Fall 2020

Fall 2020

Federal Fuel Cell Incentives & California Clean Air Goals: US Rep. Levin & CEC’s McAllister on Hydrogen

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VX News presents this excerpt from VX Green Hydrogen Discussion Forum I from November 12, moderated by Adm (ret.) Dennis McGinn, US Congressman Mike Levin, California District 49, and California Energy Commissioner, Dr. Andrew McAllister set the federal and state policy context in this panel discussion on Green Hydrogen and California’s Future Fuel Mix.

Japan & SoCalGas: Harnessing Hydrogen & the Olympic Spirit for a Clean Energy Future

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Maryam Brown

VX News excerpts Akira Muto, the Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles, Maryam Brown, President of SoCalGas, and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting remarks reflecting on the partnerships—and Olympic spirit—powering the global pursuit of hydrogen technology solutions for a clean energy future.

Hydrogen Optimized: Commercializing Electrolysis for Large-Scale Green Hydrogen Applications

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Roger Mortimer

Roger Mortimer, Director of Corporate Strategy for Ontario-based Hydrogen Optimized, shares his investor perspective on how the company is commercializing electrolyzer technology for large-scale green hydrogen applications.

Plug Power's CEO Marsh: Bullish on Potential for Green Hydrogen to Decarbonize an Array of Commercial Applications 

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Andy Marsh

While hydrogen fuel cells (HFCs) are well-known for powering light, medium, and heavy-duty vehicles for transportation, VX News interviewed Andy Marsh, Plug Power’s President & CEO, to elaborate on the role (and potential) for HFCs and green hydrogen in decarbonizing an array of commercial applications. Marsh shares how Plug Power clients, like retail giants Amazon, Walmart, and Home Depot, are driving demand for green hydrogen as a fuel for zero-emissions material handling equipment  and long-duration energy storage.

Ballard’s Tim Sasseen on the Operational Flexibility of Hydrogen Fuel Cells

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Tim Sasseen

Tim Sasseen, Ballard Power Systems’ Market Development Manager, discusses the transitioning market for hydrogen fuel cell technology.

Nancy Sutley: What Does Building Back Better Mean For Climate & Clean Energy?

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Nancy Sutley

Just weeks ahead of the 2020 general election, Nancy Sutley shares her insights into crafting federal sustainability practice and her outlook on what a potential Biden administration might do on Day 1 to prioritize climate and clean energy.

CTC Chair Hilary Norton Reflects on Sea Change in State Transportation Priorities Ahead of the US General Election

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Hilary Norton

In this VX News interview, Hilary Norton, newly appointed chair of the California Transportation Commission, shares her priorities for the CTC and enthusiasm for creative projects that maximize benefits—and generate revenues—to support a more active and equitable vision for transportation in California.

OPR Director Kate Gordon on State’s Policy Challenge: Integrating Climate, Growth, Sustainability, Resilience & Equity for a Better Normal

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Kate Gordon

Kate Gordon, Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning & Research and chair of the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC), elaborates on the monumental task of aligning and integrating long-range planning on these issues across state agencies.

CalEPA’s Jared Blumenfeld on Grounding COVID Recovery in Climate Action

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Jared Blumenfeld

California Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Jared Blumenfeld shares how his agency’s priorities have been impacted by the overlapping crises and continued federal antagonism to climate action. Secretary Blumenfeld reiterates Governor Newsom's commitment to ensuring safe and affordable rural drinking water supplies and opportunities to propel the state’s post-COVID economic recovery with clean jobs.

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