SACRAMENTO – The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is hosting a workshop Monday to provide an update on State efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from petroleum sources. The workshop, to be livestreamed, will also explore potential additional measures to expedite California’s transition to cleaner sources of energy and ensure the State remains on track to achieve its 2030 climate goal. California’s 2017 Climate Change Scoping Plan, adopted by the Board in December, shows petroleum demand will decrease by more than 45 percent by 2030, which means Californians will be using less gasoline and diesel resulting in healthier air and cost-savings on transportation fuels.
The workshop is in response to Board direction to continue evaluating additional opportunities to cut emissions from energy sources, including sources related to energy production, that contribute to climate change, air pollution and other environmental and health hazards.
Amy Myers Jaffe, Council on Foreign Relations
Severin Borenstein, UC Berkeley
Dan Sperling, UC Davis and CARB
Pete Erickson, Stockholm Environment Institute
Ashley Langer, University of Arizona
Christopher Knittel, MIT
Roger Aines, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Hannah Pitt, Rhodium Group
WHAT: Workshop featuring technical and policy experts exploring California’s strategies to reduce emissions from petroleum consumption and production
WHEN: Monday, August 20, 2018, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
WHERE: California Environmental Protection Agency, Coastal Hearing Room, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
CARB is the lead agency in California for cleaning up the air and fighting climate change to attain and maintain health-based air quality standards. Its mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through the effective reduction of air and climate pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy.