Meeting Climate Goals with Carbon Capture
On Monday (Oct. 2) the Bay Area Council Energy Committee, co-chaired by Carla Peterman, Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs for PG&E, and Alex Makler, Senior Vice President for Calpine, convened to discuss the potential benefits of carbon capture and storage technology. Council Executive Committee member Jim Levine, CEO of Montezuma Wetlands, led the group through a presentation of the Montezuma Wetlands Carbon Capture and Storage project.
The meeting detailed federal and state incentives, regulatory and permitting challenges, and the extraordinary 100 million+ metric tons of carbon Levine’s project aims to sequester. To expedite the deployment of carbon capture and sequestration projects, which the California Air Resources Board Scoping Plan considers an essential tool for meeting California’s net zero goals, Council staff is working with committee chairs and interested members to make CCS technology a reality in California. To engage in the Council’s climate policy work, please contact Senior Vice President Adrian Covert.