CCS and Mid-century Strategies for the Energy Transition

Includes a Live Event on 03/19/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

Dozens of leading studies (IPCC, governments, think tanks, NGOs) analyze what needs to be done to manage climate change risk and limit global temperature rise to 2C or 1.5C by 2050.  ERM has reviewed a range of these studies and found that Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) arises in all of them as a key response option necessary to achieve the outcome.  ERM will summarize the energy transition pathways suggested by such studies, highlight the role of CCS in them and contrast that outlook with the status of CCS today.

Lee Solsbery

Technical Director, Energy and Climate Change, ERM

Mr. Solsbery joined ERM in London and over 18 years worked from the U.K., Singapore, Norway, Netherlands and now Houston, Texas. He has provided climate risk advice to industry clients in oil & gas, mining, power generation, cement, transportation, pulp and paper, agriculture, energy-intensive manufacturing as well as multi-sector conglomerates. Lee was one of four ERM co-authors of the TCFD Technical Supplement on Scenario Analysis to assess impacts of different energy transition pathways. Among other projects, he is currently supporting oil and gas firms on Marginal Abatement Cost (MAC) analysis of CO2 reduction options, scenario analysis to model climate risk and regulatory issues for carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Lee served four terms on the Board of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and one term on the Technical Advisory Group to the World Bank Prototype Carbon Fund. Lee previously worked nine years at the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris where he was: Energy Policy Desk Officer for four IEA countries, then Executive Assistant to the IEA Executive Director, then Division Head for Energy and Environment where he co-founded and co-managed the OECD/IEA UNFCCC Climate Experts Group. He led the IEA’s input to the UNFCCC and IPCC and other international bodies dealing with climate change. He has participated in the Rio Earth Summit and in 19 of the 24 UNFCCC COPs to date.

Trey Shaffer

Senior Partner, ERM

Mr. Shaffer helps clients with a broad range of sustainability, environmental and safety challenges. Trey was elected to the SPE International Board of Directors as the HSSE-SR Technical Director from 2014 to 2017.  During his term on the SPE International Board of Directors, Trey chaired the SPE Climate Change Task Force and assisted the Board of Directors in developing a Climate Change Strategy for SPE. In 2016, Trey was elected as Vice Chair of the SPE Gulf Coast Section and completed his term as Chair in August 2017. He will serve the Gulf Coast Section as Past Chair through August 2019. In 2010, he was recognized by the SPE Gulf Coast Section and received the Award for Distinguished Contribution to Petroleum Engineering in the area of HSSE-SR. He was the co-chair of the SPE International 2016 HSSE-SR Conference in Stavanger, Norway. Trey supports numerous SPE activities globally and is a frequent speaker on environmental and sustainability topics. He earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas in 1987. He lives in Texas with his wife and three daughters.

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03/19/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
03/19/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
20 Questions
0.10 CEU/1 PDH credits  |  Certificate available
0.10 CEU/1 PDH credits  |  Certificate available