Summer 2020

CA Workforce Development Board Jobs & Climate Action Plan: Putting California on the High Road

Issue: 
Carol Zabin

The 2030 Jobs & Action Plan put forth by the California Workforce Development Board and written by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor and Education offers the State a vision for integrating economic and workforce development into major climate policies and programs.

Admiral (ret.) Dennis McGinn Makes the Case (Security, Resilience & Mission Assurance) for Integrated DER

Issue: 
Denny McGinn

Dennis McGinn shares the potential for smart, behind-the-meter IT to stabilize demand peaks and enable deployment of renewables + storage at scale. He also highlights the market-shifting opportunities for federal investment in storage incentives, clean hydrogen, and offers his advice for getting the nation’s clean energy transition back on track.

States Join Forces to Accelerate Bus & Truck Electrification 

Issue: 
Mary Nichols

In July, 15 states and the District of Columbia announced a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU), committing to work collaboratively to advance and accelerate the market for electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles to achieve the deep economy-wide emission reductions needed to avoid the worst consequences of climate change.

California Legislature Unveils $100 Billion Stimulus & Economic Recovery Plan

Issue: 
Bob Hertzberg

Working groups from both houses of the California Legislature last week unveiled a $100 billion joint stimulus plan that proposes to put the state on a path toward an equitable and resilient economic recovery by raising revenues without raising taxes, which proponents assert will protect Californians and spur job creation during and even after the COVID-19 crisis.

Lion Electric's Zero-Emission Trucks & Buses Lead the Pack in Southern California 

Issue: 
Marc Bedard

In June, the California Air Resources Board adopted a first-in-the-world Advanced Clean Truck rule requiring truck manufacturers to transition from diesel trucks and vans to electric zero-emission trucks beginning in 2024, so that, by 2045, every new truck sold in California wi

Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy

Issue: 
Rep. Mike Levin

Despite COVID-19’s drastic disruption of world trade and global economic activity, May of 2020 had the highest monthly average atmospheric CO2 concentrations ever recorded.

Adel Hagekhalil on StreetsLA’s Mission: Enhancing Quality of Life For All & Making Our Streets Safe, Mobile, and Sustainable

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Adel Hagekhalil proudly shares how StreetsLA has accelerated paving & sweeping in high-traffic commercial corridors and fully integrated holistic solutions and green technology to ADAPT to the new challenges of COVID-19 and enhance quality of life for all.

SolarSkyrise on The Promise of Building Integrated Photovoltaic Technology for Unlocking the Value of Vertical Solar

Issue: 
Alisa Kreynes

SolarSkyrise's Alisa Kreynes on the promise of building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) technologies and how her firm’s analytics technology and platform enables developers and designers to maximize the value of vertical real estate.

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