The case for federal procurement of carbon removal
There is unprecedented action on carbon removal in the US today. The bipartisan infrastructure deal of 2021 included billions of dollars for direct air capture (DAC) and forestry. The Biden Administration has reoriented existing agency efforts around carbon removal, launching the Carbon Negative Earthshot and shifting how the Department of Energy approaches carbon management. Most recently,the FY22 omnibus brought the total federal investment in carbon removal this year to over a billion dollars across solutions.