Mary Nichols

CARB's Mary Nichols Addresses Automaker's  Split Support for California's Emissions Waiver

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Mary Nichols

CARB's Mary Nichols addresses the state’s ongoing regulatory battles with the federal government over the California's efforts on air quality and climate action.

Mary Nichols on Accelerating California's Electric Vehicle Market

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Mary Nichols

At a recent Veloz forum sponsored by Southern California Edison, LADWP, and BMW, California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols provided an overview of the state’s unprecedented progress on electric cars over the past decade.

Is California Ushering in the Electrification of All Transportation?

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VX2018 brought together electric vehicle leaders to discuss the future of zero emission mobility, right after California Governor Brown announced a new target to get to five million electric vehicles by 2030.

California Leads on Climate: Extending Cap & Trade & Optimizing the VW Settlement Funds

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CARB Chair Mary Nichols explains the potential impact of the Volkswagen settlement for electric transportation, as well as how the national leadership vacuum on climate change is affecting California's international partnerships.

CARB’s Nichols on California’s Cap-and-Trade Program & Historic VW Settlement

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The California Air Resources Board’s most recent quarterly cap-and-trade auction was the first to result in only a fraction of available permits sold. Detractors used the weak auction results to highlight the program’s uncertain future, whereas advocates touted the state’s success in cutting carbon emissions quicker than expected. To CARB Chair Mary Nichols, who has overseen the leadership of the program since its inception, the auction showed that industries were keeping a lid on carbon emissions rather than buying permits to emit more. Nichols speaks to ongoing efforts to extend California’s carbon cap-and-trade system, and to expand the model to other states. Nichols also addresses the historic enforcement action and settlement with Volkswagen, which CARB led on negotiating.

A California Road Trip Proves Hydogen Fuel Cell Service Infrastructure Is Now In Place

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Tyson Eckerle

Over the last decade, significant efforts by leaders in Sacramento, automobile manufacturers, and hydrogen-fueling station developers have laid the foundation for a statewide infrastructure to support hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. California now leads the nation in developing fueling stations, with 17 retail stations open now and more than 30 more in development. In April, leaders from the public and private sector showed off the readiness of this advanced technology by driving from Santa Monica to Sacramento in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. VX News presents an excerpt of remarks from the event, featuring Tyson Eckerle (ZEV Infrastructure Deputy Director for the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development), Mary Nichols (CARB Chair); Janea Scott (CEC Commissioner); Tony Vasquez (Mayor of Santa Monica); Dr. Clark Parker (South Coast AQMD Board Member); and Shane Stephens (True Zero co-founder).

VX Hosts Ontario Premier Wynne in Discussion with California Climate & Energy Leaders

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Kathleen Wynne

On November 3, VerdeXchange Institute co-hosted Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, welcoming her to LACI's La Kretz Innovation Campus for a conversation with CARB's Mayor Nichols and former California ISO Chair Bob Foster, moderated by Waterloo Innovation Summit Chair David Fransen. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti opened the program. Here, VX News presents edited excerpts from the conversation.

New York & CA Incent Climate-Change Innovation Differently

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On October 6, Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy and Finance at the New York State Office of the Governor, and Mary Nichols, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board, spoke with Dr. JR DeShazo of UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs at the GloSho 2014 opening plenary titled, “Fireside Chat: Two Clean Economy Titans.” While Nichols has background in government policy and environmental advocacy, Kauffman brings decades of experience in clean technology and innovation in the private sector to the conversation. VerdeXchange News presents edited excerpts from the panel, including answers to audience questions. The conversation focuses on the public sector’s catalyzing role for innovation in both the California and New York clean-technology private sector.