New Beginnings and New Opportunities: Decarbonizing Transportation

Pacific Grove, California

Conference Description

The 18th biennial conference addressed the challenge of climate change in the context of environmental and mobility justice, how they influenced transportation investments and choices, and the policies for accomplishing these changes in a sustainable manner. We are at a pivotal point, with new technologies and business models sweeping through transportation, and major governmental investments being considered. The focus of this conference was on national policy, but with links to international and state/local policymaking. Key topics included energy (electrification, hydrogen, and biofuels); new mobility and transit; freight; and cities (as it relates to national policy toward land use, climate, and social justice).

Downloadable Conference Program

The Asilomar 2021 program is available for download.

Pacific Grove Weather

Asilomar 2021 Steering Committee

  • Dan Sperling (Chair), University of California, Davis
  • Debbie Bakker, Hyundai America Technical Center
  • Anthony EggertClimateWorks Foundation
  • Dawn FentonVolvo Group North America
  • Lew FultonUniversity of California, Davis
  • David GreeneUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Marianne KahColumbia University (ConocoPhillips, ret.)
  • Barbara KissGeneral Motors
  • Karen LaughlinHeising Simons Foundation
  • Michael LordToyota Motor Corporation
  • Patty MonahanCalifornia Energy Commission
  • Lisa SnappU.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Terry TravisEVNoire
  • Michael Wang, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Sean WatersDaimler Trucks

2021 Sponsors

If your organization would like to become a sponsor of Asilomar 2021, contact Tom Mackey at

Asilomar Sponsors 2021