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Submitted on January 25, 2021 - 9pm

VX News shares an interview of renowned LA landscape architect, Mia Lehrer, the newest appointee to the LADWP Board of Commissioners. Mia reflects on her firm's mission of advocacy by design as a process for making places that are environmentally significant and culturally meaningful to people and communities and helping implement projects—funded through bond measures and policies brought forward over time, whether on water, water conservation, shade, trees, or walkability.

Jeffrey Kightlinger
Submitted on January 25, 2021 - 11am

Jeffrey Kightlinger updates readers on regional efforts to enhance resiliency and ensure for generations the quality of water supply; and, alerts policymakers to the need for constant re-investment of the region’s (Southern California and Western States) essential water infrastructure.

Minh Le
Submitted on January 18, 2021 - 10pm

VX News interviews Minh Le for his perspective on both how LA County initiatives and federal investments in clean energy can drive resilient and equitable economic recovery and how deleting the digital divide is a top priority for ‘building back better’ in Los Angeles.

Eric Guter
Submitted on January 18, 2021 - 9pm

Air Products' Eric Guter, Sr. VP of Mobility Solutions, on how the world’s leading producer of hydrogen gas is responding to warp-speed global demand for decarbonized energy and fossil-fuel-free 'green' hydrogen.

Submitted on December 15, 2020 - 11am

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.

Maryam Brown
Submitted on December 8, 2020 - 7am

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.

Nate Lewis
Submitted on December 5, 2020 - 1pm

Nate Lewis elaborates on what his research team discovered about converting electricity into fuel and green hydrogen’s role as a critical enabling technology for decarbonizing transportation fuels and scaling long-term grid energy storage

Roger Mortimer
Submitted on November 30, 2020 - 8pm

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.

Andy Marsh
Submitted on November 12, 2020 - 11am

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.

Tim Sasseen
Submitted on November 10, 2020 - 9pm

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

Nancy Sutley
Submitted on October 15, 2020 - 7pm

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.

Hilary Norton
Submitted on October 15, 2020 - 7pm

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.

Kate Gordon
Submitted on October 15, 2020 - 6pm

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.

Carol Zabin
Submitted on September 21, 2020 - 2pm

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.

Denny McGinn
Submitted on September 21, 2020 - 2pm

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.

Jared Blumenfeld
Submitted on September 21, 2020 - 2pm

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.

Mary Nichols
Submitted on August 3, 2020 - 12pm

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.

Bob Hertzberg
Submitted on August 3, 2020 - 11am

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.

Marc Bedard
Submitted on August 3, 2020 - 11am

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

Eric Garcetti
Submitted on August 3, 2020 - 11am

VX News shares Climate Mayors' letter calling on Congress to prioritize an economic recovery fueled by investment in a decarbonized green economy.

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