USEA, with support from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Global CCS Institute, the U.S. Carbon Sequestration Council and the California CCS Coalition, hosted a workshop on "California Opportunities for Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage and Enhanced Oil Recovery: Challenges & Policy Requirements".  The workshop took place on June 27, 2012 in Sacramento, California.


The purpose of the workshop was to discuss policy and regulatory issues concerning carbon capture, utilization and storage and the role of CO2 in enhanced oil recovery.  Presentations and panel discussions featured key stakeholders from government, industry and NGOs, including:


  • Mark Nechodom, Director, California Department of Conservation 
  • Mary Nichols, Chairman, California Air Resources Board 
  • Richard Corey, Deputy Executive Director, California Air Resources Board
  • Pete Montgomery, Executive Director, California CCS Coalition 
  • Jim Boyd, Former Commissioner, California Energy Commission
  • Michael Peevey, President, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Don Winslow, Commercial Advisor, Chevron 
  • Tom Russial, North America Representative, Global CCS Institute 
  • Mark Lerdal, President, Hydrogen Energy California LLC
  • George Peridas, Scientist, Climate Center, Natural Resources Defense Council 
  • Mike Moore, Executive Director, North American Carbon Capture and Storage Association
  • Eric Redman, President, President, Summit Power
  • Darren Mollot, Director, Office of Clean Energy Systems, United States Department of Energy 
  • Elizabeth Burton, Technical Advisor & Program Manager, Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory & Technical Advisor, WESTCARB