Promoting CONSENSUS on CCUS and Clean Coal Technologies

To Educate the Public, Policy Makers, Industry, and Other Stakeholders and Build a Consensus on the Benefits of Carbon Capture Utilization Sequestration and Clean Coal technologies.

In keeping with its mission to increase understanding of energy issues domestically and internationally, USEA launched the "Building Consensus on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) and Clean Coal Technologies" program in 2008.  While dramatic progress continues to be made in developing carbon capture, utilization and storage and clean energy technologies, neither the progress achieved to date nor the full capability of CCUS and clean coal technologies is widely understood - yet it must be if CCUS and clean coal technologies are to have a significant global impact.  The reality that much of the developing world will continue to use coal, and other fossil fuels, for decades to come further underscores the need for these technologies. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy, USEA’s Consensus program addresses the need for global public outreach and consensus building on the need for these technologies to achieve global decarbonization efforts.”

Promoting CCUS and related technologies supports development efforts of coal-reliant communities that have experienced economic devastation in the face of declining coal use. Utilizing CCUS and CCT ensures capital, promotes resource market expansion, and heavily impacts the overall socio-economic status of these rural communities. These technologies support an expanding market of opportunities for the use of CO2 and coal byproducts in the production of cement, fertilizer, and fuels and the extraction of Rare Earth Elements and Critical Minerals. Deployment of CCUS and Clean Coal technology holds the potential for rural job creation and revitalization.

In keeping with its mission to increase understanding of energy issues domestically and internationally, USEA launched the "Building Consensus on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) and Clean Energy Systems" program in 2008.  While dramatic progress continues to be made in developing carbon capture, utilization and storage and clean energy technologies, neither the progress achieved to date nor the full capability of CCUS and clean energy systems is widely understood - yet it must be if CCUS and clean energy systems are to have a significant global impact.  With support from the U.S. Department of Energy, the CCUS Consensus program addresses the need for global public outreach and consensus building.

 

As part of the public outreach effort, USEA hosts an ongoing series of informational briefings on technological and policy developments in CCUS and clean energy systems.  USEA also produces a digest of the latest CCUS and clean energy news stories.  In addition, USEA organizes national and regional conferences on CCUS and clean energy systems.