ClimateFuels & Transportation
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY

Exploring Policies to Drive a Low Carbon Transportation Sector
Dan Sperling, Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California – Davis

Complementary Measures: State and Regional Efforts to Reduce Emissions from the Transportation Sector
Sonia Hamel, Hamel Environmental Consulting

Wheels in Motion: The New Charge in Electric Vehicles

A panel presented new innovations in electric vehicle technology and its associated infrastructure, focusing on local companies and implementation prospects in the region. Technological and regulatory barriers to deployment were also covered.

Expanding Focus: The Potential in Natural Gas

This panel focueds on regional opportunities to implement natural gas fleets and service centers with an emphasis on technological progress within the industry.

Rapid Growth: Advances in Biofuels

This panel discuseds new developments within advanced biofuels and feedstocks and analyzed potential benefits to the region.

Workshop Closing

Jackson Morris, Director of Strategic Engagement, Pace Energy & Climate Center

10:00
Welcome

10:15
Exploring Policies to Drive a Low Carbon Transportation Sector

  • Dan Sperling, Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California – Davis

11:00
Complementary Measures: State and Regional Efforts to Reduce Emissions
from the Transportation Sector

  • Sonia Hamel, Hamel Environmental Consulting

11:15
Break

11:30
Wheels in Motion: The New Charge in Electric Vehicles

A panel will present new innovations in electric vehicle technology and its associated infrastructure,
focusing on local companies and implementation prospects in the region. Technological and regulatory
barriers to deployment will also be covered.

  • MODERATOR: Jeremy McDiarmid, Massachusetts Director, Environment Northeast
  • Phil Ovitt, Senior Analyst, NRG Energy
  • Brian Jones, Senior Vice President, Michael Bradley & Associates
  • Seth Cutler, Product Manager for EV Infrastructure, General Electric

12:30pm
Lunch

1:30
Expanding Focus: The Potential in Natural Gas

This panel will focus on regional opportunities to implement natural gas fleets and service centers with an
emphasis on technological progress within the industry.

  • MODERATOR:Carol Lee Rawn, Director of Transportation, Ceres
  • Kathryn Clay, Executive Director of the Drive Natural Gas Initiative, American Gas Association
  • Mark Simon, New York City Co-Coordinator, Clean Cities Coalition
  • Rich Kassel, Senior Vice President, Gladstein, Neandross, & Associates

2:30
Break

2:45
Rapid Growth: Advances in Biofuels

This panel will discuss new developments within advanced biofuels and feedstocks and analyze potential
benefits to the region.

  • MODERATOR: Mary Solecki, Clean Fuels Consultant, Environmental Entrepreneurs
  • Ted Kniesche, Vice President of Business Development, Fulcrum BioEnergy
  • Thomas Richard, Director, Penn State Institute of Energy & the Environment
  • Jeremy Martin, Senior Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists’ Clean Vehicles Program

3:45
Workshop Closing

  • Jackson Morris, Director of Strategic Engagement, Pace Energy & Climate Center

4:00
Reception