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Submitted on May 12, 2022 - 4pm

With the global autonomous vehicle market expected to reach a value of $2,161 billion in 2030, up from $76 billion in 2020, there is no denying that companies and governments expect AVs to bring tremendous change to our cities.

Adel Hagekhalil
Submitted on May 11, 2022 - 12pm

With the Metropolitan Water District and the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power announcing mandatory cutbacks to some parts of Southern California come June 1, VX News interviews General Manager Adel Hagekhalil who discusses the necessity of developing new tools and innovation for enhancing local water supply and management strategies adaptable to conditions wrought by the climate crisis.

Submitted on May 11, 2022 - 11am

Per Joshua Schank, Metro’s former Chief Innovation Officer, more than capital is needed. Schank, in this interview, notes that in addition to capital investment, the LA County agency needs to continue to seek creative solutions to solve the region’s mobility problems. Schank explains that not being afraid of failure and tapping more into the potential of public-private partnership are two ways Metro can move forward successfully, especially with appropriated funding from the State and Federal governments expected and on the way.

CARB Chair Liane Randolph
Submitted on May 11, 2022 - 11am

On Tuesday, May 10, the California Air Resources Board released its 2022 Draft Scoping Plan, which is meant to provide meaningful and concrete steps to achieving a future of clean air in California.

Submitted on May 11, 2022 - 9am

With current snowpack in the Sierras a mere 38 percent of what is normal, there is no doubt that climate crisis impacts are hitting the state of California hard. Through an all of government approach, the state has just released its new 2021 Climate Adaptation Strategy.

Submitted on May 5, 2022 - 11am

Early in 2021, Mayor Eric Garcetti launched Los Angeles’ first-ever Climate Emergency Mobilization Office (CEMO) with a mandate to coordinate the actions of the Mayor’s Office, City Council, and community leaders to meet the commitments of L.A.’s Green New Deal while centering the voices and needs of LA’s frontline communities. VX News interviewed CEMO Director Marta Segura, a longtime environmental justice advocate who has spent decades designing programs and social change campaigns to address inequities and health gaps in communities across Los Angeles.

Submitted on May 3, 2022 - 1pm

In this interview as part of the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit, London Mayor Sadiq Khan gives updates on some of the city’s ambitious climate targets, how they are going to get done, and for what purpose.

Submitted on May 3, 2022 - 1pm

To better understand the state of ESG investing and climate accounting regulation, VX News turns once again to Mike Wallace, Persefoni’s SVP of Strategic Market Engagement.

Submitted on April 27, 2022 - 10am

VX News had the opportunity to speak with the Los Angeles Department of Power and Water’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Nancy Sutley, on how LADWP is going to reach its ambitious goal of 100 percent clean energy in just over ten years.

Submitted on April 27, 2022 - 10am

VX News had the opportunity to sit down with CARB Chair, Liane Randolph, to elaborate on CARB's work under her leadership and highlights the new ways the state is looking at reducing emissions across sectors and accelerating the clean energy transition.

Larry Kosmont
Submitted on March 22, 2022 - 1pm

VX News interviewed Larry Kosmont on what cities need to do to meet escalating state requirements; add housing density; fix their regional shopping centers; replace sales tax; pay for constituent services; plan for the future; and capture for the public's benefit the value created by today’s economic restructuring.

Nate Lewis
Submitted on March 22, 2022 - 1pm

On a like mission to make California’s transition to renewables more efficient and cost-effective, VXNews affords H2U Technologies President and CEO Mark McGough and CalTech Professor and Chief Scientific Advisor Dr. Nate Lewis an opportunity to share their exciting new developments in commercializing green hydrogen technology.

Bud Ovrom
Submitted on March 22, 2022 - 1pm

VXNews checked in with Bud Ovrom, one of Burbank’s three Commissioners on the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority for an update on the Airport’s capital improvement plans.

Submitted on March 17, 2022 - 12am

In this op-ed published originally by Bloomberg Opinion and shared here with permission, Liam Denning examines the impacts of Russia's invasion of Ukraine on global energy markets and domestic renewable ambitions.

Adm. Dennis McGinn
Submitted on March 17, 2022 - 12am

In response to calls for increased domestic energy production following President Biden’s executive order last week banning US imports of Russian oil and gas, in this op-ed for The Hill, Admiral Dennis McGinn, makes the case for immediate investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency across all sectors of the economy.

Submitted on March 16, 2022 - 3pm

VX News excerpts the February 16 LAEDC 2022 Economic Forecast Breakout Session on Infrastructure and opportunities for coupling one-time investments with workforce development and cross-sector collaboration.

Bob Wieckowski
Submitted on March 9, 2022 - 8am

VX News interviewed California State Senator and Chair of its Budget Subcommittee on Resources, Environmental Protection, and Energy, Bob Wieckowski, who underscores the importance of empowering local solutions and offers insights on how the final budget might address wildfire risks, EV deployment, recycling, and other top climate priorities.

Submitted on March 9, 2022 - 8am

VX News checked in with Council President Nury Martinez to shed light on LA City governance and equitable economic recovery in this challenging moment of transition.

Submitted on March 9, 2022 - 8am

Ken Alex—former Sr. Policy Advisor for Governor Jerry Brown, OPR Director, and SGC Chair—highlights how Project Climate and other departments at UC Berkeley are significantly boosting research capacity of state and local policymakers to accelerate implementation of “absolutely realistic” and ambitious climate transition goals.

Janna Sidley
Submitted on February 10, 2022 - 12pm

VX News shares this exit interview with Janna Sidley, who since 2013 has served as POLA's General Counsel and is retiring after a 2.5-decade career in the LA City & US Attorneys' offices, in which she reflects on her accomplishments and tenure representing the nation's 2nd largest port.