California

The Future of California's Water-Energy-Climate Nexus

VX News excerpts here with permission the latest study from Next 10 and the Pacific Institute on the Future of California's Water-Energy-Climate Nexus. The study concludes that without urgent water efficiency measures, carbon emissions associated with water usage in California are likely to spike in coming years.

California Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis & China Commercial Affairs Minister Hong Zhu on China-California Trade Relations

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Eleni Kounalakis

Lt. Gov. Kounalakis and Minister Hong Zhu emphasize the value of continued openness and cooperation between China and California as trade tensions with the US remain unresolved.

Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom On What Will Drive His Policy Agenda

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Gov. Gavin Newsom

California Lieutenant Governor and gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom spoke about building an innovation economy, rapidly advancing transportation technologies, addressing the volatility of the tax system, and protecting California’s role as a leader on environmental protection.

Steve Westly: Global Shift to Cleantech Has Already Happened

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Steve Westly

Former California State Controller and investor Steve Westly addressed the VerdeXchange 2018 Conference to illustrate how the new Internet of Things data-driven economy is evolving from the oil and auto industry economy, lifting innovation to irreversible heights around the globe. Westly explains how California is playing a crucial leadership role.

Jeff Morales Steps Down: CA High Speed Rail Leader Discusses Progress & Future

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After five years of leading the embattled authority in charge of implementing the California High Speed Rail project, Jeff Morales joins VX News for an exit interview to provide some insights on the future of the transformative rail network.

Fmr. Ambassador Emerson on German/U.S. Trade & Climate Leadership

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John Emerson

Following President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, VX News sat down with former U.S. Ambassador to Germany John Emerson to gather his opinions on this administration’s impact on trade and commerce, climate action, and political discourse in Europe.

Felicia Marcus on The Role of Water Data & California’s Conservation Efforts

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Felicia Marcus, Chair of CA Water Resources Control Board

Last month, the White House Council on Environmental Quality partnered with the California State Water Resources Control Board and other agencies to launch the California Water Data Challenge. State Water Board Chair Felicia Marcus joined VX News to discuss the importance of leverage publicly available data to support creative solutions to California’s water challenges.

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