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Toward Zero-Emission Freight at Southern California’s Ports: Prospects, Pitfalls & Policy Needs

Friday, June 8, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

On June 8, 2018, CLEE and the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA will host a daylong conference at the UCLA Covel Commons. Speakers will include the president of BYD Motors, the CEO of Coalition for Clean Air, the CEO of ProTerra, and the CEO of Total Transportation Services, Inc. as well as representatives from a number of other stakeholders in industry, government, and civil society.  

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach bring more goods into the U.S. than any other ports in the country. Yet together the ports are the single largest source of air pollution in Southern California. Harbor commissioners have adopted an ambitious plan to transition to cleaner fuels for freight in and around the ports in the next two decades, but achieving the vision for clean air will require answers to important questions:

  • What are the prospects and potential for various zero-emission technologies, including battery electrification, to reduce pollution?
  • How can finance, permitting, and community engagement support the transition to cleaner fuels?
  • What new policy and industry actions are needed for cost-effective deployment?
UCLA School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. By attending this event, you may earn up to 5.75 of general Minimum Continuing Legal Education credits.


Luke Sherman


UCLA Covel Commons
200 De Neve Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Events are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, contact the organizer of the event. Advance notice is kindly requested.

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