Solutions Forum Webinar: Financing Carbon Capture Technology - Corporate Partners Lead the Way

Solutions Forum Webinar: Financing Carbon Capture Technology
Corporate Partners Lead the Way

 

Addressing climate change will require tremendous investment in low and zero carbon energy technologies. Estimates are as high as $1 trillion per year through 2030. Some of that investment will need to go to carbon capture technology, which could provide 13 percent of global emissions reductions through 2050.

This webinar explores corporate partnerships as a model for financing carbon capture technology and features an interactive discussion about opportunities and potential challenges.

 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Noon – 1:00 pm ET

 

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Speakers:

David C. Brown,
Senior Vice President, Federal Government Affairs and Public Policy, Exelon Corporation

Bill Brown
CEO, Net Power LLC, Co-Founder and CEO, 8 Rivers Capital LLC

Walker Dimmig
Principal, 8 Rivers Capital LLC

Fatima Maria Ahmad
Solutions Fellow, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

 

Speaker Bios

David C. Brown, Senior Vice President, Federal Government Affairs and Public Policy, Exelon Corporation:  David Brown has been with Exelon, and its predecessor PECO Energy Company, since 1990. He serves as Exelon’s primary liaison with Congress and federal agencies and works actively with national trade associations representing the electric, natural gas, and nuclear energy industries. He has held a number of leadership positions with the American Gas Association, the Edison Electric Institute, and the Nuclear Energy Institute. Prior to joining Exelon, Mr. Brown served as Legislative Programs Director for the American Nuclear Energy Council, where he was responsible for nuclear fuel cycle issues, including uranium and enrichment, nuclear materials transportation, and used fuel management issues. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Affairs Council, the nation’s leading association for public affairs professionals.
Bill Brown, CEO, Net Power LLC, Co-Founder and CEO, 8 Rivers Capital LLC:  Bill Brown is the CEO of NET Power, LLC, which is working with Exelon, Toshiba and CB&I to commercialize an 8 Rivers technology that produces electricity from fossil fuel (including natural gas) at a cost comparable to existing technologies, while, at no additional cost, capturing all of the carbon dioxide and other atmospheric emissions. He is also the cofounder of 8 Rivers Capital, LLC, a company focused on financing and commercializing technologies related to energy, water, telecom, and space launch. Mr. Brown practiced law and was a partner at Sidley Austin and had an extensive career in financial services, holding leadership positions at Goldman Sachs & Co., AIG International, and Morgan Stanley. He was also a professor at Duke Law School, where he taught courses in financial engineering, mergers and acquisitions, and structuring venture capital and private equity transactions.

Walker Dimmig, Principal, 8 Rivers Capital LLC: Walker Dimmig is a Principal at 8 Rivers Capital, a company that invents and commercializes breakthrough industrial technologies. Mr. Dimmig was on the founding team of 8 Rivers’ portfolio company NET Power, which is building a new natural gas power generation technology that produces low-cost electricity with no air emissions. For the past six years, he has helped lead NET Power’s commercialization through raising $140 million and building major industrial partnerships with Exelon Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, and CB&I. He supports NET Power’s commercial sales, marketing and government affairs activities. 

 
Fatima Maria Ahmad, Solutions Fellow, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions: Fatima Maria Ahmad is a Solutions Fellow at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) where she focuses on financing opportunities and policy development for energy technologies, including carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS). In a volunteer capacity, Ms. Ahmad is the Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Section of International Law International Environmental Law Committee and is the Women’s Council on Energy & the Environment Vice-Chair for Membership.