Climate adaptation and utilities: California on the front lines

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By Liane M Randolph, Nathan Bengtsson, Amee Raval, and Robert Kay

As heatwaves, droughts, and other impacts from climate change are being felt across the nation, the 2020 California wildfire season is already the worst on record. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently approved the most wide-ranging approach to managing climate change risks. What are the community engagement implications for utilities and regulators in California—and beyond? 
Robert Kay, PhD, ICF's climate resilience principal and California lead, will be moderating the conversation with CPUC Commissioner Liane M. Randolph and leaders from PG&E and the Asian Pacific Environmental Network. Join us for this important webinar to learn more about California’s strategy to enhance energy system resilience and what this could mean for you. 
Hear directly from: 

  • Commissioner Liane M. Randolph of the CPUC on the commission’s approach to protecting California’s communities and infrastructure. 
  • Nathan Bengtsson from PG&E on the utility’s approach to climate adaptation, risk assessment, and resilience planning. 
  • Amee Raval from the Asian Pacific Environmental Network on safeguarding vulnerable and disadvantaged communities that are disproportionately impacted by climate change.
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Meet the authors
  1. Liane M Randolph, Commissioner - CPUC
  2. Nathan Bengtsson, Principal, Climate Resilience and Adaptation - PG&E
  3. Amee Raval, Research Director - APEN
  4. Robert Kay, Climate Resilience Principal, California Lead - ICF