Sacramento Briefing Session: IPCC 1.5 Deep Dive

7th March 2019

Carbon Capture's Role in California's Energy Transition

Thursday, 7 March, 2019

12:00 - 1 pm

State Capitol Building

Sacramento, CA 95814

Room 115



What is Carbon Capture & Storage and Carbon Removal?

Sally M. Benson

 Co-Director Precourt Institute for Energy

 Director, Global Climate & Energy Project

 Professor, Energy Resources Engineering Department

     Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy

Stanford University 

Carbon Capture's Role in the Energy Transition

Lee Beck

 Senior Advisor

Global CCS Institute

Carbon Capture and California's Climate Goals

 Deepika Nagabhushan

Energy Policy Associate, Decarbonized Fossil Energy 

Clean Air Task Force 


George Peridas 

Staff Scientist 

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


 Q&A with audience and panelists


About the Briefing 

The briefing will provide an introduction to carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon removal technologies and how they can deliver deep emissions reductions alongside other clean and renewable sources of energy in California's energy transition to a zero-carbon economy. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C includes CCS in 3 of 4 pathways leading to net-zero emissions by mid-century. In 2018, policies and projects progressed globally and California included a CCS protocol in its Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Join us for an informative discussion about this set of clean energy technologies.

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