California manufacturers produce more gross domestic product (GDP) for every dollar spent on electricity than manufacturers in any other state except Connecticut, according to Next 10's California's Manufacturing and Benefits of Energy Efficiency prepared by Collaborative Economics.
The report also finds that California's manufacturing GDP grew faster than the U.S. as a whole over the last decade.
California manufacturers are among the most efficient users of electricity in the nation, according to a new analysis.
They produce significantly more value for every dollar spent on electricity than the rest of the United States on average, says the nonprofit group Next 10, whose study relied on 2012 U.S. Economic Census data.
With the state working to expand its landmark energy and climate efforts beyond 2020 and considering a policy to cut oil use by 50 percent by 2030, understanding the successes and challenges of California’s current innovative policies to address driving, fuels and our growth patterns is critical.
Our state’s progress in creating a lower-emission, cost-effective transportation sector is of keen interest not only to California, but also to governments around the world looking to replicate our achievements.
As lawmakers in Sacramento consider a flurry of climate change and clean energy measures in these last few weeks of the legislative session, it is worth remembering that the road to a clean-energy future runs through the largest contributor to California’s greenhouse gas emissions: the transportation sector.
As speculation surrounding the impact of the U.S.