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.
Sarah Rizk is an Environmental Scientist in the Clean Energy and Climate Change Office at the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9. In this position, she works with a broad range of partners on reducing greenhouse gases through voluntary action. Sarah’s research focuses on the intersection between climate and health benefits. Her recent work quantifies the monetary health impacts of fossil fuel energy and analyzes policy pathways for reducing black carbon from diesel vehicles, drawing from existing regulatory policies. Sarah holds a M.S. and a B.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University.