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Can California Go Carbon Neutral?

Just 10 years ago, an entire state running on 100-percent renewable electricity was considered fanciful. But this dreamy vision became reality when, with the backing of big utilities, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 100 into law, committing California to 100-percent use of zero-carbon electricity by 2045. Then Brown took it one giant step further, catching even insiders by surprise, by signing an executive order committing California to economy-wide carbon neutrality by 2045. What will it take for California to achieve such a feat? What are the obstacles?

Join us for a discussion of Governor Brown’s surprise gambit to take the world’s fifth largest economy to net zero, with Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board; Bob Holycross, global director of sustainability and vehicle environmental matters at Ford Motor Company; and John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil Company.

Thu, Jan 31 / 6:30 pm

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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John Hofmeister
Former President, Shell Oil Company
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Bob Holycross
Global Director of Sustainability & Vehicle Environmental Matters, Ford Motor Company
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Mary Nichols
Chair, California Air Resources Board
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Greg Dalton
Founder and Host, Climate One

6 p.m. check-in
6:30 p.m. program
7:30 p.m. networking reception