Shannon Zaret is a Program Coordinator working on the U.S. Department of Energy-funded Consensus Program to build global and domestic understanding, consensus, and cooperative action on Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) and Clean Energy Systems (CES). Shannon also works on the U.S.-China Oil and Gas Industry Forum (OGIF), a public-private partnership (PPP) comprising government and industry representatives from the United States and China to enable the two countries to meet common goals, including the development of secure, reliable, and economic sources of oil and natural gas while facilitating investment in the energy industry.
Prior to joining USEA, Shannon was a Senior Communications Specialist at The Hannon Group LLC., supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). While there she helped advance the office’s communications, stakeholder engagement, and workforce development priorities aimed at developing technologies for producing cost-competitive advanced biofuels from non-food biomass resources. She has a M.S. in Environmental Science from The Ohio State University, where she studied the long-term viability of energy cropping systems. She also holds a B.S. from Allegheny College in Environmental Science.