CALSTART Federal Policy Forum Recordings
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CALSTART Federal Policy Forum Recordings

CALSTART Federal Policy Forum Recordings

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Following our 2021 efforts that helped secure one billion a year for the federal Low & No Emission bus program and $7.5 billion in infrastructure funding, it’s time to focus on implementation of this tremendous opportunity and rally our efforts on the 2022 federal policy agenda. Join CALSTART, decision-makers from the Biden Administration and key federal legislators for an intimate, member-only online forum on how to make the most of this success and understand the coming opportunities to shape implementation that will spur economic growth, clean jobs, healthy communities and equitable access. We also discussed plans for 2022 – building on existing congressional support for a federal zero emission truck incentive, establishing electric batteries as a strategic commodity and shaping discussions and support for a light-duty incentive.

Welcome and Intro


John Boesel, President and CEO of CALSTART


Climate change in the U.S. and the potential impact of IIJA and Build Back Better

Fireside chat with Rep. Kathy Castor (D, FL-14) - member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and Chair of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis


Driving Forces – IIJA for Clean Transportation and the Strategic Importance of a Domestic EV Battery Industry

Fireside Chat with David Howell, Director of Vehicle Technologies Office, Department of Energy


IIJA and BBB: Electrification of the federal fleet, opportunities for transit/buses, and sustainable aviation fuel

Rep. Julia Brownley (D- Thousand Oaks, CA)


Federal Transit Administration Plans for IIJA

Fireside Chat with Karina Ricks, Associate Administrator for Innovation, Research, and Demonstration, Federal Transit Administration


CALSTART Political Action Groups: the 2022 Policy Agenda

Fireside Chat with Jes Olson, Vice President of Policy, CALSTART; Lynn Jacquez, CJ Lake, LLC; Orville Thomas, Lion Electric


Charging up: EVSE Supply Chain and Domestic Manufacturing


Fireside Chat with Alex Jacquez, Senior Policy Advisor to the White House National Economic Council


Establishing a U.S. Climate Policy on Transportation


Fireside Chat with Ali Zaidi, Deputy National Climate Adviser for the Office of Domestic Climate Policy


Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA)




Closing Remarks

John Boesel, President and CEO of CALSTART