CARB Chair Mary Nichols Announces 100-Percent Zero-Emission Vehicle Target at VX2017

Green Car Reports: "Speaking at the annual VerdeXchange conference in Los Angeles, Mary Nichols, chair of the powerful California Air Resources Board, said the state is now pursuing a goal of 100 percent zero-emission light-duty vehicles ... Nichols' declaration is likely welcome news to electric-car advocates amid uncertainty about the direction of federal environmental policy."

NEDO Chair Furukawa Urges Japan-California Cooperation at VX2017

NEDO Silicon Valley News: "Chairman Furukawa highlighted two demonstration projects NEDO is conducting in California. The "Drive the ARC" EV project was launched in November 2016 and when completed, will feature a network of 50 DC fast chargers linking Monterey with Lake Tahoe...The second project is a utility-scale, redox-flow battery system which can respond quickly to changes in renewable energy sources, can be used for long-term storage capacity and consists of a safe chemistry.

CARB Leads Nation With 100-Percent Zero-Emission Vehicle Target—Announced at VX2017

Plug In America: "Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board, speaking at the annual VerdeXchange conference in Los Angeles, announced that California was pursuing a goal of 100% light-duty, zero emission vehicles. Run that by me again? That means that California is planning to completely eliminate gasoline-powered cars. The birthplace of American car culture is going fully electric. That is a big deal."

Transitioning to an Emerging Green Economy at VX2017

Fox and Hounds: "California may not be alone in its efforts to deal with climate change but neither can state officials ignore the need for a smooth transition to a greener economy that would rely on traditional energy sources. That was the message gleaned from the opening sessions of the 10th annual VerdeXchange conference in Los Angeles dedicated to promoting a green economy."

Announced at VX2017: SoCalGas to Distribute Renewable Gas from Anaerobic Digester

At the VerdeXchange Conference in Downtown Los Angeles, "Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and waste management company CR&R Environmental today announced they broke ground on construction of an eight-inch pipeline that will bring carbon-neutral renewable natural gas into the SoCalGas distribution system for the first time."

Québec Sustainability Minister David Heurtel on California Partnership at VX2017 (FRENCH)

QUÉBEC – Le ministre québécois du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, David Heurtel, est à Los Angeles, pour participer à l’événement VerdeXchange, qui se tient du 29 au 31 janvier. M. Heurtel, invité à titre de conférencier, présentera les initiatives mises en oeuvre au Québec pour lutter contre les changements climatiques en mettant l’accent, en premier lieu, sur le marché du carbone Québec-Californie.

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