According to an article in Carbon Control News, Senate Democrats have reached an agreement to boost carbon capture and storage projects in climate change legislation. Among the agreements reached are provisions that would provide emissions allowances for “an initial series of CCS projects upfront to help offset deployment costs down the road.” Another deal that appears to have been reached “would increase the amount of power generation that needs to be deployed with CCS technology before triggering performance standards for power plants permitted between now and 2020.” These potential amendments appear to track suggestions made by a team of Senators led by Senator Carper. All of the CCS agreements and the emissions allocation plan are expected to be released as part of the manager’s version of the bill prior to an October 27 hearing.