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The Global Status of CCS: Is US Technology Leadership at Risk?
Keynote remarks by:
Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy
US Department of Energy
Speaker's remarks on The Global Status of CCS by:
Global CCS Institute
Lynn A. Brickett
National Energy Technology Laboratory
Vice President, Director of Operations
IHI INC. PPED
Clean Air Task Force
Vice President, Political & Public Affairs
Deputy Director for Climate & Advanced Energy, Global Energy Center
*Further panelists to be announced*
Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and the Global CCS Institute on Monday, January 28, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., for The Global Status of CCS: US Technology Leadership at Risk?
As the clock is ticking to reduce carbon emissions and avert destructive climate change, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), a set of technologies that prevents carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere by capturing and storing them securely underground, is garnering increased attention. Historically, the US has exercised leadership in CCS innovation and deployment, and many projects to date have been located within its borders. But in China, Europe, and the Middle East, governments and companies are accelerating support and investment for innovative technology applications and have built a considerable portfolio of projects in development.
Is the US at risk of losing technological leadership in carbon capture and storage? Or will the global race to reduce emissions renew and revitalize America's innovative edge?
Please join us for this special US launch of the Global CCS Institute’s signature publication, The Global Status of CCS, which was first presented at COP24 in Katowice, Poland. A panel of experts will discuss the state of the global industry, the geopolitics of technology leadership, and the role of global carbon capture technology development, deployment and transfer in meeting shared climate challenges.
A networking reception will take place following the panel discussion, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
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Lynn Brickett is the carbon capture and carbon use and reuse R&D technology manager at the National Energy Technology Laboratory for the US Department of Energy. Her career has focused on environmental issues associated with coal-fired power plants including: by-products, water, nitrogen oxides, mercury, and carbon dioxide. Ms. Brickett has been with NETL for eighteen years, working as the director of the Capture Division, federal project manager in the Innovations for Existing Plants Project Management Division and a researcher studying the environmental impacts of coal by-products. Prior to NETL, she worked for The US Bureau of Mines conducting research on bioleaching of copper ores, bio-oxidation of gold ores, and remediation of acid mine drainage. Ms. Brickett received her BS degree in Environmental Science and her MS degree in Environmental Science and Management.
Jeff Erikson joined the Global CCS Institute in January 2016 as general manager —the Americas, before moving to the role of general manager – client engagement in 2017.
In his current role, Jeff is responsible for ensuring the Institute’s Members derive high value from their membership, as well as expanding the membership base and identifying fee-for-service opportunities.
Prior to joining the Institute, Jeff was director of global projects at the Carbon War Room, an international non-governmental organisation and think tank working on issues regarding market-based solutions to climate change.
Jeff served as senior vice president at SustainAbility, a global think tank and strategic advisory firm. He spent fourteen years at Mobil Oil and ExxonMobil Corporation, where he was responsible for projects and programs in multiple engineering specialities and across a broad range of environmental, health and safety issues.
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Bucknell University and is a professional engineer.
David Livingston is deputy director, climate and advanced energy, of the Atlantic Council's Global Energy Center.
He is also a fellow of the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy at Johns Hopkins University, and of the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines. He also teaches a course on energy for the University of Southern California (USC) program in Washington, DC, and serves as a strategist for the Obama Foundation Scholars program.
Previously, Livingston served as a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and as the inaugural Robert S. Strauss fellow for geoeconomics at the Office of the US Trade Representative, where he concluded as acting assistant US trade representative for congressional affairs.
He also has worked at the World Trade Organization in Geneva and at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna.
Earlier in his career, Livingston was selected as a Future Energy Leader by the World Energy Council, and is an alumnus of the Atlantik Brücke Young Leaders Program.
He earned a BA with highest honors from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and an MSc with distinction from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Kurt Waltzer is the managing director for the Clean Air Task Force (CATF). He is responsible for ensuring that CATF has the strategic and operating capabilities it needs to carry out its mission. In this role he provides oversight and support of organizational management and administrative activities, as well as ongoing development and implementation of organizational strategy.
In addition, Kurt maintains a focus on Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration (CCUS) development and deployment under the Fossil Transition program. Kurt was an early advocate of advanced fossil and CCUS in the environmental NGO community and has been working to promote it since 2001. He has led the development of federal and state incentive policies for CCUS, and helped facilitate support for CCUS projects. He’s authored and co-authored several reports and articles as well as managed several economic analyses on low carbon fossil technology.
Kurt has an MBA form the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a degree in economics from Ohio State University.
Steven Winberg, as assistant secretary, is responsible for the management and oversight of the Office of Fossil Energy (FE)’s research and development program, encompassing coal, oil, and natural gas, as well as the Office of Petroleum Reserves.
Mr. Winberg has thirty-nine years of experience in the energy industry. He began his career at the engineering firm Foster Wheeler as an engineer on coal-fired utility boilers. From there, he spent fourteen years with Consolidated Natural Gas working in a variety of positions before becoming Vice President for CONSOL Energy Research & Development. Immediately prior to coming to the US Department of Energy, Mr. Winberg served as a senior program manager at Battelle Memorial Institute.
Over the span of his career, Mr. Winberg has participated in a number of policy and energy initiatives. He has also gained extensive experience in numerous energy technologies, including advanced fossil energy combustion, coal-to-liquids, fluidized bed combustion, emulsified fuels, fuel cells, alternative fuel vehicles, and carbon utilization.
Mr. Winberg received a bachelor’s degree in nuclear science from the State University of Maritime College in 1978 and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh in 1991.Back Register