Beyond Words

Date01 December 2009
12-2009 NEWS & ANALYSIS 39 ELR 11141
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Notes: *Carbon capture and storage is a developing technology that would allow coal-burning utilities to
capture and store their carbon dioxide emissions. Although this technology does not make coal a renew-
able fuel, if successful it would reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to coal plants that do not use
this technology. **Recognizing that the production and use of corn-based ethanol may generate signicant
greenhouse gas emissions, the data depict renewable subsidies both with and without ethanol subsidies.
Sources: Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Energy (Energy Information Administration),
Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, Oce of Management and Budget, & U.S. Department of
Agriculture, via Environmental Law Institute.
Copyright © 2009, Environmental Law Institute®. For more information, see
Federal Subsidies (2002-08)
Copyright © 2009 Environmental Law Institute®, Washington, DC. reprinted with permission from ELR®,, 1-800-433-5120.

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