Ohio city leaders announced the end of the Air CAPW program, the initiative that allowed residents to store their CO2-free air at their homes for the next three years.
Ohio is now responsible for the CO 2 emissions generated by residents who didn’t have the program, and it’s going to have to be stored at a waste management facility in Ohio.
The program was launched in 2017, but the city didn’t report any data on how many residents were storing their CO 2 for the time being.
The city said that the program’s implementation period was up to two years, but it didn’t specify when that would end.
Ohia was the first city in the country to launch its own CO 2 storage program in the 2020s.
Under the program residents were allowed to store up to 25 pounds of CO 2 in their homes at a cost of $20 per month.
At the time, Ohio had a program called the Green Zone Program that allowed up to a half pound of CO2 per month to be held in storage.
That program ended in 2019, and the city has since been working to find a new home for the air CAPW.
In the meantime, Ohio residents will have to make do with the excess CO 2 stored at the Waste Management Center in Cleveland.
The center, located on the city’s north side, is supposed to have a CO 2 containment unit to store CO 2 and other contaminants that are not considered harmful to health.
The new program is expected to cost $2.5 million.
The facility is expected be operational by December 2021, but officials have yet to provide any concrete plans for how long that facility will be open, according to a city news release.
Ohio is one of only a few states that still have an air CAPL program.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ohio was the state with the highest CO 2 concentration in 2021, at 4.9 million metric tons.
The state also had the second-highest rate of annual CO 2 release in the nation, at 1,848 metric tons, followed by Florida at 1.1 million.
OHIO is one the states with the lowest rate of CO second releases, at 0.5 percent.