ABSTRACT

Carbon Capture and Storage: Actions Needed to Improve DOE Management of Demonstration Projects, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Highlights: "Key scientific assessments have underscored the urgency of reducing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the most significant greenhouse gas, to help mitigate the negative effects of climate change. CCS [carbon capture and storage] technologies have the potential to reduce CO2 emissions from sources such as coal plants and industrial facilities. Since 2009, DOE [Department of Energy] has sought to establish the viability of CCS technologies through various demonstration projects. The 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act authorized and appropriated billions of dollars in new investments in CCS demonstration projects. Congress included a provision in the Energy Act of 2020 for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to review DOE's practices, successes, failures, and any improvements in executing CCS demonstration projects. This report examines (1) the outcomes of DOE-funded CCS demonstration projects and the factors that affected them and (2) DOE management of those projects."

Report Number:
GAO-22-105111
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Date:
2021-12
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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