Frequently Asked Questions


Below are frequently asked questions about Carbon Capture and Storage.

What is CCS and why is it important for California?

CCS stands for Carbon Capture and Storage, a technology crucial for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. California sees CCS as an essential tool to achieve its carbon neutrality goals by 2045.

Is CCS a proven technology?

Yes, there are more than 200 CCS projects in operation or development around the globe, including projects like the Illinois Clean Fuels Project in the United States and the Gorgon Project in Australia.

How can CCS benefit California economically?

Advancing CCS can help support local jobs and economies, especially in communities that are front and center in the state’s energy transformation.

What is the current status of CCS projects in California?

California has several CCS projects in various stages of development. Swift action on policy measures and a well-designed regulatory framework are needed to bring these projects to fruition and enable competitive development of future projects. 

How does California's commitment to CCS align with global efforts?

California's commitment to CCS as an “essential tool to achieve carbon neutrality” aligns with global recognition from entities such as the U.S. EPA the European Community, and the United Nations, all of which endorse CCS as a viable technology for reducing greenhouse gases.