News

Bettina Kamuk
Submitted on September 4, 2019 - 1pm

With China no longer accepting imports of post-consumer recyclables from the US, California’s waste facilities are struggling to manage the sudden increase in volume and demand on its waste disposal facilities. Waste-to-energy conversion plants—a staple of European circular economic models to address waste management and reach decarbonization goals— face, despite success in Europe, significant PR & political challenges in US metropoles with air quality issues.

Submitted on September 4, 2019 - 1pm

Billy Grayson, Sara Neff, and Eliot Abel discuss green leases and how they enable brokers to embed sustainability into real estate transactions.

Susana Reyes
Submitted on September 4, 2019 - 1pm

Los Angeles sustainability leaders discuss preventing displacement as cities rapidly enact policies and takes actions necessary to decarbonize in time to stave off the worst impacts of climate change.

Stephen Cheung
Submitted on September 4, 2019 - 12pm

WTC-LA's Stephen Cheung urges increased attention to foreign partnerships and strategic market analysis to ensure Los Angeles remains an attractive and competitive player in the global marketplace.

Eleni Kounalakis
Submitted on September 4, 2019 - 12pm

Lt. Gov. Kounalakis and Minister Hong Zhu emphasize the value of continued openness and cooperation between China and California as trade tensions with the US remain unresolved.

David Meyer
Submitted on September 4, 2019 - 12pm

LA BioMed's David Meyer and Keith Hoffman discuss LA's biotech incubator hub and the geographic advantages of its expanding South Bay location.

Liam Denning
Submitted on August 7, 2019 - 11am

Liam Denning reports on the dramatic shift taking place as market interest in long-term fossil fuel investment dwindles and awareness of the existential threat posed by a carbon-based economy grows.

Gina McCarthy
Submitted on August 7, 2019 - 11am

Gina McCarthy opines on the relentless—but often unsuccessful—efforts of the Trump administration to undo years of progress on the environment.

Mark Gold
Submitted on August 7, 2019 - 10am

Mark Gold discusses his new role and addressing the challenges facing the state’s marine resources.

Submitted on May 14, 2019 - 8am

Gov. Newsom's Director of the Office of Planning & Research, Kate Gordon, spoke recently to an AIA-LA luncheon audience to present her office’s extensive responsibilities and initiatives addressing resilience of sustainability.

Submitted on May 6, 2019 - 9am

California Secretary of Natural Resources Wade Crowfoot delivers a keynote address focusing on the economic, social and environmental challenges the state and localities are addressing in response to a new climate normal.

Submitted on May 3, 2019 - 3pm

At VerdeXchange 2019, impact investors and climate scientists examined the challenge of commercializing innovative “carbon-to-value” technologies and their potential to transform industries, policy regimes, and climate action paradigms.

Jared Blumenfeld
Submitted on April 9, 2019 - 2pm

VX News sat down with new CalEPA Secretary Blumenfeld to discuss safe and affordable drinking water legislation, organic recycling policy, and taking on the federal government's inaction on climate.

Submitted on April 6, 2019 - 9am

Veteran water maven Jack Baylis assesses how Southern California can use existing infrastructure to capture water when the region gets wet weather.

Kevin De León
Submitted on April 6, 2019 - 9am

Without federal leadership to address the realities of global climate change, the responsibility has fallen largely on states, cities, and the private sector to implement the system change necessary to stave off the worst effects of a warming planet.

Tim McOsker
Submitted on March 14, 2019 - 4pm

At VerdeXchange 2019, leaders in California's blue economy discuss the rich economic and scientific opportunities of ocean innovation.

Deborah Flint
Submitted on March 12, 2019 - 5pm

At the VerdeXchange 2019 Conference, the foremost stewards of mobility in California met to discuss coming innovations in air, train, and vehicle travel—particularly autonomous technology.

Eric Garcetti
Submitted on March 12, 2019 - 4pm

VX2019 convened regional leaders on climate change, environmental protection, and sustainable development to discuss how communities can rebuild after disasters.

Mike Levin
Submitted on February 25, 2019 - 12pm

Recently named to the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, Rep. Levin joined VX News to discuss congressional priorities for infrastructure, clean energy, and protecting the environment.

Andy Lipkis
Submitted on December 20, 2018 - 2pm

TreePeople President Andy Lipkis links the architectural and civic contributions of Mia and Michael Lehrer to the adaptation and investment challenges Los Angeles must address given our “new abnormal” climate.