California Opportunities for Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage and Enhanced Oil Recovery: Challenges & Policy Requirements

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


Don Winslow

Commercial Advisor
Don Winslow is currently employed as a Commercial Advisor with Chevron’s upstream business unit in California... more

Thomas J. Russial

Representative, North America
Global CCS Institute
Tom Russial is a member of the Global CCS Institute’s North American Team. For over 25 years, Tom has been... more

Pete Montgomery

Executive Director
California CCS Coalition
Pete Montgomery is Executive Director of the California CCS Coalition.  An experienced government... more

George Peridas

Scientist, Climate Center
Natural Resources Defense Council
George Peridas is a Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Climate Center, where currently... more

Michael R. Peevey

California Public Utilities Commission
Michael R. Peevey was appointed President of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) by Governor... more

Michael E. Moore

Executive Director
North American Carbon Capture and Storage Association
Michael E. Moore is Vice President of Business Development and External Affairs for Blue Strategies. He is... more

Mary D. Nichols

California Air Resources Board
Mary D. Nichols, J.D., was reappointed Chairman of the California Air Resources Board by Governor Jerry Brown... more

Mark Nechodom

California Department of Conservation
Mark Nechodom is the Director of California’s Department of Conservation (DOC). Mark has dedicated his... more

Mark Lerdal

Hydrogen Energy California LLC
Mark D. Lerdal serves as the President of Hydrogen Energy California, a 400MW project that will produce low-... more

Elizabeth Burton

Technical Director
Dr. Elizabeth Burton is the Technical Director of the DOE West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration... more

Eric Redman

Summit Power Group
Eric Redman is the President of Summit Power Group and its subsidiary, Summit Carbon Capture, which focuses... more

James D. Boyd

Former Commissioner
California Energy Commission
James D. Boyd is a former Commissioner of the California Energy Commission.  He was appointed by... more

Darren Mollot

Director, Office of Clean Energy Systems
Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Dr. Darren Mollot is currently the Director of the Office of Clean Energy Systems in the Department of Energy... more