California Climate Emergency & Energy Security Summit

Climate Emergency & Energy Security Summit

Accelerating Offshore Wind to transition  to A 100% Clean energy Economy

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IN-Person & Virtual

At our December 5th Inaugural EOPA California summit, hosted by the California Energy Commission, a range of experts discussed how transitioning to a 100% clean energy economy is key to California’s prosperity with an equitable transition from fossil fuels. Offshore wind farms would help accelerate the process and realize the state’s clean energy goals. David Chiu, San Francisco City Attorney, former CA Assemblyman, is the co-author of the CA offshore wind law and was our keynote speaker, who delivered a rising speech and said offshore wind’s buildout, “must be equitable, affordable and sustainable.” Please listen HERE.

Participants included federal, state, and local officials, state lawmakers, local elected officials, tribal leaders,  clean energy industry representatives, as well as offshore wind and policy experts.

Offshore wind has the potential to provide more than 2,000 gigawatts (GW) of energy in the United States — two times the present generation of the entire U.S. electric grid, according to a National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimate. The recent CA offshore wind  lease sale will bring union jobs and clean energy.

Offshore wind will accelerate the state’s transition to 100% clean energy economy –

At our morning press conference at the CA Capitol, state lawmakers and local elected officials urged legislation on a windfall profits cap on oil companies for the price gouging practices. The penalty would provide a rebate for CA consumers. EOPA California local elected officials from frontline communities spoke about how their communities are being affected by gas prices as the oil industry continues to rake in billions of dollars in profits with no regard for how it hurts Californians, our climate and security.  Listen to the radio shore HERE.


Benefits Join Our Event

Opportunity to contribute policy ideas.

Honored Speakers


Dr. Habib Dagher

Executive Director, Advanced Structures and Composites Center

Siva Gunda

Vice Chair, California Energy Commission

David Chiu

City Attorney of San Francisco


Virginia Bass

Supervisor, District 4, Humboldt County, California

Alex Cornell du Houx

President and Co-Founder, Elected Officials to Protect America

Martha Guerro

Mayor, West Sacramento

Kate Huckelbridge

Senior Deputy Director at California Costal Commission

Andy Katz

Director, East Bay Municipal Utilities District, California

Devin Murphy

Mayor-elect, Pinole, California

Eric Rood

Chief of the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards

Matthew Shields

Researcher IV-Electrical Engineering National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Mari Rose Taruc

Coordinator, Reclaim Our Power: Utility Justice Campaign

Igor Tregub

Senior Policy Advisor, California Solar & Storage Association

Kourtney Vaccaro

Commissioner, California Energy Commission

Katie Valenzuela

Councilmember, City of Sacramento

Phillip Williams

Councilmember, Yurok Tribe, Humboldt, California

Josh Newman

State Senator, District 29, California

Josh Newman

State Senator, District 29, California

Josh Newman

State Senator, District 29, California

WATCH: David Chiu is the San Francisco City Attorney, and former California Assemblyman who co-authored the state’s offshore wind law. Listen to his engaging keynote speech on offshore wind’s importance to California to fight climate change, create thousands of jobs and build an equitable clean energy economy.

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6:00 pm – 9:30 pm  Reception – Grange Restaurant (Citizen Hotel)

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5 – CEC Warren-Alquist Building
9:00 am – 9:30 am Networking
9:30 am – 9:45 am Doors Open
9:45 am – 10:00 am  Welcome and Overview
10:00 am – 10:30 am Keynote: Siva Gunda, CEC Vice Chair
10:30 am – 11:00 am  Floating Offshore Wind – Dr. Habib Dagher
11:00 am – 11:30 am Keynote: David Chiu, San Francisco City Attorney
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Windfall Profit Cap: Jamie Court, President/Chair of Consumer Watch Dog
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  Lunch & Networking (catered lunch onsite)
1:00 pm  – 1:45 pm  Accelerating Offshore Wind in California
1:45 pm  – 2:30 pm  Climate Emergency and Energy Security
2:30 pm  – 3:00 pm  Networking Break
3:00 pm  – 4:00 pm  Just Transition to a Clean Energy Economy
4:00 pm  Close
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm  EOPA CA Leadership Council meeting
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  Dinner (Private Dinning Room Citizen Hotel)







Rosenfeld Hearing Room

Day Two

California State Capitol

Room: TBD