“The Next Generation: Near-Zero Emissions Natural Gas Vehicles” seminar on Nov. 29, 2011
Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and the Coalition for Clean Air co-hosted the second in a series of free seminars on natural gas and California’s energy future on Nov. 29, 2011 in Los Angeles. At this seminar, we explored the future of natural gas vehicle technology and current investments in producing the next generation of natural gas vehicles that are near-zero emissions. Guests representing a variety of sectors and constituencies attended to learn more about the opportunity for the next generation of natural gas vehicles to help be part of the solution to clean the air in Southern California.
Experts representing policy, engine technology and business presented and discussed the opportunity for advanced natural gas vehicles, and current technology and R&D efforts to make these vehicles even cleaner than they are today. Their presentations can be downloaded here in PDF format.
- Matt Miyasato, South Coast Air Quality Management District (PDF)
- Scott Baker, Cummins Westport (PDF)
- Jeffrey Reed, Sempra Energy Utilities (PDF)
Additional Information on Natural Gas Vehicles:
- California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership*
- Cummins Westport - Natural Gas Engines*
- Natural Gas Vehicle Technology Forum*
- NGV Global*
- Pike Research*
"Natural Gas and Southern California's Renewable Energy Future" seminar on June 14, 2011
Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and the Coalition for Clean Air co-hosted a free, half-day seminar on June 14, 2011 in Los Angeles. We explored the relationship between renewable energy and natural gas. We also considered opportunities for expanding the use of renewable natural gas in Southern California.
More than 100 guests attended to learn more about the crucial role natural gas plays to support the consistent delivery of energy generated by renewables. Experts and company executives representing a variety of different renewable technologies and projects gave presentations. They discussed the symbiotic relationship between natural gas and renewables, as well as the increasing role of renewable natural gas (also known as biomethane) as an energy source. Their presentations can be downloaded here in PDF format.
Panel on "Opportunities for Integrated Natural Gas and Renewable Energy"
- Peter Le Lievre, Chromasun (PDF)
- Frank Mazanec, BioFuels Energy LLC (PDF)
- Bill Brockenborough, Bloom Energy (PDF)
- Paul Outram, SunEarth Inc. (PDF)
Panel on "The Potential for Renewable Natural Gas in Southern California"
- Fernando Berton, California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (PDF)
- Ron Goodman, Southern California Gas Company (PDF)
- Chuck White, Waste Management (PDF)
- Harrison Clay, Clean Energy Renewable Fuels (PDF)