Can California Go Carbon Neutral?
Thursday | January 31, 2019 | 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
The Commonwealth Club, SF Club Office | 555 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Just ten years ago, an entire state running on 100 percent renewable electricity was considered fanciful. But this dreamy vision became reality when, with the backing of big utilities, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 100 into law, committing California to 100 percent use of zero-carbon electricity by 2045. Then Brown took it one giant step further, catching even insiders by surprise, by signing an executive order committing California to economy-wide carbon neutrality by 2045. What will it take for California to achieve such a feat? What are the obstacles?
Join The Commonwealth Club for a discussion on Governor Brown’s surprise gambit to take the world’s fifth largest economy to net zero with Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board, and Bob Holycross, Global Director of Sustainability & Vehicle Environmental Matters at Ford Motor Company.
Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One
Location: 110 The Embarcadero, Taube Family Auditorium, San Francisco
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. networking reception
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