Washington, D.C., November 47

Washington, D.C. – Energy ministers from 22 nations and the European Commission are expected to attend the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum’s (CSLF) Fifth Ministerial Meeting in Washington, D.C., November 4–7, 2013.

This 5th Ministerial Conference, coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the founding of the CSLF, will reaffirm that carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a critically important low-carbon technology with application beyond coal power generation, and will call upon CSLF Ministers to support more coordinated near-term global actions to further develop and deploy CCS.

The Ministerial Meeting provides an opportunity for decision-makers from industry and governments to discuss the key challenges facing CCS and to agree on a strategy and action plan for closer collaboration on the commercialization of CCS technology

The meeting will be hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy and will include a Stakeholders Forum with an international group of corporate executives, international energy organizations, and non-government organizations.

The Ministerial meeting on November 7 will include keynote addresses from the International Energy Agency on future energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and the state of the CCS industry by the Global CCS Institute. The highlight will be a CEO roundtable, where industrial participants in major CCS projects around the world will discuss their experiences. U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will attend and be conferring with energy ministers from the other CSLF member countries.

The CSLF is a Ministerial-level international initiative focused on the development and deployment of cost-effective carbon capture, transport and long-term storage technologies. Established in 2003, the CSLF currently has 22 country members and the European Commission and has hundreds of stakeholders.

Since its inception, the CSLF has helped facilitate the development and deployment of improved cost-effective technologies for the separation and capture of carbon dioxide for its transport and long-term safe storage.

For registration or other information, visit the CSLF Web site at http://www.cslforum.org/or the United States Energy Association at http://www.usea.org/event/2013-carbon-sequestration-leadership-forum-ministerial