The global transport industry is changing rapidly, due to three revolutions: electrification, ride sharing and automation. Electric vehicle sales are on pace to reach over 1.6 million this year, up from just a few hundred thousand in 2016. However, in the same time period, cars passed power plants as the top source of US carbon emissions for the first time since 1978. This emissions pattern is expected to remain, even if electric cars move into the mainstream, unless a full decarbonizing of the transport sector is achieved. To do that, all options must be considered – including electrifying the vehicle fleet, alternative fuels and much more stringent efficiency measures across the board, and increasing public transport options – including ride sharing.
Given the potential to provide deep energy and CO2 reductions, this session will look at the U.S. Climate Alliance Governor and industry experience in implementing and incentivizing the combination of transport electrification, automation and ride sharing. It will focus on celebrating first movers and examining successes and failures, exploring insights and learnings, and where to next.
Moderated by Hal Harvey, CEO, Energy Innovation, and featuring:
Other Confirmed speakers include:
David Friedman, Vice President, Advocacy, Consumers Union
Justin Kintz, Head of Public Policy & Communications for the Americas, Uber Technologies, Inc.
Shelley McKinley, General Manager for Technology and Civic Responsibility, Microsoft
Drew Murphy, SVP Strategy & Corporate Development, Edison International
Cathy Zoi, CEO, EVgo
*Due to multiple hurricanes hitting the United States this week, Secretary of Natural and Environmental Resources Tania Vazquez-Rivera will be filling in for Governor Rossello and Chairman of Energy & Finance for New York & Chair of the NYSERDA Board Richard Kauffman will be take Governor Ige’s place on our second panel. See updated agenda below: