Brad Crabtree joined the Great Plains Institute in 2002 and is responsible for managing its carbon management program. He co-directs the national Carbon Capture Coalition, a partnership of energy, industrial and technology companies, labor unions, and environmental, energy and agricultural organizations that led efforts to secure passage of landmark legislation in Congress to reform the 45Q tax credit for the capture, beneficial use, and storage of CO2 from power plants and industrial facilities. Brad also coordinates a 15-state work group originally convened in 2015 by then-Governor Matt Mead of Wyoming and Governor Steve Bullock of Montana to foster deployment of carbon capture and CO2pipeline infrastructure.
Brad previously coordinated energy policy advisory groups for the Midwestern Governors Association and facilitated the Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord Advisory Group for six governors and the Manitoba premier. He also co-directed Powering the Plains, GPI’s original flagship project that developed a comprehensive, 50-year regional blueprint for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and advanced coal technologies.
Brad serves on the National Coal Council, to which he was appointed by the US Secretary of Energy. He lives with his wife and daughter in North Dakota, where he was a statewide candidate for public service commissioner in 2010 and 2012. A graduate of the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, Brad has an MA in history from Johns Hopkins University.