Agenda

DRAFT AGENDA

State-City Collaboration on Clean Energy Transformations, takes place from May 29–30 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The draft agenda will be updated at regular intervals. See the speaker list here. Receive the latest conference news by subscribing to Renewable Cities’ mailing list.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

1:00 p.m. – Registration opens

3:30 p.m. – Opening plenary: Details to be announced

5:00 p.m. – Reception

Thursday, May 30, 2019

9:00 a.m. – Opening plenary: Details to be announced

11:00 a.m. – Parallel breakout sessions

Renewable Transit: Enabling the Transition to 100% Electric Buses

Around North America, transit authorities, state and provinces are pushing to electrify public transportation. From regulations and incentives to infrastructure and finance, how can this transition best be implemented?

Speakers:

  • Jack Kitowski, Division Chief, Mobile Source Control Division, California Air Resources Board
  • Additional speakers to be announced

Stimulate, Regulate and Accelerate: Leadership and Lessons to Generate RNG from Municipal Waste and Landfill Gas

This session will explore the transferability of senior and local government best policies and practices to generate renewable natural gas through anaerobic digestion and upgrading technologies.

Speakers:

  • Emerging and established leaders are being considered from Sweden, Korea, the United Kingdom, the U.S. and Québec.

Integrating Land-use and transportation planning as a key to reducing transport GHGs

Integrating land use and transportation planning is one of the most effective tools local governments have to reduce emissions related to personal transportation, as well as build complete, compact communities. However, regional and provincial governments can play a role in mandate, regulating and coordinating these planning process. Learn from jurisdictions with long histories of collaboration of these processes about the best practices potential pitfalls and lessons learned.

Speakers:

  • Kim Ellis, Principal Transportation Planner, Portland Metro
  • Mike McKeever, Senior Advisor to Sacramento, CA Mayor Darrell Steinberg

1:00 p.m. – Lunch

2:00 p.m. – Parallel breakout sessions

Rolling out EV Charging Infrastructure: Top-down and Bottom-up Innovation

The shift to zero-emission vehicles will require the rapid and efficient deployment of charging infrastructure, supported by every level of government. In this session, we will learn from The Netherlands, Norway and select local government examples and discuss a comprehensive approach to infrastructure.

Speakers:

  • Sonja Munnix, Senior Advisor, Netherlands Enterprise Agency
  • Additional speakers to be announced

Separate and Aggregate: Leadership and Lessons on Organic Solid Waste Diversion

This session will explore the transferability of senior and local government best policies and practices to eliminate organics from landfills and aggregate them for advanced energy production and composting.

Speakers:

  • Emerging and established leaders are being considered from Sweden, Korea, the United Kingdom, the U.S. and Québec.

Setting the Agenda: prioritizing affordable housing and equity in land use planning processes

Session description to be announced.

Speakers:

  • Speakers to be announced

4:00 p.m. – Closing plenary: Details to be announced

5:00 p.m. – Conference close


This draft agenda will be updated at regular intervals. Visit the State-City Collaboration on Clean Energy Transformations webpage for more information on the conference. Subscribe to Renewable Cities’ mailing list for event news.

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