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Wed, Sep 16, 2020

Experts react: Von der Leyen outlines vision for Europe’s post-COVID future

Von der Leyen used her first State of the European Union Address to push European leaders to “make change happen by design—not by disaster or by diktat from others in the world.” Atlantic Council experts react to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s speech and its implications for future EU policy.

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Scaling CCUS: Catalyzing policy and financial innovation

Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) is critical to decarbonizing heavy industry and meeting global climate goals. But significant roadblocks to financing have prevented the ability of industry to scale up CCUS projects. New financing tools and a coordinated approach by policy makers, industry representatives, and financial institutions can help CCUS drive the energy transition.

Blog Post by Emily Burlinghaus, Reed Blakemore, and Lee Beck

Energy Transitions Oil and Gas

Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Beck in The Hill: New trends bolster chance of successful deployment of carbon capture and storage

The United States leads the global deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies. A progressive policy framework and sustained government support have launched the roll-out of the next generation of CCS facilities. With impacts of climate change becoming ever more devastating, and the need to eliminate emissions as soon as possible, these are welcome developments. However, […]

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Lee Beck is the Clean Air Task Force’s CCUS policy innovation director. As part of the Decarbonized Fossil Energy team, Lee primarily works on federal CCUS policy.

Lee comes to CATF from the Global CCS Institute where she served as a senior adviser for advocacy and communications and was part of a global team focused on advocacy. While at the Institute, she significantly increased their presence in policymaker education efforts on climate change, as well as the need for technology innovation and deployment. She is also a Women Leaders in Energy Fellow at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center.

Previously, Lee worked for the Vermont Energy Investment Center as a PR Project Manager, and at Eni USA in their Washington, DC International Relations Office. She also worked for the EU delegation to the US as a trainee on transportation, energy, and environmental policy issues. Before working in the energy field, Lee was a journalist reporting for multiple outlets reporting from Germany, Italy, Tanzania, and Hong Kong. She has a master of arts in international affairs and economics from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Originally from Germany, she speaks German, French and Italian.