Past Event

Carbon Capture and Energy: Everything’s Bigger in Texas

March 22, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Online Online

Carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS) technologies and approaches are critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation, industrial, and power sectors, and a key ingredient to creating a more sustainable and equitable energy system. Implementing CCUS more broadly will require navigating technology, policy, and science issues at the state and national level and attention to a broad set of equity and environmental justice concerns.

“Carbon Capture & Energy” is the third set of panels being convened as part of the Women In Energy CCUS Roadshow. These conversations highlight leading experts in the field of CCUS with a special focus on local policy and deployment. The Center on Global Energy Policy’s Carbon Management Research Initiative and Women in Energy program will host a webinar addressing the vital role of carbon capture in greenhouse gas emissions reductions and carbon dioxide removal.  

The conversation will focus on the status of carbon capture policy and technology in Texas, including how carbon removal technology fits into strategies to address climate change and bring global greenhouse gas emission to the equivalent of zero. We will also explore how it can contribute to a more just energy transition and how to assure safe and effective deployment of the technology. A panel of exceptional leaders will then discuss a recent analysis by Susan Hovorka at the Bureau of Economic Geology and recent announcements by Occidental Petroleum on carbon storage resources, state and federal regulations, technological advances, and commercial opportunities in carbon dioxide use and removal, and efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the industrial sector. 


  • Dr. Julio Friedmann, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA


  • Vicki Hollub, President and Chief Executive Officer, Occidental Petroleum Corporation


  • Ellen S. Friedman, Partner, Co-Head Energy & Infrastructure Projects Team, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Susan Hovorka, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin
  • Deepika Nagabhushan, Program Director, Carbon Capture and Storage, Clean Air Task Force (CATF)


This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend.

For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Artealia Gilliard ([email protected]) or Genna Morton ([email protected]).

For more information about the event, please contact Caitlin Norfleet or Nicolina DueMogensen ([email protected]).

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