Climate Change

June 13, 2019

CPUC's Transition to a Resilience Agency: Commissioner Cliff Rechtschaffen

Commissioner Cliff Rechtschaffen details how the California Public Utilities Commission is moving to play an active role in climate adaptation, resilience, and public safety.

June 10, 2019

The Case for a Clean Energy Financing Clearinghouse: Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Tim McRae of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group illustrates how California could leverage private investment and the federal Opportunity Zone program for climate action and social equity.

April 29, 2019

USC Climate Forward: Navigating the Politics of Climate Change

Robert Shrum, former CA State Senator Kevin de León, former US Representative Bob Inglis, NYT’s Lisa Friedman, Helena CEO, Henry Elkus, and Assoc. Prof. of Climate Science, Jean Emile-Geay, discuss mustering the political will for national climate action.

April 15, 2019

VX 2019: Commercializing Carbon-to-Value Innovations

In this VX2019 Panel, Christine Harada, Bob Savage, Marcius Extavour, and Jim McDermott examine the challenge of commercializing innovative “carbon-to-value” technologies and their potential to transform industries, policy regimes, and climate action paradigms.

August 29, 2018

Edison CEO Pizarro on the Role of Utilities in Addressing Climate’s “New Normal” & Wildfires

At a recent Town Hall LA event, Edison International CEO and President Pedro Pizarro discussed the impact of 2017's catastrophic wildfires.

August 22, 2018

Mary Nichols: Transitioning California Climate Leadership to a New Administration

California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols discusses the battle against the Trump administration's decision to revoke the state's regulatory waiver to set more stringent clean car standards.

July 18, 2018

Bay Area Council Seeks to Raise a Statewide California Resilience Challenge Fund

Jim Wunderman and Adrian Covert of the Bay Area Council join TPR to discuss the recently announced California Resilience Challenge.

June 25, 2018

Adi Liberman on Lessons Learned from Prop O, LA City’s 2004 Clean Water Bond Program

Prop O was the first and largest green infrastructure and stormwater pollution abatement measure when the City of LA approved it in 2004.

June 18, 2018

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong on the 4th Industrial Revolution & Los Angeles Leadership Role

At the World Trade Center-Los Angeles's Select LA Investment Summit, the proposed buyer of the Los Angeles Times provided an overview of the region's innovation potential.

January 23, 2018

Governor Brown & CARB Chair Nichols on California's Climate Leadership 

At the recent CARB 50th Anniversary celebration, the Governor and Mary Nichols opined on the progress of the past half-century, opportunities for a low-carbon economy, and challenges of the climate crisis.

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