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New and Emerging Policies for Carbon Capture

Past Event

February 12, 2020

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Carbon capture has emerged over the past two years as both an essential part of a climate response strategy and a new market for investors. In large part, this is due to new US policies that helps align markets to CO2 reduction and removal. One of the most important policies is a change to the US tax code, section 45Q, which creates a tax credit awarded to the capture and long-term internment of CO2. This new law has implications for US industry, innovation, clean power, and global competitiveness, and is already influencing banks, equity, and institutional investors as the next clean energy market opportunity. Understanding the law, its interpretation, and associated regulations will be critical to successful deployment of carbon capture projects in US electricity and industrial sectors.  Please join CGEP’s Carbon Management Research Initiative and Women in Energy program for this exceptional panel of leaders and experts to discuss 45Q and other policies for carbon capture. Speakers: Judi Greenwald is a Fellow at Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. She is also the Principal of Greenwald Consulting LLC, providing energy and environmental expert advice, strategic planning, and policy analysis to clients. Until 2017, Ms. Greenwald was the Deputy Director for Climate, Environment, and Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis. Ms. Greenwald also served as a Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Climate Change. Romany Webb is a Senior Fellow  with the Columbia University Sabin Center for Climate Changer Law. Prior to joining the Sabin Center, Ms. Webb worked at the University of California Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute. Ms. Webb also completed a fellowship with the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business at the University of Texas at Austin, where she researched energy policy. The fellowship followed several years working in private practice in Sydney, Australia. Julio Friedmann (Moderator) is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Global Energy Policy at Columbia University. He served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fossil Energy at the Department of Energy. Dr. Friedmann also held positions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, including Senior Advisor for Energy Innovation and Chief Energy Technologist. He is also the CEO of Carbon Wrangler, LLC, is a Distinguished Associate at the Energy Futures Initiative, and serves as a special advisor to the Global CCS Institute. He was recently named as a Senior Fellow to the Breakthrough Institute and the Climate Leadership Council. — Guests unable to attend in person can register to view a livestream of the event by accessing the registration link above. This event is open to press. Media should register for this event. Media inquiries or requests for interviews should be directed to Artealia Gilliard ([email protected]) or Genna Morton ([email protected]). Please note: RSVP to this event does not guarantee entry. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached for both the public and press. Flash photography and video recording are prohibited. For more information contact: [email protected].