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This podcast was recorded at the San Francisco Energy Dialogues, held in partnership with Stanford Natural Gas Initiative and as part of a broader City Series.

The aim is to have strategic dialogue, welcoming diverse viewpoints from participants within and outside the industry, as well as the formation of solutions driving a sustainable energy pathway forward, critical amidst an on-going energy transition.

In this podcast, energy thought leaders discuss California's pathway towards a low-carbon, renewable energy future.

Main Topics:

  • California's energy scenarios, overall plans to transition to a low-carbon economy and what they will mean for the state and the region - examining targets and aspirations

  • A closer look at regulatory and policy frameworks; how will they influence businesses overall, as well as supply and demand for various resources?

  • What do California initiatives look like for emissions reduction in transportation and a decarbonized power grid?

  • How will existing energy sources integrate with new sources? Will new energy be increasingly renewable?

  • What will be the role of natural gas in achieving California's goals?


  • Thomas Baker, Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
  • Sally Benson, Co-Director, Precourt Institute for Energy
  • Michael Wara, Director, Climate and Energy Policy Program, Senior Research Scholar, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University


  • Chris Carr, Partner, Baker Botts 

"A day well spent debating the issues facing the energy sector with a broad group of stakeholders across the industry."
- Robert Schwiers, Chief Economist, Chevron

"Engaging discussion, high quality attendees and a more intimate-sized event make for a more valuable use of time than most industry conferences one attends."
- Emily Reichert, Chief Executive Officer, Greentown Labs