In keeping with its mission to increase understanding of energy issues domestically and internationally, USEA launched the "Building Consensus on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) and Clean Energy Systems" program in 2008. While dramatic progress continues to be made in developing carbon capture, utilization and storage and clean energy technologies, neither the progress achieved to date nor the full capability of CCUS and clean energy systems is widely understood - yet it must be if CCUS and clean energy systems are to have a significant global impact. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy, the CCUS Consensus program addresses the need for global public outreach and consensus building.
As part of the public outreach effort, USEA hosts an ongoing series of informational briefings on technological and policy developments in CCUS and clean energy systems. USEA also produces a digest of the latest CCUS and clean energy news stories. In addition, USEA organizes national and regional conferences on CCUS and clean energy systems.