The California State Bar Environmental Law Section is holding a can’t-miss conference next month called “2030 and Beyond,” looking at the next phase of greenhouse gas reductions for California. With AB 32’s 2020 due date soon approaching for greenhouse gas reductions, the legislature is now debating bills to legislate goals for 2030 and beyond.
Meanwhile, Governor Brown has already called for major new greenhouse gas initiatives for 2030, including a 50% renewable portfolio standard, 50% reduction in petroleum usage, and a doubling of the efficiency of today’s buildings.
The State Bar conference will feature key representatives from the Brown Administration, including:
- Ken Alex, Senior Advisor to the Governor and Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
- Matt Rodriquez, Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency
- Michael Picker, President of the California Public Utilities Commission
- Andrew McAllister, Commissioner at the California Energy Commission
Panel topics will focus on improving energy efficiency in existing buildings, decarbonizing our electricity system, and electrifying transportation. You can register on-line here and download the full agenda here [PDF]. The event will take place at the State Building in Downtown Oakland, conveniently located near BART.