WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), along with other members of the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, today met with the leadership of the Global CCS Institute to discuss the role of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the global energy transition.
“If we are to meaningfully address climate change, we need to drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions,” said Senator Coons. “Today, we had a productive conversation about carbon capture policies in the U.S. and around the world and the role of carbon capture technology in reaching our emissions reductions goals. We look forward to continuing to meet with a wide range of stakeholders about innovative solutions that will help cut emissions, power innovation, and create jobs.”
“This was a productive meeting as carbon capture needs to be at the center of any discussion regarding climate, because it’s an important solution that addresses climate,” said Senator Braun. “The United States is the gold standard on environmental stewardship and the technology that we develop on carbon capture needs to be shared with China and India who are the two biggest polluters in the world and changes on their end could have substantial effect on climate.”
The Senate Climate Solutions Caucus promotes bipartisan discussion about climate policy and advocates for Congress to play a central role in addressing the challenge. Since launching in late 2019, the caucus has held regular meetings with a variety of stakeholders to discuss their concerns and priorities for federal climate policy and opportunities for collaboration. For more about the caucus’ activities, please visit the caucus website here.