FROM Michael Swords
LA's cleantech industry looks to the future Since entering office, President Donald J. Trump has rolled back regulations on carbon pollution from power plants, air emissions from cars and trucks, and new energy-efficiency standards. So how is this affecting companies here in Los Angeles that are creating the products for a clean energy future? And how can they stay optimistic? Lauren Gropper, founder and CEO at Repurpose, Inc., posing with one of her company's products at the La Kretz Innovation Campus of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator. Photo by Avishay Artsy) DnA took a tour of the La Kretz Innovation Campus in downtown LA's Arts District, which houses the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator. Founded in 2011, this is a hub for dozens of start-up companies developing environmentally-friendly products.
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Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.