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 / firstname.lastname@example.org, or Tim Foster at Capitol Weekly, (916) 612 2613 / email@example.com