Thursday February 28, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM PST

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University of California Sacramento Center

1130 K Street, Suite LL22
Sacramento, CA 95814

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Kathy Brown 
Capitol Weekly 

A Conference on Cap-&-Trade 

On Feb. 28, Capitol Weekly and the University of California, UC Sacramento Center will present a conference targeting California’s new cap-and-trade auction program, a critical piece of the state law curbing climate-changing greenhouse gases.

This meeting marks the seventh conference on major policy and political issues sponsored jointly by Capitol Weekly and the UC Center. The California Channel plans to record the event for later broadcast.

8 p.m. - 9 a.m.  Check-in

 9 a.m.  Welcoming remarks                                                                                                                           John Howard, Capitol Weekly                                                                                                                              AG Block, UC Center

 Panel 1: 9:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.                                                                                                                         The Auctions: Is this landmark process really working? The expectations vs. reality.        Moderator: Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times                                                                                      Panelists: Edie Chang, Air Resources Board; Alex Jackson, Natural Resources Defense Council; Dorothy Rothrock, California Manufacturers and Technology Association; Anthony Eggert, UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy.

 Panel 2: 10:45 am. - 11:55 a.m.  The Money Trail: How much comes in, where do the proceeds go and where should they go?                                                                                                                    Moderator: John Myers, News10                                                                                                             Panelists: Tiffany Roberts, Legislative Analyst's Office; Stuart Cohen, TransForm; Michael Mielke, Silicon Valley Leadership Group; Ashley Conrad-Saydah, Assistant Secretary for Climate Policy, CalEPA, Jim Earp, Alliance for Jobs

Luncheon: Noon                                                                                                                                           Keynote Address: Senator Fran Pavley                                                                                            Introduction: Robert Huckfeldt, UC Center

Panel 3: 12:55 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.Weighing up the plus and minuses: The impacts of carbon emission regulation on industry, the environment, transportation and land use -- is this a price worth paying?                                                                                                                                                       Moderator: Kevin Riggs, Randle Communications                                                                                Panelists: Catherine Reheis-Boyd, Western States Petroleum Association; Timothy O'Connor, Environmental Defense Fund; Michael Shaw, California Truckers Association; Ryan Young, Greenlining Institute, Amanda Eaken, Natural Resources Defense Council

 Panel 4: 2:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m                                                                                                             Greenhouse gases, Capitol politics and AB 32.                                                                                Moderator: Dan Morain, Sacramento Bee                                                                                             Panelists: Linda Adams, board chair, Climate Action Reserve, former CalEPA secretary and former director, state Department of water Resources; V. John White, Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies; Bernadette Del Chiaro, Environment California; Jan Smutny- Jones, Independent Energy Producers.

Reception : 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.                                                                                                            Members of the audience, panel participants and their guests are invited, as are members of the Legislature, staff and members of the media.

The conference will be held  at the UC Sacramento Center at 12th and K Streets in Sacramento, lower level. 

The regular cost of the event is $199 per person. Special packages also are available.  

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Michelle Matheson at Aimpoint Inc., (916) 669-9372 / michelle@aim-point.com, or Tim Foster at Capitol Weekly, (916) 612 2613 / tim.foster@capitolweekly.net

 For further registration information, contact Kathy Brown at kathy.brown@capitolweekly.net916 444-7665. 

For questions about participants, media credentialing or content, contact John Howard at john.howard@capitolweekly.net916-475-4840 or 916 444-7665.