How Effective is the IEA’s Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Regulation? A Critique of the U.S. CO2 Reduction through CCS

A CRITICAL REVIEW RESEARCH PAPER

How Effective is the IEA’s Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Regulation?
A Critique of the U.S. CO2 Reduction through CCS

JENKINS DIVO MACEDO
M.S. Environmental Science and Policy, 2014

ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION POLICY: A U.S. PERSPECTIVE

LAURA BRENTNER, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Environmental Science & Policy
Department of IDCE
Clark University

PAPER PEER REVIEWED BY

SUNDAR LAYALU
M.S. Environmental Science and Policy, 2014

May 6, 2013

ABSTRACT

The Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) framework developed by the International Energy Agency (IEA) is recognize globally as the only alternative for addressing the current state of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from stationary sources, such as fossil fuels power plants. The U.S. is a signatory and member of the IEA networks of countries that is currently implementing the CCS approach. This critical pollution policy research paper explores the IEA’s CCS model of CO2 sequestration building on the regulatory progresses and barriers in the U.S. and provides insightful policy recommendations for the effective reconstruction of the CCS program to address the barriers and gaps for effective CO2 mitigation. The work relied heavily on secondary research of peer reviewed research journal articles, scientific reports by governments, institutions and organizations annual reports as well as professional institutions.

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