September 2016

September 27, 2016

LA Supervisor Hilda Solis: Sustainability & Climate Adaptation Must Engage Low-Income Communities

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis opines on the impact of environmental justice and including low-income communities at the California Adaptation Forum. She discusses her recent efforts to get funding to begin to clean up the contamination caused by the Exide battery recycling plant.

September 27, 2016

Grid 2.0: Santa Monica Funded to Plan a Neighborhood-Scale Microgrid

The City of Santa Monica has been awarded $1.5 million by the California Energy Commission to plan and permit a microgrid at their City Yards location, spurring a transformative upgrade to the enclave's energy infrastructure.

September 27, 2016

CEO Art Leahy Has Rebuilt & Reinvigorated A Safe, Service-Oriented Metrolink

Metrolink CEO Art Leahy provides an update on his agency's organizational efforts after taking the reigns in April 2015.

September 22, 2016

Kat Taylor’s Beneficial State Bank Offering Increased Access To Capital & A Triple Bottom Line Community Mission

Kat Taylor, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Beneficial State Bank, joins TPR to discuss how her expanding financial institution is pursuing economic justice, environmental sustainability, and radical transparency.

September 22, 2016

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Prioritizes LA County’s Homeless

Over the past year, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas has used his platform to push for action to address both Los Angeles and California's historic homelessness epidemic. Sup. Ridley-Thomas joins TPR to talk about November's Prop HHH and future policy measures to address both the housing and services issues.

September 22, 2016

California Legislature’s 2016 Session Accomplishments Assessed by State Senator Hertzberg

State Sen. Robert Hertzberg joins TPR to share his views on the recently concluded two-year legislative cycle, including discussing his goals for stabilizing the state's volatile economy and water security in upcoming sessions.

September 20, 2016

POLA’s Zero-Emission Demonstration Project Sets Bar High for All Marine Terminals

Dr. Gene Seroka of the Port of LA and Jeffrey Burgin of Pasha Stevedoring & Terminals share how the Green Omni Terminal demonstration proves zero-emission technologies can be integrated into our goods-movement system.

September 20, 2016

Tom Steyer on the Future of California’s Clean Energy Economy & US Climate Policy

Clean energy champion Tom Steyer comments on the importance of the passage of CA Senate Bill 32 for cleantech investors and the low-carbon economy.

September 20, 2016

Cecilia Estolano: Why New Affordable Housing Draws the Short Straw in Los Angeles

Cecilia Estolano diagnoses the city of Los Angeles's historically flawed planning process, advocating instead for comprehensive community planning and equitable economic development.

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