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Tuesday, Nov. 14: plenary session and awards luncheon

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Plenary Session, 8 a.m.

Patti Krebs, Executive Director, Industrial Environmental Association

Mike Rogge, Policy Director of Environmental Quality, California Manufacturers & Technology Association

The 5th Annual California Manufacturers & Technology Association/Industrial Environmental Association Conference is designed to provide businesses with a combination of legislative, regulatory, policy and program implementation updates. In addition, each track includes presentations on day-to-day practical information you can use to incorporate sustainable and environmentally friendly practices into your facilities and operations.

Conference Plenary Session

Moderators: Alan Ball, Qualcomm; Jim McCollum, Solar

"California Energy Commission Update"

Jeffrey Byron, California Energy Commissioner As California's electricity demands continue to grow, the California Energy Commission is undertaking a wide array of programs, including energy efficiency, green buildings, power plant siting and transmission, renewable energy, emerging fuels and technology and greenhouse gas emission reductions, to improve energy systems that promote a strong economy and a healthy environment. In October, 2006, the California Energy Commission held the first California Electricity and Air Quality Conference to address ways to improve air quality and its relationship to energy production and use.

"Who is Keeping the Lights on in California?"

David Hawkins, Lead Industry Relations Representative, California ISO

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) is charged with operating the majority of California 's voltage wholesale power grid and has the daily 'harrowing' task for balancing the demand for electricity with an equal supply of megawatts. The ISO is the impartial link between power plants and the utilities that serve more than 30 million consumers.

As the lead for industrial relations, Mr. Hawkins will talk about the challenges of keeping the lights on, new technologies, high-speed monitoring developments, power sloshes, the role of renewables and dispatching water pumping loads.


Bill Horn, Chairman, San Diego County Board of Supervisors

Jackie McHugh, Sempra Energy, Industrial Environmental Association President

James Halloran, Caterpillar Large Power Systems, California Manufacturers & Technology Association Environmental Policy Committee

"Greening Your Company – The Johnson & Johnson Approach"

The Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies is committed to environmental excellence through its policies, instilling high environmental values in all employees, utilizing the best environmental practices in all products sold and contributing to global sustainable development.

In 2005 Johnson & Johnson was selected as the winner of the Robert W. Campbell Award in recognition of excellence in environmental, health and safety management; named Green Power Partner of the Year for their commitment to renewable energy purchasing; granted the Climate Protection Award by the U.S. EPA; and honored by The Climate Group for making the greatest percent reduction in Greenhouse Gas emissions of any company worldwide in one year.

Community Sustainability Award

Admiral Leendert R. Hering, U.S. Navy Region Southwest

Rear Admiral Leendert Hering, commander of Navy Southwestern Region, is the "Navy Mayor of San Diego."

Admiral Hering is committed to the promotion of sustainability while balancing military readiness with responsible economic, environmental, and social practices.

During the conference last year, Admiral Hering called for the formation of a community collaboration bringing together the region’s businesses, military, organizations, governments and academia. His leadership and efforts have resulted in the formation of the San Diego Regional Sustainability Partnership, celebrated by a Charter Signing Ceremony.

The intent of the partnership is to lead and promote practices to support sustainable communities that are secure, economically prosperous environmentally responsible and healthy places in which to live and work. The partnership will seek to advance policies, research, technologies and programs to support a more sustainable future.

Congratulations to Admiral Hering for furthering the cause of sustainability and making the community collaboration a reality.

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