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DAC Day 2024: Hopes, Hubs, and Hurdles

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DC Bar Headquarters
901 4th Street NW
Washington, DC
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Direct air capture (DAC) technologies are an essential part of the toolkit needed to reach net-zero emissions, and the United States is leading the world in DAC demonstration and early deployment thanks to key government initiatives like the DAC Hubs and strong private sector investments in carbon removal. However, several challenges and uncertainties must be addressed in the coming decade by industry leaders and policymakers to ensure the long-term success of this technology and to support our climate goals.

Join the Bipartisan Policy Center, Department of Energy, and the broader DAC community on February 8 for a discussion on the future of DAC deployment in America, including the need to develop robust markets for DAC services, setting up the DAC Hubs for long-term success, and catalyzing public-private synergies through efforts across the federal government.

Programming will include keynotes and panels featuring White House and DOE leadership, senior executives from companies deploying DAC hubs, environmental NGOs, carbon management experts, and the financial community. A cocktail reception will follow the formal agenda.

Confirmed Speakers

Michael Avery | President, 1PointFive

Douglas Chan | COO, Climeworks

Kelly Cummins | Acting Director for the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, DOE

Noah Deich | Senior Advisor for the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, DOE

John Delaney | Former U.S. Representative (D-MD)

Nicholas Eisenberger | Head of Market Development & Policy Engagement, Global Thermostat and Board Chair at the DAC Coalition

Chris Gould | Chief Sustainability Officer, California Resources Corporation and Managing Director, Carbon TerraVault

Jason Grumet | CEO, American Clean Power

Aliya Haq | Vice President for US Policy and Advocacy, Breakthrough Energy

Chris Hessler | Founding Partner, AJW, Inc.

Michael V. Johnson | Vice Chairman, Investment Banking, J.P. Morgan

David Keith | Professor of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago and Founder of Carbon Engineering

Melissa Lott | Senior Director of Research, Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy

Anoushka Mehta | Head of ESG Banking, Americas, HSBC

Brianne Miller | Senior Director of Government Affairs, Microsoft

Anita Thompkins | Director, Drinking Water Infrastructure Development Division, Environmental Protection Agency

Jonah Wagner | Principal Assistant Director for Industrial Innovation and Clean Energy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

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