Summary: S.1685 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate (09/25/2019)

Launching Energy Advancement and Development through Innovations for Natural Gas Act of 2019

This bill directs the Department of Energy (DOE) to establish a program for the capture of carbon dioxide produced during the generation of natural gas-generated power.

Specifically, DOE must

  • identify opportunities to accelerate the development of commercially viable carbon capture technologies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions;
  • enter into cooperative agreements with certain entities to license, permit, construct, and operate at least three facilities to capture carbon dioxide from natural gas generating power facilities; and
  • identify any barriers to the commercial development of carbon capture technologies.