Clean Energy Conference
On April 17, the Chile California Council (CCC), a non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California, hosted its sixth annual conference and board meeting in Sacramento, California. The Clean Energy Conference focused on the exploration of various solar and wind energy storage, distribution and demand management technologies, as well as an interesting tour of clean transportation alternatives, such as electrification of passenger, light and heavy duty vehicles and public transportation.
In this varied exchange of knowledge, visualizing a future with lower or zero carbon emissions for Chile and California, there was an important presence of prominent speakers representing the private sector, the public sector of both governments and major universities in California, who contributed with a complete vision of the challenges we face to achieve an energy matrix with more than 50% renewable energy by 2030. Both Chile and California share the same goal.
CCC implemented for the first time a revenue generation model to finance its annual conference and was able to gather close to 100 attendees, 24 speakers divided into 5 thematic panels, with the great support of Cal Chamber (California Chamber of Commerce) who contributed with its conference room and valuable logistical support. We also received the generous sponsorship and participation of Best Innovation and Marca Chile.
Additionally, the conference counted with the presence and collaboration of the U.S. Government and the Government of California, among whom were the U.S. Ambassador to Chile, Carol Z. Perez, Ken Alex, Senior Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Chile, Carol Z. Perez, Ken Alex, Senior Advisor and Director of Governor Brown’s Office of Planning and Research, and Andrew McAllister, California Energy Commissioner.
About Chile California Council: CCC is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California, that receives funding from the Government of Chile, and donations from its board members and U.S. entities. CCC’s mission is to promote mutually beneficial relations and knowledge exchange between Chile and California in both the public and private sectors. Its board of directors includes 28 outstanding leaders in their areas of expertise who contribute their time and monetary contributions.