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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.

Submitted on May 23, 2022 - 1pm

VX News had the opportunity in interviewing California Energy Commission Chair David Hochschild to discuss the future of storage, grid reliability, green hydrogen, lithium, and electrification in California.

Submitted on May 12, 2022 - 4pm

VX News sat down with Jeff Bleich, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Risk Officer for Cruise, who shared his insight into the current state of the autonomous vehicle market in the US and California.

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.