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

VX shares an excerpt the introduction to the Executive Summary of California Air Resources Board's 2022 Draft Scoping Plan, released Tuesday, May 10, which is meant to provide meaningful and concrete steps to achieving a future of clean air in California.

Alice Reynolds
Submitted on May 11, 2022 - 9am

California has released its new 2021 Climate Adaptation Strategy. In response, VX News excerpts the roundtable of Wade Crowfoot, California's Natural Resources Secretary; Lauren Sanchez, Senior Climate Advisor to the Governor; Alice Reynolds, California Public Utilities Commission President (Pictured); Christina Curry, Cal Office of Emergency Services Deputy Director; Dee Dee Myers, Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development Director.

Submitted on May 5, 2022 - 11am

A longtime environmental justice advocate, Marta Segura is the Director of Los Angeles' first-ever Climate Emergency Mobilization Office (CEMO). Segura shares with VX News CEMO's ongoing virtual Climate Equity LA workshops and further engagements with frontline communities.

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

Shared here with permission from Bloomberg Opinion, VX News presents Liam Denning's op-ed where he 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.

Matt Horton
Submitted on February 10, 2022 - 12pm

Facing significant revenue shortfalls at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, California legislators in June 2020 paused the state's R&D and other business tax credits.

Submitted on February 10, 2022 - 12pm

With generous surplus state funding included for climate resilience in Governor Newsom’s 2022-23 budget request, VX News caught up with Santa Monica Mountain’s Conservancy Executive Director, Joe Edmiston, to elaborate on how the influx of federal and state infrastructure investments will impact Southern California conservation and open space projects.

Submitted on February 10, 2022 - 12pm

As early February brings heat alerts for communities in Southern California following an otherwise dry January, VX News shares the latest report by the Malibu Foundation assessing the social vulnerabilities and physical hazards of living in Southern California's Wildland Urban Interface.