Educational Webinars

Getting to Neutral – The Importance of Renewable Gases in Decarbonizing Society

June 17, 2020

Watch a recording of the first webinar in the Renewable Gas 360 webinar series, brought to you by SoCalGas, PG&E, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Southwest Gas, and NW Natural.

Several states have established visionary goals to reduce their climate footprints, with many striving to achieve carbon neutrality within the next 30 years—including California, Colorado, New York, Oregon, and Massachusetts. The achievement of these ambitious goals will be challenging.

In the “Getting to Neutral – The Importance of Renewable Gases in Decarbonizing Society” webinar, presenters will share key findings from the recently published Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) report, “Getting to Neutral.” Attendees will learn strategies that can enable states to accelerate their efforts to fight climate change.

One of the report’s lead authors will share an analysis on how California could achieve carbon-neutrality by complementing the state’s ongoing mitigation efforts with negative emissions technologies that remove CO2 from the atmosphere, making use of the state’s natural biomass and geologic advantages. The first-of-its kind study—which documents how carbon neutrality can be achieved at a very modest cost, and using available technology—was the topic of extensive discussion within California state government, and spawned the introduction of multiple bills in the legislature.

Webinar Speakers

George Peridas

George Peridas

Scientist

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Nancy Skinner

Senator Nancy Skinner

Senate Majority Whip

California 9th Senate District

Cliff Gladstein

Cliff Gladstein

Founding President

Gladstein, Neandross & Associates

Webinar Resources

Getting to Neutral

Getting to Neutral: Options for Negative Carbon Emissions in California

Published 2020
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LNLL)

This report by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LNLL) identifies a robust suite of technologies that can help California clear the last hurdle and become carbon neutral – and ultimately carbon negative – by 2045.

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