April 9, 2019 – 1:15 to 2:45 PM EDT
The Security and Sustainability Forum generally focuses on innovations in transitioning to a low carbon energy economy. However, that transition will take years. Meanwhile, there is a hole in the hydrocarbon emissions control bucket that has significant environmental and economic impacts that need attention.
The oil and gas industry routinely flares and engineers releases of unexpectedly large amounts of methane gas, a major greenhouse gas culprit, despite emergent regulations. Yet the business opportunities from capturing those emissions and turning them into value could be worth tens of billions of dollars a year. Such business-led, market-driven methane abatement would also create large and rapid environmental benefits.
Watch industry and regulatory experts in a 90-minute webinar addressing the basis for this issue and paths forward to address it.
Meet the Panelists
Physicist Amory Lovins is cofounder, Chief Scientist, and Chairman Emeritus of Rocky Mountain Institute; advisor to major firms and governments worldwide on energy strategy and advanced energy efficiency; author of 31 books and over 630 papers; and recipient of the Blue Planet, Volvo, Zayed, Onassis, Nissan, Shingo, and Mitchell Prizes, MacArthur and Ashoka Fellowships, 12 honorary doctorates, and the Heinz, Lindbergh, Right Livelihood, National Design, and World Technology Awards.
Alice is the of the Getches Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy & the Environment at Colorado Law School, where her priorities include bridging the gap between research and practice to form innovative solutions by drawing on the perspectives and expertise of diverse stakeholders. She is a former Colorado State House Representative, served as Governor Ritter’s Climate Change Advisor helping build the “New Energy Economy,” and served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental & External Affair in the U.S. Department of Energy.
Wiley Rhodes is the founder of One Step In Foundation (1Si) which focuses on the eradication of flash gas into the atmosphere by capturing methane and the high BTU, value added natural gas (VANG), through innovative techniques at the source. He is also Founder / CEO of the Newpoint Companies, which designs and manufactures a full range of modular gas processing and treating units. Recent publications include papers, “Every Last Drop” on monetizing flare gas in Hydrocarbon Engineering Magazine and “Reducing Energy Poverty by Eliminating Gas Flares.