Rolling out zero emission bus fleets requires strong policy and planning coordination amongst diverse actors including transit authorities, senior and local governments, utilities and active engagement with diverse private sector technology providers. A key policy and governance issue is procuring buses with higher upfront costs, despite lower life-cycle cost projections. This interactive session will commence with presentations on the policy, planning and governance of leading jurisdictions, including the Netherlands, which has the EU’s largest battery electric bus fleet; California’s Foothill Transit, which has a large and growing battery electric fleet; and Metro Vancouver’s TransLink, which has begun procurement for battery electrics and renewable natural gas for its highway buses.
- Facilitator: Dan Woynillowicz, Policy Director, Clean Energy Canada
- Dom Repta, Senior Sustainability Advisor, TransLink
- Roland Cordero, Director of Maintenance and Vehicle Technology, Foothill Transit
- Sonja Munnix, Senior Advisor, Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Local governments manage some of the most readily accessible feedstocks for renewable natural gas generation: landfills, organic solid and liquid waste. This session will be primed by experts from leading jurisdictions—including Korea and the U.K.—who will share their insights into regulatory and fiscal policies and capacity building programs that have driven the development of thriving biogas and renewable natural gas sectors that are decarbonizing gas grids and key transportation sectors.
- Facilitator: Janice Larson, Principal, Muse & Effect Consulting
- Jennifer Davison, Senior Policy Analyst, Electricity and Alternative Energy Division, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Government of BC
- Hyunook Kim, Professor and Chairperson, School of Environmental Engineering, University of Seoul
- Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive, Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (UK) and founder, World Biogas Association
- Dana Wong, Public Policy Manager, FortisBC
Affordability eclipses climate policy agendas in many jurisdictions. However, there is immense untapped potential for managing household costs and carbon by locating multi-family rental housing in transit oriented developments and by adding accessory dwelling units in single detached neighbourhoods. This agenda-setting session will include policy experts from the OECD, Oregon, Washington and B.C. steadily advancing these solutions at all levels of government.
- Facilitator: Jennifer Hill, Director of Planning and Land Use Policy, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Province of British Columbia
- Emily Grossman, Policy and Strategy Advisor, Community Services and Housing Division, Washington State Department of Commerce
- Raymond Kan, Senior Planner, Regional Planning Division, Metro Vancouver Regional District
- Frankie Lewington, Communications Specialist, Build Small Coalition, Oregon Metro
- Atsuhito Oshima, Senior Policy Analyst, Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development Division, OECD