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California Air Resources Board Top Official in San Diego to Discuss Cap-and-Trade Program – A One-Year Assessment

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WHAT:

 

Richard Corey, Executive Officer at the California Air Resources Board, will join San Diego leaders in business and science to discuss the first year of the state cap-and-trade program and assess its economic and environmental impact, both locally and abroad. The goal of cap-and-trade is to help put California on the path to meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020, and ultimately achieving an 80% reduction from 1990 levels by 2050.

 

WHO:

 

This event is co-hosted by CleanTECH San Diego, The San Diego Foundation, Procopio, Climate Action Reserve, and the Climate Resolve.

 

WHEN:

 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Opportunities for one-on-one interviews with speakers and representatives from host organizations will immediately follow the program.

 

WHERE:

 

Procopio Tower, 525 B Street, First Floor Multipurpose Room, San Diego, CA 92101

 

MEDIA RSVP:

 

Media are invited to attend the full event. Registration is required. Please RSVP to Shannon Casey at shannonc@cleantechsandiego.org by Mon., Feb. 3.

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

 

Richard Corey, Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board
Supervisor Ron Roberts, County of San Diego; Member, California Air Resources Board
Ralph Keeling, Ph.D., Director, Scripps CO2 Program, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
John Lormon, Parnter, Procopio
F. Noel Perry, Founder, Next 10
Amy Ingram, Worldwide Market Segment Underwriting Manager, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
Craig Anderson, Director, Environmental Affairs, Solar Turbines
Mary Leslie, President, Los Angeles Business Council
Greg Arnold, Managing Partner, CE2 Capital Partners
Jan Mazurek, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, ICF International

 

BACKGROUND:

 

In 2006, the California Legislature passed and Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. Among other things, it directed the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to begin developing actions to reduce greenhouse gases while also preparing a scoping plan to identify how best to reach the 2020 limit. The AB 32 Scoping Plan identified a cap-and-trade program as one of the strategies California should employ to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that cause climate change. The development of the cap-and-trade program included a multi-year stakeholder process and consideration of potential adverse consequences to disproportionately impacted communities. The program started on January 1, 2012, with an enforceable compliance obligation beginning with 2013 GHG emissions.

 

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About CleanTECH San Diego
CleanTECH San Diego is a private, non-profit member organization formed in 2007. As one of the nation’s premier cleantech cluster organizations, its mission is to position the region as a global leader in the cleantech economy. CleanTECH San Diego serves as a catalyst for a diverse group of stakeholders to advance a common agenda. To learn more, visit www.cleantechsandiego.org.

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