The Port of Corpus Christi Authority has reaffirmed its commitments to leadership in atmospheric climate action following the COP26 in Glasgow.
The port is currently the nation’s leading export gateway of US-produced energy, and its leadership has designated environmental protection as a cornerstone of its Strategic Plan, the Port of Corpus Christi said in a statement.
“Even as we embrace and expand our role in the traditional energy marketplace, we are actively working to define our niche in the transition to alternative energy sources,” said Charles W. Zahn, Jr, Chairman of the Port of Corpus Christi Commission.
“Cultivating world-scale production of low carbon hydrogen for export will help protect US energy security not just for the next five or 15 years, but for the next generation and beyond.”
Sean Strawbridge, Chief Executive Officer for the Port of Corpus Christi, added “Being a leader is about challenging the status quo through a lens of optimism and a desire to develop better solutions, all while clearing a defensible path for others to follow.
“The Port of Corpus Christi has long been a leader in environmental sustainability and stewardship. No single agency has, in my estimation, done more for the South Texas Coastal Bend in environmental leadership and we will continue to vigorously pursue a cleaner, more prosperous future.”
The port authority has partnered with several different companies in a bid to drive energy transition. The most recent example of this can be seen in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the port and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). This agreement aims to advance collaboration between the port, the NREL and port tenants by identifying scalable energy transition and decarbonisation projects.
Jeff Pollack, Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer for the Port of Corpus Christi, also commented “The partnerships the port has formed or expanded in recent months all support our broader climate action objectives. We see these initiatives as a direct investment in our current customers’ respective decarbonisation commitments.”