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 +===== Global Warming Commission Agenda ​ =====
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 +  * Angus Duncan, Commission Chair
 +  * **New commission members**
 +  * **Emissions “Inventory” is ever more current, having started out with 5 year reporting delay when commission born in 2003**
 +  * **Update on Governor’s Office Climate Activities (20 min)** ​
 +    * Kristen Sheeran, Energy and Climate Change Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor ​
 +      * New members
 +      * Governor’s Climate Change Cabinet has vacancies
 +      * Have only met twice, and are getting up to speed on existing policy ​
 +      * Angus Duncan member ​
 +      * Specific studies … economics … landscapes as mitigation ​
 +      * Stakeholders issues ​
 +      * Achieve goals at lowest possible cost.
 +    * Governor wants open lines of communications – citizens’ advisory group
 +  * **Not on target, and need to change that** – price on carbon to the rescue ​ \\ [eda Premise of lowest possible cost comes up from various people w/o much vision of highest leverage of opportunities. ] 
 +    * **Duncan comments on “not on target” and Transportation is one of the issues…**
 +  * **Update on Materials Management Priority Actions in Commission’s Roadmap 2020 (10 min)**
 +    * David Allaway, DEQ – slides were used, promised on website, but not yet on web site.
 +    * Materials are goods imported and used in Oregon that represent emissions of manufacture. ​
 +    * Basically, this is an attempt to measure the extent to which we generate a “circular economy”. ​
 +    * Example was that cement has high carbon cost, and can often have substitutes in whole or part to reduce carbon cost. 
 +    * “Waste management” ​
 +    * Reduce food throwaway. ​
 +    * Reduce packaging costs  ​
 +    * Yes, glass bottles are low carbon for recycle ​
 +      * Bottle Washer is in Montana, so far. 
 +    * Local food is often lower carbon cost, but transportation can be surprisingly inexpensive,​ so sometimes more distant food can have lower carbon.
 +  * **Overview of VW Settlement Fund Proposal and Public Comment Opportunity (10 min) Kevin Downing, DEQ**
 +    * Oregonians bought a lot of VW diesels, and therefore have opportunities to spend more from $$$ pot.
 +    * Much $$ will go into getting rid of old polluting diesels. Some conversion to electric. Some upgrade to new. 
 +    * Some will probably be spent on charge points as part of encouraging EVs.
 +  * **Introduction to Oregon’s Statewide Sector-Based Greenhouse Gas Inventory (10 min)**
 +    * Lesley Jantarasami,​ ODOE
 +  * **Overview of PGE’s Decarbonization Study (20 min)** Sunny Radcliffe, PGE Forest Carbon Update (45 min) Angus Duncan, Chair, and Andrew Yost, ODF 
 +    * Good slides and presentation -- see materials list for slides
 +    * They actually did carbon budgeting. Derived a carbon budget per customer per year. Noting that customer count has risen and is expected to rise dramatically. Still targeting Oregon totals.
 +    * Expects to use methane until equipment’s end of life :-( – to be biofuel as NWNG shifts.
 +    * Rate of load shifting/​rescheduling on grid increasing dramatically - - talking supply rescheduling,​ \\ and the ability to make many choices for low-cost spot fuel per hour has brought energy costs down a lot. \\ Taking advantage of negative-price solar from CA. Asked if that will last, and answer was for at least a few years.
 +    * Expect increasing amount and frequency of controlling time-shifting of loads. This is controlled demand.
 +  * Forest Carbon Update (45 min) Angus Duncan, Chair, and Andrew Yost, ODF
 +    * Angus talked quite a while, then Forester talked with slides for short time.
 +    * [eda I have never heard a report on our forests that painted them as this kind of rosy.]
 +      * Sequestering every year for long time.
 +      * Sequestering on order of 60 MMT CO2e per year, now.
 +      * Larger version of this presentation to be given at Carbon Committee on next day (Tuesday 6/23)
 +
 +  * **Public Comments:​** ​
 +  * Allen Smith reminded the group that the state of Oregon doesn'​t pay attention to Fugitive Methane, and that
 +    - Fugitive Methane is a problem worth attending to
 +    - The state'​s lack of attention to it constitutes a problem
 +
 +  * John Talberth pointed out that his report on Forests says 
 +    * Tree Farms are largest emitting industry in Oregon – not close to net sequestration. ​
 +    * Oregon State has published paper that agrees with John Talberth.
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 +Audio Recording {{ :​audio:​oregon_global_warming_commission_june22_2018.mp3 |audio:​oregon_global_warming_commission_june22_2018.mp3}}
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