Every 10 years or so, people get excited about the potential for hydrogen and carbon capture utilization and sequestration. Most of the time, the conversations sizzle out and the industry gets back to what it is comfortable doing. This time, however, James Curry, energy attorney and managing shareholder of Babst Calland's Washington, D.C. office, says the conversations seem much different.

He recently sat down with Hart Energy's Len Vermillion in the firm's Pittsburgh headquarters for a frank discussion on the energy transition, including the role of pipelines, hydrogen and CCS in the future energy mix.