CCPM 1 and CCPM 2 brought together energy modelers to address a range of energy-related questions in California, with discussions around setting important targets and the policies to achieve these. Following on these two successful one-day workshops held in 2013 and 2015, UC Davis will host a CCPM-3 workshop that will provide important foundational analysis and insights to the California policymakers and stakeholders as they consider possible new targets and policy initiatives in 2018. These may include, but are not limited to:
- A very low GHG target, such as near zero net emissions, by 2050 or earlier
- A very high renewables target post 2030, and
- A ZEV uptake target of 5 million in 2030 and 100% sales target by 2040 or other year.
This workshop will specifically inform the planned Governor’s Global Climate Action Summit in September 2018 and provide a critical scientific foundation for targets considered at that summit.
Like the previous CCPM efforts, this workshop will convene important energy system modelers from around the state to compare specific scenarios relevant to potential or actual California targets and estimate optimal pathways and costs of achieving these targets. It will broaden the discussion out from energy systems to also include a session on agriculture and forestry, and how this sector can contribute to mitigation efforts.
Results from this workshop will be shared with key officials at the Governor’s office, in the legislature, and with the California Air Resources Board and other agencies, and will be fed into the planning for the Governor’s Summit.
8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks
- Lew Fulton, Co-Director, STEPS Program, UC Davis
- Austin Brown, Executive Director, Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy, UC Davis
9:10 a.m. Keynote
Aimee Barnes, Senior Advisor, Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
9:30 a.m. Session 1: The big picture: Achieving very low CO2 futures
Moderator: Lew Fulton, Co-Director, STEPS Program, UC Davis
- Amber Mahone, Director of Clean Energy, E3
- Noah Deich, Executive Director, Center for Carbon Removal
- Sonia Yeh, Professor, Chalmers University of Technology
10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:50 a.m. Session 2: Achieving a zero carbon electric sector
Moderator: Amber Mahone, Director of Clean Energy, E3
- Sam Evans, Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley
- Max Wei, Program Manager, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Mark Delucchi, Research Scientist, UC Berkeley
- Daniel Hopper, Senior Manager, Southern California Edison
12:10 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Session 3: Transportation sector targets: 5 million EVs by 2030, 100% ZEV sales in 2040?
Moderator: Marshall Miller, Senior Development Engineer, STEPS
- Chris Busch, Research Director, Energy Innovation
- Gil Tal, Researcher, Plug-In Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center, UC Davis
- Nancy Ryan, Director of Policy and Strategy, E3
2:15 p.m. Coffee Break
2:30 p.m. Session 4: Role of agriculture and forestry in achieving very low CO2 futures
Moderator: Noah Deich, Executive Director, Center for Carbon Removal
- Katharine Mach, Senior Research Scientist, Stanford University
- Dick Cameron, Director of Science, Land Conservation Programs, The Nature Conservancy
- Emily McGlynn, PhD Student, UC Davis
3:45 p.m. Session 5: Panel and audience discussion - what can we learn from the models/discussion and what don't we know going forward?
Moderator: Anthony Eggert, Transportation Director, ClimateWorks
- Dan Sperling, Director, ITS-Davis and STEPS
- Alice Reynolds, Senior Advisor, Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
- Ryan McCarthy, California Air Resources Board
5:00 p.m. Closing thoughts
Lew Fulton and Austin Brown
5:15 p.m. Reception (Alumni Center - Moss Patio)
Aimee Barnes is a Partner with Allotrope Partners, focused on investing in low-carbon and clean energy project development in emerging markets. Previously, Aimee was appointed Deputy Secretary for Border and Intergovernmental Relations by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in December 2013. From 2010-2013, she worked as an international climate change policy analyst at the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs, helping to establish their Directorate of Energy and Climate Change. Aimee advised the Directorate on international climate change policy, including the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiations and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Prior to that, Aimee served as a policy advisor to the United Kingdom Department of Energy and Climate Change in their Strategy Directorate from 2009 to 2010. From 2007 to 2009, Aimee was the senior manager for U.S. regulatory affairs at EcoSecurities, and from 2005-2006 she worked as the coordinator of California advocacy and Latino outreach and as a senior land attorney assistant at the Natural Resources Defense Council. In this position she worked on environmental policy advocacy in California, and supported the launch of NRDC’s bespoke Spanish language website, La Onda Verde. Aimee holds a degree in Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College, and a Master of Public Administration degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.