Department of Energy Public Community Listening Session Regarding Carbon Management

Free and open to the Public.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (DOE-ED) and Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (DOE-FECM) are holding a public listening session in New Orleans focused on environmental, climate, and energy justice considerations associated with large-scale carbon management infrastructure projects.

The Justice40 Initiative seeks to provide 40% of the overall benefits of certain federal investments—including those in clean energy and climate change—to disadvantaged communities. In alignment with the Justice40 Initiative, DOE-FECM and DOE-ED especially invite participation from frontline/fenceline communities and justice advocates to explore the justice and equity implications of carbon management activities.

During the Community Listening Session, DOE-FECM will provide a brief overview of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) provisions related to carbon management—which include point-source carbon capture, carbon transport, carbon storage, carbon conversion, and direct air capture— but will mainly be interested in obtaining facts and information from individual participants regarding large-scale carbon management-related infrastructure projects. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected].

This meeting will be followed by a Regional Carbon Management Applicant Education Workshop on Tuesday, April 19 at the Pontchartrain Convention and Civic Center. That workshop targets potential applicants interested in carbon management projects. Click here to register for the Regional Carbon Management Applicant Education Workshop on April 19.