Energy News Beat Podcast

Energy News Beat Podcast

ENB #113 Chuck McConnell, Executive Director Center for Carbon Management - We talk critical topics in the Carbon Market

April 03, 2023

A great discussion with a true industry leader, Chuck McConnell. He is the Executive Director Center for Carbon Management in Energy and an Advisory Board Member at the Carbon Neutral Coalition. Both organizations are critical for forward thinking and planning for the future of energy.

A little inside baseball, I had the pleasure of being on a panel discussion with Chuck at the Strategic Investor Conference hosted by John Maudlin and Mauldin Economics. Peter Snell and Jay Young were also on the panel, and we had a great talk about the future of energy.

Also, please follow Chuck on LinkedIn HERE.

We would also like to shout out to Raconteur as an episode sponsor.

Thank you Chuck for your industry leadership and stopping by the podcast - Stu

00:00 - Intro

00:52 - Getting to Know Chuck Mcconnell and Being on the Advisory Board of Carbon Neutral Coalition

02:15 - The Topic being discussed is about Sustainability.

03:59 - Insights about he`s involvement in thought leadership at the University of Houston, including he`s goals for he`s work there, and how it relates to market features

06:53 - What can we learn from the divergent paths taken by European and US-based oil companies in transitioning towards renewable energy, and how does Occidental Petroleum's success in the carbon capture market demonstrate a viable alternative approach for oil companies to address climate change concerns?

09:18 - Given the recent resurgence of coal usage in some parts of the world, how can carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technology play a role in mitigating the carbon emissions associated with coal-fired power plants, and what are some potential challenges and opportunities in implementing CCUS in the coal industry?

11:42 - Can you elaborate on the Global significance of the Carbon Coalition's efforts in Texas, particularly in light of Texas' leading position in various industries, and how do you see the Carbon Coalition's work influencing international efforts to address climate change?

13:26 - Should we export advanced coal technologies, such as clean scrubbers and high-temperature coal plants, to reduce emissions in other countries?

15:27 - Low cost energy with the least amount of impact on the environment, is the way to elevate humanity out of poverty

17:17 - Can you share what upcoming plans or initiatives are in store for the Carbon Coalition, and how do you plan to effectively communicate this news to the public?

19:22 - Do you believe that having a subject matter degree for CCUS will be essential in the future, and how can we encourage the spread of information and awareness about this important field?

21:45 - What Upcoming Developments or plans do you have in store, Chuck?

23:45 - What are the ways in which people can connect with you through your LinkedIn profile and the Carbon Coalition website?

26:26 - Outro