Many of California's environmental initiatives outside of the cap-and-trade program have grabbed national headlines and even served as models for other states, regions and the federal government. This session will look at these initiatives, including energy efficiency and renewables, clean vehicles and transportation, and will include discussion of U.S. EPA actions to address climate change.
Scott Murtishaw is an advisor to President Peevey at the CPUC, where he has played a key role in shaping the CPUC’s climate policy. His work has focused on the design of the cap and trade system, policies for large and small-scale renewables, and electric rate design. Prior to joining the CPUC, Scott was a researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he authored studies on a wide variety of energy and climate policy topics. He has also been a guest researcher at the International Energy Agency in Paris. He holds a BA in International Relations from Stanford University and a Masters in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.