Local, Clean, and Green Conference 2011

 

 

LOCAL, CLEAN, AND GREEN:
Innovative Climate Policies for California’s Local Governments

Business and Climate Change Research Initiative
A project of UC Berkeley and UCLA Schools of Law
Conference held at UC Berkeley - December 2, 2011

Conference Location  
I-House
2299 Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94720

Free registration (including simulcast) here
This activity is approved for 6.25 MCLE credits.*

California's cities and counties can grow local green jobs while promoting initiatives that save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The UC Berkeley and UCLA Schools of Law invite you to a free public conference at UC Berkeley, where some of the state's top policy, business, and environmental leaders will report on promising ways to address climate change and clear the path to a local clean energy future.

The two law schools present this conference as part of the Business and Climate Change Research Initiative, which develops policies to help California’s businesses thrive in an era of climate change.

Sponsored by:

Bank of America
UC Berkeley School of Law (Center for Law, Energy and the Environment)
UCLA School of Law (Environmental Law Center & Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment)

 

Agenda  |   Papers   


Conference Agenda

8:30am: Registration & Continental Breakfast (provided)

9:00am: Introductions by UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Bank of America

9:15am: Keynote Speaker

Ken Alex, Senior Advisor to Governor Brown and Director, Office of Planning and Research

9:45 to 11:00am: Planning Infill: How to Encourage Sustainable Land Use

Meea Kang, President, California Infill Builders Association & Principal, Domus Development
Jeremy Madsen, Executive Director, Greenbelt Alliance
Al Zelinka, Community Development Director, City of Fullerton

11:00 to 11:15am: Break

11:15am to 12:30pm: All Aboard: How to Finance Public Transit Improvements

Steve Kinsey, Supervisor, Marin County
Denny Zane, Executive Director, Move L.A.
Jessica Zenk, Transportation Policy Director, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

12:30 to 1:30pm: Lunch (provided) and Address by State Senator Fran Pavley

1:30 to 2:45pm: Saving Energy: Local Policies to Promote Energy Efficiency Retrofits

Annie Henderson, Program Director, Renewable Funding
Virginia Johnson, Executive Director, Ecology Action
Joseph Oldham, Sustainability Manager, City of Fresno

2:45 to 3:00pm: Break

3:00-4:15pm: Local Clean Energy: Siting Renewables in Our Backyard

Susan Munves, Energy and Green Building Programs Administrator, City of Santa Monica
Michael Picker, Renewable Energy Advisor, Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown
Seth Israel, Vice President, Site Acquisitions and Permitting, Recurrent Energy

 

4:15-4:30pm: Conclusion and Next Steps

Register for the conference (including simulcast) here http://cleeevent.wufoo.com/forms/local-clean-and-green-conference-registration/

*No credits are approved for legal ethics, elimination of bias, or the prevention, detection, and treatment of
substance abuse or mental illness that impairs professional competence

 

 

Resources 

Conference PowerPoints

Planning Infill: How to Encourage Sustainable Land Use
Meea Kang, President, California Infill Builders Association & Principal, Domus Development
Jeremy Madsen, Executive Director, Greenbelt Alliance

All Aboard: How to Finance Public Transit Improvements
Steve Kinsey, Supervisor, Marin County
Jessica Zenk, Transportation Policy Director, Silicon Valley Leadership

Saving Energy: Local Policies to Promote Energy Efficiency Retrofits
Annie Henderson, Program Director, Renewable Funding
Virginia Johnson, Executive Director, Ecology Action

Local Clean Energy: Siting Renewables in Our Backyard
Susan Munves, Energy and Green Building Programs Administrator, City of Santa Monica
Seth Israel, Vice President, Site Acquisitions and Permitting, Recurrent Energy

 

Business and Climate Change White Papers