Policy Road Map to Accelerate Responsible BECCS Deployment
An event hosted by EFI Foundation and Resources for the Future reviewing the future of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage
Attention to carbon dioxide removal (CDR) has grown in recent years as policymakers and companies look for additional options to meet net-zero climate commitments. Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) is unique among carbon dioxide removal techniques as the only net-negative technology that can also provide energy. Yet there is currently no holistic policy framework to guide BECCS development in the United States.
At this event, the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) presented a new report on the case for policymakers to accelerate BECCS deployment; and the ways to do so, including maximizing the social, economic, and environmental co-benefits of BECCS and establishing rules of the road for responsible large-scale deployment. Hosted by Resources for the Future (RFF), the event featured a discussion of BECCS and its relationship to other CDR options.
- Roger Ballentine, Green Strategies, Inc.
- Senator Bill Cassidy, US Senate (R-LA)
- Virginia H. Dale, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Senator Martin Heinrich, US Senate (D-NM)
- Joseph S. Hezir, EFI Foundation
- Sasha Mackler, Bipartisan Policy Center
- Ernest J. Moniz, EFI Foundation
- Richard G. Newell, Resources for the Future
- William A. Pizer, Resources for the Future
- Sam Savitz, EFI Foundation
Richard G. Newell
President and CEO, Resources for the Future
Dr. Richard G. Newell is the President and CEO of Resources for the Future. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the administrator of the US Energy Information Administration, the agency responsible for official US government energy statistics and analysis.
William A. Pizer
Vice President for Research and Policy Engagement
Billy Pizer is Vice President for Research and Policy Engagement at RFF.
Working Paper — Nov 20, 2023
Daily Temperature and Sales of Energy-using Durables
This working paper from the European Institute on Economics and the Environment examines whether temperature and other weather variables affect sales of dryers and air conditioning units.
Issue Brief — Nov 9, 2023
Reducing Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions through “Climate-Smart” Markets, Technical Innovation, and Emissions Credit Trading
This issue brief, the last in a series on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions policy, examines "climate-smart" markets, public support for research and development, and emissions credit trading.
Press Release — Nov 9, 2023
Adding an Emissions Cap to the Inflation Reduction Act Could Create More Cost-Effective, Certain Emissions Reductions
New RFF modeling shows that a federal cap on power-sector emissions could carry the United States to its power-sector emissions goal, and that such a cap would be less expensive for emitters and households than it would have been otherwise.