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VX2020: Where Clean & Green Tech Marketmakers Meet to Advance the New Energy Economy

Mary Nichols

With Shelter-in-Place the law statewide in response to the Coronavirus and California’s economy all but shuttered, major highways have been emptied and California’s air quality has never been betterVXNews, to better appreciate the significance of the aforementioned and to honor Earth Day 50, spoke with Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), on the effects & long-time implications of the transition to remote work on air quality.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer

For the US agriculture industry, the coronavirus has both revealed the fragility of food systems and the impacts of prioritizing agricultural commodities over local food sourcing and supply diversification.

Jim Kelly

As California again begins to prepare for another wildfire season and climate change’s new normal - this time possibly spent adhering to social distancing and shelter-in-place mandates, VXNews interviewed S&C Electric's Jim Kelly to better appreciate the impacts that the coronavirus pandemic is having on centralized utilities.

Gene Seroka

With COVID-19 reducing the output of Chinese manufacturers by half—sending shocks through the global supply chain and reducing the volume of goods moving worldwide—VX News reached out in late March to Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka to offer a platform for sharing Port priorities for safeguarding operations at the West Coast’s largest trading port.

Gabe Klein

As a national leader in the evolution of smart city transportation planning, pandemic, VX News asked urban mobility expert, and Cityfi founding copartner, 

Jon Bonanno

New Energy Nexus' Jon Bonanno, on predevelopment challenges to rapid deployment of clean energy infrastructure.

State Water Board Chair E. Joaquin Esquivel offers updates on current and future Board endeavors and his perspective on the critical importance of local management of watersheds in ensuring all Californian’s have access to safe, drinkable water.

Effie Turnbull Sanders

SLATE-Z's Effie Turnbull Sanders demonstrates how to best leverage private capital investment in South LA to create jobs and resilient, sustainable communities.