Full Title: Carbon Capture, Use, and Sequestration Would Decarbonize the Electric System…in the Worst Possible Way
Author(s): Sean O’Leary, Ben Hunkler
Publisher(s): Ohio River Valley Institute
Publication Date: October 7, 2021
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With a price tag of $100 billion/year, widespread adoption of CCUS in our electric system would spark outrage if its cost showed up in our monthly bills. But members of Congress, including some climate hawks, are coalescing around legislation that would make us pay through our taxes instead.
Supporters claim that Carbon Capture, Use, and Sequestration (CCUS) technology could vastly reduce carbon emissions from America’s power system and that it would save jobs in coal mining and natural gas and in power plants. They are wrong.