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"Getting to Net-Zero" Briefing Series

CURC is holding a series of conversations titled "Getting to Net-Zero with Carbon Capture and Removal Technologies", co-hosted by:

  • Clean Air Task Force
  • Third Way
  • Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Carbon Capture Coalition
  • Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute
  • ClearPath
  • Great Plains Institute

Large-scale deployment of carbon capture and removal technologies will contribute to the decarbonization of traditional stationary sources in the power and industrial sectors, offset hard-to-decarbonize sectors including aviation, shipping and other modes of transport, and reduce the concentration of carbon dioxide remaining in the atmosphere. The Getting to Net-Zero series will explore the various ways these technologies can contribute to economywide decarbonization while simultaneously preserving and creating jobs across clean energy, industrial and manufacturing sectors that pay family-sustaining wages.

Below, please find materials and video from our previous briefings. Materials and registration information for upcoming briefings will also be posted here.

Briefing #1: Getting to Net-Zero with Carbon Capture and Removal Technologies

April 30, 2021 | 12:00 pm EST

  • Agenda
  • Dr. Jennifer Wilcox – Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Sasha Mackler – Director, Energy Project, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Lindsey Walter – Deputy Director, Climate and Energy Program, Third Way
  • Lee Beck – CCUS Policy Innovation Director, Clean Air Task Force
  • Cecile Conroy – Director, Government Affairs, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

Briefing #2: The Role of Carbon Capture and Removal Technologies in Achieving Power Sector Decarbonization

May 21, 2021 | 12:00 pm EST

  • Agenda
  • Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) (recorded remarks
  • Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) (recorded remarks)
  • Madelyn Morrison - External Affairs Manager, Great Plains Institute
  • Dr. Mark Berry - Vice President, Research and Development, Southern Company
  • Stacey Dahl -Senior Manager of External Affairs, Minnkota Power Cooperative
  • Austin Keyser - Director of Political and Legislative Affairs, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Briefing #3: The Role of Carbon Capture and Removal Technologies in Achieving Industrial Sector Decarbonization

June 4, 2021 | 1:00 pm EST

  • Agenda
  • Rebecca Dell - Program Director, Industry, ClimateWorks Foundation
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick - Director of the Climate and Energy Program, Third Way
  • Lee Beck - CCUS Policy Innovation Director, Clean Air Task Force (moderator)
  • Abigail Regitsky - Senior Associate, Breakthrough Energy 
  • David Perkins - Vice President of Government Affairs & Communications, Lehigh Hanson
  • Justin Kirchhoff - President, Summit Agricultural Investors 
  • Jason Walsh - Executive Director, BlueGreen Alliance

Briefing #4: Carbon Capture and Storage - Deployment and Next Steps

June 29, 2021 | 11:00 am EST

  • Agenda
  • Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX)
  • Congressman David McKinley (R-WV)
  • Matt Bright - Global CCS Institute
  • Mark Ackiewicz - U.S. Department of Energy
  • Ben Grove - Clean Air Task Force
  • Whitney Herndon - Rhodium Group
  • Sallie Greenberg - Illinois State Geological Survey

Briefing #5: Carbon Removal and Utilization

September 22, 2021 | 12:00 pm EST

  • Agenda
  • Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
  • Xan Fishman - Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Rory Jacobson - Carbon180
  • Christoph Beuttler - Climeworks
  • Peter Sherk - Wabash Valley Resources
  • Amishi Kumar - Department of Energy