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ACC Welcomes Senate Markup of Energy Infrastructure Legislation

Bill Advances Clean Energy Technology Development

Jennifer Scott

WASHINGTON (July 14, 2021) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement regarding today’s Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee markup of energy infrastructure legislation.

“We commend Chairman Manchin and Ranking Member Barrasso for holding today’s markup of legislation to help spur development and deployment of clean energy technologies and sources. Our nation needs innovative solutions such as hydrogen, advanced nuclear, and carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) as well as new ways to save energy and expand transmission capacity, and each is included in the bill. We welcome provisions that advance energy efficiency and voluntary building energy codes. We urge prompt consideration on the floor.

“We support language in Title III that would authorize and finance regional CCUS hubs. This creative approach will advance an important abatement solution – one that several chemistry companies are exploring, developing, or bringing online. It would make sense to site one or more of these hubs along the Gulf Coast, the region where most of America’s basic petrochemical manufacturing takes place. We look forward to further discussion of this concept.

“American chemistry creates a variety of materials and technologies necessary to modernize infrastructure and create climate solutions. In April, ACC issued a set of policy recommendations to enable dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. They include ways to increase government investment and scientific resources to develop and deploy low-emissions technologies in the manufacturing sector.”

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council’s mission is to advocate for the people, policy, and products of chemistry that make the United States the global leader in innovation and manufacturing. To achieve this, we: Champion science-based policy solutions across all levels of government; Drive continuous performance improvement to protect employees and communities through Responsible Care®; Foster the development of sustainability practices throughout ACC member companies; and Communicate authentically with communities about challenges and solutions for a safer, healthier and more sustainable way of life. Our vision is a world made better by chemistry, where people live happier, healthier, and more prosperous lives, safely and sustainably—for generations to come.

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