ROADMAP 2035: Cars, Carbon and Climate Change – How Do We Meet California’s Zero Emissions Goals?
Join Capitol Weekly for a conference examining California’s climate goals – specifically the plan to move beyond gas-powered vehicles. ROADMAP 2035: Cars, Carbon and Climate Change – How Do We Meet California’s Zero Emissions Goals? will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2023, in Sacramento. A remote-viewing Zoom option is available HERE.
SPACE IS LIMITED – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE LIVE EVENT
By 2035 all new passenger cars, trucks and SUVs sold in California must be zero emissions. California’s Advanced Clean Cars II regulations will rapidly scale down light-duty passenger car, pickup truck and SUV emissions starting with the 2026 model year.
And, it’s not just happening in California. In March, the European Union announced a law to end sales of new CO2-emitting cars in 2035. Multiple states, including Oregon have similar mandates in place, and the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new rules that could require up to two-thirds of all new cars sold in the US by 2032 to be zero emission vehicles.
Despite these ambitious goals, major challenges remain. Public acceptance of EVs is growing, but not at the rate needed to meet the mandate. And, the state’s electrical grid is barely able to meet peak demand now; what happens when the average Californian is driving a plug-in? We’ll look at these questions and many more.
Click here to view an event program, with profiles of speakers and other details.
Our Keynote Speaker is Alice Busching Reynolds, President of the California Public Utilities Commission, in conversation with Rich Ehisen, Capitol Weekly.
9:30 AM, PANEL 1 – The Technology: How We Get There
Jacquelyn Birdsall, Toyota; Steve Douglas, Alliance for Automotive Innovation; Quentin Gee, California Energy Commission; Orville Thomas, CALSTART
Moderated by Alejandro Lazo, CalMatters
10:45 AM, PANEL 2 – What Now: Timelines and Implementation
Dr. Jen Gress, California Air Resources Board; Kip Lipper, Policy Advisor to the Sen. Pro Tem; Michael Pimentel, California Transit Association; Scott Wetch, Carter, Wetch and Associates
Moderated by Ari Plachta, Sacramento Bee
Noon, KEYNOTE – John Reynolds, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
In conversation with Rich Ehisen, Capitol Weekly
1:00 PM, PANEL 3 – The Future vs. The Past: The Impact on California’s Legacy Industries
Christopher Benjamin, Pacific Gas & Electric; Jon Costantino, Tradesman Advisors; Catherine Reheis-Boyd, Western States Petroleum Association; Laura Renger, California Electric Transportation Coalition
Moderated by Brian Joseph, Capitol Weekly
REGULAR REGISTRATION RATE IS $99. Registration includes lunch and all conference materials.
ATTENDANCE IS FREE for all state, federal or local government staff.
NO-COST SCHOLARSHIPS/FEE WAIVERS ARE AVAILABLE: for students and for anyone for whom cost is an issue. Contact Jyoti Alexander at Capitol Weekly, (916) 444 7665, for information on applying for a scholarship or registration fee-waiver.
ROADMAP 2035 will be held from 9:30AM – 2:00PM, Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 1414 K Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95814.
For Registration or Sponsorship information contact Jyoti Alexander at (916) 444 7665 or Jyoti.Alexander@capitolweekly.net.
For questions about content, please contact Rich Ehisen at (916) 402-4886 or email@example.com.
Thanks to our sponsors:
THE TRIBAL ALLIANCE OF SOVEREIGN INDIAN NATIONS, WESTERN STATES PETROLEUM ASSOCIATION, KP PUBLIC AFFAIRS, PERRY COMMUNICATIONS, CAPITOL ADVOCACY, LUCAS PUBLIC AFFAIRS, THE WEIDEMAN GROUP and CALIFORNIA PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS