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CATF appoints Benjamin Longstreth as Global Director of Carbon Capture

August 30, 2022 Work Area: Carbon Capture

BOSTON — Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is proud to welcome Benjamin Longstreth to its team of experts as Global Director of Carbon Capture. 

In his new role, Benjamin will expand CATF’s longstanding work to design and advocate for policies to advance carbon capture around the world and reduce carbon pollution from the power sector and other industrial sources. 

“Carbon capture will be crucial in keeping millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, making it a key tool in the global climate solution toolbox,” said CATF Executive Director Armond Cohen. “We are thrilled to welcome Ben to the team, which will be made stronger by his decades of experience working to advance strong and effective climate policies for a broad suite of decarbonization tools.” 

Benjamin comes to CATF from Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC), where he directed legal and technical analysis of U.S. legislative and regulatory climate standards as a senior attorney. Prior to his work with NRDC, he was an attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Environment and Natural Resources Division. Benjamin holds a JD from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Williams College. Read Benjamin’s full bio here

“I’m excited to be joining CATF’s talented team of experts and help key industries cut their carbon pollution through the use of carbon capture technologies.” said Benjamin Longstreth. “My time collaborating with utilities, lawmakers, analysts, and academics to explore a wide variety of decarbonization strategies forged a commitment to advancing a broad suite of decarbonization tools, including carbon capture, and I can think of no better place to advance those solutions than CATF.” 

Lee Beck, CATF’s previous Global Director of Carbon Capture, now serves as the Senior Director in Europe where she leads CATF’s cross-functional, cross-regional, and cross-programmatic growth and climate policy impact in Europe.

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About Clean Air Task Force 

Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a global nonprofit organization working to safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid development and deployment of low-carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies. With 25 years of internationally recognized expertise on climate policy and a fierce commitment to exploring all potential solutions, CATF is a pragmatic, non-ideological advocacy group with the bold ideas needed to address climate change. CATF has offices in Boston, Washington D.C., and Brussels, with staff working virtually around the world. Visit and follow @cleanaircatf.

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