2010 May 4: EPA and DOE Announce First Public Meeting of Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage

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May 4, 2010

EPA and DOE Announce First Public Meeting of Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the first public meeting of the Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage will take place on May 6, 2010, in Washington, D.C. The May 6 meeting will give members of the public the opportunity to provide ideas for moving forward with carbon capture and storage projects. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley and EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe will attend the meeting and deliver brief remarks.

The task force, co-chaired by DOE and EPA, is charged with proposing a plan to overcome the barriers to the widespread, cost-effective deployment of carbon capture and storage within 10 years, with a goal of bringing five to 10 commercial demonstration projects online by 2016. The task force is comprised of 14 executive departments and federal agencies and was established by a presidential memorandum on February 3, 2010. The task force’s plan is due to the president in August 2010. 

WHAT:             Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage Public Meeting

WHEN:             Thursday, May 6, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:           Grand Hyatt Washington
                        Independence A Meeting Room
                        1000 H Street, N.W.
                        Washington, D.C. 20001

There will be a live webcast of the entire meeting at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/initiatives/ccs/meetings

Register to attend the meeting online at: http://www.peopleware.net/index.cfm?siteId=184&eventDisp=10%2FCSTF-DC


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