Carbon Capture and Storage Bill Introduced

Washington, DC (March 22, 2007)- Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Ranking Member Pete Domenici (R-NM) introduced the “DOE Carbon Capture and Storage Research, Development and Demonstration Act of 2007” (S.962) which would amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize and improve the carbon capture and storage research, development and demonstration program of the U.S. Department of Energy.

In a Senate Energy hearing the same day, Sen. Bingaman said, “The topic of carbon capture and storage is central to the future of coal in the United States and our future energy policy. Several of us on this Committee have been taking the lead here in the Senate to outline the practical steps that we must take to answer the questions that surround carbon capture and storage technologies and to develop a consensus on how they should be implemented.”
With regard to S.962 Bingaman said, “Specifically, it will build on DOE’s regional carbon sequestration partnerships to ensure that we have the answers we need for this key element of our energy future.”
For more information, visit the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.