Early Bird Registration Is Open for Renewable Gas 360

October 22, 2019

Registration is now open for Renewable Gas 360, taking place January 23, 2020, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. The event, formerly known as Rethink Methane, brings together policymakers, clean air and climate protection advocates, and renewable industry representatives to discuss the economic and environmental benefits of renewable gases.

Focusing on Policy

For the past six years, policymakers have been invited to explore how various types of renewable gas can help the state meet its pollution reduction, climate protection, and sustainable economic development goals. Encouraging the production and use of renewable gas can help California reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants and can promote the development of storage capacity for renewable electricity production. Renewable gases from organics recycling or power storage can be harnessed to provide low-to-negative carbon energy to fuel transportation, power homes, and supply industries.

Encouraging the production and use of renewable gas can help California reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants.

Renewable Gas 360 aims to recast what we formally regarded as waste into a valuable commodity. The event focuses on developing strategies to recover, recycle, and reuse organic matter specifically for use as transportation fuel. To encourage participation, Renewable Gas 360 is free for policymakers and public agency staff to attend.

Without policies and incentives to increase private investment in renewable gas infrastructure, the costs of climate protection, energy, forest management, and agricultural operations will continue to increase in California.

Thought-Provoking Discussion

Renewable Gas 360 will feature panels focused on how to foster greater investment in organic waste diversion strategies, the importance of developing power-to-gas capabilities, and ways to harness these fuels to accelerate greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant reductions. Leaders from the California legislature, the private sector, and research centers will convene to discuss, debate, and deliberate on developing the state’s renewable gas capability.

Leaders from California’s legislature and industry experts will convene to discuss developing the state’s renewable gas capability.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Hector De La Torre, Assembly Appointed Member, California Air Resources Board
  • Nancy Skinner, California State Senator, Senate District 9
  • Matt Miyasato, Deputy Executive Officer, South Coast Air Quality Management District
  • Chelsea Jenkins, Executive Director of Government Affairs, ROUSH CleanTech
  • Jack Brouwer, Director, National Fuel Cell Research Center

Speakers will provide strategies to prevent wildfires, store surplus renewable energy, increase renewable hydrogen production, and foster economic growth in disadvantaged communities. Attendees will have the chance to engage in small group discussions with policymakers, researchers, investors, and more during networking breaks.

Supporting a Circular Energy Economy

Renewable Gas 360 aims to foster a circular energy economy to help California find solutions for renewable gas capture, storage, transportation, and production. Focusing on renewable gas can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by mitigating the leading source of urban air pollution.

The event would not be possible without the support of its sponsors and event partners dedicated to improving California’s economy.

Confirmed sponsors include:

  • Bay Area Air Quality Management District
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • South Coast Air Quality Management District
  • Southern California Gas Company

Confirmed endorsing organizations include:

  • Bioenergy Association of California
  • California Association of Sanitation Agencies
  • California Hydrogen Business Council
  • California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition
  • The Climate Registry
  • Climate Resolve
  • Coalition for Clean Air
  • Natural Gas Vehicles for America
  • Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas
  • Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition
  • Young Professionals in Energy

Register today to secure your spot at the sixth annual leadership symposium.