Shannon Angielski

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Shannon Angielski has devoted her career to developing and advocating for clean energy and carbon management policies and federal funding for projects. Shannon has a particular focus on the decarbonization of hydrogen, recognizing early on its significance to the success of the energy transition and potential to cut across multiple industries. She has worked to raise awareness and build support among key stakeholders, including founding and leading the Clean Hydrogen Future Coalition.

Shannon also has a wealth of experience working on carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) policies. Her clients include members of the electric power and industrial sectors, equipment manufacturers, technology developers, trade associations and labor unions, on whose behalf she develops, implements, and manages advocacy strategies. Shannon’s efforts have frequently resulted in the successful enactment of key legislation and federal funding. Examples include the Section 45Q carbon sequestration tax credits, the new Section 45V hydrogen production tax credit that was included in the Inflation Reduction Act, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) clean hydrogen hubs provision, and the IIJA CCS programs.

Shannon serves as the Executive Director of the Carbon Utilization Research Council (CURC) and as the President of the Clean Hydrogen Future Coalition. In these leadership roles, Shannon develops and supports the coalitions’ federal policy initiatives and advocates for their goals. She also serves as the coalitions’ spokesperson before federal policymakers and the media.

Shannon is a co-coordinator of Van Ness Feldman's Government Advocacy and Public Policy practice and leads its Federal Funding and Grant practices.

  • Experience
    • Through representation of the Coal Utilization Research Council, participated in the design and advocacy of billions in tax credits for advanced coal technology projects and strategically advances annual appropriations for coal technology and CCS research and development funding.
    • Advises clients in successfully obtaining multi million dollar federal grants for advanced energy technology projects.
    • As coordinator of the firm’s federal funding practice, coordinated the development of a new firm model for clients to partner with the federal government, and represent clients under this new model in their efforts to secure federal funding for the development and deployment of new energy technologies.
    • Advocated for the authorization and appropriation of a new federal energy technology program and helped client to successfully compete for a $30 million federal grant under the program.
    • Working with client to develop responsible international financing policies for overseas energy technology projects.
  • Professional Affiliations

    American League of Lobbyists

    Environmental Law Institute

    Washington Coal Club

    Board Member

    Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment

  • Awards & Honors
  • Government Service
  • News & Presentations
  • Thought Leadership


Johns Hopkins University M.S., 2000

University of New Hampshire B.A., 1994