Wednesday, August 7, 2019 10:12:00 AM
NASEO is pleased to announce Edison International's Pedro J. Pizarro and California Air Resources Board's Mary D. Nichols as 2019 Annual Meeting keynote speakers. Both presenters will provide comments on the first full day of our meeting, September 16, 2019. NASEO is delighted to include Mr. Pizarro as opening keynote, and Ms. Nichols as luncheon keynote. We look forward to their remarks on state energy and environmental actions and more, as they welcome meeting attendees, including State Energy Officials, Affiliate members, representatives from the public and private sector, and federal agencies among others. Bios for each follow below.
Pedro J. Pizarro is President and Chief Executive Officer of Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE). Edison International is the parent company of Edison Energy, a portfolio of businesses providing commercial and industrial customers with energy management services. He is a member of Edison International’s board of directors. Read more here.
Mary D. Nichols is the Chair of the California Air Resources Board, where she occupies the attorney seat. She has served on the Board under Governor Edmund Brown, Jr. (1975–82 and 2010–18), Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (2007–2010) and Governor Gavin Newsom (2019–present). She also served as California’s Secretary for Natural Resources (1999–2003), appointed by Governor Gray Davis. Read more here.
Photo credits: Edison International and the California Air Resources Board
Friday, August 2, 2019 10:04:00 AM
NASEO's Annual Meeting will be held this September 15-18, 2019 in beautiful Manhattan Beach. The meeting will feature insights from experts across a variety of issues related to this year’s theme: Building a Clean Energy Economy for Everyone, and will provide peer learning opportunities for State Energy Offices and other participants. The Meeting will also host tours of local energy spaces in the area, like the Innovation Campus of La Kretz, the clean tech incubator.
California has always been a leader in state energy policy. Recent energy milestones include: requiring new homes to have solar power starting in 2020; directing 40% of the state’s EV investment toward disadvantaged communities; and awarding $31 million last month to clean energy entrepreneurs. At the NASEO Annual Meeting, we will learn how the California Energy Commission supports these ambitious policies, and will explore opportunities to build a clean energy economy across the country.
Photo credit: Wikipedia (Greater Los Angeles, CA)