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Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center (GEC) on Monday, November 30 at 2:00 pm EST for a virtual public discussion on the role of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies in the US energy transition, the future of 45Q tax legislation, and how the Biden-Harris Administration may support the development and deployment of those technologies. A distinguished panel of experts will discuss how the federal government can drive essential progress in CCUS development in the United States. Lee Beck, senior fellow at the Global Energy Center and CCUS policy innovation director at Clean Air Task Force, will moderate the conversation.

CCUS technologies are essential to meeting decarbonization goals and limiting the effects of climate change. From applications in the power sector and heavy industry to removing carbon dioxide from the air through direct air capture, these technologies can reduce greenhouse gas emissions that renewable energy technologies cannot currently address. The captured carbon dioxide can then be stored or utilized in a growing range of industrial applications. The 45Q tax credit for captured carbon—the first price on carbon that has been instituted in the United States—has proven critical to making CCUS projects more viable. But that incentive alone is far from enough to advance broad adoption. Panelists will discuss how the incoming Biden Administration should build upon that progress, how 45Q should adapt, and how CCUS fits into the US energy transition in the long term.

Please join this conversation via Zoom, which is accessible through your web browser, the Zoom desktop or mobile app, and by phone. If you wish to join the question and answer period, you must join by app or web. You must register to receive further information on how to join the virtual audience


A conversation with

Allyson Anderson Book
Vice President of Energy Transition
Baker Hughes

Erin Burns
Director of Policy

Brett Perlman
Chief Executive Officer
Center for Houston’s Future

Rich Powell
Executive Director
ClearPath and ClearPath Action

*Additional speakers to be announced

Moderated by

Lee Beck
Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council Global Energy Center;
CCUS Policy Innovation Director, Clean Air Task Force

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