Assemblymember Krekorian Named Keynote Speaker at Canadian Strategic Innovation Summit

GLENDALE–Assemblymember Paul Krekorian will be the keynote luncheon speaker at the Canada-California Strategic Innovation Partnership (CCSIP) Summit in Montreal, Canada. Assemblymember Krekorian will discuss his ongoing work as the leader of the Assembly’s bipartisan working group that is crafting legislation to expand California’s renewable portfolio standard. Krekorian’s working group has been tasked by Assembly Speaker Karen Bass with developing policies that will maintain California’s global leadership in promoting reliance on renewable energy and combating climate change.

The CCSIP summit will bring together leading decision makers, researchers and developers from academia, industry, government and the investment community from California and Canada. The summit will include discussions of policy development and potential strategic alliances in areas such as carbon capture and sequestration, “Green IT” (zero carbon cyber-infrastructure), stem-cell research, advanced infectious diseases diagnostics, next-generation digital media, and sustainable biofuels. The principal goal of the summit is to stimulate new research, development and delivery of projects that offer economic and social benefits to both jurisdictions.

“Under the leadership of Speaker Bass, the Assembly is moving forward aggressively to liberate California’s energy future from our dependency on fossil fuels by generating at least 33% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2025,” said Assemblymember Krekorian. “I’m looking forward to sharing our experience with the CCSIP participants and exploring ways that we can strengthen the partnership between California and Canada in this and other areas of innovation that are vital to our collective future.”

Assemblymember Paul Krekorian (D-Burbank) represents the cities of Burbank and Glendale, and the Los Angeles communities of Atwater Village, Los Feliz, North Hollywood, Silver Lake, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen, Valley Village and Van Nuys.

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