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Near-Term Policy Opportunities for Carbon Removal with Direct Air Capture

  • 385 Russell Senate Office Building (map)


WHEN: Thursday, May 9, 2019 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET
WHERE: Russell Senate Office Building, 2 Constitution Ave NE, Room 385, Washington, DC, 20002

Direct air capture is an innovative technology that removes carbon dioxide directly from the air, allowing it to be turned into commercial products or stored permanently. Models, including the recent United Nations IPCC 1.5C Special Report, have shown that the technology is a critical part of the climate solution set. It also represents an enormous opportunity for economic growth and continued U.S. clean energy leadership. To build on a recent National Academies report that outlined the need for robust federal R&D on direct air capture, the Rhodium Group conducted first-of-its-kind modeling to identify the most impactful near- and long-term policy mechanisms to get this technology to scale.

Join us for a first look at the Rhodium Group report, a presentation from lead author John Larsen, and a discussion on the policy opportunities and barriers to direct air capture technology advancement with leading experts, businesses, and policymakers to learn how direct air capture can build a cleaner and more efficient economy, bolster our technology leadership, and reduce carbon pollution.

Presentation by:

John Larsen 
Director, Rhodium Group

Panel discussion with:

Etosha Cave 
Founder, Opus 12

Lori Guetre 
Strategic Business Development, Carbon Engineering Ltd.

Dr. Addison K. Stark
Associate Director for Energy Innovation, BPC

Hilary Moffett

Senior Director, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures

Moderated by:

Erin Burns
Director of Policy, Carbon180