From a Bridge to a Destination: Gas Fired Power After 2020

From a Bridge to a Destination: Gas Fired Power After 2020

On March 12,  ACSF issued a new, 227-page publication which brings together more than a dozen presentations made at the Foundation’s landmark November 4, 2011, public forum on Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) for natural gas-fired electricity generation. CCS for gas-fired plants may be needed over the long term if there is widespread future regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. The ACSF forum brought together leaders from the Clean Energy Group of utilities, Great Plains Institute, President’s Interagency Task Force on CCS, California CCS Review Panel, MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, the Clean Air Task Force, EPA and other organizations to review the presentations. Hard copies are available on request; the report can also be downloaded here – (PDF, 36.5 MB).

Pre-conference documents, media and schedule are still available below.


A CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE LEADERSHIP FORUM FOR NATURAL GAS POWER PLANTS

While combined cycle gas turbine facilities emit roughly 60% less CO2 per kilowatt hour than conventional coal generators, over the long term controlling the CO2 footprint of gas-fired power via carbon capture and storage (CCS) will be essential for achieving our carbon reduction goals.

Today, however, U.S. RD&D efforts have concentrated almost exclusively on developing and deploying CCS for coal.

Click here to download our CCS Forum Flyer.

Click here to see ACSF’s background paper.

Agenda

Forum agenda (PDF download)

8:30 am – 9:00 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:15 am
Introduction, Forum Overview: Greg Staple, CEO, American Clean Skies Foundation
9:15 am – 10:15 am
Natural Gas and CCS: Framing the Issues (Video)

  • Jerome Hinkle, VP Policy and Research, American Clean Skies Foundation; Download PDF
  • Joel Swisher, CAMCO International; Consulting Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University; (Presented by Jerome Hinkle) Download PDF
  • Carl Bauer, Chair, California Carbon Capture and Storage Review Panel; former Director, National Energy Technology Laboratory; Download PDF
10:15 am – 10:30 am
Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
CS Technology and Economics for Natural Gas(Video)

  • Robert Hilton, Alstom Power; Download PDF
  • Howard Herzog, Senior Research Engineer, MIT Energy Initiative; Download PDF
  • Edward Rubin, The Alumni Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science; Professor, Engineering and Public Policy and Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University; Download PDF
12:10 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch

Keynote: Politics of RD&D Funding: Honorable Byron L. Dorgan, retired; Senator from North Dakota—Chairman, Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee; Chairman, Democratic Policy Committee, senior member, Energy and Natural Resources Committee; Chairman, Indian Affairs Committee; now Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, and Co-chair of the BPC Energy Project.
(Video)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Demonstrating CCS(Video)

  • Brad Crabtree, Policy Director, Great Plains Institute; Download PDF
  • Michael Holmes, PCOR Director, Energy and Environmental Research Center, University of North Dakota; Download PDF
  • Mark Taylor, Lead Analyst, CCS & Geothermal, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • George Peridas, Scientist, Climate Center, Natural Resources Defense Council; Download PDF
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Break
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Deploying CCS on Natural Gas: Policy and Regulatory Landscape(Video)

  • Tom Curry, Vice President, M.J. Bradley & Associates LLC; Download PDF
  • Dina Kruger, Principal, Kruger Environmental Strategies, former Director of the Climate Change Division, USEPA; President’s CCS Task Force; Download PDF
  • Don Neal, Vice President Environment, Health, and Safety, Calpine Corporation; Download PDF
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Closing Thoughts: Jerome Hinkle, VP Policy and Research, American Clean Skies Foundation