Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum Americas Regional Dialogue

The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) is a Ministerial-level international climate change initiative that is focused on the development of improved cost-effective technologies for CCS. It also promotes awareness and champions legal, regulatory, financial, and institutional environments conducive to such technologies. The CSLF Secretariat plans to increase stakeholder outreach and engagement to align the CSLF message alongside other voices in the industry.

Recognizing that CCS development varies from region to region, the CSLF in 2017 is implementing regional stakeholder dialogues designed to accurately reflect the diverse needs in order to achieve CCS success in each geographic region. Participants should be expected to engage actively in the discussion as their contributions will be paramount to the future of CSLF. The United States Energy Association will host first CSLF Regional Americas dialogue and the discussion will take place Thursday May 25th from 1-5pm at the Washington Hilton, with a reception to immediately follow.

The dialogue and feedback received from this discussion, and the other regional meetings to be held this year, will provide the basis for a message to the CSLF ministers at the annual meeting this December. Take the survey now! For further information, please review the 2013 Stakeholder Messages to Ministers available here. Therefore, it is paramount that all attendees actively participate in the discussion as their input will assist the formulation of this message.

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You can view the current agenda below. If you have any questions contact Heather Greenley, Program Coordinator, h[email protected].

1:00-1:15 pm

Welcome Introductions and Remarks

Barry Worthington, Executive Director, USEA

1:15-1:30 pm

History and Current Circumstances of CSLF

Jarad Daniels, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal and Carbon Management, U.S. Department of Energy

1:30-1:45 pm

History and Relaunch of Stakeholder Participation

Barry Worthington, Executive Director, USEA

1:45-2:30 pm

Americas Update

Jeff Erikson, General Manager, The Americas, Global CCS Institute  

2:30-3:30 pm

Panel: Financial/Regulatory/Policy Parity

Moderator: Will Polen, Senior Director, USEA

Rajnish Barua, Executive Director, National Regulatory Research Institute

Janet Gellici, Executive VP/CEO, National Coal Council

Ian Yeates, Director, Supply Development Carbon Capture, Saskpower

3:30-4:30 pm

Panel: Communication/Outreach/Education

Moderator: Dipka Bhambhani, Communications Director, USEA

Llewellyn King, Executive Producer and Host, White House Chronicle

Ken Nemeth, Secretary & Executive Director, Southern States Energy Board

Mike Moore, VP Energy Commodities and Advisory Services, FearnOil Inc.

Judd Swift, CEO, Synfuels Americas

4:30-4:45 pm

Next Steps to Craft Stakeholder Message to Ministers   

Barry Worthington, Executive Director, USEA

4:45-5:00 pm

Concluding Remarks and Adjourn

Barry Worthington, Executive Director, USEA

5:00 pm




Will Polen

Senior Director
United States Energy Association
Mr. Polen is USEA’s Senior Director. Mr. Polen possesses 20 years of experience directing cooperative... more

Barry Worthington

Executive Director
United States Energy Association
Barry K. Worthington is the executive director of the United States Energy Association (USEA). ... more

Jarad Daniels

Director of Planning and Environmental Analysis
U.S. Department of Energy

Llewellyn King

Creator, Executive Producer & Host
White House Chronicle
Llewellyn King is the creator, executive producer and host of “White House Chronicle,” a weekly news and... more

Janet Gellici

Chief Executive Officer
National Coal Council (NCC)
Janet Gellici (gel-lee-cee) is Chief Executive Officer of the National Coal Council (NCC).  The NCC... more

Dipka Bhambhani

Director of Communications
United States Energy Association
Current Position Dipka is the inaugural Director of Communications for the United States Energy... more

Kenneth J. Nemeth

Secretary and Executive Director
Southern States Energy Board
Ken Nemeth has served as the Southern States Energy Board’s Secretary and Executive Director since February... more

Jeff Erikson

General Manager – The Americas
Global CCS Institute
Jeff joined Global CCS Institute in January 2016. Prior to this, Jeff was Director of Global Projects at the... more

Rajnish Barua

Executive Director
National Regulatory Research Institute
Rajnish Barua, Ph.D., has been the Executive Director of the National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI)... more

Michael E. Moore

Vice President of Energy Commodities and Advisory Services
FearnOil Inc.
*Works on development of energy resources and commodities, CO2-EOR, CCUS, infrastructure, technology... more

Ian Yeates

Director, Supply Development Carbon Capture
Ian Yeates has worked at SaskPower since 2000, largely in the areas of strategic planning and rate regulation... more