In the latest move to tackle climate change, US federal policy makers have released the 2020 Climate Crisis Action Plan which supports the adoption of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies.

Unveiled by the United States Select Committee on Climate Crisis, the action plan provides a comprehensive approach in the effort to significantly reduce carbon emissions in the US by 2050.

“Currently, the US is a global leader in CCS with 10 large-scale plants operating and a further 18 in various stages of development, as well as 45Q, the most progressive CCS-specific incentive globally,” said Brad Page, CEO of the Global CCS Institute, welcoming the plan. 

“The US’ continued leadership in innovation is crucial to the necessary, 100-fold scale up of and access to CCS globally, an enabling technology for a globally equitable energy transition.”

“As such, the Global CCS Institute welcomes the Select Committee’s recommendations to encourage carbon dioxide removal and storage measures in order to remove excess past emissions, reduce emissions from hard-to-abate sectors, and to support the developing world’s efforts to decarbonise.”