- Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
The Launching Energy Advancement through Innovations in Natural Gas (LEADING Act) directs the Department of Energy to conduct critical carbon capture research and development for natural gas power plant applications. Focus areas include natural gas combined cycle, combined heat and power and other types of power plant applications.
Due to the recent windfall of low-cost natural gas, the United States now produces more electricity from natural gas power plants than any other power plant type. As our electricity mix and markets have changed, so must the Department of Energy’s research areas. In addition to providing more resources for natural gas carbon capture research, the bill also encourages active public-private partnerships and establishes ambitious proof-of-concept project goals.