Media Advisory: Carbon Capture Coalition To Testify Before Congress For the First Time

September 24, 2019 | News

Washington, D.C. – In this National Clean Energy Week in Washington, D.C. and around the nation, the Carbon Capture Coalition has announced the Coalition’s first-ever invitation to testify before the United States Congress. Coalition director Brad Crabtree will testify before the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 2:00pm ET.

Crabtree’s testimony will focus on the role of carbon capture technologies in reducing industrial emissions. Roughly one-third of global carbon emissions come from the industrial sector, and industrial emissions are growing at twice the rate of emissions as a whole.

Over half of industrial emissions occur in just three sectors: steel, cement and basic chemicals. Steel production has the largest share at 3.2 billion metric tons (GtCO2) per year, followed by cement (2.5 GtCO2) and chemicals (1.9 GtCO2). Moreover, these sectors rely on chemical processes in which carbon emissions are inherent and cannot be eliminated through efficiency or electrification with low and zero-carbon power.

WHO: Brad Crabtree, director, Carbon Capture Coalition

WHAT: Congressional testimony on carbon capture and industrial emissions

WHERE: U.S. Capitol, House Visitors Center, Room HVC-210

WHEN: Thursday, September 26, 2019, 2:00 PM ET

WHY: To share insight on the role of carbon capture in reducing industrial emissions

HOW: Hearing attendees will need to check in at the Capitol Visitor Center House appointments desk. Early arrival is recommended.


For more information, contact:

Ben Finzel, 202-277-6286
[email protected]