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Expert panel to weigh in Wednesday on Gov. Brown’s petroleum-reduction proposal

A panel will meet Wednesday in Sacramento to discuss Gov. Jerry Brown’s call for a 50 percent reduction of in-state petroleum use by 2030.

The free, open-to-the-public event – “50/50/50 by 2030: Transportation and the California Energy Challenge” – will run from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, 1230 J St.

Scheduled panelists and speakers include state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles; Roland Hwang, transportation program director for the Washington, D.C.-based Natural Resources Defense Council; Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at UC Davis; and Rob Lapsley, president of the California Business Roundtable.

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