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Advancing California Towards a 100% Clean Energy Future Through Research, Janea A. Scott

October 5, 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:20pm
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Precourt Institute for Energy
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While we continue to feel the impacts of climate change in the form of wildfires and extreme weather events, California remains resolute in its commitment to decarbonizing our energy system. Much of our electricity is already carbon-free—and the electric grid becomes cleaner every year. This progress does not simply happen, but rather it is the outcome of effective and thoughtful energy policy, strategic research investment, and steadfast public and private efforts.

The California Energy Commission is the state’s leading energy policy and planning agency. As such, the Energy Commission administers a robust research portfolio, investing over $200 million annually to accelerate new scientific and technology solutions that will result in a cleaner, safer, more affordable, and more resilient energy system for California.

Energy Commission Vice Chair, Janea Scott will discuss how the Energy Commission’s research programs, including the Electric Program Investment Charge or EPIC, are fostering the development of cutting-edge energy solutions that enhance safety, reliability and affordability for the benefit of all Californians.

Speaker bio

Janea A. Scott serves as the Vice Chair of the California Energy Commission, the state's primary energy policy and planning agency.

Scott is the lead Commissioner on the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program, the Natural Gas Research Program, the Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group (DACAG), and collaboration within the western interconnection.

Scott serves as the Chair of the Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body and is a member of the Western Interstate Energy Board and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee. From 2013 to 2019 she supported the state’s transition to zero emission vehicles by serving as Chair of the Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative, as well as on the Public Policy Board of Veloz, a nonprofit founded by public and private sector industry veterans working together to advance the electric car movement, and the California Fuel Cell Partnership.

Prior to joining the Energy Commission, Scott worked at the U.S. Department of the Interior in the Office of the Secretary as the Deputy Counselor for Renewable Energy and at Environmental Defense Fund as a senior attorney in the climate and air program. She earned her J.D. from the University of Colorado Boulder Law School and her M.S. and B.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University.

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