Rockefeller, Voinovich press coal tech incentives, long phase-in for emissions standards


West Virginia is a major coal-producing state, while Voinovich called carbon capture and sequestration, or CCS, important for his coal-reliant state and its manufacturing base.

“Incentivizing CCS clean coal technology is necessary to meet our future energy and environmental objectives,” Voinovich said in a prepared statement.

Their bill includes a range of incentives and programs to help speed up deployment of the technology, such as tax credits, $850 million for joint industry-Energy Department R&D, and a range of other steps.