The second CO2NNECT virtual event, hosted by the Great Plains Institute, will highlight the essential importance of CO2 transport and storage infrastructure in achieving global net-zero emissions and meeting midcentury climate goals, while sustaining and growing a high-wage energy, industrial and manufacturing jobs base. This event will include featured the release of final results from the Rhodium Group’s jobs and investment analysis, highlighting the policy tools needed for deployment of CO2 transport and storage infrastructure.
- Dominik von Achten, Chairman of the Managing Board, HeidelbergCement AG
- Roxanne Brown, International Vice President, United Steel Workers
- The Honorable Tina Bru, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Norway
- The Honorable Chris Coons, United States Senator
- Noah Deich, President, Carbon180
- Whitney Herndon, Associate Director, Rhodium Group
- Vicki Hollub, President and Chief Executive Officer, Occidental
- Jesse Jenkins, Assistant Professor, Andlinger Center for Energy & Environment, Princeton University
- Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Director, Sustainability, Technology & Outlooks, International Energy Agency
- Lee Beck, CCUS Policy Innovation Director, Clean Air Task Force
- David Turk, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
- David Livingston, Senior Advisor to U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry
Our guests in the international session will share groundbreaking examples of leadership and financial commitment to large-scale deployment of CO2 transport and storage infrastructure in Europe, followed by a domestic panel highlighting the crucial importance of such deployment to decarbonization of key U.S. industries and regional economies. Speakers will also discuss policy priorities to include in the forthcoming U.S. federal infrastructure package, including key provisions of the of the Storing CO2 and Lowering Emissions (SCALE) Act.