Green jobs in California kept growing in 2010 but at a slower pace than before, according to an annual survey of the state's emerging clean-tech industry.
The Green Innovation Index, from public policy group Next 10 and the Collaborative Economics consulting firm, counted 176,000 jobs in the state's green economy as of January 2011, up 1.2 percent from the start of 2010. About 30 percent of those jobs were in the Bay Area.
SAN DIEGO — The investments in the clean economy is softening California's carbon footprint, according to the Green Innovation Index released on Tuesday. The study measured how the state is doing when it comes to boosting jobs, investing in innovations and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The report was put together by Next 10, a non partisan group that studies the economy, the environment and quality of life.
Founder Noel Perry said the report helps measure the transition to an economy that uses fewer resources.
The Sacramento area has contributed to significant growth in California's clean energy sector, according to a report released today by Next 10, the San Francisco nonprofit that promotes growth of California's clean economy.
Next 10's 2013 California Green Innovation Index said jobs in Sacramento's clean economy had the fastest growth rate in the state over the measured January 2010 to January 2011 period, with jobs rising 10 percent to more than 10,000 during that time.
When it comes to the green technology sector, there's California and then there is everyone else. The state has managed to reduce per capita greenhouse gas emissions even as its economy and population have grown, according to Next 10, the San Francisco nonprofit group that has produced the California green innovation index for the last five years. In its just released 2013 report, Next 10 said the state continues to be the national leader in areas such as venture capital funding for green technology, green tech patents and the growth in clean power generation. Next 10 founder F.
Sometimes getting bigger isn't the same as growing up. California's cleantech economy has slowed its intense growth cycle in recent months, but the emergence of new credit-worthy investors and intensifying technology innovation in the state has helped consolidate the gains of the last few years.
That's the message of the latest California Green Innovation Index, released today by the organization Next 10 and compiled by Collaborative Economics.