VX2021 Speakers:

VX2021: Where Marketmakers Meet to Advance Clean & Green Tech Investments to Power Global Economic Recovery

Mike Levin

As Democrats in Congress work in the next two weeks to fashion and negotiate a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill, VX News asked Representative Mike Levin (CA-49) to elaborate on the significance of the pending federal spending frameworks.

Liane M. Randolph

Led by the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the Joint Electric Truck Scaling Initiative (JETSI) project will deploy 100 trucks manufactured by Daimler and Volvo, and will be operated by NFI Industries and Schneider on freight corridors serving the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, as well as distribution centers across Southern California. From the ACT Expo last week, VX news excerpts, the announcement of the largest deployment of battery-electric drayage trucks across California.

Seleta Reynolds

Eighteen months into the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, VX News interviewed LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds to update readers on the challenges and opportunities facing LA City's transportation agenda

Liam Denning

Citing the failure of top-down grid planning to account for the compounding challenges of climate change, Bloomberg Opinion columnist Liam Denning explores the load-bearing and reliability challenges facing the California's grid.

For a comprehensive look at the challenges and complexities of calculating the true cost of food, VX News presents an excerpt from Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment’s recently published, "True Cost Accounting for Food: Balancing the Scale."

Ahead of the budget reconciliation process, VX News spoke with US Congressman Earl Blumenauer, who sits on the House Ways & Means Committee, for insights on the also-pending $1 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act.

This month, the city of Sacramento became the 46th in California since 2019 to mandate building electrification and commit to phasing out natural gas infrastructure and appliances in new building construction this decade. VX News interviewed Panama Bartholomy, the executive director of the Building Decarbonization Coalition to address the resilience and affordability concerns of an all-electric future.

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