Energy-Intensive, Trade-Exposed Industries
As the debate rages on as to whether carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology will be a viable alternative to low-carbon energy sources, some companies are exploring a different approach altogether. An article in ClimateWire today details a number of efforts to sequester carbon dioxide for use in profitable products, including what some are calling "green cement," which involves injecting CO2 into seawater as a step in concrete production.
<p>Since the release of the draft of the <a href="http://kerry.senate.gov/americanpoweract/intro.cfm">American Power Act</a> (APA or Kerry-Lieberman), ACEEE has been looking at the industrial provisions in the bill.
<p>A <a href="http://brown.senate.gov/newsroom/press_releases/release/?id=5D9D7E0B-64C... calling for strong measures to protect manufacturers as a condition for support of the Kerry, Graham, Lieberman climate bill came from ten industrial state senators:</p>
<p>On December 2, a number of collaborators from several federal agencies released a <a class="linktopdf" href="http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/economics/pdfs/InteragencyReport_Compet... at the request of five Senators from manufacturing states: Evan Bayh (D-IN), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Arlen Specter (D-PA), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO).<br />