Carbon Capture Coalition Statement on the Nomination of Brad Crabtree to U.S. Department of Energy

September 2, 2021 | News

The Carbon Capture Coalition today released the following statement on the nomination of Brad Crabtree to a position at the U.S. Department of Energy:

“The nomination of Brad Crabtree as Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management at the U.S. Department of Energy is a testament not just to Brad’s expert leadership and deep knowledge of carbon management policies and technologies, but to the importance of the carbon management agenda to the nation. We welcome this appointment and look forward to working with Brad in his new role once he has been confirmed.

“The Coalition’s Governance Board – comprised of Coalition Participants representing key sectors – will continue to provide insight and oversight to the Coalition’s operations. Over the next several months, Great Plains Institute – which manages the Coalition – will launch a national search for the Director position upon Brad’s confirmation. We will share an announcement on the new Director once that search has been completed and a new Director is named.”

Brad Crabtree added the following statement:

“It is the honor of my life to be nominated by President Biden for the position of Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management. The President and Secretary Granholm have committed to an ambitious portfolio of carbon management policies and programs in the American Jobs Plan to meet our climate obligations, create high-wage energy, industry and manufacturing jobs and provide environmental and other benefits to communities. I am eager to dedicate myself to advancing this transformative agenda, and I look forward to working alongside the great team at the Department of Energy.”


The Carbon Capture Coalition is a nonpartisan collaboration of more than 80 businesses and organizations building federal policy support for economywide deployment of carbon capture, removal, transport, use, and storage. Our mission is to reduce carbon emissions to meet midcentury climate goals, foster domestic energy and industrial production, and support a high-wage jobs base through the adoption of carbon capture technologies. Convened by the Great Plains Institute, Coalition membership includes industry, energy, and technology companies; energy and industrial labor unions; and conservation, environmental, and energy policy organizations.