Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Introduces Legislation To Reduce Carbon Emissions From Refineries
Washington, February 3, 2022
Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) introduced a bill to support the research and development of projects that reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in the downstream energy sector. Her bill, H.R. 6562, the Carbon Limiting Emissions At Refineries (CLEAR) Act establishes a new $200 million authorization program at the Department of Energy (DOE) for demonstration projects in promising technologies, like carbon capture, advanced catalysts, energy reduction, hydrogen firing, and electrification of heat and steam generation, that will help reduce emissions at refineries.
“To combat climate change, we must work to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. As leaders and partners in this effort, energy companies are developing technologies that will help reduce harmful emissions, but we need serious federal investment to get these technologies off the ground,” said Congresswoman Fletcher. “My legislation creates a new program at the Department of Energy to help identify technologies to reduce emissions at refineries and invest in demonstration projects to get these technologies off the ground in order to make a real impact.”
Congresswoman Fletcher’s legislation will invest in the research, development, and commercial deployment of projects capable of making significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions at refineries by: