CALIFORNIA GOES GREEN - A Roadmap to Climate Leadership
Guest Speaker:MICHAEL PEEVEYFormer PresdientCA Public Utilities Commission
NOTE: Mr. Peevey will be signing copies of his new book for meeting attendees.CALIFORNIA GOES GREEN - A Roadmap to Climate Leadership is the story behind California's ability to boldly step into the forefront of US action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to lead the charge to counteract President Trump's announced pullout from the Paris climate agreement. Through personal experiences, colorful anecdotes, insider interviews, and contemporary news stories, the book describes the energy and environmental progress of California over the past decades, and suggests approaches that can be used in any jurisdiction to build long-term energy and environmental climate strategy.
"[This] book can serve as a policy guide for nerds, a clean energy bible for true believers, or a manifesto for change agents of any persuasion. Most important, it is a roadmap to achieve what has been accomplished in California's laboratory of climate change innovation" - Joseph P. Kennedy II, CEO and Pres., Citizens Energy Corp; former member, US House of Representatives
"Climate change is the existential threat of our lifetime. Despite President Trump's comment that it is a hoax, people know better and want leadership and action. This is a highly readable insider's account of how California forged a path towards a low carbon future. The book reminds us of the spirit of innovation that binds us. Onward, California!" - Gina McCarthy, Head of US EPA, 2013-17