Carbon Capture Coalition Announces Hiring of Public Policy Manager
September 28, 2023 | About Us
The Carbon Capture Coalition today announced the hiring of Christian Flinn, the Coalition’s fifth full-time hire to support our growing and successful federal policy development, education, and joint advocacy work in Washington, DC.
Christian will serve as the Carbon Capture Coalition’s Public Policy Manager. He will work alongside the Coalition’s growing team of staff, consultants, Coalition members and stakeholders to help design, enact and implement the next generation of policies necessary to deploy the full suite of carbon management technologies at the pace required by midcentury climate goals.
The nonpartisan collaboration of more than 100 industry, energy and technology providers; energy, industrial and construction labor unions; and conservation, environmental and energy policy organizations continues to expand its operations and scope. Thanks to robust and sustained bipartisan congressional support, the United States provides the most forward-looking policies in the world for the deployment of carbon management technologies. However, there is still much work to be done to ensure the historic investments made in carbon management throughout the past several years translate to widescale project deployment.
To build on the foundational federal policy support provided by Congress, the Carbon Capture Coalition has provided a roadmap of targeted, pragmatic recommendations for the 118th Congress and Administration, in the 2023 Federal Policy Blueprint. Enacting and implementing these recommendations would serve to underpin and grow the role of American leadership in the development and deployment of these technologies throughout the remainder of this decade and beyond.
Christian holds a law degree from George Washington University, and he earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in International Politics. He joins the Coalition after working as a Policy Associate with the Plant Based Foods Association, where he managed relationships with key coalition partners to coordinate responses to concerning legislative and regulatory initiatives at both the state and federal levels.
Coalition Executive Director, Jessie Stolark, shared the following welcome statement:
“Christian brings unique expertise from his experience and advocacy work, which will inform the Coalition’s ongoing efforts to develop and enact policies to support the economywide deployment of the full suite of carbon management technologies. A broad and growing group of bipartisan policymakers and a diverse set of stakeholders from industry, labor and the NGO community support carbon management as an available and essential tool, to help meet midcentury climate goals, strengthen and expand a high-wage jobs base, and support domestic manufacturing and energy production.”
“We are delighted that Christian is joining the Coalition staff at this critical juncture. Building off the important policy supports provided to these technologies, both through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and more recent enhancements to the 45Q tax credit, we will continue to work collaboratively to support policies to scale these technologies at the pace and scope required by midcentury climate goals. We are happy to have Christian working with us toward these important targets.”
The Carbon Capture Coalition is a nonpartisan collaboration of more than 100 companies, unions, conservation and environmental policy organizations, building federal policy support to enable economywide, commercial scale deployment of carbon management technologies. This includes carbon capture, removal, transport, reuse, and storage from industrial facilities, power plants, and ambient air. Members of the Coalition work together to advocate for the full portfolio of policies required to commercialize a domestic carbon management sector and inform policymakers as well as stakeholders on the essential role this suite of technologies must play in achieving these shared objectives.