Los Angeles City Hall Hosts Briefing on California’s Green Economy – Assembly Select Committee Focuses on Job Creation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara), Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on California’s Green Economy, held an informational briefing in Los Angeles today focused on job creation in California’s emerging Green Economy. See Agenda below.

The informational hearing featured representatives of the City of Los Angeles, CALSTART, other local businesses who will covered how to stimulate job growth in California’s quickly expanding “green economy.” This is the fifth in a series of informational briefings that will be held around the state to highlight green jobs and industries. Previous meetings have featured business owners, entrepreneurs, researchers, and local government officials.

“California needs jobs. We can match job growth with clean green technology so people can get back to work. Today’s briefing highlighted what business, education and community leaders in Los Angeles have been doing to spur investment and growth in our Green Economy. I wanted to spotlight the successes and take their example to other parts of our state,” said Assemblymember Pedro Nava, Chair of the Select Committee.

“California currently has the strongest policies and regulations in the nation to promote cleaner vehicles and fuels. We need to work hard to make sure that the manufacturing of those vehicles, the necessary components, and the fuels are built here in the state,” said CALSTART President and CEO John Boesel. Headquartered in Pasadena, CALSTART is the only organization focused on the growth of the entire clean transportation technology industry.”

The Assembly Select Committee on California’s Green Economy was formed to assist state and local governments in shaping policies that will remove barriers and encourage investment and job creation to grow this emerging sector. This includes numerous interrelated fields such as renewable energy sources supplanting fossil fuel use, clean technologies, water conservation and efficiency, alternative transportation, vehicle electrification, renewable fuels, waste management, green buildings, and critical workforce development. Over the next couple of months, the Select Committee will continue to examine ways to maximize job creation and also meet the state’s goals of reducing pollution to protect public health and the environment.

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California State Assembly Select Committee on
California’s Green Economy

Informational Briefing
Monday, October 18, 2010
1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Room 1070, LA City Hall,
200 N Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

AGENDA

Introduction
(1:00 P.M. – 1:15 P.M)
· Assemblymember Pedro Nava, Chair, Assembly Select Committee on California’s Green Economy

Panel 1: City of Los Angeles’ Green Economic Development Initiatives
(1:15 P.M. – 1:30 P.M)

· Alex Fay, Associate in the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Business Policy

Panel 2: The state of vehicle and fuel technologies in California
(1:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M)

· CALSTART, John Boesel, President and CEO

Panel 3: Advanced Vehicle and Fuel Company Profiles
(2:00 P.M. – 3:45 P.M)

· Cummins CalPacific, Mark A. Yragui, President of Cummins Cal Pacific and Scott Ruhlen, Director of Business Development

· Quallion, Paul Beach, Senior Executive Vice President

· The Linde Group, Mike Beckman, Vice President

· US Hybrid, Abas Goodarzi, Ph.D., President and CEO

· Capstone Turbine, Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing

· Boulder Electric Vehicle, Carter Brown

Public Testimony
(3:45 P.M. – 4:00 P.M)
· Public Comment
· Q & A.

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