VX2023 Save the Date

16th Annual VerdeXchange VX2023 Marketmakers' Conference
April 30-May 2, 2023 

At the Omni Los Angeles Hotel in DTLA
VerdeXchange has secured a special room rate for VX2023.
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16th Annual VerdeXchange VX2023 Marketmakers' Conference 

Since 2014, the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF)  Annual Meeting has been held every year by the Government of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) of Japan  to engage in cross-sector leaders for lively discussion and exploration of innovation-based solutions to climate change.

On December 7, USDOT announced Notice of Funding Opportunities totaling almost $2.3 billion. TPR excerpts this keynote discussion from CoMotion 2022, featuring USDOT’s Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenburg and the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation’s Executive Director, Gabe Klein, moderated by CoMotion’s John Rossant.

Highlighting Measure W and regional investments in stormwater capture, this week LA County Public Works Director Mark Pestrella notes in the

In this excerpt from Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson’s first State of the City Address, Mayor Richardson lays out his plans for the waterfront city in his first 100 days in office. VX News shares highlights of Mayor Richardson’s 100-day plan, entitled “Opportunity Beach Agenda,” in which he outlines his priorities for economic development and environmental sustainability.

On his final day in office, Former Mayor Eric Garcetti signed a series of ordinances implementing key provisions of LA’s Green New Deal including banning polystyrene, expanding the single-use plastic ban, banning natural gas in new construction, and phasing out oil drilling in the city.

With the pandemic-induced container ship backlog at the Ports of LA and Long Beach officially cleared, VX News spoke with the Port of Los Angeles’s Executive Director, Gene Seroka, to elaborate on POLA’s efforts to ease supply chain congestion.

Panama Bartholomy

Gas from buildings produces twice as much smog pollution as all the cars and power plants combined in California. Panama Bartholomy, Founder and Executive Director of Building Decarbonization Coalition, outlines what market and government incentives are needed to facilitate, scale, and speed the decarbonization of buildings. Bartholomy also touches upon the Coalition's work nationwide, as well as COP 27, state and local building codes, and the “niche” for green hydrogen

With all the hype around hydrogen, VX News excerpts this latest report from UC Berkeley's Center for Law, Energy and the Environment.

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