TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Symposium Welcome
  • Cliff Gladstein, President, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Challenges to Renewable Hydrogen – Sacramento: Time for Deeds, Not Words
  • PDFJack Brouwer, Associate Director, National Fuel Cell Research Center/ Professor, UC Irvine (PDF, 14.7 MB)
9:15 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
Panel 1 – Is it Time for a Renewable Gas Portfolio Standard?
  • MODERATOR: Dwight Robinson, Board Member, South Coast Air Quality Management District
    • Kip Lipper, Chief Policy Advisor on Energy and Environment, Office of Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon
    • George Minter, Regional Vice President, External Affairs and Environmental Strategy, Southern California Gas Company
    • Ryan McCarthy, Science and Technology Policy Advisor, California Air Resources Board
10:35 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.
Mid-Morning Keynote
  • Introduction: Dwight Robinson, Board Member, South Coast Air Quality Management District
    • Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, Assembly District 62
11:05 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Panel 2 – Focus on Dairies: Status of SB 1383 Implementation and Next Steps
  • MODERATOR: PDF Dave Lewis, Director, Wholesale Marketing and Business Development, Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PDF, 509 KB)
    • PDFFloyd Vegara, Division Chief, Industrial Strategies Division, California Air Resources Board (PDF, 509 KB)
    • PDFMichael Boccadoro, President, West Coast Advisors (PDF, 2.4 MB)
    • PDFRoss Buckenham, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, California Bioenergy (PDF, 2.8 MB)
12:10 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Networking Luncheon Welcome
  • PDFWilliam Zobel, Vice President: Business Development, Marketing & Customer Care, Trillium CNG (PDF, 1.4 MB)
1:30 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.
Afternoon Keynote
1:55 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Panel 3 – Encouraging Private Investment in RNG: What the State Can Do
  • MODERATOR: Grant Zimmerman, Chief Executive Officer, ampCNG
    • PDFMittal Monani, Senior Trader – Emissions, Direct Energy (PDF, 626 KB)
    • Greg Stangl, Chief Executive Officer, Phoenix Energy
    • Ben Vitale, Partner, Equilibrium
3:05 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
RNG Solutions for Forest Management
  • PDFGreg Stangl, Chief Executive Officer, Phoenix Energy (PDF, 2.3 MB)
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Panel 4 – Environmental Stakeholders’ Perspectives on RNG
  • MODERATOR: Jena Price, Legislative Affairs Manager, California League of Conservation Voters
    • Jonathan Parfrey, Executive Director, Climate Resolve
    • PDFKevin Hamilton, Chief Executive Officer, Central California Asthma Collaborative (PDF, 2.8 MB)
    • PDFMatt Vespa, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice (PDF, 3 MB)
4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Perspectives on RNG From the ARB: Where We Go From Here