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Headshot of Tyler Studds
Submitted on April 5, 2023 - 5pm

As the state continues to develop a roadmap for permitting offshore wind, Tyler Studds reiterates the critical importance of aligning with local stakeholders, concurrently developing upgraded port infrastructure, and collaborating with federal partners to deliver this much-needed clean power as expeditiously as possible.

Hilary Norton
Submitted on April 5, 2023 - 4pm

Tthe two leaders highlight  the opportunities—whether through policy or budget decisions—to incentivize mode shift, active transportation choices, and zero-emissions mobility. 

Headshot of Matt Horton
Submitted on April 5, 2023 - 11am

In this interview with VX News, Matt Horton, Director of the Center for Regional Economics and California Center at the Milken Institute, elaborates the opportunities to catalyze the climate and clean energy project pipeline and operationalize resilient economic development strategies across California.

Samantha Bricker
Submitted on March 30, 2023 - 10am

LAWA’s Chief Sustainability and Revenue Management Officer, Samantha Bricker, elaborates on capital projects underway at LAX and what is yet to come from an additional $15 billion in planned capital improvement projects.

Derek Chernow
Submitted on March 30, 2023 - 10am

Derek Chernow comments on impending rulemaking coming from the California Public Utilities Commission and how it will impact the rate of deployment of community solar in the state.

Submitted on March 1, 2023 - 9am

With an award of $25.6 million from the US Department of Transportation’s Safe Streets For All program, the City of Seattle recently doubled its available funding for safe streets infrastructure improvements. TPR followed up with Greg Spotts—former CSO and executive officer at Streets LA—to update readers on his recent move north to serve as Director of Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).

Submitted on March 1, 2023 - 9am

In this VX News interview with Sara Neff, Lendlease Americas’ Head of Sustainability speaks to the exciting progress being made by Lendlease in incorporating sustainability in their global property developments, including Scope 3 emissions neutrality, 100 percent renewable power, and reaching absolute zero emissions.

Submitted on February 9, 2023 - 3pm

In his 2023 State of the Port address, POLB Executive Director Mario Cordero announces ZEERO—the Zero Emissions, Energy Resilient Operations Program—to invest in projects aimed at reducing the impacts of operations and improving air quality.

Submitted on February 9, 2023 - 2pm

VX News excerpts Mayor Richardson and President Weissman's remarks highlighting the nexus between zero-emissions infrastructure investments at the port and the success of the City of Long Beach's 'Opportunity Beach' agenda. 

Submitted on February 9, 2023 - 1pm

Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority President Emily Gabel-Luddy outlines what's next for the airport's 14-Gate Terminal Replacement Project.

Submitted on January 24, 2023 - 1pm

Since 2014, the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF)  Annual Meeting has been held every year by the Government of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) of Japan  to engage in cross-sector leaders for lively discussion and exploration of innovation-based solutions to climate change.

Submitted on January 24, 2023 - 12pm

On December 7, USDOT announced Notice of Funding Opportunities totaling almost $2.3 billion. TPR excerpts this keynote discussion from CoMotion 2022, featuring USDOT’s Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenburg and the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation’s Executive Director, Gabe Klein, moderated by CoMotion’s John Rossant.

Submitted on January 17, 2023 - 1pm

Highlighting Measure W and regional investments in stormwater capture, this week LA County Public Works Director Mark Pestrella notes in the

Submitted on January 17, 2023 - 12pm

In this excerpt from Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson’s first State of the City Address, Mayor Richardson lays out his plans for the waterfront city in his first 100 days in office. VX News shares highlights of Mayor Richardson’s 100-day plan, entitled “Opportunity Beach Agenda,” in which he outlines his priorities for economic development and environmental sustainability.

Submitted on January 17, 2023 - 12pm

On his final day in office, Former Mayor Eric Garcetti signed a series of ordinances implementing key provisions of LA’s Green New Deal including banning polystyrene, expanding the single-use plastic ban, banning natural gas in new construction, and phasing out oil drilling in the city.

Submitted on December 9, 2022 - 1pm

With the pandemic-induced container ship backlog at the Ports of LA and Long Beach officially cleared, VX News spoke with the Port of Los Angeles’s Executive Director, Gene Seroka, to elaborate on POLA’s efforts to ease supply chain congestion.

Panama Bartholomy
Submitted on December 9, 2022 - 1pm

Gas from buildings produces twice as much smog pollution as all the cars and power plants combined in California. Panama Bartholomy, Founder and Executive Director of Building Decarbonization Coalition, outlines what market and government incentives are needed to facilitate, scale, and speed the decarbonization of buildings. Bartholomy also touches upon the Coalition's work nationwide, as well as COP 27, state and local building codes, and the “niche” for green hydrogen

Submitted on December 9, 2022 - 1pm

With all the hype around hydrogen, VX News excerpts this latest report from UC Berkeley's Center for Law, Energy and the Environment.

Submitted on November 21, 2022 - 9pm

At the 6th annual CoMotion LA 2022 last week, outgoing Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti sat down with CoMotion CEO John Rossant for closing keynote remarks. VX News excerpts the conversation in which Mayor Garcetti highlights the region's extraordinary investments in transportation and housing over the last 8 years and shares his hopes that LA continues to be an international creative hub for transportation innovation. 

Submitted on November 21, 2022 - 8pm

Ahead of AgriTalks in Los Angeles next week, VX News interviewed Dr. Celso Moretti, President of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), to preview the challenges and opportunities for sustainability and technology innovation in Brazilian agribusiness. Moretti elaborates on Embrapa's work and research that has revolutionized food export markets in Brazil and ongoing efforts to mitigate the impacts of industrial agriculture on Brazil's vital ecosystems.