Southern California will require broad deployment of zero and near zero-emissions technologies to attain federal air quality standards, and a transformation to electric power and other forms of clean energy for transportation and stationary equipment will be needed. The South Coast Air Quality Management District is working on this effort with the California Air Resources Board, Southern California Association of Governments and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as well as with other government and private sector stakeholders.
To help define a path for this transformation, the SCAQMD is hosting a Zero-Emission Transportation Technology Forum and Roundtable Discussion on Wednesday, April 20, to bring together experts on technology, transportation and energy from government and industry to help define a path for this transformation. The forum will consist of sessions covering passenger transport, freight transport and energy demand and generation, as well as a roundtable discussion of policies needed to achieve a transformation to clean energy.
Information obtained from the forum will provide valuable information and perspectives to help focus efforts in technology advancement, deployment incentive program design and the development of the Air Quality Management Plan. It also will provide input to other agencies and stakeholders in the development and implementation of effective regional policy and planning to expedite the commercialization of zero-emissions transportation options.
The free forum is open to the public and will be held at the South Coast AQMD Headquarters Auditorium, 21865 Copley Drive Diamond Bar, Calif. Copies of the agenda will be posted on the SCAQMD’s Technology Forum/Roundtable website at www.aqmd.gov/tao/ConferencesWorkshops/techforum.htm.