VX2020: Where Clean & Green Tech Marketmakers Meet To Advance The New Energy Economy

VX2020: Where Clean & Green Tech Marketmakers Meet To Advance The New Energy Economy

At VX 2020 Global Green Marketmakers Address the Opportunities & Challenges of Initiating, Managing, and Scaling Investments to Align California Markets with C40 Climate Action Goals

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 30, 2020) – VX2020, marking the 13th Annual VerdeXchange since its founding in 2007, gathered industry leaders, innovators, policymakers, and technical experts to share and examine the policy, practice, and technology propelling global growth of climate-resilient clean energy economies.

Joined globally by partners Japan New Energy and Technology Development Organization (NEDO) Chair Hiroaki Ishizuka and Canadian Consul General in Los Angeles Zaib Shaikh; by state regulatory leaders California Air Resources Chair Mary Nichols, California Energy Commission Chair David Hochshild, and State Water Resources Control Board Chair E. Joaquin Esquivel; and regional green marketmakers Metrolink CEO Stephanie Wiggins and Los Angeles Mayor and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Chair Eric Garcetti, VX2020

VX2020 featured panels such as:

·      Modernizing the Grid For EVs, Smart Charging, & New Urban Mobility

·      Reconciling Wildfire Risk with California's Carbon-Free Mandate 

·      Stormwater Capture & Recycling: Going From Gray to Green Infrastructure

·      Reimagining a Metropolis Through Investment in Transportation

·      Transitioning From Heavy-Duty Diesel: Path to NextGen Clean Trucks & Fleets

·      Urban Resilience: Development in a World of Disaster

·      Workforce Transition Policies for Realizing a Clean New Deal

·      EJ & Community Based Planning Case Study: Goods Movement in the I-710 Corridor

·      Impact Investing & Growing Green Fund Market Opportunities

·      Healthy By Design: Amenities for Impact in Neighborhoods & Buildings

·      Tech Innovation & Advanced Materials Impact on Design, Construction & Operation

And VX2020 Speakers:

·      Christine Harada, President, i(x) investments

·      Bill Gross, Founder & CEO, Heliogen

·      Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, LA County Board of Supervisors District 2

·      Dr. Carol Folt, USC President

·      Phillip Washington, LA Metro CEO

·      Janea A. Scott, California Energy Commission, Vice-Chair

·      Christopher Cabaldon, Mayor of West Sacramento

·      Effie Turnbull Sanders, Executive Director, SLATE-Z

·      Minh Le, General Manager, Energy & Environment, LA County ISD

·      And more than 200 more

VX2020 convened to reaffirm and build upon the central thesis learned from 13 years of VerdeXchange: Los Angeles, California, and the Western States are global portals to robust markets for renewable energy, sustainable practice, clean technology, and finance opportunities.

And offered leaders in the energy, water, mobility, finance, ocean technology, and built environment sectors the opportunity to share innovations, form partnerships, and capitalize on the growth of the economy of the 21st century.

More information is available at: www.verdexchange.org

Contact: Clare Letmon, (213) 623-3801, clare@verdexchange.org