Energy Department Announces Carbon Capture Program

$24 million to be distributed to nine decarbonization projects.

This week, the Department of Energy announced nine research projects have been chosen to explore technologies for removing carbon from the atmosphere. Carbon has been identified as one of the greenhouse gasses contributing to an increase in global temperatures and the growing prevalence of extreme weather. Decarbonization is one method of reducing the impact of the growing percentage of carbon in the air. 

Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm said of the program, “Finding ways to remove and store carbon directly from the air is an absolute necessity in our fight against the climate crisis. This investment in carbon capture technology research through universities and DOE laboratories will position America as a leader in this growing field, create good-paying jobs, and help make our carbon-free future a reality.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For officials at the Department of Energy as they seek to reduce the effects of climate change. 
  • For Secretary Granholm to look to God for guidance as she leads the Department of Energy.
  • For the president’s administration as they implement policies and programs related to energy and climate.

Sources: Department of Energy


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