Carbon capture and storage in context: The importance of state policy and discourse in deploying emerging energy technologies

Elizabeth J Wilson, Jennie C. Stephens, Tarla Rai Peterson, Miriam Fischlein

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Abstract

As a technology that may involve new risks, large-scale infrastructure, and significant government involvement, carbon capture and storage (CCS) faces a wide variety of deployment challenges. Because energy policy in the U.S. is negotiated at the state level, it is important to evaluate what might influence CCS related decisions in the U.S. at that level. This paper presents a detailed analysis of how deployment discussions and decisions regarding CCS are negotiated within Texas, Minnesota, and Massachusetts. These states were chosen based upon their current involvement in CCS research (high, medium, low), potential for deploying CCS (direct, indirect, or absent), and regulation (restructured, regulated). We explore nuances within the policy debates and public discourse surrounding CCS in these three states through the use of legislative and policy analysis, interviews with stakeholders, and media analysis. Using information generated from legislative dockets and state-level newspaper coverage we construct a template of CCS discussions, framing, and policy creation within each study state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4519-4526
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy Procedia
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2009
Event9th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT-9 - Washington DC, United States
Duration: Nov 16 2008Nov 20 2008

Keywords

  • CCS
  • Climate change
  • Media framing
  • Policy analysis
  • Risk-benefit

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