Learning from California and Other Subnational
PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP
Ben A. Wender (Day 1), K. John Holmes (Day 2), and Elizabeth Zeitler (Day 2), Rapporteurs
Planning Committee on Making Climate Assessments Work
Board of Energy and Environmental Systems
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
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PLANNING COMMITTEE ON MAKING CLIMATE ASSESSMENTS WORK: LEARNING FROM CALIFORNIA AND OTHER SUBNATIONAL CLIMATE ASSESSMENTS
PAUL A. DECOTIS, West Monroe Partners, LLC, Chair
KIT BATTEN,1 Pacific Gas and Electric
W. MICHAEL HANEMANN, NAS,2 Arizona State University
JENNIFER JURADO, Broward County, Florida
JOHN C.WALL, NAE,3 Cummins, Inc. (retired)
CATHY WHITLOCK, NAS, Montana State University
K. JOHN HOLMES, Board Director/Scholar, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems
DAVID ALLEN, Senior Program Officer, Board of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (until August 31, 2018)
MICHAELA KERXHALLI-KLEINFIELD, Program Assistant, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems
BEN A. WENDER, Senior Program Officer, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems
ELIZABETH ZEITLER, Senior Program Officer, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems
1 Employed at Pacific Gas and Electric at the time of the workshop.
2 Member, National Academy of Sciences.
3 Member, National Academy of Engineering.
BOARD ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
JARED COHON, NAE, Carnegie Mellon University, Chair
DAVID ALLEN, NAE, University of Texas, Austin
VICKY BAILEY, Anderson Stratton Enterprises
W. TERRY BOSTON, NAE, GridLiance GP, LLC, and Grid Protection Alliance
WILLIAM BRINKMAN, NAS, Princeton University
DEEPAKRAJ DIVAN, NAE, Georgia Institute of Technology
MARCIUS EXTAVOUR, XPRIZE
NAT GOLDHABER, Claremont Creek Ventures
BARBARA KATES-GARNICK, Tufts University
JOANN MILLIKEN, Independent Consultant
MARGO OGE, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, EPA (retired)
MICHAEL RAMAGE, NAE, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company (retired)
DOROTHY ROBYN, Boston University
KELLY SIMS-GALLAGHER, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
ALEXANDER SLOCUM, NAE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
JOHN C. WALL, NAE, Cummins, Inc. (retired)
ROBERT WEISENMILLER, California Energy Commission
K. JOHN HOLMES, Board Director/Scholar
BETH DOLAN, Financial Manager
MICHAELA KERXHALLI-KLEINFIELD, Program Assistant
JANKI PATEL, Research Associate
BEN A. WENDER, Senior Program Officer
ELIZABETH ZEITLER, Senior Program Officer
Acknowledgment of Reviewers
This Proceedings of a Workshop was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in making each published proceedings as sound as possible and to ensure that the proceedings meets institutional standards for quality, objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process.
We thank the following individuals for their review of this proceedings:
W. Michael Hanemann, NAS,1 Arizona State University,
Jennifer Jurado, Broward Country,
Katherine Mach, Stanford University, and
Melissa Widhalm, Purdue University.
Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the content of the proceedings nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this proceedings was overseen by Michael R. Ladisch, NAE,2 Purdue University. He was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this proceedings was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this proceedings rests entirely with the rapporteurs and the National Academies.
1 Member, National Academy of Sciences.
2 Member, National Academy of Engineering.
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