WASHINGTON – Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) applauds the U.S. Department of Energy announcement to award $890 million from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to developers of three large-scale carbon capture projects.
“Carbon capture is an essential piece of our domestic energy make up and growth,” said CRES President Heather Reams. “These facilities in North Dakota, California, and Texas will capture carbon from coal and natural gas production, allowing the United States to continue leading the world in reducing emissions, while providing reliable energy. These investments – enabled by bipartisan funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and fueled by American innovation – are examples of solutions we need to lower our carbon footprint, strengthen local communities, and maintain good-paying American jobs.”
The funding is awarded to three projects designed to capture, transport, and store carbon emissions as part of the Carbon Capture Demonstration Projects Program. According to the announcement, these facilities have the potential to prevent roughly 7.75 million metric tons of CO2 emissions each year, an amount roughly equivalent to the annual emissions of 1.7 million gasoline-powered cars.