Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS)

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Carbon capture and sequestration (or storage) - known as CCS - has attracted interest as a measure for mitigating global climate change because large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from fossil fuel use in the United States are potentially available to be captured and stored underground or prevented from reaching the atmosphere. Congressional interest has grown in CCS as part of legislative strategies to address climate change. The large and rapid influx of funding for industrial-scale CCS projects may accelerate development and deployment of CO2 capture technologies.

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Folger, Peter June 19, 2009.

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Carbon capture and sequestration (or storage) - known as CCS - has attracted interest as a measure for mitigating global climate change because large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from fossil fuel use in the United States are potentially available to be captured and stored underground or prevented from reaching the atmosphere. Congressional interest has grown in CCS as part of legislative strategies to address climate change. The large and rapid influx of funding for industrial-scale CCS projects may accelerate
development and deployment of CO2 capture technologies.

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27 pages.

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  • June 19, 2009

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  • July 7, 2010, 5:39 p.m.

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  • Aug. 10, 2015, 6:58 p.m.

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Folger, Peter. Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS), report, June 19, 2009; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26253/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.