Carbon Capture Coalition Statement on the Confirmation of Brad Crabtree as Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management at the U.S. Department of Energy
April 28, 2022 | News
The Carbon Capture Coalition today released the following statement on the confirmation of Brad Crabtree to a position at the U.S. Department of Energy:
“With today’s U.S. Senate confirmation of Brad Crabtree to serve as Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management at the U.S. Department of Energy, he will step down as director of the Carbon Capture Coalition and Vice President for Carbon Management at the Great Plains Institute (GPI), the convening organization of the Coalition, effective immediately.
“Given the steady growth of the Coalition and the increasing importance of carbon management policy to the national climate and energy conversation, the Great Plains Institute will be creating an Executive Director role for the Carbon Capture Coalition. Previously, this had been part of the job responsibilities of the GPI Vice President for Carbon Management. This will enable the uniquely positioned Coalition – a nonpartisan partnership of industry, labor, conservation and environmental non-profits — to remain an effective voice among the many stakeholders in the maturing carbon management policy arena. With Brad’s departure, Patrice Lahlum will assume the role of interim Vice President for Carbon Management at GPI.
Upon Brad’s confirmation, GPI immediately launched a national search for the Coalition’s Executive Director position. We anticipate that a new Coalition Executive Director will be named later this year. GPI will share an announcement once the search is completed, and the new Executive Director selected.
“The Coalition extends its thanks and appreciation to Brad for his dedicated leadership, steadfast commitment, and collaborative approach to his work with the Coalition and its more than 100 member organizations. There is no doubt that the many carbon capture policy successes of the past decade would not have been possible without Brad’s tireless efforts. We salute Brad for his many accomplishments and congratulate him on his new position serving the American people at the U.S. Department of Energy. We are certain that we will be all the better for his service to the nation in this important new role.”