U.S. Department of Energy’s Carbon Negative Shot Summit

About the Carbon Negative Shot Summit 

To advance the development of the emerging and necessary carbon dioxide removal industry, the Department of Energy launched Carbon Negative Shot, the third target within DOE’s Energy Earthshots Initiative.  

Carbon Negative Shot is an all-hands-on-deck call for innovation in carbon dioxide removal pathways that will capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and store it at gigaton scales for less than $100/net metric ton of CO2-equivalent. To put this into perspective, one gigaton of CO2 is equivalent to the annual emissions from approximately 250 million vehicles driven in one year. Carbon dioxide removal, in conjunction with aggressive decarbonization, is a climate-critical activity required to reach our nation’s climate goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. 

The Carbon Negative Shot Summit convened industry innovators, environmental and climate justice organizations, labor unions, academia, government leaders, and many more in order to increase collaboration to advance deployment of commercially viable, just, and sustainable carbon dioxide removal in the United States. 

Event Details: 

  • Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET 
  • Click here to view the agenda and session videos


Featured Speakers 

Jennifer Granholm

Jennifer M. Granholm

Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

Jennifer M. Granholm was sworn in as the 16th Secretary of Energy on February 25, 2021, becoming just the second woman to lead DOE. Secretary Granholm will lead DOE in helping America achieve President Biden's goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 by advancing cutting-edge clean energy technologies, creating millions of good-paying union clean energy jobs, and building an equitable clean energy future. Secretary Granholm will also oversee DOE's core missions of promoting American leadership in scientific discovery, maintaining the nuclear deterrent and reducing nuclear danger, and remediating the environmental harms caused by legacy defense programs. Prior to her nomination as Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm was the first woman elected Governor of Michigan, serving two terms from 2003 to 2011. 

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) 

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has earned a reputation in the Senate as a fierce advocate for progressive values and a thoughtful legislator capable of reaching across the aisle to achieve bipartisan solutions. Senator Whitehouse has been at the center of bipartisan efforts to pass laws overhauling federal education policy, rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, reforming the criminal and juvenile justice systems, protecting Americans from toxic chemicals in everyday products, and addressing ocean plastic waste. Recognizing the devastating toll of addiction in Rhode Island and across the nation, Whitehouse authored the first significant bipartisan law to address the opioid crisis, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. Representing the Ocean State, Whitehouse plays a key role in crafting policies addressing climate change, environmental protection, and a price on carbon. He passed into law a dedicated fund to support ocean and coastal research and restoration and bipartisan legislation to confront the crisis of marine plastic and other waste polluting our oceans. He has worked to enact bipartisan measures to reduce carbon pollution and boost America’s clean energy economy. Whitehouse has stood as a staunch defender of Social Security and Medicare, and has made improving care and reducing costs in our health care system a hallmark of his career. To counteract the corrosive effects of special interests in our democracy, Whitehouse has championed efforts to root out dark money from our elections and make Congress and the courts accountable to the American people. “While fighting in Washington against corporate interests and their influence on the political process,” wrote the Providence Journal, “Senator Whitehouse has not forgotten the people back home.” A graduate of Yale University and the University of Virginia School of Law, Sheldon served as Rhode Island’s U.S. Attorney and state attorney general before being elected to the Senate, where he serves on the Finance Committee, the Judiciary Committee, the Environment and Public Works Committee, and the Budget Committee. He and his wife Sandra, a marine biologist and environmental advocate, live in Newport. They have two grown children. 

U.S. Representative Scott Peters (CA-52)

U.S. Representative Scott Peters (CA-52)  

Congressman Scott Peters serves California’s 52nd Congressional district, which includes the cities of Coronado, Poway, and most of northern San Diego. First elected in 2012, he currently serves on the House Budget Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee, as well as the Joint Economic Committee.  

Scott Peters is a civic leader who has made improving the quality of life in San Diego his life’s work. As a Member of Congress, Scott’s emphasis has been promoting and expanding San Diego’s innovation ecosystem, advocating for San Diego’s pivotal role as a partner in the national defense, and making government work again. Ranked the 4th most independent Democrat in Congress by the National Journal, Scott Peters understands that business problems have bipartisan solutions, and is never afraid to work across party lines to build consensus and get things done.  

