California

June 29, 2012

High-Speed Rail Authority’s Dan Richard Argues for California’s Business Plan

Dan Richard, Board Chair of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, makes a compelling case for why high-speed rail is a prudent economic infrastructure project for California.

November 7, 2011

SoCal’s Air Quality & Transportation: “We Need to Bring Down the Silo Walls”

Air pollution is recognized as a negative externality resulting from California's transportation infrastructure. But with limited fiscal capacity, how can the state enact the structural changes necessary for protecting the air while improving mobility? Panelists at the Air Quality and Transportation Regional Conference in Los Angeles discuss how to bring leaders to the table to solve this issue.

November 3, 2011

LADWP’s Ron Nichols: We Need Capital Investment

Los Angeles' power and water infrastructure system is aging, and a spirit of environmental responsibility is driving the LADWP to make bold changes. Addressing these developments, however, requires significant capital investment. The current economic and political climate makes advocating for expensive investments a daunting challenge. In a recent talk, LADWP General Manager Ron Nichols explained the situation and his approach.

November 3, 2011

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom: Regaining California’s Place as America’s Opportunity Capital

Snap out of it, California! Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom spoke with Bill Allen, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, on the trajectories of the California economy. The Golden State once led the U.S. in job growth, but these figures have slumped since the 1980s. Lt. Gov. Newsom holds that the green economy, trade, manufacturing, and a skilled workforce will play strongly towards ensuring California's future prosperity.

August 6, 2013

Mary Nichols: California Collaborating With Australia on Pricing Carbon Emissions

CARB Chair Mary Nichols links California carbon regulation and policy with Australia.

July 3, 2013

ISO Chair Bob Foster on California’s Energy Future without San Onofre

TPR asks Long Beach Mayor, ISO Chair, and former SCE president Bob Foster what impact the closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant will have on energy supply in the Southland.

June 5, 2013

Los Angeles River Summit Keynoted by Felicia Marcus

Felicia Marcus, Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, spoke at a Los Angeles River conference highlighting the perspectives of water leaders from California and the Netherlands.

June 3, 2013

LA 2020's Austin Beutner on City's Business Climate & Fiscal Reality

Austin Beutner, former First Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles and former mayoral candidate, offers TPR insight into the LA 2020 Commission, analysis of the city's fiscal health , and thoughts on the state of local politics and government.

May 31, 2013

Demystifying Southern California's Leadership Council: A Non-Partisan, Regional Public Policy Champion

TPR asks Billie Greer and Rich Lambros about the focus of the Southern California Leadership Council and how they are addressing issues surrounding climate change, energy, and water.

April 5, 2013

Climate Action Reserve’s Gary Gero: Navigating the American Carbon Market

Gary Gero, President of Climate Action Reserve, discusses his organization's work drafting carbon offset protocols for the California Air Resources Board's cap-and-trade program.

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