Summer 2021

Summer 2021

Rep. Mike Levin on the Consequential Impacts of Congress’ Budget & Infrastructure Votes This Month

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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.

California Champions North America’s Largest Deployment of Class 8 Battery-Electric Trucks

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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.

Panama Bartholomy on Promoting Affordability & Resilience Through Building Decarbonization

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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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