Program

A New Era for Clean Transportation: Pathways for Clean Technologies
CALSTART Annual Meeting and Blue Sky Award Luncheon
Tuesday, December 9, 2014  | Westin Bonaventure

7:00 am          Registration

8:00 am          Opening Remarks
John Boesel, President and CEO, CALSTART
John McNichols, Product Director, Crosspoint Kinetics

8:20 am         CALSTART Member Company Tech Talks Lightning Hybrids
Tim Reeser, President, Lighting Hybrids
Larry Fromm, Vice President Business and Strategy Development, Achates Power

8:30 am          US EPA Policies and Future Clean Transportation Technologies
Chris Grundler, Director, Office of Transportation and Air
Quality, US Environmental Protection Agency

9:00 am          Presentation of Blue Sky Award – California Senator Fran Pavley

9:15 am          Scaling Up the Next Generation of Clean Technologies
Dr. Cheryl Martin, Acting Director, Advanced Research Projects
Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), US Department of Energy

9:45 am         Break

10:00 am           The Next Generation of Clean Fuels
Moderator: Jeff Reed, Director, Business Strategy and Advanced Technology, Sempra
Utilities
Speakers:
Rebecca Boudreaux, President, Oberon Fuels
Peter Rocha, Corporate Business Development, Renewable Energy Group Inc.
Ed Kjaer, Director, Transportation Electrification, Southern California Edison

11:00 am        The Next Generation of Efficient Transportation Technologies – A Fresh look at Alternative Engine Technologies and Advancements in the ICE
Moderator: Jerry Hirsch, Automotive Business Writer, Los Angeles Times
Speakers:
Craig Scott, National Manager, Advanced Technologies Group, Toyota Motor Sales
Paul Miles, Manager, Combustion Engine Research Program, Sandia National
Laboratory
Jan Hellaker,Vice President, Transport Solutions and Services, Volvo Trucks

12:00pm        CALSTART Blue Sky Award Luncheon and Ceremony
CALSTART’s Blue Sky Award 2014 will be presented to individuals and companies/organizations who exemplify innovation in clean transportation.
Special Guest Speaker:
Mary Nichols, Chairman, California Air Resources Board
Luncheon Keynote: The Bright Future for Clean Transportation – Reflections
and Thoughts from CALSTART’s Founding Chairman
Michael Peevey, President, California Utilities Commission
California Policy Update

1:30 pm         A Conversation Between the US EPA and CARB on Vehicle GHG Standards and Related Policies
Moderator: Jack Broadbent, Executive Director, BAAQMD
Speakers:
Richard Corey, Executive Director, CARB
Chris Grundler, Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, US Environmental
Protection Agency

2:25 pm           The Outlook for Clean Transportation: A Private-Public Investment Partnership
Moderator: Andrew Coors, CEO, Steelhead Industries
Speakers:
Puon Penn, Executive Vice President, Technology and Venture Banking Group, Wells
Fargo Bank
John Rhow, Managing Partner, PPA Solutions
Janea Scott, Commissioner, California Energy Commission

3:15 pm           Break

3:30 pm          Future of the Grid and Why It Matters for Transportation
Moderator: Mil Ovan, President, Navitas Systems
Speakers:
Pedro Pizarro, President, Southern California Edison
Pasquale Romano, CEO, ChargePoint
Stephen Berberich, President, California Independent System Operator

4:30 pm           The Race for Global Leadership in Clean Transportation – US and China
Moderator: Karen Hamberg, Vice President, Strategic Energy Futures, Westport
Innovations
Speakers:
Brendan Riley, Vice President, Fleet Sales, BYD Motors, Inc.
Paul Beach, President, Octillion Power Systems
• Casey Mulder, Global Product Line Manager, Woodward

5:20 pm           Closing Summary Remarks

5:30-7:00 pm     Reception