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Capturing New Jobs: Growth Opportunities from Direct Air Capture Scale-Up



DATE: Tuesday, June 23rd
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
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As the U.S. economy transitions toward mid-century decarbonization, cutting-edge direct air capture (DAC) technology can play an essential role to balance emissions across difficult to decarbonize sectors.

Commercial DAC projects that remove carbon dioxide directly from the air are already under development in the United States. A new report from Rhodium Group shows that DAC can be a missing piece of the puzzle to meet climate commitments while creating jobs across a new industry and its supply chain.

Join the Bipartisan Policy Center and Carbon180 on Tuesday, June 23, for a first look at the analysis from Rhodium Group that quantifies the significant employment and market opportunities associated with the scale-up of DAC. Lead author John Larsen will present their estimates on the number of potential new jobs and other opportunities for growth in major markets like steel, cement, chemicals, electricity, and natural gas resulting from broader DAC deployment. The presentation will be followed by a brief moderated discussion with key stakeholders.

Featured Participants

Roxanne Brown
International Vice President, United Steelworkers

Lori Guetre
Vice President for Business Development, Carbon Engineering

John Larsen
Director of U.S. Power Sector and Energy Research Systems, Rhodium Group

Jason Walsh
Executive Director, BlueGreen Alliance

Moderated by:

Ugbaad Kosar
Senior Policy Analyst, Carbon180