With both states and the federal government investing heavily in new hydrogen projects, hydrogen has re-emerged as a major topic of debate in climate, energy, and environmental justice circles. There are many unresolved questions about hydrogen, including the definition of green hydrogen, how to get hydrogen to where it is needed, and what its appropriate applications are. This webinar examined the impacts of hydrogen on surrounding communities, the definition of green hydrogen, and appropriate deployment models and end uses for hydrogen as California builds a more equitable, clean energy economy.
California State Senator Ben Allen represents the 24th Senate District, covering the Westside, Hollywood, South Bay, and Santa Monica Mountains communities of Los Angeles County. Ben was first elected in 2014. He has authored nearly…
Sasan Saadat is a senior research and policy analyst based out of the California Regional office in San Francisco. Sasan works with the Right to Zero campaign to transform California toward zero-combustion energy and transportation. Sasan graduated from UC Berkeley cum laude with a BA in Philosophy and a BS in Environmental Studies. Previously, he was a Research Fellow at MSI Integrity, a non-profit tracking the human rights and environmental impacts of global sustainability standards. He’s also worked on sustainability policy for the City of Foster City, and on energy efficiency programs for low-income residents with the California Public Utilities Commission. He is passionate about community organizing, and spent a summer in Chiang Mai with EarthRights International, learning from Mekong communities that are resisting coal and hydropower projects.
Janice Lin is the Founder and President of the Green Hydrogen Coalition and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Strategen. She brings more than two decades of experience in clean energy strategy, market development, and corporate strategy to Strategen. During this time, she has advised a diverse range of clients including renewable energy equipment manufacturers and service providers, large corporations diversifying into clean energy, and real estate developers building sustainable communities. In 2009 Janice co-founded the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA), and served as its Executive Director until 2019. Janice has also served on the Electricity Advisory Council of the US Department of Energy, the Board of Advisors for the Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC) and the Energy Storage Committee of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. Janice is also a Member of the Advisory Council of the German American Chamber of Commerce, the UCSD Strategic Energy Initiatives Advisory Council, and Co-Founder and Chair of the annual Energy Storage North America (ESNA) conference.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Cambridge, England
David Cebon is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering in Cambridge University and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He is Director of the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight and leads Cambridge University Engineering Department’s Transport Research Group and the Department’s research theme ‘Energy, Transport and Urban Infrastructure’. Professor Cebon’s research covers the mechanical, civil, and materials aspects of road transport engineering. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed papers on the dynamics, safety, and environmental performance of heavy goods vehicles. He has a strong current focus on energy vectors.
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