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Stanford Energy Modeling Forum & USC Schwarzenegger Institute Symposium on Climate Change Policy and Transportation

Availability:  By invitation only

Event Details:

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - Thursday, November 19, 2020


Zoom Meeting
United States

Date / Time

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 to Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Stanford Energy Modeling Forum and the USC Schwarzenegger Institute are hosting this on-line symposium on California climate policy relating to air pollution and the electrification of transportation.

Transportation is a major infrastructure sector of the economy. It is also the major source of growth in air pollution in California. It is critical that we determine the reasons for growth in these emissions and explore ways to curb them in a cost-effective and equitable manner. This workshop will follow on a previous collaborative symposium at USC in November 2019.

Although this Symposium will again focus primarily on the transportation sector in California, a secondary theme will be on electricity grid integration of the large number of electric vehicles now mandated in the state over the next couple of decades.

DAY 1: November 18, 2020

9:30AM – 9:45AM

  • Welcome: John Weyant (Stanford) and Adam Rose (USC) (verbal presentation)

9:45AM – 10:00AM

  • Opening Remarks: Arnold Schwarzenegger (USC) (verbal presentation)

10:00AM – 11:00AM

  • Achieving a Near-Zero CO2 Transportation System in CA – Strategies and Costs: Lew Fulton (UCD)
  • Session Chair: J.R. DeShazo (UCLA)

11:00AM – 11:15AM

  • Break

11:15 AM – 12:15PM

  • Pathways to Carbon Neutrality: Amber Mahone (E3)
  • Session Chair: Michael Wara (Stanford)

12:15PM – 1:15PM

  • Fireside Chat: Kevin de León & Asm. Eduardo Garcia (verbal presentation)
  • Session Chair: Conyers Davis (USC)

1:15PM – 1:25PM

  • Closing Remarks: Adam Rose (USC) and John Weyant (Stanford) (verbal presentation)

DAY 2: November 19, 2020

9:30AM – 9:45AM

  • Day 1 Recap: John Weyant (Stanford) and Adam Rose (USC) (verbal presentation)

9:45AM – 10:15AM

  • Legislative Perspectives on Governor Newsom’s Zero-Emissions Vehicle Executive Order: Fran Pavley (USC)
  • Session Chair: Francisca Martinez (USC)

10:15AM – 11:15AM

  • Zero-Emission Heavy-Duty Trucks Panel:
  • Gen Giuliano (USC), Comparing Costs and Emissions Reductions of Zero and Near Zero Emission Trucks
  • Susan Dexter (USC), Operational Considerations of Zero Emission Heavy-duty Trucks: Perspectives from the Trucking Industry
  • Andrew Burke (UCD), The Economics of Battery-Electric and Fuel Cell Buses - 2020-2040
  • Session Chair: Mahta Moghaddam (USC)

11:15AM – 11:30AM

  • Break

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

12:30PM – 1:00 PM

  • Closing Discussion: Adam Rose (USC) and John Weyant (Stanford) (verbal presentation)

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