The government and a growing number of American companies have embraced the goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. As truck manufacturers shift gears to produce zero-emission vehicles, a new infrastructure and jobs ecosystem is taking shape. Policy initiatives will lead the way in determining whether the trucks will be built domestically, where the jobs will be created, and if the nation can meet its goal.
The second of The Hill’s three-part series will bring together lawmakers, truck manufacturers and business leaders to discuss policies supporting zero-emission trucks, domestic manufacturing of these vehicles and job growth in this sector.
Tuesday, July 20
1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT
Jack Allen, CEO, Proterra
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Member, Energy & Commerce Committee
Zoe Lipman, Director of Manufacturing and Advanced Transportation, BlueGreen Alliance
David Senjem, Minnesota State Senator
John Paul Smith, Legislative Representative, United Steelworkers Union
Vickie Patton, General Counsel & U.S. Clean Air Program Lead, Environmental Defense Fund
Melina Kennedy, Vice President – Product Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, Cummins Inc.
Corporate shippers, large fleet operators and truck and engine manufacturers face growing pressure to drive down pollution from medium and heavy-duty vehicles, which contribute to climate change and cause serious harm to human health. Leading businesses understand the urgency to switch to zero-emission alternatives.
Both corporate leadership and policy action are critical to accelerate the transition to zero-emission trucks. That’s why one of the most powerful tools businesses have to drive progress is their political influence.
Learn more about the benefits of zero-emission trucks, the policies needed to scale their deployment and how Environmental Defense Fund can help.