California Air Resources Board Workshop: Launch of CCS Program

Carbon capture and sequestration has the potential to deliver significant greenhouse gas emissions reductions and is a prospective strategy for meeting California’s 2050 climate goals. In order to advance CCS policy in California, ARB needs to understand the ability of CCS to contribute to climate goals, the limitations or advantages of the technology, and the innovation and incentives necessary for adoption.  A necessary first step will be the development of an appropriate CCS Quantification Methodology (QM) for CCS projects.  The CCS QM will provide a pathway for CCS projects to participate in ARB’s Cap and Trade
and Low Carbon Fuel Standard Programs.

As the first in a series of workshops on ARB’s CCS program, the objective of this first workshop is two-fold: 1) provide a high level overview of what CCS is and why it is important to California and 2) kick-off public development of the CCS QM, including the role of CCS in existing California regulations and ARB’s plan for development of the QM.

The workshop will be held at the following time and place:

Date:  Friday, February 12, 2016
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Place: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
       Sierra Hearing Room, 2nd Floor
       1001 I Street
       Sacramento, California 95814

This workshop will also be webcast for participants unable to attend in person.

A meeting notice and agenda for the workshop is posted at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/ccs/meetings/meetings.htm .