Energy is conducting a comprehensive clean coal technology program including research, development, and demonstration of CCS technologies and is pursuing important international cooperative initiatives to spur demonstration and deployment of CCS. The Environmental Protection Agency is developing regulations that address the safety, efficacy, and environmental soundness of injecting and storing carbon dioxide underground. The Department of the Interior is assessing, in coordination with the Department of Energy, the country's geologic capacity to store carbon dioxide and promoting geological storage demonstration projects on public lands. All of this work builds on the firm scientific basis that now exists for the viability of CCS technology.
To further this work and develop a comprehensive and coordinated Federal strategy to speed the commercial development and deployment of clean coal technologies, I hereby establish an Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage (Task Force). You shall each designate a senior official from your respective agency to serve on the Task Force, which shall be Co Chaired by the designees from the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.
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.
Ultimately, comprehensive energy and climate legislation that puts a cap on carbon pollution will provide the largest incentive for CCS because it will create stable, long-term, market-based incentives to channel private investment in low carbon technologies. My Administration's new CCS strategy will pave the way for this energy transition by identifying and removing barriers to rapid commercial deployment and by providing greater legal and regulatory clarity. This will help to spur private investment in CCS in the near term -- investment that will create good jobs and benefit communities.
This memorandum shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations. This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
The Secretary of Energy is hereby authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.
I have an idea about where he can shove it.
These idiots aren’t even close to living in reality.
It is a real problem.
Obama is doing cap and trade by executive order?
“”This memorandum shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations. This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person. “”
By golly, he did learn something at Harvard; how to write absolute nonsense that no one can understand. Betcha’ he could even use boilerplate were he to open a law office.
One is having less and less cause to call for tinfoil when on reads emails that start like this...
To all concerned parents and those also concerned about the corruption of the government of "THE UNITED STATES" (Democracy) municipal corporation government, and not the united States of America (The Republic), there is a way to not just say you want to do something positive but actually make a difference that will have REAL impact, where you will be putting the municipal Corporation Government on NOTICE.
Everyone is functioning in the UCC1 system, which is Commercial Commerce...
And unless something is changed most rikki tic, it looks like it's been decided, Commercial Commerce is powered by carbon!
Don’t recycle paper and plasic ... landfill it. Voila, carbon captured. That was easy.
Are Carbons related to Snipe?
They have created a problem where there is none. Carbon is not bad. CO2 is Good. Plants cannot grow without it.
Those people are total and complete idiots.
There is only one solution to this.... The South must retake the country from these idiots.... Palin is right on one thing. Revolution is coming....
These people are not only stupid; they are wierd.
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