Sheryl Carter is the director, power sector, climate & clean energy program at Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Agustin Cabrera is the director, RePower LA at LAANE. Martha Guzman Aceves is a Commissioner at the California Public Utilities Commission.
PUF brings you a taste of the Electrification Virtual Summit, with excerpts from plenary sessions held each day.
How are advanced, efficient electric technologies enabling the conversion to decarbonized buildings and experiences? A variety of technologies is needed to affect change across key sectors, including those with inherent and persistent technical or economic barriers.
Moderated by Sheryl Carter, director, power sector, climate & clean energy program, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), on the panel were Agustin Cabrera, director, RePower LA, LAANE, and Martha Guzman Aceves, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission.
NRDC's Sheryl Carter: We are facing unprecedented challenges with the pandemic, which has created an economic crisis and highlighted and exacerbated the existing inequities in our country. A racial justice reckoning that has us examining our institutional structures and how we think, and a climate change crisis, which has become more pronounced this year in the West, which has been besieged by growing number and strength of wildfires and extreme heat, and air pollution that has blanketed cities and regions. In Iowa and Louisiana, dealing with the devastation wrought by extreme weather events.