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Bob Hertzberg
Submitted on January 18, 2022 - 11am

With respected cleantech leader and California Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg announcing his campaign for LA County Supervisor, District 3, VX News shares the below announcement and impressive list of endorsements from a large and diverse coalition of local and regional leaders in support of Hertzberg's candidacy.

Submitted on January 18, 2022 - 11am

On Monday, January 10 Governor Newsom announced his $286 billion budget request for 2022-23. TPR excerpts the Governor’s Proposed Budget Summary, highlighting requested state spending for economic and workforce development, transportation, energy, water, climate, housing, and homelessness.

Submitted on January 18, 2022 - 11am

VX News excerpts a recent (December 8th) Westside Urban Forum panel, AI on LA’s Streets: Autonomous Vehicles are Arriving. The panel held in front of an an audience of city officials, planners, engineers, people in real estate, focused upon on the future of AVs in Los Angeles and the latter’s impact on design, land use, and city planning.

Stephen Cheung
Submitted on January 6, 2022 - 9pm

Los Angeles was selected in December by the US Economic Development Agency as a finalist in the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge.

Clean Transportation: Findings and actions to strengthen the sector in the Metro Vancouver region
Submitted on January 6, 2022 - 8pm

As LA County competes for up to $100 million in federal funding to develop and scale blue/green growth innovations for Southern California's goods movement ecosystem,  VX News excerpts this report, prepared by Invest Vancouver—a service of the Metro Vancouver Regional District, operating in support of the Metro Vancouver regional economyon the opportunities and challenges for advancing the region's competetiveness in the global clean transportation sector.

Submitted on January 6, 2022 - 7pm

VX News links this Coalition for Clean Air panel on its 50th anniversary, on California's Water, Clean Air, and Energy Nexus.  Fmr. State Water Resources Control Board Chair, Felicia Marcus, fmr.

Maryam Brown
Submitted on December 20, 2021 - 1pm

As the world’s largest direct air capture plant kicked off operations this September in Iceland, Southern California Gas Company recently announced plans to develop and test new direct air capture technology that both captures C02 and collects water for irrigation.

Submitted on December 20, 2021 - 1pm

With climate change fueling increasingly frequent and severe natural disasters—whether from flooding, wildfire, or extreme heat events—2021 was another record-breaking and deadly year for climate disasters in the US.

Submitted on December 20, 2021 - 1pm

VX News excerpts this offshore wind panel from the recent California Germany Bilateral Energy Conference, with remarks by California Energy Commissioner Karen Douglas; Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regional Director Doug Boren; Senior Climate Change Program Manager at the Ocean Protection CouncilJustine Kimball, and EnBW’s Damian Bednarz

Submitted on December 20, 2021 - 12pm

In November, leaders in new mobility convened at CoMotion LA 2021 for a series of discussions and presentations rethinking how people and goods move in and between cities and places around globe. In a panel moderated by Sarah Busch of the Green Hydrogen Coalition, Shell Hydrogen Commercial Manager Abhishek Banerjee and Underground Storage Market Leader at WSP USA Scyller Borglum discussed how green hydrogen can revolutionize the global supply chain.

Jeanette Jackson
Submitted on December 8, 2021 - 8pm

VX News asks CEO of Canada's most successful clean tech accelerator, Jeannette Jackson, to both elaborate on the nonprofit’s ecosystem-wide approach to supporting Canada’s transition to a net-zero economy through innovation and share the competitive advantages that Vancouver BC offers cleantech, agtech, and industrial innovation companies.

Submitted on November 8, 2021 - 4pm

Last month, the World Trade Center Los Angeles and the LA County Economic Development Corporation hosted its 6th annual Select LA Investment Summit to provide international and local business leaders with insights into the region’s investment ecosystem and opportunities for foreign direct investment (FDI). VX News shares these opening remarks by LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and British Consul General in Los Angeles, Emily Cloke, who elaborate on the strategic advant

Stephen Cheung
Submitted on November 8, 2021 - 4pm

In the lead up to the 2028 Olympic Games, the Los Angeles region is positioned to become the US Capital for international sports entertainment.

Submitted on November 8, 2021 - 4pm

With COP 26 underway, all eyes are on Glasgow to see how world leaders might update the 2015 Paris Climate agreement and undertake ambitious efforts to limit global warming and mitigate the worst impacts of climate change. Leading up to this summit, the Council on Foreign Relationships brought together three experts on climate: Stanford’s Arun Majumdar (pictured), CFR’s Alice C.

John Kerry
Submitted on November 2, 2021 - 6pm

This week, global leaders convene in Glasgow, Scotland, for COP 26, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Speaking at the inaugural Globe Summit, Former Obama Secretary of State John Kerry, who serves as the Biden Administration’s Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, discusses the role he plays going into COP26 and what he expects to see come out of the negotiations.

Laurel Firestone
Submitted on November 2, 2021 - 6pm

VX News interviewed State Water Resources Control Board Member, Laurel Firestone, who provides insight on water managers across the state are working to adapt to the new normal of chronic water scarcity.

Jeffrey Kightlinger
Submitted on November 2, 2021 - 5pm

Jeff Kightlinger highlights the opportunities for advancements in water technology to improve data precision and information sharing and emphasizes interregional collaboration for ensuring a resilient and sustainable water supply as climate change increases water scarcity throughout the western states.

Aki Soudunsaari
Submitted on October 26, 2021 - 11am

VX News shares this editorial from Naava CEO Aki Soudunsaari, on the value and benefits of bringing natural elements indoors through biophilic design.

Submitted on October 26, 2021 - 11am

Port of LA Executive Director Gene Seroka highlights opportunities to accelerate the Port’s plans for zero-emissions operations and reminds readers that with 40 percent of the nation’s exports coming through the Ports of LA & Long Beach, the impacts of capital investment at the Ports are magnified well beyond LA city limits.

Mark Gold
Submitted on October 26, 2021 - 10am

VX News checked in with Mark Gold, CNRA Deputy Secretary for Oceans & Coastal Policy & OPC Director, who updates readers on the status of the Ocean Protection Council’s strategic plan and the Newsom administration’s priorities and responsibilities re California’s Blue Economy.