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Committee on Science, Space, and TechnologyIntroducedJuly 18th, 2019
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Carbon capture and storage is an important technology to reduce emissions from natural gas, which is an increasingly important energy source for the U.S. Given the increasing use of natural gas for energy generation in the U.S., the DOE should support carbon capture R&D specific to natural gas applications.
The DOE is already looking at and supporting the development of carbon capture technologies for both coal and natural gas. Additionally, given carbon capture’s high carbon cost, it may be worth considering whether the government should invest in this technology over renewables that have lower carbon footprints (such as wind, water, and solar power).