Green Living AZ Magazine: "Created through a partnership of VerdeXchange AZ - a collaboration of entrepreneurs, business and civic leaders, and global investors who are shaping the future through innovations and public policies - in addition to the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), the award is a tangible way to recognize communities who are embracing 'smart growth' and taking it seriously."

E&E Publishing: California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols, speaking at the VerdeXchange 2015 conference here, rejected the premise of the panel she was on, dubbed "Natural Gas -- Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?" ARB is "fuel neutral," she said, when the agency looks at cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The Golden State aims to shrink those to 1990 levels by 2020, and 80 percent below 1990's point by 2050.

UtilityDrive: “Energy storage is such a big deal that in the electric utility business we called it the holy grail,” explained former Southern California Edison Senior Vice President Jim Kelly at the recent VerdeXchange 2015 conference. “We knew that if we tried to get higher amounts of wind and solar on the grid, eventually it would break unless we had energy storage.”

CP&DR: Yesterday’s rendition, at the VerdeXchange “Green Marketmakers” Conference, featured former State Senate President Pro Tem and SB 375 author Darrel Steinberg as moderator, and Gail Goldberg of the Urban Land Institute, Lauren Faber of Environmental Defense Fund Jonathan Parfery of Climate Resolve, Tanya Peacock of the Southern California Gas Company, and Jim Wunderman of the Bay Area Council as panelists. 

E&E Publishing: "Water provides economic growth, quality of life, sustainability," Adel Hagekhalil, assistant director of the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, said this week at the VerdeXchange conference here. "We don't have an infinite amount of water, so we have to find ways to capture and reuse water.

Argus Daily: Southern California Gas could switch its methane supplies from non-fossil sources to either captured methane from decomposing biomass, synthetic natural gas, or hydrogen, utility president Dennis Arriola said at the VerdeXchange conference in Los Angeles this week.

VerdeXchange Headquarters: A press release detailing attendee's reactions and results from the eighth annual VerdeXchange Conference & Expo's speakers and program.“Gas is now around $3 per MMBTU but I remember being hailed as a virtual genius at Edison when I signed a contract for $14 natural gas,” said former Southern California Edison vice president Jim Kelly at the recent VerdeXchange 2015 conference. “Our supply of natural gas seems assured for years to come. Many states are proclaiming they are going green by switching from coal to natural gas.

Streetsblog L.A.: Streetsblog L.A. was a media sponsor of yesterday’s Future Build Los Angeles 2015 conference which showcased “trends, people and forces remaking the built environment.” The event was hosted by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) L.A. in partnership with VerdeXchange.

VerdeXchange Headquarters: A press release detailing the eighth annual VerdeXchange Conference & Expo's speakers, sponsors, and program. 

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, UC President Janet Napolitano, CPUC President Michael Peevey, and CARB Chair Mary Nichols joined 600 global, national, and state renewable energy and finance entrepreneurs, water and transportation leaders, utility regulators and environmental stewards at the VerdeXchange Green Marketmakers Conference January 27-28 in Los Angeles.

California and global trendsetters met under one roof to forecast energy, water and transport policy and investment, share what is driving markets, and pave the way for future marketplace collaborations.

89.3 KPCC: "A conference takes place today at which power company and port authority leaders will meet with city planners, air and water regulators, and green entrepreneurs. KPCC's Molly Peterson has more on the verdeXchange."

VerdeXchange News: A quarterly journal featuring some of the speaker, issues, and news that drive the agenda of the VERDEXCHANGE annual conference. This issue features Mary Nichols, Steven Nissen, Diane Wittenberg, Ted Craver, Tracy Woodard, Aaron Klemm, Larry Eisenberg, Steve Schneider, Jerry Brown, Qingyuan MA, and Andy Lipkis.

GreenTechMedia: "In a discussion about policy and climate change, SCE’s Michael Hertel described what he called a Gordian knot. AB 32, California’s nation-leading greenhouse gas emissions reductions law, and the state’s Renewable Energy Standard (RES), requiring state utilities to obtain one-third of their power from renewable sources by 2020, will not only drive the growth of renewables capacity, Hertel said, but also necessitate new natural gas-burning power plants or result in serious power supply problems."

GreenTechMedia: "Californians gathered in Los Angeles for the fourth annual VerdeXchange, a business-to-business cross-platform cleantech conference, seemed a little dazed this year, caught between the exhilaration of having a standard requiring utilities to obtain a third of their power from renewable energy by 2020 and panic at having to implement such a standard."

United Television Broadcasting: Many Japanese companies, led by the Japanese Consulate General in Los Angeles, participated in VX2011, sharing ideas and energy for future clean tech partnerships. The video is narrated in Japanese, with some interviews in English.

GreenTechMedia: "'This is going to be about how to make money,' greentech entrepreneur and former California Assembly Speaker Robert Hertzberg announced to the midday plenary. The subject was actually how to make money under the regulation of California’s AB 32, the most far-sighted U.S. climate change law to date, and California’s nation-leading 33%-by-2020 Renewable Portfolio Standard."

PR NewsWire: "Balqon Corporation, announced at the VERDEXCHANGE Conference, a global event for accessing the California and Western states clean and green marketplace, that it had received an order from Winston Global Energy, headquartered in Shenzhen China, for 300 electric drive systems at a purchase price of approximately $53,000 per unit. "

CleanTechnica: "I spent the day at the Verdexchange conference yesterday on behalf of CleanTechnica and heard a lot of interesting news on topics ranging from ESG reporting to waste-to-energy conversion, and so much in between. Highlights included witnessing the beginning phases of California’s carbon market being developed, hearing Mayor Villaraigosa freestyle at the end of his speech and speak from the heart about his passion for making LA as much a Clean Tech Capital as it is the world’s Entertainment Capital.

CleanTechnica: "Clean Tech Los Angeles is all about making LA a desirable place to start and grow clean tech businesses. The real growth in manufacturing and engineering jobs is in this sector, and LA wants to be sure to catch the wave. Also frequently mentioned throughout the conference were our top three research universities— UCLA, USC, and (of course) Cal Tech. At the Verdexchange conference I saw a broad range of presentations highlighting what’s being done in Los Angeles. You’ve already read here how California is the US leader in the Electric Vehicle industry.