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The Second Annual Timely Two-Day Conference on

Decarbonizing the West Coast Grid

Leveraging major federal and state legislation to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to a carbon neutral economy.

November 21 & 22, 2024

Seattle, WA

And via Interactive Online Broadcast

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Program Overview

What to Look Forward to

- Update on Oregon DEQ's Climate Protection Program rulemaking

- Outcome of ballot initiatives to undo Washington's Climate Commitment Act and resulting paths forward

~ New Carbon Emission and Climate Risk Reporting Requirements

- New SEC ESG reporting and climate risk disclosure rules

- California's new climate disclosure laws (SB 253 & SB 261)

- Supply chain contracting as a private sector emissions reduction tool

~ Progress towards decarbonizing the generation of electricity

~ How natural gas fits into state transition plans

~ Project funding case studies

- $250 million federal Inflation Reduction Act funding to upgrade the energy grid in Warm Springs to serve PGE load centers

- $1 billion of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funding for Green Hydrogendevelopment

- Development of project selection criteria for state-level funding under Washington's recently passed Climate Commitment Act

~ Balancing expedited project siting against protection of Tribal Cultural Resources and consideration of EJ impacts

~ The role for local government, NGO, and corporate climate initiatives

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Faculty Bios

Craig Gannett, Craig Gannett, Program Co-Chair, is a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine. He focuses his practice in the fields of electric utility regulation, renewable energy development, and climate change-related regulation. He also teaches Climate Change Law at the University of Washington School of Law and is the President of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, which focuses on the intersection of climate change and national security.

Jocelyn Pease, Jocelyn Pease, Program Co-Chair, is a partner at McDowell Rackner Gibson. She focuses on energy, environmental, and telecommunications law with an emphasis on providing administrative, regulatory, and transactional advice to energy utilities and telecommunications companies in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.

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