Inflation Reduction Act: Perspectives and Plans


Zero Emissions Summit
Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Scripps Seaside Forum
September 7-9, 2022

Wednesday, September 7, 2022    
8:00                      Onsite Registration / Coffee
8:50 - 9:00     Kumeyaay Land Acknowledgement
9:00 - 9:15       Welcome to the Inaugural Zero Emissions Summit    

Tom Holm, Executive Director, Zero Emissions Alliance (Host)
9:15 - 9:40    Keynote: Climatetech 3.0:  The Third Generation of Addressing Climate Change: Working with the private sector, the government, and the communities we serve in responding to climate change, the economy, and quality of life.

Tom Soto, Founder, Latimer Partners, LLC / Impact Investor/Entrepreneur in Response to Climate Change & Decarbonization
9:40 - 10:30   Inflation Reduction Act - Perspectives and Plans: Industry

Moderator:  Tom Soto, Latimer Partners, LLC.   
Mark Foster, Managing Director, Bamburgh Group, LLC           
Alok Singhania, Partner, Gridscape Solutions    
Matt Schrap, CEO, Harbor Trucking Association

10:30 - 10:45    Break     
10:45 - 11:30    Sustainable Investing: ESG - Pros and Cons 
Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) metrics are commonly used to evaluate the behavior of companies - Market Business News

Moderator:  Jules Radcliff, Lawyer and Managing Partner at Radcliff Mayes LLP, Los Angeles
William W. Funderburk, Jr, Sr. Project Developer, and Former Vice Chair Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners
Janna Sidley, Board Member, Los Angeles City Employees Retirement System (LACERS), Former General Counsel, Port of Los Angeles     
11:30 - 12:00  Regional Clean Energy Successes and Strategies of U.S. Armed Services

U.S Navy: Rear Admiral Brad Rosen, Commander, U.S. Navy Region Southwest    
U.S. Marines: Brigadier General Jason Woodworth, Commanding General, U.S. Marine Corp Installation West        
12:00 - 1:00    Lunch   
1:00 - 1:50      Inflation Reduction Act - Perspectives and Plans:  Regulators

Moderator:  Jan McFarland, Co-Founder of CEERT, CA Energy Commission Special Advisor to Chair (Renewables), U.S. EPA Senior Advisor to Assistant Administrator for Office of Air & Radiation (Energy, Ecosystems & Tribal), CalSEIA & ASPv Executive Director
Angelina Galiteva, Board of Governors California ISO,  Founder and Board President, Renewables 100 Policy Institute    
Bruce Tuter, Air Resources Supervisor, California Air Resources Board  
1:50 - 2:10    V2G and Grid Resilience

Gregory Poilasne, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Nuvve

2:10 - 2:30    Break     
2:30 - 3:00    Nancy Sutley, Sr. AGM of External & Regulatory Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power   
3:00 - 3:30    Discussion & Closing Comments

Tom Holm, Executive Director, Zero Emissions Alliance (Host)

Thursday, September 8, 2022    
8:00                  Onsite Registration / Coffee   
9:00 - 9:10    Opening Comments

Tom Holm, Executive Director, Zero Emissions Alliance, Host     

9:10 - 9:30    The Ocean's Significance in Carbon Capture

Dr. Margaret Leinen, Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Dean of the School of Marine Sciences    
9:30 - 10:15     Concerns and Cooperation in Combating Effects of Climate Change

Moderator:  Dr. Margaret Leinen                             
Dr. Stuart Sandin, Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Paula Sylvia, Program Director - Aquaculture & Blue Tech, Port of San Diego        
10:15 - 10:30    Break     
10:30 - 11:15    Energy Sovereignty - Significance of Involving Indigenous Communities in the Clean Energy Transition

Erica Pinto, Chairwoman, Jamul Indian Village (Kumeyaay) / Appointee, Secretary's Tribal Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of the Interior
Angela Elliott-Santos, Chairwoman, Manzanita Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
Dr. Stan Rodriguez, Santa Ysabel of the Iipay Nation
Johnny Elliott, Tribal Councilmember, Manzanita Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
11:15 - 12:00    City of San Diego Climate Action Plan

Moriah Saldana, Climate Action Program Manager, City of San Diego
Lindsey Hawes, Municipal Energy Program Manager, Sustainability & Mobility Department, City of San Diego   
12:00 - 12:20   Delivering Clean Energy Equitably to All
Natasha Contreras, Clean Transportation Customer Engagement Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric

12:20 - 1:00    Lunch
1:00 - 1:50   Climate Action Agents - Programs and Technologies Making a Difference Now
Moderator:  Karin Burns, CEO San Diego Community Power
Bruce Tuter, Air Resources Supervisor, California Air Resources Board (CARB)
Jake Hawksworth, Founder and CEO, Hypercraft  
Philip Gibbons, Program Director, Climate and Resiliency, Port of San Diego
Jeff Rohrer, CEO HYVISTA
Chad Reese, Environment Affairs Manager, Planning & Environmental Affairs, San Diego International Airport
1:50 - 2:05   Building Durable Infrastructure
David Zarraonandia, President of Pre-Con Products
2:05 - 2:50    Cleantech Startups Transforming the Energy Scene in San Diego and Beyond

Moderator:  Jason Anderson, President and CEO, Cleantech San Diego
Zac Dobbin, Program Director, Southern California Energy Innovation Network
Mark Anderson, Founder and CEO, Icarus RT
Rick Azer, Associate Vice President, Black & Veatch     
2:50 - 3:00    Closing Comments

Tom Holm, Executive Director, Zero Emissions Alliance 

3:00 - 5:00  Seaside Reception and Mini Expo - Birch Seaside Forum  

Friday, September 9, 2022 - Meet at Scripps Seaside Forum
9:00 - 11:00    Walking Tour of Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Ancient Cultural Sites

Tom Holm, Host, Activist, Author    


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