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On March 16, Governor Ritter will Moderate Panel on Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) Implications for Local Communities: Justice & Development

Climate scientists have identified carbon removal as central to addressing the climate crisis. Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) provides a potential solution—but it is uncertain how viable it could be as a sustainable and economic carbon removal method.

The Energy Futures Initiative workshop will dive deep into the potential of BECCS to help us achieve the U.S. goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by midcentury.

Expert panels will focus on (1) feedstock and forestry issues for making BECCS a sustainable and viable climate solution and (2) addressing environmental justice concerns for BECCS plants and infrastructure, which panel Governor Ritter will moderate.  You’ll also hear the first public presentation of EFI’s BECCS literature review, “Surveying the BECCS Landscape” (published in January 2022), which sets the stage for understanding BECCS challenges and opportunities.

Please register here.

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