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Pam Faggert
Vice President and Chief Environmental Officer, Dominion

Pam Faggert

Pam Faggert is vice president and chief environmental officer for Richmond, Va.-based Dominion, one of the nation’s largest energy companies. She previously was director for Air Division of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

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CCS plays role in meeting demand in era of GHG reductions

Is carbon capture and sequestration a "magic bullet?" No, but it may be a partial solution, one of many challenging things that will be necessary if we are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.

By Pam Faggert | March 30, 2010; 10:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

Let's not 'off' offsets just yet

I don't know what position Gertrude Stein might have taken on global warming, but I am certain that she would have grasped the concept of offsets: after all, a ton of CO2 is a ton of CO2 is a ton...

By Pam Faggert | March 20, 2010; 08:42 AM ET | Comments (1)

The proof is in the pudding

We have some pretty good intelligence on the climate bill being championed by Senators Kerry, Lieberman and Graham. Still, I am not going to play the speculation game.

By Pam Faggert | March 5, 2010; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (1)

A passionate debate can bring benefits

Passion is a good thing when it drives people to work hard and overcome obstacles. Passion is a bad thing when it causes you to close your mind to other points of view, no matter how strongly you disagree with them.

By Pam Faggert | November 24, 2009; 11:27 AM ET | Comments (1)

Copenhagen is one step in a long journey

Progress on greenhouse gas emissions can't and won't hinge on one conference or one agreement. The issue is too complex and needs to move ahead on multiple fronts. There is no "one size fits all." For those reasons, the likelihood...

By Pam Faggert | November 20, 2009; 06:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

U.S. legislation benefits from EU lessons

The greenhouse gas cap-and-trade legislation being considered in the United States incorporates important lessons learned from the European Union. These lessons can help reduce the economic burden on consumers and businesses while producing real emissions reductions   The biggest lesson...

By Pam Faggert | November 15, 2009; 09:20 AM ET | Comments (1)

Well-designed offsets needed

Verifiable and permanent greenhouse gas offsets that meet rigorous environmental standards should be part of the nation's comprehensive climate and energy policy. Offsets are real and equivalent reductions. They just occur somewhere else, either in this country or elsewhere. Given...

By Pam Faggert | October 21, 2009; 05:35 PM ET | Comments (2)

U.S. Must Develop a Responsible Climate Policy of its Own

Participation in the Copenhagen talks is important. It is also important that the United States continue moving forward on its own climate policy. Until our country takes action, it is difficult for the United States to help shape global policy....

By Pam Faggert | October 4, 2009; 06:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

 
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