EnergySourceAug 16, 2022
The Inflation Reduction Act gives carbon removal a big boost
By Calli Obern
The IRA sets the US carbon removal industry up for sustained, broad-based success. But its provisions must be accompanied by community efforts and more targeted policy.
Calli Obern is director of policy and stakeholder engagement at Capture6, a direct air capture startup. Her career began at the Aspen Institute, where she managed dialogues on energy and climate policy between the US, China, and India. She is a Women Leaders in Energy and Climate Fellow at the Atlantic Council and Future Climate Leader at the Aspen Institute and published in Project Syndicate and The National Interest. Calli received her MA in international policy at Stanford University, specializing in climate and energy, and her BA in diplomacy and world affairs and Chinese from Occidental College. In her free time, Calli enjoys running, singing karaoke, practicing foreign languages, and playing Euchre, the best Midwestern card game.