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Submitted on September 30, 2021 - 6am

VX News excerpts here with permission the latest study from Next 10 and the Pacific Institute on the Future of California's Water-Energy-Climate Nexus. The study concludes that without urgent water efficiency measures, carbon emissions associated with water usage in California are likely to spike in coming years.

Submitted on September 29, 2021 - 2pm

VX News shares this letter of support for the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework signed by a broad coalition of 65 former mayors and governors representing cities and states across the country

Reed Schuler
Submitted on September 29, 2021 - 2pm

VX News excerpts with Reed Schuler, Senior Advisor to Special Presidential Envoy For Climate John Kerry, on the Biden administration’s government-wide approach to combatting the climate crisis and the status of US climate commitments both domestically and internationally.

Bill Allen
Submitted on September 29, 2021 - 2pm

LAEDC CEO Bill Allen comments on the region's competitive advantages and capacity for cross-sector collaboration to maximize benefits and drive a robust, sustainable, and equitable recovery.

Mike Levin
Submitted on September 13, 2021 - 5pm

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.

Liane M. Randolph
Submitted on September 13, 2021 - 5pm

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.

Seleta Reynolds
Submitted on September 13, 2021 - 4pm

Eighteen months into the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, VX News interviewed LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds to update readers on the challenges and opportunities facing LA City's transportation agenda

Liam Denning
Submitted on August 24, 2021 - 10pm

Citing the failure of top-down grid planning to account for the compounding challenges of climate change, Bloomberg Opinion columnist Liam Denning explores the load-bearing and reliability challenges facing the California's grid.

Submitted on August 24, 2021 - 9pm

For a comprehensive look at the challenges and complexities of calculating the true cost of food, VX News presents an excerpt from Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment’s recently published, "True Cost Accounting for Food: Balancing the Scale."

Submitted on August 24, 2021 - 9pm

Ahead of the budget reconciliation process, VX News spoke with US Congressman Earl Blumenauer, who sits on the House Ways & Means Committee, for insights on the also-pending $1 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act.

Submitted on August 10, 2021 - 6pm

With severe drought gripping California and the Western US, TPR interviews OC Sanitation District’s new Board Chair, John Withers to afford the latter a platform to elaborate on Orange County’s reputation as global leader in water recycling and prudent steward of public resources and investment.

Submitted on August 10, 2021 - 6pm

Andrea Batista Schlesinger, HR&A LA's new managing partner, recently shared with TPR how the firm’s national Inclusive Cities practice is examining fundamental questions of racial equity, economic justice, and the failure of traditional economic development approaches to address persistent challenges facing cities today. Schlesinger also elaborates on HR&A’s ongoing inclusive governance, citizen engagement, and community engagement work in Los Angeles, HR&A's founding city.

Tim McOsker
Submitted on August 10, 2021 - 6pm

AltaSea is a cutting edge, 35-acre blue tech and ocean research campus at the Port of Los Angeles, serving as the ‘world’s greatest water cooler’ of innovation for the blue economy. VX News spoke to AltaSea CEO 

Submitted on June 24, 2021 - 1pm

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.

Adel Hagekhalil
Submitted on June 12, 2021 - 12pm

Newly confirmed MWD GM Adel Hagekhalil reflects on his experiences in water infrastructure at the local and regional level and shares his bold agenda for the regional agency going forward.

Gina McArthy
Submitted on June 11, 2021 - 1pm

VX News share's the Biden Administration's May executive order on climate-related financial risk. The order directs National Climate Advisor, in coordination with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to develop a comprehensive, Government-wide strategy for identifying and addressing exposure to climate-related financial risks facing US financial institutions.

Jeffrey Kightlinger
Submitted on June 11, 2021 - 11am

Jeffrey Kightlinger reflects on his 15-year consensus-building tenure leading the region's efforts to secure and enhance local water supplies and invest in climate-resilient water infrastructure.

Jake Levine
Submitted on June 11, 2021 - 11am

With $60 billion to invest through a variety of financial instruments, in this VX News interview, Chief Climate Officer for the US International Development Finance Corporation, Jake Levine shares how the DFC is totally rebalancing all of its investments towards clean energy and supporting climate adaptation, resilience, and economic development around the world.

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