Green Car Reports: "Speaking at the annual VerdeXchange conference in Los Angeles, Mary Nichols, chair of the powerful California Air Resources Board, said the state is now pursuing a goal of 100 percent zero-emission light-duty vehicles ... Nichols' declaration is likely welcome news to electric-car advocates amid uncertainty about the direction of federal environmental policy."

NEDO Silicon Valley News: "Chairman Furukawa highlighted two demonstration projects NEDO is conducting in California. The "Drive the ARC" EV project was launched in November 2016 and when completed, will feature a network of 50 DC fast chargers linking Monterey with Lake Tahoe...The second project is a utility-scale, redox-flow battery system which can respond quickly to changes in renewable energy sources, can be used for long-term storage capacity and consists of a safe chemistry.

Plug In America: "Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board, speaking at the annual VerdeXchange conference in Los Angeles, announced that California was pursuing a goal of 100% light-duty, zero emission vehicles. Run that by me again? That means that California is planning to completely eliminate gasoline-powered cars. The birthplace of American car culture is going fully electric. That is a big deal."


"During a panel discussion at Urban Land Institute’s Future Build conference, Metro CEO Phil Washington revealed the transit agency might explore adding an express train that would shuttle passengers between LAX and Union Station."

Fox and Hounds: "California may not be alone in its efforts to deal with climate change but neither can state officials ignore the need for a smooth transition to a greener economy that would rely on traditional energy sources. That was the message gleaned from the opening sessions of the 10th annual VerdeXchange conference in Los Angeles dedicated to promoting a green economy."

At the VerdeXchange Conference in Downtown Los Angeles, "Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and waste management company CR&R Environmental today announced they broke ground on construction of an eight-inch pipeline that will bring carbon-neutral renewable natural gas into the SoCalGas distribution system for the first time."

Click the link to listen to the panel "Healthy Places, Healthy People, Healthy Profits."

QUÉBEC – Le ministre québécois du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, David Heurtel, est à Los Angeles, pour participer à l’événement VerdeXchange, qui se tient du 29 au 31 janvier. M. Heurtel, invité à titre de conférencier, présentera les initiatives mises en oeuvre au Québec pour lutter contre les changements climatiques en mettant l’accent, en premier lieu, sur le marché du carbone Québec-Californie.

QUÉBEC, le 29 janv. 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Invité à titre de conférencier à l'événement VerdeXchange, qui se tiendra à Los Angeles du 29 au 31 janvier prochains, le ministre du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, M.

Greentech Media: This type of energy storage project addresses the challenge of how to "put power capacity into dense urban areas where we need it, so we can support the kind of safe grid management we’ve come to expect,” said John Zahurancik, president of AES Energy Storage, speaking yesterday at VerdeXchange in downtown Los Angeles.

Interviewed at VX2017, former U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor and World Trade Center-LA President Stephen Cheung commented on the potential impacts of a federal travel ban on business in Los Angeles. See video at the link.

ULI-Los Angeles: The high-energy morning was summed-up by event co-host David Abel, who said, “With panels on sustainability, resilience, and disruption, the day has been a forum for conversations that will be taking place for generations. It’s the nexus of the natural environment and the built environment. And it’s loaded with investors and capital! What a great time to be a ULI member!”

International change-makers of the built envirornment convened for the recent FutureBuild Sessions (produced by ULI Los Angeles) at VerdeXchange in Los Angeles.

NEDO Silicon Valley: "On January 25, NEDO Chairman Kazuo Furukawa spoke at the 9th annual VerdeXchange 2016, an international environment conference held in Los Angeles, California."

Architect's Newspaper: "In addition to the one on the L.A. River, the sessions covering every shade of the rising “green” consciousness, from energy to infrastructure, were mostly standing room only. Said an architect trading candor for anonymity, 'We’re here not for Frank, nor really for the presentations, but for the networking.' Green is hot."

VerdeXchange: On January 25 – 26, more than 700 global and California market-makers gathered under one roof for the 9th annual VerdeXchange Conference in Downtown Los Angeles.

LA Observed: "Metro CEO Phil Washington disclosed at the VerdeXchange conference downtown that the [Expo Line] trains would begin running in May."

Benzinga: "Joyner is on the Leadership Council of the Los Angeles CleanTech Incubator (LACI) and was on the Board of Directors for CleanTech Los Angeles until it merged with LACI. He is also a co-founder and co-chair of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation's e4Mobility Alliance and is on several advisory boards including the U.S.-China CleanTech Center and the e4 Advanced Transportation Center."

Huffington Post: "For the past two days I have been at a nonstop course on all things green and sustainability related taught by some of the best minds around...The session on new mobility models for cities was the best of the conference.