Energy and Climate Change: California’s Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through Renewables, Fuels, and Markets
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Booth Auditorium, Boalt Hall
Earn up to 6 hours MCLE credit
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
WELCOME BY CHAIRS
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Scott Birkey, Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP
Amy Gaylord, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
KEYNOTE SPEAKER – MARY NICHOLS
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
AB 32 and California’s Energy Future
Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board
MEETING AB 32 GOALS THROUGH RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
This panel will explore how the renewable energy industry, guided by California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard requirements, can reduce
greenhouse gas emissions and still meet projected energy demand.
Moderator: Ethan Elkind, U.C. Berkeley School of Law
Nick Chaset, Special Advisor for Distributed Energy Resources, Office of Governor Edmund G Brown, Jr.
Shannon Eddy, Executive Director, Large-Scale Solar Association
Arne Olson, Partner, Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3)
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
LUNCHEON ADDRESS – DAVID HOCHSCHILD
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
California’s Regulatory Approach to Renewables and Greenhouse Gas Reduction
David Hochschild, Commissioner, California Energy Commission
GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS AND THE INTEGRATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY: RELIABILITY AND ELECTRICITY MARKETS
1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
This panel will address the integration of renewable energy by focusing on current programs at the California ISO to firm intermittent renewable energy production, while meeting the critical goal of maintaining reliability. The panel will feature a lively discussion featuring the sometimes competing views of grid operators and players in the renewable energy field.
Moderator: Dana Palmer, McGuire Woods LLP
Karen Edson, V.P., Policy & Client Services, California ISO
Vicken Kasarjian, Dir. Grid Planning & Operations, SMUD
V. John White, Executive Director, Center for Energy
Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CEERT)
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
PRACTICAL REALITIES: TRANSPORTATION, LOW CARBON FUELS AND ELECTRIFICATION TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Without fanfare, laws at the Federal and state level have been reformulating transportation fuels to become more renewable and less carbon intensive. The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA 2007) has created the Federal Renewable Fuel Standard program (RFS2),
which will drive lower GHG emissions nationally. California’s leadership with its Low Carbon Fuel Standard is challenging the oil industry and
supporting the re-birth of the electric car. This panel will examine the technical and legal impacts of these transformational policies.
Moderator: William W. Westerfield, III, SMUD
Dan Bowermaster, Senior Project Manager, Electric Power Research Institute
Mark Poole, California Deputy Attorney General
Cliff Rechtschaffen, Senior Advisor, Office of Governor Edmund G Brown, Jr.
CONCLUSION AND WRAP UP
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