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ICAC Clean Air Summit



2020 ICAC Clean Air Summit


June 16-17, 2020

Thank you to those who participated in this year's Clean Air Summit! ICAC members are invited to view a recording of the event and PDFs of each of the presentations - click here for access (password protected).


For more information on this and future events, please contact Haley Armstrong (


The Clean Air Summit is ICAC’s flagship event, providing members with a unique opportunity to engage directly with key stakeholders, regulators and experts. Each year, participants learn about the current and future state of the clean air emissions industry and emerging market opportunities. Members also benefit from networking and sharing their company’s offerings with industry peers.



2020 Clean Air Summit Panels


Schedule of Events

Full Program

Enhancing Opportunities for Carbon Emissions Management Through Government Programs & Policy

This panel will feature two discussions: one with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy, the other with a Congressman from the U.S. House of Representatives. The panelists will discuss current and upcoming initiatives to advance technologies and the market for carbon emissions management through policies, incentives and funding.


Panel Speakers:

  • Michael Goo, Partner, AJW (Moderator)
  • Kenneth Humphreys, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Brad Crabtree, Vice President for Carbon Management, Great Plains Institute
  • Representative Marc Veasey, U.S. Congressman for Texas' 33rd Congressional District*


A Discussion with Kelley Raymond, Senior Advisor, U.S. EPA's Office of Air and Radiation

In an exclusive session with Kelley Raymond from EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, participants will learn about the agency’s recent and upcoming rulemakings impacting the stationary emissions control and measurement industries (e.g. oil and gas methane rule, ethylene oxide limits, the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard [MATS], the Startup, Shutdown and Malfunction Rule, the Affordable Clean Energy [ACE] rule, and New Source Review [NSR]).


Panel Speakers:

  • Eric Olson, President, ICAC Board of Directors
  • Kelley Raymond, Senior Advisor, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. EPA


Creating an Investable Business Model for Carbon Emissions Management

Businesses must consider a variety of factors when weighing investments in carbon management projects and technologies, including markets, regulations, costs, revenue, location and partners. This panel will explore emerging market opportunities in carbon emissions management and the ways that these projects and technologies can become an investable business model.


Panel Speakers:

  • Chris Hessler, Partner, AJW (Moderator)
  • Lars-Erik Gaertner, Head of Transformational R&D- Americas, Linde
  • Lynn McGuire, Senior Principal, Geosyntec
  • Xavier Pettiau, Director CO2 Research, Lhoist
  • Algert Prifti, Decarbonization and CCUS Technologies Lead, Black & Veatch
  • Lee Solsbery, Technical Director and Lead for Low Carbon Energy Transition-- America, ERM


The Power Sector Perspective on Decarbonization and the Need for CEM Technologies

In the years following the Paris Climate Agreement, the world has witnessed announcements from a range of industries and organizations committing themselves to mid-century climate goals. This panel will explore the motivations, challenges and opportunities for a major utility – Duke Energy – to decarbonize their portfolio. The panel will also discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn on the utility’s goals.


Panel Speakers:

  • Chris Hessler, Partner, AJW
  • Louis Renjel, Senior Vice President of Federal Government and Corporate Affairs, Duke Energy


Regulatory Activity and Market Opportunity at the State-Level

States have a growing responsibility to enforce and regulate air emissions, making both their role as an implementer and their dynamic with industry increasingly important to ensure compliance and improve air quality. The panel will discuss states’ plans to implement federal regulations, such as the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule and National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), state and local-level regulations, and opportunities for industry engagement (e.g. in non-attainment areas and in emerging markets like California). Panelists will also discuss the enforcement compliance impacts at the state-level in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Panel Speakers:

  • Mary Solecki, Partner, AJW (Moderator)
  • Karen Hays, President, Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies & Chief, Air Protection Branch, Georgia Environmental Protection Division
  • Miles Keogh, Executive Director, National Association of Clean Air Agencies



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