Presented by Generation 180, this talk will examine big-picture, big-impact EV questions with three key Federal Agencies—Energy, Transportation, and EPA—to learn how they’re working to advance this critical clean energy solution. The administration has quickly identified electric transportation as a priority.
- How quickly can America get to 100 percent electric car sales?
- How does electrifying transportation equitably fit into President Biden’s commitment to cut U.S. carbon emissions in half by 2030?
- What is the role of charging infrastructure, public transit, and fleet electrification in helping get us there?
- Andrew Wishnia, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation
- Dr. Rachael Nealer, Senior Transportation Advisor. U.S. Department of Energy
- Dr. Philip Fine, Principal Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Each will offer a unique perspective on accomplishments thus far and their respective agency’s vision for the future of transportation electrification.
Tags: Big-picture Big-impact EV Questions, carbon emissions, electric vehicles, EVs, Generation 180, President Biden
A Smithsonian Environmental Research Center monthly evening lecture. Some of the most powerful solutions to climate change are right at our fingertips. Changing how we manage our land—through methods like sustainable farming, reforestation and restoring wetlands—could save up to a fifth of U.S. carbon emissions each year. That’s more powerful than taking every car in the U.S. off the road. Speakers: Susan Cook-Patton (The Nature Conservancy) and Ariana Sutton-Grier (University of Maryland), two scientists who helped highlight 21 “natural climate solutions” in a recent study from The Nature Conservancy, the Smithsonian and other organizations around the world. Discover how nature can help us conquer climate change, and how these solutions can be win-wins for the environment, business and human health. | Read more about 21 natural climate solutions | Full report in Science Advances
Free and open to all. Held in the Schmidt Conference Center. No RSVP required.
Tags: Ariana Sutton-Grier, carbon emissions, climate change, lecture, Nature Conservancy, SERC, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Susan Cook-Patton, University of Maryland