Ryan Edwards *18, was a speaker at "The global status of CCS: The next wave of carbon capture”, an event of the Atlantic Council. The event addressed the mounting pressure to deliver on climate ambition and the daunting prognosis elucidated in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 1.5°C Report, the need to deploy carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies has become increasingly more urgent. The panelists explored the current status of carbon capture and storage, the next generation of CCS projects, policies, and technologies taking shape around the world, and the important part they play in global decarbonization. The full video is at https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/event/the-global-status-of-ccs-a-new-wave-of-carbon-capture/. This event serves as the US launch of the Global CCS Institute report, Global Status of CCS 2019: Targeting Climate Change, initially released at COP 25 in Madrid.
Ryan Edwards completed his PhD in CEE at Princeton in 2018. He was a member of the Subsurface Hydrology Research Group and investigated questions related to carbon capture and storage and unconventional oil and gas development, with a focus on hydraulic fracturing and shale gas in the United States.
After he graduated he spent one year as the 2018/19 American Geosciences Institute AAAS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow in the office of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island. He worked on energy and climate policy. His roles included legislation development, regulatory oversight, stakeholder communication, and speech writing.
Now, he is a Low Carbon Policy Adviser at Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, in Houston, TX.