MEDIA ADVISORY: Technical and policy experts meet to discuss efforts to reduce California’s petroleum dependence
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