Germany

December 19, 2011

German American Business Association Discusses Developments in Electric Vehicles, Policy and Products

German and American business and policy leaders discuss recent developments in the world of electric vehicles. As regions like Bavaria have fostered EV-friendly policies, BMW and CODA automotive highlight new products and approaches towards providing the customer with a reliable and affordable vehicle.

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.

June 14, 2017

Former Ambassador Emerson On German-U.S. Trade & Climate Leadership

John Emerson shares his insights on the new presidential administration's international actions as they relate to climate leadership and the vitality of Los Angeles economic development and trade.

October 7, 2011

German Solar Entrepreneurs Assess California

Boris von Bormann, Wade Webb, Brade Meikle, Tom Buttgenbach, Rugerro Schleicher-Tappeser, and Boris Schubert explore the state of the solar industry today. How are development projects changing as solar PV becomes more competitive? What should experienced entrepreneurs from Europe understand about the California market and development process? Permitting delays, in particular, make California a difficult place for new solar PV developments. Innovative business models, however, are creating opportunities.

September 15, 2011

California Learning from Other Regions on How to Incentivize Reductions in Green House Gasses.

Dr. Malcolm Jacques, executive director of Wasabi Energy, describes how California can learn from Germany, for example, in promoting renewable energy through channeling economic incentives and maintaining system flexibility.

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