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ACC Welcomes Senate Markup of Energy Infrastructure Legislation

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 (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $486 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is among the largest exporters in the nation, accounting for ten percent of all U.S. goods exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation’s critical infrastructure.

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