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CO2NNECT – Scaling Net-Zero Infrastructure: Climate, Jobs, and Investment Benefits of Deploying CO2 Transport and Storage



DATE: Tuesday, April 20
TIME: 11am ET
RSVP: Register here.

The second CO2NNECT virtual event, hosted by the Great Plains Institute, will highlight the essential importance of CO2 transport and storage infrastructure in achieving global net-zero emissions and meeting midcentury climate goals, while sustaining and growing a high-wage energy, industrial and manufacturing jobs base. This event will include featured remarks, moderated international and domestic sessions, and the release of final results from Rhodium Group’s jobs and investment analysis, highlighting the leadership and policy tools needed for deployment of CO2 transport and storage infrastructure at the scale necessary for climate ambition.

– Dominik von Achten, Chairman of the Managing Board, HeidelbergCement AG
– Roxanne Brown, International Vice President, United Steel Workers
– The Honorable Tina Bru, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Norway
– The Honorable Chris Coons, United States Senator
– Noah Deich, President, Carbon180
– Whitney Herndon, Associate Director, Rhodium Group
– Vicki Hollub, Chief Executive Officer, Occidental
– Jesse Jenkins, Assistant Professor, Andlinger Center for Energy & Environment, Princeton University
– Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Director, Sustainability, Technology & Outlooks, International Energy Agency

Speakers in the international session will share groundbreaking examples of leadership and financial commitment to large-scale deployment of CO2 transport and storage infrastructure in Europe, followed by a domestic panel highlighting the crucial importance of such deployment to decarbonization of key industries and regional economies in the U.S. and to fostering private investment and job creation on the path to a net-zero economy. Speakers will also discuss policy priorities to include in the forthcoming U.S. federal infrastructure package, including key provisions of the of the Storing CO2 and Lowering Emissions (SCALE) Act that was recently introduced in Congress with broad bipartisan support.