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NETL's December 2022 Carbon Capture Newsletter

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)/National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Carbon Capture Program’s released its December 2022 Carbon Capture Newsletter. This monthly newsletter is compiled by the NETL to provide information on recent activities and publications related to carbon capture. Use the link below to access it!

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The White House releases a revised mapping tool to direct federal clean energy and environmental funding to disadvantaged communities. (E&E News)

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) developed a new tool called the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJS). The tool has an interactive map and uses datasets that are indicators of burdens in eight categories: climate change, energy, health, housing, legacy pollution, transportation, water and wastewater, and workforce development.

The tool uses this information to identify communities that are experiencing these burdens. These are the communities that are disadvantaged because they are overburdened and underserved. Federal agencies will use the tool to help identify disadvantaged communities that will benefit from programs included in the Justice40 Initiative. The Justice40 Initiative seeks to deliver 40% of the overall benefits of investments in climate, clean energy, and related areas to disadvantaged communities.