October 22, 2020
11:30am PT | 2:30pm ET
On October 22, Ernest Moniz, Lynn Orr, Melanie Kenderdine, and Sally Benson will discuss a new joint study by the Energy Futures Initiative and Stanford's Center for Carbon Storage. This study analyzes key options, including a set of technologies and support infrastructure for Carbon Capture and Storage that could enable some “quick wins,” as well as help meet mid-century sustainable development targets.
Ernest J. Moniz is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) and president of EJM Associates. He served as the 13th United States Secretary of Energy where he advanced energy technology innovation, nuclear security and strategic stability, cutting-edge capabilities for the American scientific research community, and environmental stewardship.
Study Overview and Key Findings
Melanie Kenderdine spearheaded major Department of Energy analysis and policy development for renewable energy, security, and climate change with both domestic and international impact. Previously, she helped establish the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) and served as Executive Director.
Sally Benson leads internationally recognized research into reducing greenhouse gas emissions and serves on many advisory boards for top research organizations nationwide. She served as Co-Director of Stanford’s Precourt Institute for Energy and the Global Climate & Energy Project.
Franklin Orr served as Under Secretary for Science and Energy at the US Department of Energy, founding director of the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford, and other top leadership positions in academia and the private sector.
Kate Gordon is a nationally recognized expert on the intersection of climate change, energy, and economic development. She was appointed as Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and Senior Advisor to the Governor on Climate. She authored or co-authored numerous publications, including the Fourth National Climate Assessment's chapter on “Reducing Risks Through Adaptation Actions”
Dr. Long is a senior contributing scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund, on the board of directors for Clean Air Task Force and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District Scientific Advisory Board. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an Associate of the National Academies of Science (NAS) and a Senior Fellow of the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST). She was Alum of the Year in 2012 for the Brown University School of Engineering and Woman of the Year for the California Science Center in 2017.
Deepika Nagabhushan leads CATF Decarbonized Fossil Energy program, which develops policy and advocacy strategies aimed at making carbon capture, utilization & storage technologies widely available, globally by mid-century. Deepika has developed analysis and led advocacy efforts related to CCUS, including power sector modeling that studied CCS deployment in the US under various federal policy scenarios, including 45Q tax credit that the Congress passed in 2018, an assessment of the role of zero carbon technology in developing countries, and securing a CCUS protocol under the California LCFS. She works across policy, regulatory and market-based areas related to CCS.
Keith L. Pronske joined Clean Energy Systems in January 2001. He is a mechanical engineer with more than thirty years experience in the power industry in North and South America and in Europe.
Trude Sundset has 30 years of business experience, with a focus on energy, environment and climate issues. Her extensive management experience includes business development, field development in the oil and gas sector and research management and development. Sundset has broad experience from organisation and industry both nationally and internationally. She has developed a broad network and has good experience of international co-operation.
The Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) advances solutions to the climate crisis through building coalitions, thought leadership, and science-based analysis. Under the leadership of Ernest J. Moniz, EFI analysis is published and publicly available on our website: energyfuturesinitiative.org
The Stanford Center for Carbon Storage uses a multidisciplinary approach to address critical questions related to flow physics, monitoring, geochemistry, and simulation of the transport and fate of CO2 stored in Geologic formations.
Stanford University's Precourt Institute for Energy concentrates the talents of the university on energy research and education, from basic science and technology to policy and business. We disseminate research results and help the university develop energy-literate leaders as part of its educational mission