Clean Energy Future for Southern California

A Special Event from SoCal Policy Forum


Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021

Time: 2 pm – 3:30 pm (PDT)


With climate change as a major concern and with the policy priorities of both federal & state government, Southern California is poised to chart a different economic future with clean energy and transportation as the driving force.

What do these aspirations look like in practice? What are the key initiatives already underway? What more needs to be done? And what kind of investments need to be made to make this a reality? 

Join an esteemed panel of state and local experts on Thursday, June 24, at 2 pm to learn more about California’s current state of clean energy and what we can expect the future to hold. 


Sarah White, Senior Advisor for Jobs & the Economy, CA Governor’s Office of Planning & Research

Danny Kennedy, Chief Energy Officer, New Energy Nexus

Mayte Sanchez, Director of Energy, LA Cleantech Incubator

Devin Rauss, Senior Manager, Southern California Edison

Jawaad Malik, Strategy & Sustainability Chief Environmental Officer, SoCal Gas


Frank Pine, Executive Editor, Southern California News Group

Karthick Ramakrishnan, Founding Director, Center for Social Innovation, UCR

For general questions, accessibility questions or to request an accommodation, please contact Paola Avendano at the Center for Social Innovation: (951) 827-3523 or 

Information about past events can be found in our event archive.

SoCal Policy Forum

SoCal Policy Forum (SPF) is a partnership of Southern California News Group and the Center for Social Innovation at UC Riverside, in collaboration with a range of leaders and institutions across Southern California. SPF is a platform that regularly convenes policy experts in Southern California on timely issues that can better engage and inform the larger public.

About SCNG

Southern California News Group is the largest news content provider in the five-county Los Angeles metropolitan area. As a leader in circulation among top publications nationwide, SCNG now owns and operates 11 local daily newspapers and more than a dozen community weeklies.


The Center for Social Innovation, UC Riverside aims to provide a credible research voice that spurs civic leadership and policy innovation. We also aim to integrate researchers, community organizations, and civic stakeholders in collaborative projects and long-term partnerships that boost collective impact.