Deepika leads the Carbon Capture program at Clean Air Task Force (CATF). She works to develop policy strategies aimed at deploying carbon capture, removal & storage technologies globally by mid-century in line with keeping global temperature rise below 1.5C. Deepika has developed policy analysis and led advocacy efforts related to CCS, including power sector modeling that studied CCS deployment in the US under various federal policy scenarios, including 45Q tax credit that the Congress passed in 2018, an assessment of the role of zero-carbon technology in developing countries, and securing a CCS protocol under the California LCFS. Her current areas of focus include basin-scale CO2 management and the relationship between CCS and criteria air pollution at industrial facilities.
Prior to joining CATF, Deepika led the deployment of global marketing operations at Schneider Electric across Asia-Pacific countries. Deepika graduated in 2015 from The Earth Institute at Columbia University with a Master of Science in Sustainability Management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Bangalore University in Karnataka, India. She is currently based in San Francisco.