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January 20, 2017
by F. Noel Perry, Ethan Elkind and Betony Jones
Sacramento Bee

From the statehouse to the courthouse to Washington, D.C., California’s pioneering climate policies face scrutiny. How do they affect jobs? How do they affect the economy more broadly? Do they cost too much?

People have a lot of opinions about these questions. At Next 10, we wanted to add hard economic data to the discussion.

So Next 10 commissioned a team of UC Berkeley researchers to complete the first academic, comprehensive cost/benefit study of climate policies in the San Joaquin Valley.

January 19, 2017
by Amy Quinton
Capital Public Radio

The San Joaquin Valley is reaping more than $13 billion in economic benefits from California’s climate change policies, according to the first comprehensive academic cost-benefit study.

The report shows that California’s renewable energy requirements for investor-owned utilities gave the San Joaquin Valley the biggest economic boost. Construction and operation of renewable energy projects have created 31,000 jobs since 2002. The state’s cap-and-trade policies that reduce carbon emissions were also examined.

January 19, 2017
Central Valley Business Times

In what is billed as the first comprehensive cost/benefit study of climate policies, the San Joaquin Valley is getting over $13 billion in economic benefits, mostly in renewable energy.

Renewable energy, cap and trade and energy efficiency programs are creating jobs in the economically vulnerable region, says the report prepared for Next10, an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization studying the state’s future.

January 19, 2017
by Angelina Martin
Turlock Journal

Despite concerns regarding the economic and employment impacts of the state’s climate policies, a new study says that the San Joaquin Valley is in fact benefiting economically from California’s ambitious policies on global warming.

The first comprehensive, academic study on the climate policies was commissioned by Next 10 — a think tank based in San Francisco that aims to educate Californians on important issues, breaking them down in order to make them easier to understand.

January 18, 2017
by Chris Megerian
LA Times

As California lawmakers prepare for another round of debating the best way to combat climate change, a new study says the San Joaquin Valley is benefiting economically from the state's policies on global warming.

The report comes from Next 10, a public policy think tank that partnered with researchers at UC Berkeley to crunch the numbers.

F. Noel Perry, a venture capitalist who founded Next 10, said they studied the valley because it has struggled with poor air quality and an economy that's sluggish when compared to the state's coast.

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