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The Role of Circular Carbon Economy

  • 17 Feb 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom (Eastern time zone)
  • 436


Former NCAC-USAEE President, Adam Sieminski

This event is free to NCAC-USAEE members

The circular carbon economy (CCE) is an integrated and inclusive approach to transitioning toward more comprehensive, resilient, sustainable, and climate-friendly energy systems. The corollary in the circular carbon economy is that people do not want bio-energy and carbon utilization; they want a safe climate and an improved quality of life. As such, the circular carbon economy welcomes all carbon mitigation options that can help achieve climate goals.

The circular carbon economy builds on the principles of circular economy and applies them to managing carbon emissions: to reduce the carbon that must be managed in the first place, to reuse carbon as an input to create feedstocks and fuels, to recycle carbon through the natural carbon cycle with bioenergy, and, unique to circular carbon economy, to remove excess carbon and store it.

Registration will close on the prior day, February 16, when registrants also receive the Zoom link. Members may access the recording and PowerPoint afterward by logging into

Speaker Bio

Adam Sieminski is President of the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center. KAPSARC is an independent, non-profit, research think tank located in Riyadh. Its mission is to advance the understanding of energy, economics, and the environment, acting as a catalyst for dialogue.

Prior to joining KAPSARC, Mr. Sieminski held the James Schlesinger Chair for Energy and Geopolitics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington.  Sieminski served as Administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the statistical and analytical division of the U.S. Department of Energy in 2012-2016.  While awaiting U.S. Senate confirmation for the EIA appointment, he was the Senior Director for Energy and Environment of the U.S. National Security Council at the White House.  He was previously Deutsche Bank’s chief energy economist and integrated oil company analyst. 

Mr. Sieminski is an active member of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), a Senior Fellow and former President of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics (USAEE), and was President of the National Association of Petroleum Investment Analysts. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and earned both an undergraduate degree in civil engineering and a master's degree in public administration from Cornell University.

Rita Beale, NCAC-USAEE President, will host the discussion.

Non-members can join for $35, also entitling participation in NCAC-USAEE for all of 2021. Sign up for membership at:

Save the Dates: March 2 - Demystifying Environmental Credits with Michael Walsh of Incubex, hosted by Elaine Levin of Powerhouse. Tentative annual policy conference: April 20-21. 

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