Created October 2014

Produced for Southern California Gas Company

Webinar description:

Southern California Gas Company hosted a free webinar that showcased the innovative developments enabling low-carbon natural gas production from a broad array of biomass sources and technologies. Speakers from the public utility, power-to-gas, and biogas sectors shared real-world insight into emerging and commercial approaches that can decarbonize the pipeline.

Speakers:

George Minter
Southern California Gas Company

George Minter is a public policy professional with thirty five years of experience in energy and environmental affairs, policy development, communications strategy and political advocacy. For many years he was the director of public affairs for the Southern California Gas Company, the nation’s largest natural gas utility. He then served as managing principal for LA-based public affairs firms Greer/Dailey/Minter and GM Public Affairs. There he managed strategic communications programs and developed public policy initiatives to ensure approvals of large land use and energy projects. George has re-joined the Gas Company, and currently serves as Senior Director of Policy and Environment.

Julia Levin
Bioenergy Association of California

Julia Levin is the executive director of Bioenergy Association of California. Julia served as the Deputy Secretary for Climate Change and Energy at the California Resources Agency where she chaired the Governor’s Inter-Agency Bioenergy Working Group and led development of California’s 2012 Bioenergy Action Plan. Previously, Julia worked with Attorney General Jerry Brown to defend California’s PACE programs, feed-in tariffs and other renewable energy policies. Julia has also served as a Commissioner on the California Energy Commission, where she was the presiding commissioner on renewable energy and the associate commissioner on energy efficiency. She presided over the adoption of RPS eligibility rules, power plant siting cases and other energy issues while at the Commission.

Alan C. Lloyd, PhD
ICCT

Alan Lloyd’s work focuses on viable future of advanced transportation technology including electric drive and renewable fuels with attention to urban air quality issues and global climate change. Prior to joining the ICCT in 2006, Dr. Lloyd served as the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency from 2004 through February 2006 during which time he chaired the Climate Action Team to implement the governor’s greenhouse gas reduction goals. He was Chairman of the California Air Resources Board from 1999 to 2004 during which CARB passed the first greenhouse gas regulation (AB 1493).