Cross-Border Renewable Energy Collaboration: Mexico & California’s Shared Future
Mexico and California are facing what seem to be contradictory policy trends with regard to renewable energy. Potential policy shifts under the Trump administration leave California policymakers uncertain about the future of federal energy regulations, programs and funding. At the same time, historic reforms in Mexico have increased support for renewable energy sources and opened up its energy sector to more competition and foreign investment.
This forum will analyze this duality and its potential policy implications on both sides of the border. How can Mexico and California potentially work together to facilitate the production of renewable energy? What can California and Mexico learn from each other in terms of policies to foster renewable sources, such as wind/solar energy auctions or distributed-generation and energy-efficiency policy measures? These and other questions will be addressed by energy experts from both California and Mexico:
James Sweeney, Director, Precourt Center, Professor of Management and Science & Engineering, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and, by Courtesy, at the Hoover Institution
Emilio Camacho, Chief of Staff, California Energy Commission
Juan Rosellón, Visiting Professor, USC Price School of Public Policy (Sacramento) & Professor, CIDE (Mexico) & Research Fellow, DIW-Berlin (Germany ) & Research Associate Universidad Panamericana (Mexico) & Non-Residential Fellow, Center for Energy Studies, Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy (Houston) & Board Member, Mexican ISO (CENACE).
Adam Rose (Moderator), Research Professor, USC Price School of Public Policy and Fellow of the Schwarzenegger Institute on State and Global Policy
Seating is limited, please register by Monday, March 20.