Event Agenda

100% Strategy Session

Optimist Room (Second floor)

Invite-only, requires a separate registration
Hosted by Environment America, in collaboration with the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation

9:00 – 9:15 am: Registration and light breakfast

9:15 am – 11:30 am: Strategy session


Summit

Centennial Ballroom (First floor)

12:30 pm: Summit Registration and Networking

1:00 pm: Program Begins

Welcome and Framing Remarks

Speakers:

  • JR DeShazo, Director, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
  • Carla Peterman, Senior VP of Regulatory Affairs, Southern California Edison

1:20 pm: How Have Cities and Counties Gone to 100% Clean Energy?

Over 200 cities and counties across the U.S. have committed to, or already achieved, 100% clean energy. Specifically, more than 70 counties, cities, and towns have achieved this target, in states ranging from Vermont to Texas, with the highest concentration in California.

The summit’s first session will feature local government leaders who will answer: how have cities arrived at their clean energy goals and what are strategies being used to advance or achieve those targets? What are lessons that could benefit other local governments? What are needs that cities have from federal and state lawmakers and agencies?

Speakers:

  • Jackie Biskupski, Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah
  • JR DeShazo, Director, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
  • Bob Dixson, Mayor Emeritus of Greensburg, Kansas
  • Carmen Ramírez, Mayor Pro Tem of Oxnard, California
  • Jodie Van Horn, Director, Sierra Club’s READY FOR 100 Campaign (moderator)

3:00 pm: Lessons from State Leaders for 100% Carbon-free Electricity

Framing Remarks:

  • Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board

Momentum is also rapidly progressing at the state level. Seven states plus Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. have adopted laws to transition to 100% clean electricity sources. The governors of four other states have recently issued executive orders establishing 100% clean energy goals. Several other states have active campaigns.

This session will feature state leaders who will describe their 100% clean energy laws and bills, the legislative strategies, and coalition support. They will address: What are lessons learned from these diverse political coalitions and legislative approaches that can inform other states? The session will explore similarities and differences between states’ 100% clean energy policies, and offer insights for future efforts.

Speakers:

  • Kevin de León, Senate Pro Tem Emeritus of California
  • Chuck Mcilhinney, Senator Emeritus of Pennsylvania
  • Patricia Roybal Caballero, Representative of New Mexico
  • Gael Tarleton, Representative of Washington State
  • Sammy Roth, Energy Reporter, Los Angeles Times (moderator)

4:30 pm: Designing Federal and State Policy for Success

To support continued clean energy adoption, state and federal government agencies will need to evolve. This session will feature experts who will highlight institutional barriers and opportunities at the state and federal levels, such as with state utility commissions, grid managers, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. They will address: What regulatory and policy reforms plus campaign strategies are essential to remove barriers to an equitable and large-scale transition to 100% clean electricity?

Speakers:

  • Allison Clements, Program Director of Clean Energy Markets, The Energy Foundation
  • Brandon Hurlbut, Co-founder of Boundary Stone Partners
  • Roger Kim, Executive Director, Climate + Clean Energy Equity Fund
  • Maritza Silva-Farrell, Executive Director, Alliance for a Greater New York (ALIGN)
  • Julia Pyper, Senior Editor, Greentech Media; Podcast Host, Political Climate (moderator)

6:00 – 7:00 pm: Reception

Outdoor Terrace (Third Floor)