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Opportunities for Additional GHG Reductions From Petroleum Transportation Fuels Workshop


Monday, August 20, 2018

10:00 am – 4:00 pm


CalEPA Building, Coastal Hearing Room

1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814




Submit comments by 5:00 pm on Friday August 24, 2018:


Workshop Background


The transportation sector comprises half of California’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. From 2014 to 2016, emissions from the sector – specifically from gasoline used in on-road vehicles –increased 4 percent.  This workshop is an opportunity for California agencies to describe the policies and programs that are being implemented to achieve California’s 2030 GHG target of 40 percent below 1990 levels, reduce our dependence on petroleum, and transition to a lower-carbon, sustainable transportation system.  The workshop also provides a forum for experts to discuss additional options to further expedite efforts to reduce GHG emissions from California’s production and combustion of petroleum transportation fuels.




10:00 am                  Introduction and Welcome, Emily Wimberger, CARB


 2017 Scoping Plan Update – 45 Percent Reduction in Petroleum Demand by 2030, Rajinder Sahota, CARB 


10:15 – 11:30 pm     California Agency Presentations: 

Current Measures to Reduce GHG Emissions in the Transportation Sector and an Overview of California Petroleum Production and Consumption


10:15 am       California Air Resources Board, Joshua Cunningham  


10:30 am       California Energy Commission, Siva Gunda


11:00 am       Department of Conservation, Jason Marshall


11:15 am       Strategic Growth Council, Saharnaz Mirzazad 


LUNCH 11:30 – 12:30pm


12:30 pm       Technical Panel: 

Opportunities for Additional GHG Reductions from Petroleum Consumption

                      Moderator:  Emily Wimberger, CARB

Christopher Knittel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

                                 Ashley Langer, University of Arizona

Hannah Pitt, Rhodium Group

Dan Sperling, UC Davis and CARB Board Member


2:00 pm         Technical Panel:

Examining Options to Limit Production of Petroleum for Additional GHG Reductions             

Moderator:  Emily Wimberger, CARB

                                          Roger Aines, Lawrence Livermore National Lab  

                                         Severin Borenstein, UC Berkeley

                                         Peter Erickson, Stockholm Environment Institute

                                         Amy Myers Jaffe, Council on Foreign Relations   


3:30 pm          Public Comment

4:00 pm          Wrap Up and Next Steps