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An Imperative for California’s Climate Goals Special – Briefing for California Legislators

17th October 2017

Topic(s): Carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS)

On October 19, the Global CCS Institute held a special briefing for California legislators. 


Julio Friedmann, PhD, CEO, Carbon Wrangler, LLC (Livermore, California)
Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, U.S. DOE


California, Climate, and Carbon Capture
Developing CCS offers significant environmental and economic benefits for California

  • George Peridas, PhD, Senior Scientist, Climate and Clean Air, Natural Resources Defense Council (San Francisco, CA)
  • Doug Scott, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Great Plains Institute (Rockford, IL), Former Director, Illinois EPA                                                                                                      
Carbon Capture Technology
Breakthroughs reduce cost and size, and promise wider adoption
  • Bill Brown, Chief Executive Officer, NetPower, LLC (Houston, TX)
  • Tim Merkel, PhD, Vice President, Technology, Membrane Technology Research, Inc. (Newark, CA)

A Global Perspective on Carbon Capture and Storage
Sharing one company’s experience with CCS around the world

  • Chris Rathbun, Carbon Capture and Storage Manager, Shell (Houston, TX)

Here is a recording of the event: 

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