Envisioning a Climate-Safe California webinar #4: A Climate-Safe Vision for California’s Heavy Duty Vehicle Fleets – 16 February 2023
The Clean Coalition was a partner organization for this webinar, which took place on 16 February 2023 at 10am.
The Climate Center believes in thriving, healthy communities. They envision a future where everyone in California enjoys clean air and water, renewable and reliable energy, healthy food, and abundant nature. California has the tools and the know-how to make this vision a reality if our elected leaders summon the political will. It is time we put people back at the heart of policy. In doing so, we can keep our friends and loved ones safe from worsening climate disasters, create millions of family-sustaining jobs, and give everyone the chance to thrive in the clean energy economy.
The climate center’s Envisioning a Climate-Safe California: Stories and Solutions webinar series will combine personal stories, frontline perspectives, scientific expertise, and policy analysis to shed light on how California can lead the world toward a climate-safe future. We’ll hear from the people and communities feeling the impacts of the climate crisis today as well as those advocating for solutions.
See below for more information on the fourth webinar of the series.
Webinar #4: A Climate-Safe Vision for California’s Heavy Duty Vehicle Fleets
Thursday, 16 February, 2023 at 10am to 11:30am PST
This webinar was focused on the heavy duty vehicle sector, one of California’s biggest decarbonization challenges. Presenters shared stories from the frontlines about impacts on community health and well-being as well as opportunities for transforming heavy duty fleets. This webinar asked the question: what is the best way to transition heavy duty vehicles, including those used in public transit and trucking around California ports, to cleaner, climate- and community-friendly alternatives?
Bill Magavern joined Coalition for Clean Air in 2012 and is the Policy Director. Bill has more than 25 years of experience advocating for environmental and public interest causes. He has authored numerous reports and articles on energy and environmental issues and testifies frequently before the State Legislature, Air Resources Board, and other agencies. From 2000-2011, he represented Sierra Club California on a variety of environmental issues and was honored in 2003 with the Mary Ferguson Award for outstanding service and in 2011 with the John Zierold Award for outstanding legislative advocacy. Bill was named a Clean Air Champion in 2007 by the Central Valley Air Quality Coalition.
Kimberly McCoy was inspired by her son, Norwood to create a healthier and thriving community for all children and families and is now a dedicated community advocate and leader. She earned a degree in accounting at Fresno City College. But it was her passion and dedication to the health of her community that led her to join Fresno Building Healthy Communities as Project Director in 2018. As a Climate and Environmental Justice Associate, Kimberly joins CCAC’s mission to create a healthier San Joaquin Valley. As a former Owner/Operator of heavy-duty trucks, she has provided valuable insight for the AB 617 truck re-route study and is dedicated to reducing the health impacts of diesel exhaust in the Valley. In her free time, Kimberly enjoys spending time with her son and rooting for her favorite sports teams, which include the Dallas Cowboys, Golden State Warriors, and Atlanta Braves.
Kurt Johnson began working at the Center in 2019. He previously founded and directed a renewable energy project development consulting firm, bringing new projects online ranging from 8 kW to 8 MW. Kurt also founded a small hydropower trade association where he lobbied successfully for regulatory reform before Congress and the Colorado legislature. Kurt also worked in the solar industry for Recurrent Energy and also for the California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco. Kurt worked at the U.S. EPA for eleven years where he founded the EPA renewable energy program, the Green Power Partnership. Kurt started his career in 1991 working on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC as a Legislative Assistant for U.S. Rep. Richard Swett (D-NH). Kurt holds an MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy from Johns Hopkins University and an MA and BA from Stanford University.