Erin Burns

Erin Burns is associate director of policy at Carbon180, a climate NGO focused on carbon removal, where she works with scientists, entrepreneurs, academics, and policy makers to create and inform federal policy on carbon capture, removal, and use. Previously, she worked in the US Senate handling energy, environment, labor, and agricultural issues, including staffing for the Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Public Lands Subcommittee. Burns was also a senior policy advisor at Third Way, a Washington, DC-based think tank, managing carbon capture and removal, innovation, and other clean energy policy advocacy. Throughout her career, she has worked on issues related to coal worker and coal community transitions.

Topic Takeaways

  • Reminder: it's okay to try new things and be a little unsure of yourself.
  • IMPACT: Creating new laws that have an impact on climate change.

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