EESI – Direct Air Capture
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing on direct air capture, which chemically removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The captured carbon can be permanently stored underground or used in industrial processes. While climate change mitigation efforts are the priority, carbon dioxide removal will be necessary to help meet climate goals and limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) as outlined in the Paris Agreement. The scale of carbon removal needed will depend on how fast the world curbs greenhouse gas emissions.
During this briefing, panelists will explain what Congress needs to know about direct air capture, including the considerations, challenges, and opportunities involved in responsibly scaling it up.
- Rep. Paul TonkoU.S. Representative (D-N.Y.)
- Giana AmadorCo-Founder and Policy Director, Carbon180
- Katie LeblingAssociate, Climate Program, World Resources Institute (WRI)
- Dr. Jennifer WilcoxPrincipal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, U.S. Department of Energy
- Dr. Kevin O’BrienDirector of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center & Illinois State Water Survey, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign