State Leaders’ Opening Plenary: California’s Low Carbon Future & Role of Local Governments

To meet our ambitious state and local goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we must accelerate the pace of investment in, and deployment of, energy efficiency and other integrated energy strategies, as well as more deeply engage underserved and disadvantaged communities across California. This session will provide the opportunity for leaders from key statewide organizations to discuss their vision for California’s low carbon future and the role of local governments in this evolving policy and program landscape.


  • Leif Christiansen, EE Coordinator, Local Government Commission
  • Edie Chang, California Air Resources Board
  • Pete Skala, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Lara Ettenson, Natural Resources Defense Council