Shannon Angielski is a principal at Van Ness Feldman LLP, a Washington D.C. based law firm that specializes in energy, environment and natural resource policy and law, and serves as the Executive Director of the Carbon Utilization Research Council (CURC), an organization of utilities, producers, equipment suppliers, universities and institutions of higher learning, and state based entities interested and involved in the use of fossil fuel resources and the development of fossil fuel-based technologies. CURC is a leading advocate for advancing public-private partnerships designed to support advanced coal and natural gas technology research, development and deployment programs, and is responsible for the design and implementation of several federal policies necessary to ensure the availability of cost-effective technology solutions for fossil fuel based generation.
Shannon earned her M.S. in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University in 2000 and her B.A. in Political Science and International Affairs from the University of New Hampshire in 1994. She is a member of the National Coal Council, the American League of Lobbyists and the Environmental Law Institute, and serves on the board of the Washington Coal Club.