Going Big on Carbon Dioxide Removal
August 14, 2023
In what it calls a major effort to limit climate change, the US Department of Energy is awarding up to $1.2 billion to two projects—in Texas and Louisiana—to remove planet-warming carbon dioxide from the air and store it underground. As a backdrop, Gyami Shrestha surveys in Issues the range of federal research on all aspects of carbon dioxide removal, which she helped identify in a comprehensive compendium. Knowing the landscape, she writes, can “illustrate how these activities are spread across agencies, which can suggest possible opportunities for partnership,” and “identify the most critical remaining research questions,” among other benefits.