‘Obama’s coal guy’ provides keynote at Basin Electric’s 2016 Annual Meeting

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Dr. Julio Friedmann discusses carbon capture and storage during the keynote address at Basin Electric’s 2016 Annual Meeting.

“President Obama’s coal guy,” he says. “So loved by everyone, as you can imagine.”

The crowd laughed as Dr. Julio Friedmann, began his keynote address at Basin Electric’s 2016 Annual Meeting, Nov. 9-10. Friedmann is a senior fellow at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he serves as the chief expert in energy technologies and systems.

Friedmann’s presentation focused on carbon capture and storage (CCS) policy and projects worldwide, and concluded with some very interesting and thought-provoking questions from the audience.

“What is the lethal dose of CO2?” was one question. Friedmann’s response was we are, “very-very far away from the lethal dose, but that isn’t the issue.” He said the issue isn’t about the lethality of CO2 in terms of its risk to climate, but rather its contribution to global warming.

Read an overview of Friedmann’s presentation on Basin Electric’s website: Industry leader Dr. Julio Friedmann discusses carbon capture and storage

Also, video of the presentation will soon be available, in addition to video from the rest of the meeting, in the Annual Meeting Video Gallery.

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