Addressing emissions from coal use in power generation

This brief describes the potential role of government in facilitating widespread and more rapid deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage through a number of means including: providing financial incentives for initial CCS projects through the use of bonus allowances under a cap-and-trade program, or a fund generated by charges on electricity or fossil-fuel based sources of electricity; setting GHG emission performance standards for coal generators or electricity providers; and establishing the required regulatory and liability frameworks for CO2 storage.

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