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International Conference  

Berkeley, CA  |  April 12-13, 2018   

Video - Highlights from 2018 Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy Conference

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Keynote Speakers 

Ken Alex

 

Senior Policy Advisor, Office of California Governor Brown  - California’s Global Leadership on Climate and Renewable Energy -

Sebastián Kind

 

Undersecretary of Renewable Energy, Argentina Ministry of Energy & Mining - A Success Story from South America: Strategies for Renewables to Supply New Load Growth - 

The Honorable Phil Ting

 

Member of the California State Assembly 

Jonathan Weisgall

 

VP Government Relations, Berkshire Hathaway

The Honorable Kevin de León

 

California State Senator 


Conference Panels  

PANEL #1:

 

ZERO EMISSIONS TRANSPORTATION

Moderator: Ryan McCarthy, Science and Technology Policy Advisor, California Air Resources Board

Panelists
Carla Peterman, Commissioner CPUC 
Ryan Popple, CEO, Proterra 
Salvador Llamas, COO, AC Transit 
Gia Brazil Vacin, ZEV Infrastructure Project Manager, Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)


CONVERSATION

 

UC Leadership & International Knowledge Exchange
 Carbon Neutrality & 100% Renewable Energy


Dr. Jack Brouwer, Associate Director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC) and Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP), UC Irvine. 

Dr. Harry Lehmann, General Director, German Federal Environment Agency.


PANEL #2:

 

INTEGRATING THE BUILDING SECTOR’S ROLE INTO 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEM

Moderator: Andrew McAllister, Commissioner, California Energy Commission

Byron Benton, Training Director, IBEW-NECA Zero Net Energy Training Center
Bryan Dove, Director of Asset Management, Mutual Housing California

Todd Foley, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Policy & Government Relations, American Council of Renewable Energy (ACORE)

Dr. Ramamoorthy Ramesh, Endowed Chair in Energy Technologies, UC Berkeley Assistant Lab Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

PANEL #3:

 

TRANSFORMING THE ENERGY GRID


Moderator: David Olsen, Chair, California Independent System Operator (CAISO) Board of Governors 

Ric O’Connell, Executive Director, GridLab Energy

Susan Kennedy, Founder & CEO, Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Dr. Harry Lehmann, General Director, German Federal Environment Agency

Talita Porto, Member of Board of Directors, Brazilian Electric Energy Trading Chamber (CCEE) 
Geoff Syphers, CEO, Sonoma Clean Power 

PANEL #4:

 

LOCAL LEADERSHIP ON 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY

 

Moderator: Elizabeth Doris, Principal Manager for State, Local, & Tribal Governments,

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Strela Cervas, Statewide Organizing Director, California Environmental Justice Alliance
Deborah Raphael, Director, City of San Francisco Department of Environment

The Honorable Kate Sears, Marin County Supervisor