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Carbon Capture and Greenhouse Gases
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Editors: Imrus Juhász and Gyorgy Halász
Book Description:
Carbon capture and sequestration (or storage)—known as CCS—has attracted interest as a measure for mitigating global climate change because large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from fossil fuel use in the United States are potentially available to be captured and stored underground or prevented from reaching the atmosphere. Large, industrial sources of CO2, such as electricity-generating plants, are likely initial candidates for CCS because they are predominantly stationary, single-point sources. Electricity generation contributes over 40% of U.S. CO2 emissions from fossil fuels. Currently, U.S. power plants do not capture large volumes of CO2 for CCS, even though technology is available that can potentially remove 80%-95% of CO2 from a point source. Three main types of geological formations are being considered for storing large amounts of CO2 as a liquid: oil and gas reservoirs, deep saline reservoirs, and unmineable coal seams. The deep ocean also has a huge potential to store carbon. This book highlights the concerns about climate change that have focused the attention of policy-makers on ways to capture and store carbon dioxide emissions from fossil-fueled electricity generators.

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Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-xvii

Chapter 1. Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS), pp. 1-28
(Peter Folger)

Chapter 2. Carbon Capture & Storage: Technological and Regulatory Consideration, pp. 29-45
(The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners)

Chapter 3. Underground Carbon Dioxide Storage: Frequently Asked Questions, pp. 47-59
(Peter Folger)

Chapter 4. The Potential for Carbon Sequestration in the United States, pp. 61-85
(United States Congressional Budget Office)

Chapter 5. Regulation of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Sequestration Pipelines: Jurisdictional Issues, pp. 87-94
(Adam Vann and Paul W. Parfomak)

Chapter 6. Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Pipelines for Carbon Sequestration: Emerging Policy Issues, pp. 95-113
(Paul W. Parfomak and Peter Folger)

Chapter 7. Pipelines for Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Control: Network Needs and Cost Uncertainties, pp. 115-127
(Paul W. Parfomak and Peter Folger)

Chapter 8. Greenhouse Gas Emission Drivers: Population, Economic Development and Growth, and Energy Use, pp. 129-156
(John Blodgett and Larry Parker)

Chapter 9. Energy Savings Act of 2007 (S. 1321): Summary of Major Provisions, pp. 157-161
(Fred Sissine, Brent D. Yacobucci, and Peter Folger)

Index pp. 163-174

   Series:
      Climate Change and its Causes, Effects and Prediction
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2013
   Pages: 191, 7 x 10
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-089-3
   Status: AV
  
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