Gathering of leaders to explore role of innovative technology in fighting smog and climate change over next 50 years
RIVERSIDE – A number of clean air luminaries and industry and thought leaders will gather in Riverside on Thursday, May 17 to recognize 50 years of progress in cleaning California’s skies and discuss the crucial role new vehicle technology and developments will play in continuing the state’s leadership over the coming half century. The 50th Anniversary Symposium is hosted by the UC Riverside College of Engineering – Center for Environmental Research and Technology as part of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the California Air Resources Board.
To underscore the crucial importance of technology in achieving California’s clean air and climate goals, there will be a rare display of zero-emission cars, trucks, and buses that are just now beginning to enter the marketplace. One question discussed at the Symposium will be how best to accelerate their market penetration.
What: A gathering of luminaries from academia, government and industry will discuss the interplay of research, policy and technology in continuing to fight smog and reduce climate-changing gases from cars, trucks, and buses.
When: Thursday, May 17. The program starts at 10:30, includes a luncheon and Technology Showcase.
- CARB Chair Mary D. Nichols
- Margo Oge, former director, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality
- Past CARB Chairs Dr. Alan Lloyd and Dr. Robert Sawyer
- Los Angeles Times Columnist Michael Hiltzik
- John Wall, former Cummins diesel Chief Technology Officer
- Representatives of industry, air districts and state government
Where: UC Riverside College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology, Bourns Technology Center, 1200 Columbia Ave, Riverside, CA 92507.
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Note: Attendance is limited to registered guests and to accredited media. Media must RSVP to Kathy Vang.
Visuals: The Technology Showcase will feature cutting-edge products from a variety of manufacturers, including Tesla, Thor, Horiba, AVL, and Enerblu. There will also be an interactive virtual reality experience of the planned CARB emissions testing facility, to be part of CARB’s new Southern California headquarters, set to open in 2020 in Riverside.