About the EventCalifornia adopted a landmark climate law (AB 32) in 2006 and initiated a cap-and-trade program six years later. At this RFF seminar, experts from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) will present their recent report on the program: Carbon Market California: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Golden State's Cap-and-Trade Program, Year Two. Presenters from RFF, EDF, and California’s largest utility, Pacific Gas and Electric, will discuss the state’s climate policy, including the status of efforts to put a carbon price on transportation pollution and establish a climate dividend for ratepayes.
IntroductionPhil Sharp, President, Resources for the Future
ModeratorRichard Morgenstern, Senior Fellow, Resource for the Future
PanelistsKaren Palmer, Research Director and Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future Tim O’Connor, Director, California Climate Initiative, Environmental Defense Fund Derek Walker, Associate Vice President, US Climate and Energy Program, Environmental Defense Fund Ray Williams, Director, Long-Term Energy Policy, Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation Melissa Lavinson, Vice President, Federal Affairs, Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation