Saturday, April 9, 2011
CDR Bill Reintroduced in US Senate
A bill designed to promote the development of CDR technologies has been reintroduced in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee by Sens. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and John Barrasso (R-WY). The bill (S. 757) would establish a commission within the Department of Energy (DOE) charged with distributing grants to promising CDR systems that combine direct air capture and CCS technologies. Sponsors of the bill see potential for bipartisan support for CDR/CCS technologies, and are seeking to move the proposal through committee, although no date has been set for formal consideration.