From: Morning Consult
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Morning Consult Energy Sunday Edition: Carbon Capture's Perfect Storm
Date: Sun Jul 13 18:00:37 MDT 2014



Carbon Capture’s Perfect Storm


By Emily Holden (@emilyhholden)


Carbon dioxide is best known as a pollutant, a greenhouse gas notorious for its contributions to climate change and association with other man-made emissions that cause a host of health problems. But it can also be a valuable commodity, one that a growing coalition of coal companies, oil producers and even some environmental groups say could be leveraged to benefit many players in the energy industry. And it can be done while also reducing carbon emissions. ...Right now, oil producers get about 20 percent of their carbon from man-made emissions. And proponents of the practice say that figure could grow quickly because oil producers are willing to pay a premium price of about $30 per ton of carbon. But they say there are a few things holding that growth back beyond the technological challenges of recapturing carbon. On the top of that list are federal tax policies and climate regulations that some believe favor natural gas and renewable energy over cleaner coal. READ THE FULL STORY.



Morning Consult Top Reads: July 6- July 11

The Top Ten Links You Clicked This Week


1) Map: State Energy Influence in Washington

from Morning Consult by Emily Holden 


2) Taking Oil Industry Cue, Environmentalists Drew Emissions Blueprint

from New York Times by Coral Davenport


3) Behind Harry Reid’s war against the Koch brothers

from Politico Pro by Kenneth P. Vogel


4) EPA chief McCarthy mocks The New York Times in staff memo

from The Hill by Laura Barron-Lopez


5) Crumbling Roads in Oil Fields Slowing U.S. Energy Boom


6) Obama admin offers $4B in loan guarantees for renewables, efficiency

from E&E by Hannah Northey


7) Nebraska court date pushes final Keystone XL decision past the midterms

from Washington Post by Juliet Eilperin


8) More grid attacks uncovered, this time in Colorado, Minnesota

from SNL by Esther Whieldon


9) Blueprints for Taming the Climate Crisis

from New York Times by Eduardo Porter


10) Amid Alleged 'War on Coal,' Nebraska Plant Finds 'Path Forward'

from U.S. News and World Report by Alan Neuhauser



Mark Your Calendars (All Times Eastern): July 14 - July 18


Monday: Energy Information Administraiton Conference @ 8:45 am

Monday: NARUC Summer Committee Meetings in Dallas with McCarthy @ 9:30 am 

Tuesday: Environmental Law Institute workshop on 111(d) rules @ 8:30 am 

Tuesday: Energy Information Administraiton Conference @ 8:45 am

Tuesday: NARUC Summer Committee Meetings in Dallas @ 9:30 am 

Tuesday: House Transportation hearing on EPA Clean Water Act authority @ 10 am 

Tuesday: EPA webinar on supply chain sustainability @ 1 pm 

Wednesday: Atlantic Council discussion on Petrocaribe, Central America, Caribbean @ 8:30 am 

Wednesday: NARUC Summer Committee Meetings in Dallas @ 9:30 am 

Wednesday: CSIS talk on IEA medium-term oil market report @ 10 am 

Wednesday: ACORE webinar on carbon reduction @ Noon 

Wednesday: House Science hearing on EPA Integrated Risk Information System @ 2 pm 

Wednesday: Environmental and Energy Study Institute briefing on Midwest climate impacts @ 2:30 pm 

Thursday: AFCEA symposium on energy technology @ 7:30 am 

Thursday: ICF International breakfast on ESPS regualtions at Press Club @ 8 am 

Thursday: Women's Council on Energy and Environment talk on SCOTUS decisions on air rules at @ Noon 

Thursday: Leaders in energy happy hour at the Bier Baron Tavern with CASSE @ 6 pm