McKinley: “Developing Carbon Capture Is Paramount”
McKinley Addresses CCS Technologies, Infrastructure at Carbon Capture Coalition Event
Washington, December 15, 2020
Tags: Energy & Environment
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) was a featured guest speaker for the 2020 annual meeting of the Carbon Capture Coalition. The virtual conference was attended by nearly 100 attendees representing energy companies, project developers, labor, and environmental groups.
In his remarks, McKinley discussed carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) as a more realistic and pragmatic option to reduce emissions, rather than simply closing coal and gas plants.
“For years we have been pushing for an energy policy that focuses on innovation that allows America to utilize all of our energy resources more responsibly,” McKinley said. “It is vital that America develops the technologies and infrastructure needed to reduce emissions – both by capturing the Co2 at its source and building the pipelines to move it to other locations for storage and utilization.”
“Our ultimate goal becomes is to export that technology to other nations, specifically China and India. At the end of the day, even if America totally stopped emitting carbon, with the amount being produced by China and India alone we would still face wildfires on the West Coast, droughts in the Midwest, and hurricanes on the East Coast,” added McKinley.
McKinley has been a staunch supporter of developing carbon capture technologies.