Sacramento Lunch Briefing On Low-Carbon Biofuel Policies For California

Free event in the State Capitol on Friday, January 22nd

Planting Fuels CoverAs California commits itself to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, what role will biofuels play as a petroleum alternative? And how can California ensure that more low-carbon biofuels are produced in-state, especially given the competition from cheap oil and cheap international biofuel?

State officials and biofuel producers will address these questions at a free legislative lunch briefing next Friday, January 22nd, in the Capitol. The event will also discuss findings from the recent UCLA/UC Berkeley Law report on ways to boost in-state biofuel production, “Planting Fuels: How California Can Boost Local, Low-Carbon Biofuel Production.”

The event will include the following speakers:

  • Lisa Mortenson, chief executive officer at Community Fuels
  • Tim Olson, energy and fuels program manager at the California Energy Commission
  • Cliff Rechtschaffen, senior adviser to Governor Brown
  • Floyd Vergara, industrial strategies division chief, California Air Resources Board

When: January 22, 2016, 12:00pm-1:30pm

Where: Governor’s Office large conference room, Capitol Building, Sacramento

Lunch will be served.  More information can be found here.  Please note space is limited, so register soon via this link.

Finally, for anyone who missed the UCLA / Berkeley Law webinar on the report findings last month, you can view the video here:


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Ethan Elkind is the Director of the Climate Change and Business Program, with a joint appointment at UC Berkeley School of Law and UCLA School of Law. In this capacity, h…

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