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Submitted on September 21, 2020 - 2pm

Putting California on the High Road, 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 integra

Denny McGinn
Submitted on September 21, 2020 - 2pm

As California officials continue to plead w

Submitted on September 21, 2020 - 2pm

As the state of California grapples with record-breaking heat, wildfire, pandemic, and a $54 billion budget deficit,  TPR spoke with California Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Jared Blumenfeld to discuss how his agency’s priorities have been impacted by the overlapping crises and continued federal antagonism to climate action.

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.

Rep. Mike Levin
Submitted on July 10, 2020 - 1pm

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.

Submitted on June 15, 2020 - 12pm

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.

Alisa Kreynes
Submitted on June 15, 2020 - 12pm

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.

Submitted on June 6, 2020 - 10am

With the exclusive cooperation of Governor Brown himself, Jim Newton, former Editor of the LA Times, has written a definitive account of Jerry Brown's life, 

Submitted on June 5, 2020 - 9pm

Despite the market challenges posed by COVID-19, the long-term outlook for automated vehicles (AVs)—many industry analysts believe—remains positive.VX News share's here with permission, an excerpt from the Reason Foundation's Surface Transportation Innovations 

Submitted on June 5, 2020 - 3pm

John Keisler highlights the role of the federal government in safeguarding unemployment assistance for those affected by the virus, as well as opines on the importance of transit for Long Beach’s workforce going forward.

Maryam Brown
Submitted on June 5, 2020 - 2pm

Maryam Brown shares her insight into the impacts of shelter-in-place policies on commercial and residential gas consumption, as well as the company’s role and progress on decarbonizing California’s energy supply.

Jeffrey Kightlinger
Submitted on June 5, 2020 - 2pm

MWD General Manager, Jeffrey Kightlinger, who recently announced his plans for retirement at year’s end, to highlight the impressive progress MET has made on conservation, local supply, and resilience during his tenure.

Mary Nichols
Submitted on April 25, 2020 - 10am

With Shelter-in-Place the law statewide in response to the Coronavirus and California’s economy all but shuttered, major highways have been emptied and California’s air quality has never been betterVXNews, to better appreciate the significance of the aforementioned and to honor Earth Day 50, spoke with Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), on the effects & long-time implications of the transition to remote work on air quality.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer
Submitted on April 25, 2020 - 10am

For the US agriculture industry, the coronavirus has both revealed the fragility of food systems and the impacts of prioritizing agricultural commodities over local food sourcing and supply diversification.

Jim Kelly
Submitted on April 25, 2020 - 10am

As California again begins to prepare for another wildfire season and climate change’s new normal - this time possibly spent adhering to social distancing and shelter-in-place mandates, VXNews interviewed S&C Electric's Jim Kelly to better appreciate the impacts that the coronavirus pandemic is having on centralized utilities.

Gene Seroka
Submitted on April 13, 2020 - 6pm

With COVID-19 reducing the output of Chinese manufacturers by half—sending shocks through the global supply chain and reducing the volume of goods moving worldwide—VX News reached out in late March to Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka to offer a platform for sharing Port priorities for safeguarding operations at the West Coast’s largest trading port.

Gabe Klein
Submitted on April 13, 2020 - 6pm

As a national leader in the evolution of smart city transportation planning, pandemic, VX News asked urban mobility expert, and Cityfi founding copartner,