The Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership (BSCSP) will hold its annual meeting on October 28-29 in Spokane, Washington. BSCSP is a regional carbon sequestration partnership that consists of six states: Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, South Dakota, Washington and Oregon. The partnership is also a part of the Department of Energy’s carbon sequestration program. Among BSCSP’s research initiatives are experiments to demonstrate and validate storing CO2 in geological formations and terrestrial systems. The partnership also focuses on the economic impacts, regulatory frameworks, infrastructure and monitoring of carbon capture and storage (CCS). This year’s meeting will include discussions on policy, technology, economic and other national and global issues concerning the deployment of CCS technology. Another hot topic on this year’s agenda is the exploration of strategies to reduce CO2 emissions in the wake of increasing global energy demand.