02/07/14

Energy 2030 On the Road: Southern California Report

As part of its Energy 2030 initiative, the Alliance to Save Energy is conducting an education, outreach, and action campaign to engage communities and states across the nation to adopt the Energy 2030 goal of doubling U.S. energy productivity by 2030.

The second stop of our Energy 2030 On the Road campaign was southern California on January 15, 2014. Over one hundred attendees gathered to hear local officials, businesses, and NGO leaders discuss the potential impact of the Energy 2030 goal on southern California.

Report available here

Agenda available here

Alliance blog post available here

Video from the event is available below:

Erwin Furukawa, Senior Vice President of Customer Service at Southern California Edison opens the event with an introduction of the Alliance to Save Energy.

Alliance President Kateri Callahan introduces the Energy 2030 goal of doubling the nation's energy productivity by the year 2030 and outlines the dramatic shift the United States energy landscape has experienced thanks to energy efficiency. 

Michael Peevey, the President of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), speaks on energy efficiency and demand response efforts happening within the utility sector.

Michael Peevey of the CPUC provides keynote remarks on the enormous opportunity cost-effective energy efficiency represents to consumers of all sectors.

Kateri Callahan leads a panel discussion on "Doubling Energy Productivity: Best Practices in Investing & Modernization."

Panelists include: Ted Bardacke, Deputy Director of Sustainability for the city of Los Angeles; Steven Dulac, Director of Engineering at DirecTV; and David Jacot of the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power.

The Doubling Energy Productivity: Best Practices in Investing & Modernization panel continues.

The second panel of experts is moderated by Gene Rodrigues, Director of DSM Strategy, Portfolio Oversight & Technical Support, Southern California Edison, and discusses "Doubling Energy Productivity: Motivating Action through Policy & Outreach"

Speakers include Mayor Bob Foster of Long Beach, California; Fred Harris of the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office; and Monrovia, California Mayor Mary Ann Lutz.

Closing remarks by Kateri Callahan and Erwin Furukawa.