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Creating a Sustainable Energy Transition
Join our discussion Sept. 22, 9:30am

PANEL: A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TRANSITION

Immediately following the Texas TribFest Panel 'Taking Heat'

PANEL OVERVIEW

The way we transition our energy economy will impact all of us, from the products we use to the health of industries we rely upon for jobs and revenue. The changes we make must address the “energy trilemma” of affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy.

We invite you to join us for a special edition of the UH Critical Issues in Energy Symposium, A Sustainable Energy Transition, where we will examine what a sustainable energy transition requires. The virtual conversation is presented in partnership with this year’s Texas Tribune Festival, immediately following the Festival’s scheduled panel on climate change, Taking Heat. Ramanan Krishnamoorti, Chief Energy Officer at the University of Houston will moderate the discussion between UH Energy and our industry and DOE partners and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and become involved with UH Energy for future events.

SUBMIT A QUESTION DURING Q&A


PANEL SPEAKERS

Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti - Chief Energy Officer
Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti

Chief Energy Officer
*Panel Moderator

Charles McConnell - Director, CCME
Charles McConnell

Director, CCME

Jennifer Wilcox - PDAS for Office of Fossil Energy, DOE
Jennifer Wilcox

PDAS for Office of Fossil Energy, DOE

Cindy Yeilding - Former Senior VP of BP
Cindy Yeilding

Former Senior VP of BP

WHAT IS THE CENTER FOR CARBON MANAGEMENT?


Welcome message from CCME Director Charles McConnell

CCME Director Charles McConnell

Welcome to the UH Center for Carbon Management in Energy (CCME). Our world is changing rapidly and the need for greater amounts of energy to fuel global growth is challenged by the need to lower greenhouse gas emissions we produce as a society. Carbon management is central to our mission and vision and we aspire to be a world leading center for education, research and marketplace solutions.

Critical to our success are the many globally recognized industry leading enterprises working in concert with world class researchers here at UH, as well as our extensive network of collaborators in academia, government and the NGO community. Our strategic intent will be guided by our Industry Advisory Board of Founding Members and aligned specifically to drive relevance and impact for our CCME investments and programs.

The energy that will fuel the world in Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals and Electric Power will be transformed to meet the challenges of our carbon constrained future with solutions that demand cost effective and accretive impact in the market. The producers, consumers, workforce of the future and the next generation of our society can look to our CCME as a place where that transformation will be developed and integrated into our world.

Our Mission

The Center for Carbon Management in Energy (CCME) is a UH Energy creation that will have the capability and capacity at the University of Houston to meet the lower carbon future energy transition challenges. Multi-disciplined, collaborative research from the required fields of engineering and science, business, law, regulatory and policy, as well as education for the marketplace, will be strategically aligned with our industry advisory board to address the needs of oil and gas, petrochemicals, and electric power markets.

The CCME will engage directly with these marketplace challenges to reduce carbon emissions that impact the climate and in doing so provide an accretive pathway for investment in the energy transition. We believe we are uniquely situated in Houston, aligned with our university energy advisory members, and purposely linked to global external collaborators, to impact the marketplace and provide the required solutions for the future.

The Mission of the Center for Carbon Management in Energy (CCME) is to establish a globally recognized Carbon Management Center for Energy to identify the key challenges and solutions necessary to lead the lower carbon future for the energy industry and societal marketplace. CCME is strategically driven by the challenges in oil and gas production, petrochemicals, and electric power sectors (including renewable energy platforms), as well as the entire energy value chain to consumer end use, to advance innovative and transformative solutions for a sustainable energy future.

Energy Sustainability is the Foundation

  • Pursue all requirements in harmony –a balanced public view
  • Global perspectives and Industry priorities -Developed and Developing worlds
  • Embrace transformative approaches and policy to create the future
  • New Energy ecosystems to transform science and technology development and investment in breakthrough materials, products, capabilities, and commerce

CCUS COMMERCIALIZATION CONSORTIA


Consortia Mission

The mission of the CCUS Commercialization Consortia is to create a consortia of industry and public/private experts to promote the rapid and transformative deployment of CCUS in the US and globally. This consortia will accelerate commercialization of CCUS through policy, legal, business as well as science and technology innovation.


CCME/SSEB Collaboration

The mission of the CCUS Commercialization Consortia is to create a consortia of industry and public/private experts to promote the rapid and transformative deployment of CCUS in the US and globally. This consortia will accelerate commercialization of CCUS through policy, legal, business as well as science and technology innovation.


Long-Term Goals

A 5-year program will be initiated in Year 1 (2021) with the development of a roadmap of strategic challenges and objectives that is informed by the marketplace participation of our Leadership Team. Our long term goals are:

  • Provide facility design support to projects and technologies in development
  • Provide a robust set of stakeholder engagement opportunities with symposiums and workshops, conferences, and the establishment of sub groups of experts in key challenge areas
  • Provide the workforce development in education and skills training for the existing and future workers in the CCUS market
  • Provide a capability and competence for the entire US beyond the SSEB borders to support DOE CCUS partnership CCUS commercialization

Consortia Support

The UH CCME will serve as the convener and host for the events and knowledge-sharing and take advantage of not only the rich array of campus disciplines, students and research – but also to capitalize on the city of Houston and our ability to effectively connect members of the energy community. Our reach will extend to all of the US CCUS partnership efforts supported by DOE and the SSEB reach to international markets as well.

CONSORTIUM FOR ENERGY CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY


Our Mission

The University of Houston, in collaboration with a consortium of energy companies, is advancing the practice of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) focused on the various sectors of the energy industry. We intend to educate and carry out research in collaboration with members of the Consortium for Energy Corporate Social Responsibility (CECSR).

The purpose of the CECSR organization is to enable a common platform for industry and academic subject matter experts to enable sharing of practices, development of common approaches, address many of the critical commercial and pedagogical issues, address critical research and deployment challenges that advance CSR knowledge and its translation to the energy business, all with the intent to advance the practice of CSR in the energy industry.

The initial focus of CECSR will be on:

  • Development of methodology and approach for addressing the business case for practice of CSR in the upstream, midstream and downstream energy industry
  • Establishing processes and rubrics for CSR implementation in the various sectors of the energy industry
  • Development of standards for CSR performance metrics
  • Development of training materials and training of entry level, mature CSR professionals and energy industry executives