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Gathering Climate Intelligence to Manage Abundant Petroleum in a Warming World

  • 24 Feb 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Online via Zoom (Eastern time zone)
  • 461


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Join NCAC-USAEE's Council Member TJ Conway, RMI and Deborah Gordon, Senior Principal at RMI to discuss her new book "No Standard Oil" focused on pragmatic solutions we can implement today to help rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the sector.

During this decisive decade for the future of our climate, cutting oil and gas emissions could not be more critical to decarbonizing our global energy system. In her latest book, No Standard Oil, renowned environmental policy expert Deborah Gordon presents her groundbreaking research on the climate impacts of oil and gas. Using innovative, open-source modeling techniques, Gordon shows that each source of oil and gas has a unique, but quantifiable, emissions profile. She then identifies a range of pragmatic solutions we can implement today to help rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the sector.

Please join us for this moderated discussion focused on: 1) why Gordon decided to write this book; 2) her approach to quantifying the emissions of oil and gas sources along with key findings from her research; and 3) key solutions we can implement today to reduce oil and gas emissions.

Deborah Gordon is a senior principal in the Climate Intelligence Program at RMI where she leads the Oil and Gas Solutions Initiative. Gordon serves as a senior fellow at the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University and serves as an affiliate at the Climate Solutions Lab. Her research spearheaded the development of the Oil Climate Index Plus Gas (OCI+), a first-of-its-kind analytic tool that compares the life-cycle climate impacts of global oil and gas resources. The OCI+ is the topic of Gordon’s new book, No Standard Oil (Oxford University Press, 2021).

Trained as a chemical engineer and policy analyst, Gordon is the former director of the Energy and Climate Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She began her career with Chevron and directed the Energy Policy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Gordon has taught at the Yale School of Environmental Studies and Brown University. She is a stakeholder in NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System, and has testified before Congress and served on National Academy of Sciences panels. Gordon has co-authored articles in numerous academic journals, is published and quoted in media outlets, and is the author of three books and numerous book chapters.

TJ Conway is a principal in RMI’s Climate Intelligence Program. He plays a leading role in the Oil and Gas Solutions Initiative, working with a range of stakeholders to help accelerate oil and gas firms’ decarbonization efforts. Conway is also Professor of the Practice at Georgetown University, where he teaches an energy course through the Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

This event is free to NCAC-USAEE members. The Zoom link will be at the very bottom of the confirmation email from NCAC-USAEE, after you register. Non-members can sign up for membership at: and then sign-up for the event on the website calendar. 2022 membership entitles participation for the remainder of the year. 

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