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California’s Energy Future

We are facing some tough choices ahead. Solutions to meet our current and future energy demands are running up against changing laws, regulations, and policies on where our power should come from, and how it should be generated. This is certainly no easy task as we work to find a reasonable balance between the needs of our community, our economy, and our environment. In response to this growing need, California State University San Marcos is proud to offer a one-day symposium on “California’s Energy Future.”

Please join us on February 20th, at the Pechanga Resort Casino to participate in a public symposium that will facilitate a robust and balanced dialogue about energy and other critical public safety concerns in California. We will convene two expert panels. The morning session will focus on what our energy future looks like, and how our region and state are working together to ensure a sustainable and equitable outlook. Panelists will provide key recommendations on how we can secure a viable energy future and achieve positive economic growth while mitigating environmental impacts.

The afternoon session will address one of the most critical issues facing our state: wildfires and the wildland urban interface. This second expert panel will discuss trends of wildfires in California and how the wildland areas, urban interface, and our infrastructure can be managed and upgraded to respond to the increasing wildfire risk and improve our community’s resilience. We will also share with you some of the emerging research and advanced education programs that are working to solve these problems, and how our region is quickly becoming a national leader in wildfire issues.

We hope you join us along with our partners at Southern California Edison, SoCal Gas, CR&R Environmental Services, the Western Riverside Council of Governments, CAL FIRE, and Pechanga in what is sure to be a dynamic and exciting day discussing some of the most consequential issues facing our region. For more information about attending the conference, or sponsoring the event, please visit our website at: Information on the symposium can be found at the bottom of the page. I hope to see you there!