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Submitted on August 10, 2022 - 5pm

According to records from the Federal Bureau of Reclamation, western states reliant on water from Lake Mead and Lake Powell, might need to cut their wat

Adel Hagekhalil
Submitted on August 10, 2022 - 4pm

"Chairman Huffman, Ranking Member Bentz, Representative Napolitano, and members of the subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today. It is my pleasure to convey Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s (Metropolitan) support for H.R. 8090, extending the authorization for Reclamation’s Basin Study Program for ten years. Metropolitan is the largest wholesale water provider in the United States.

Earl Blumenauer
Submitted on August 3, 2022 - 6pm

In a surprise move before Congress’ August recess, US Senate Majority Leader Schumer and Energy Committee Chair Manchin announced a deal on budget reconciliation—the Inflation Reduction Act.

Submitted on August 3, 2022 - 5pm

Recognizing extreme heat as the deadliest climate threat facing Americans, last week the Biden administration launched Heat.Gov, a one-stop hub offering maps, data and information across disciplines to empower the public and decisionmakers plan for and mitigate the health impacts of extreme heat.

Submitted on August 3, 2022 - 5pm

Last week, Bloom Energy opened a fuel cell factory near San Francisco that is expected to produce 1 GW of fuel cells powered by natural gas or biogas by the end of next year.

Submitted on August 3, 2022 - 5pm

In July of this year,  an array of Blockchain-based Metaverse and Web3 platforms launched the Open Metaverse Alliance, a new decentralized autonomous organization to ensure a governance system within the Metaverse with four core principles of transparency, inclusiveness, decentralization and democratization.

Submitted on July 26, 2022 - 1pm

In this panel from the 2022 Motivate Vancouver conference, both aviation operators and investors speak to the innovative future for air travel.

Submitted on July 26, 2022 - 11am

In looking for global solutions and inspiration, the American Jewish Committee West put on the webinar Environmental Collaboration: The Israeli and West Coast Models, with speakers Gidon Bromberg of EcoPeace Middle East; Denny Heck, the Lieutenant Governor of Washington; and a response by California State Senator Ben Allen, and moderated by AJC’s Sam Jefferies.

Christine Harada
Submitted on July 20, 2022 - 5pm

At the end of June, the US Department of Transportation Maritime Administration designated offshore wind vessels as Vessels of National Interest, making them eligible for financial support and facilitating more offshore wind construction. One of the many expert panels at VX2022 focused on the future of offshore wind in California.

Submitted on July 20, 2022 - 5pm

With the industry expected to reach a value of over $72 billion by 2030, compared to just $1 billion in 2021, green hydrogen, and specifically its role in powering zero emission fuel cell vehicles is a potential gamechanger in the fight against climate change. As part of the H2 Super Track at VerdeXchange VX2022, American Honda Motor Co.

Submitted on July 20, 2022 - 1pm

In the days after Governor Newsom signed California’s $308 billion budget—which includes record spending across sectors bolstered by a nearly $100 billion surplus—TPR/VXNews interviewed California Senate Majority Leader Emeritus Robert Hertzberg on the highlights of the 2022-23 state budget package. The Senator elaborates on the one-time infrastructure investments embedded throughout the budget for climate resilience—including grid reliability, EV charging, wildfire, water recycling, and more.

Andy Lipkis
Submitted on June 29, 2022 - 3pm

In examining ways for the Los Angeles region to be more resilient and smart about our water use, TPR interviewed the Founder and Project Executive of Accelerate Resilience LA (ARLA), Andy Lipkis, regarding his life long quest to induce governments and individuals to adopt and invest in stormwater capture and other sustainable practices.

Submitted on June 16, 2022 - 9pm

VX News recently spoke with California Public Utilities Commission Commissioner Cliff Rechtschaffen about what challenges lay ahead with climate change and other pressures impacting California’s ability to meet demand for clean energy.

Submitted on June 13, 2022 - 5pm

VX News spoke with Samantha Bricker, Los Angeles World Airport’s Chief Sustainability and Revenue Management Officer, about the numerous (ongoing and future) capital, operational, and workforce investments happening at Los Angeles World Airports.

Submitted on June 13, 2022 - 5pm

In this VX News interview with John Shegerian, the Chairman and CEO of ERI and the coauthor of ERI’s 2021 book, The Insecurity of Everything: How Hardware Data Security Is Becoming the Most Important Topic in the World—shares the importance of the evolving global marketplace for E-Waste.

Submitted on June 6, 2022 - 4pm

VX News excerpts City of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, LADWP General Manager Martin Adams, District 11 City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, on why LADWP customers can limit watering to twice a week, instead of just once, and other measures LADWP and the City of LA is taking to incentivize conversation and water efficiency.

Submitted on June 6, 2022 - 4pm

Councilmember Paul Krekorian discusses Valley projects and City initiatives after the recent approval by the LA City Council on the $11.8 billion budget for 2022-23.

Submitted on June 6, 2022 - 4pm

VX News spoke with CEO and Founder Myrna Bittner on RUNWITHIT Synthetics and how the woman-led company is delivering live, at-scale 3D modeling.

Submitted on May 24, 2022 - 10am

In this interview with VX News, Ingrid Merriwether, the President and CEO of Merriwether & Williams Insurance Services, discusses her firm’s role in implementing the Los Angeles regional Contractor Development and Bonding Program (CDABP) to help small and diverse businesses win government contracts they otherwise might not be able to receive.

Submitted on May 24, 2022 - 9am

London Mayor Sadiq Khan joined Mayor Eric Garcetti at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) to check out technology and innovation that both cities are using to fight the climate emergency.