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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.

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.