Ko Barrett

Ko Barrett

Senior Advisor for Climate, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 

Ms. Barrett currently serves as the NOAA Senior Advisor for Climate. She is widely recognized globally as an expert on climate policy, particularly on issues related to climate impacts and strategies to help society adapt to a changing world. Ms. Barrett provides strategic advice and scientific leadership for climate research, applications, and services to coordinate and integrate activities across NOAA's portfolio of climate-related programs to enhance the effectiveness of NOAA in meeting climate mission goals. She is also currently serving as a Vice Chair for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a role she has held since 2015.  

Prior to her current role, Ms. Barrett served as the NOAA Research Deputy Assistant Administrator for Programs and Administration, where she supervised daily operations and administration of several major NOAA research programs, including the Climate Program Office, Ocean Acidification Program, and National Sea Grant College Program. Ms. Barrett has also served as deputy director of NOAA Research’s Climate Program Office. In addition, for over fifteen years, she served as a member of U.S. delegations charged with reviewing and adopting scientific assessments undertaken by the IPCC, and as the lead U.S. climate adaptation negotiator to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Ms. Barrett was instrumental in negotiating the Global Framework for Climate Services under the World Meteorological Organization and was NOAA’s climate representative to its Executive Committee and Congress for many years. Before joining NOAA, she was the Global Climate Change Program director at the United States Agency for International Development. 


Anna Fendley

Director of State and Regulatory Policy, United Steelworkers

Anna Fendley is the United Steelworkers’ director of regulatory and state policy. Anna has been with the union for over a decade and previously served as the associate legislative director and in the union’s Health, Safety & Environment Department. Her portfolio includes health and safety; climate, energy, and environment; administrative law; and working families. She has helped the union build power by working in coalition with other organizations, particularly in her role representing USW on the BlueGreen Alliance steering committee. Anna was recently appointed as IndustriALL Global Union’s vice president for North America. She also represents the AFL-CIO as the chairperson of the International Trade Union Confederation’s Global Youth Committee where she led the effort to create a global economic platform for young workers.  

Anna earned her BS and MPH from Boston University and attended the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law.

Nan Ransohoff Headshot

Nan Ransohoff

Head of Climate, Stripe 

Nan Ransohoff is currently Head of Climate at Stripe, where her team is working to kickstart a market for permanent carbon removal. She leads Stripe Climate as well as Frontier, a $925M advance market commitment to accelerate carbon removal. Prior to Stripe, Nan led product and business teams at Opower, Nest, Uber, and most recently at Nuro as Head of Product. She received her BA from Harvard University and her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. 




Scott Doney

Dr. Scott Doney

Joe D. and Helen J. Kington Professor in Environmental Change, University of Virginia  

Dr. Scott Doney's expertise spans oceanography, climate and biogeochemistry, with particular emphasis on the application of numerical models and data analysis methods to global-scale questions. Much of his research focuses on how the global carbon cycle and ocean ecology respond to natural and human-driven climate change. One of his current areas of study is ocean acidification due to the invasion into the ocean of carbon dioxide and other chemicals from fossil fuel burning. He is the author of nearly 300 peer-reviewed research publications and co-author of a textbook on data analysis and modeling methods for the marine sciences.  

Doney was the inaugural chair of the U.S. Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program, a convening lead author for the Oceans and Marine Resources chapter of the 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment, member of a number of National Academy of Sciences reports, and served on both the NSF Geosciences and NSF Environmental Research and Education Advisory Committees. He is the past Director of the Ocean and Climate Change Institute and Chair of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). He was awarded the James B. Macelwane Medal from the American Geophysical Union in 2000, WHOI Ocean and Climate Change Institute Fellow in 2003, an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow in 2004, the WHOI W. Van Alan Clark Sr. Chair in 2007, an AAAS Fellow in 2010, and the Huntsman Award for Excellence in Marine Science in 2013 from the Royal Society of Canada.   

He graduated with a BA in chemistry from the University of California, San Diego in 1986 and went on his first oceanographic expedition in 1984 with Sea Education Association. He completed his PhD in chemical oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography in 1991. He was a postdoctoral fellow and later a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, before returning to Woods Hole in 2002. In August 2017, he joined the University of Virginia as the first Joe D. and Helen J. Kington Professor in Environmental Change. 

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