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CCST Report Assesses Specifications for Biomethane in California Common Carrier Pipelines

Responding to a request from the California State Legislature (Senate Bill 840, 2016), the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) has issued the report "Biomethane in California Common Carrier Pipelines: Assessing Heating Value and Maximum Siloxane Specifications." This independent assessment of scientific and technical information - including a summary report and the full report - is now available.

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CCST Biomethane Report 2018

CCST Science Fellows are Effective Model for Bringing Science to State Government, Says Science Magazine Editorial

The CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship program was hailed as a strong and effective model for bringing sorely needed science and technology expertise to state legislatures around the country in an editorial written for Science Magazine by Mary Maxon, Associate Laboratory Director for Biosciences at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and CCST Board Member Bruce Alberts.

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Mary Maxon and Bruce Alberts

CCST Report Assesses the Long-Term Viability of Underground Natural Gas Storage in California

The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) has issued the report, “Long-Term Viability of Underground Natural Gas Storage in California: An Independent Review of Scientific and Technical Information,” along with an executive summary and a summary report. All are available for download here.

A CCST Expert Briefing for the Capitol community was held at noon on January 18. Click here for a PDF of the briefing presentation.

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Natural Gas Storage report

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CalTAC: The California Teacher Advisory Council

CCST created a group of 12 outstanding K-14 science and math classroom teachers from throughout California to form CalTAC. This body has provided a voice for STEM educators to discuss trends and policies facing science, technology, engineering, and math education in California, and interface with the State policymaking community.

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CalTAC

CCST S&T Policy Fellows: Science and Technology Informing Policy

Each year, CCST trains and mentors 10 scientists and engineers in the policymaking process, then places them alongside staffers in California Assembly and Senate offices. Known in the State Capitol as "the Science Fellows", these PhD-level experts experience a year of public service and leadership training, and get the chance to explore a career in California’s policy arena. At the same time, the State Legislature benefits from access to highly skilled, science-savvy staff to advise them on legislative issues and priorities.

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S&T Policy Fellows

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