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First comprehensive cost/benefit study of state climate policies in Inland Empire finds $9.1 billion in direct economic benefits and over 41,000 direct jobs over seven years

1st comprehensive cost/benefit study of climate policies in San Joaquin Valley finds over $13 billion in economic benefits, mostly in renewable energy

Eighth annual California Green Innovation Index find explosive growth in solar generation; clean technology hotspots in unexpected places

This year's California Green Innovation Index tracks key economic and environmental indicators at the regional, state, and international level.

New report finds that California remains a leader in renewable energy production while its residents use less energy and have lower energy bills than other Americans.

With the economic toll of California's drought expected to hit $2.74 billion for 2015, water suppliers, investors and urban and agricultural users are seeking ways to reduce water consumption.

"Energy policies that promote efficiency and reduce energy bills are contributing to the state's manufacturing success," said F. Noel Perry, businessman and founder of the nonprofit nonpartisan Next 10. "Even with the most aggressive carbon pollution reduction policies in the nation, California remains the top state for manufacturing."

 

This new Next 10 report analyzes transportation policies in the Scoping Plan, including the "Pavley" regulations or vehicle emissions standards (key findings pg. 13), the Zero Emission Vehicle regulation (key findings pg. 29), SB 375 (key findings pg. 50), the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (key findings pg. 71), and the "fuels in the cap" component of the AB 32 cap-and-trade program (key findings pg. 88). 

New Report: The CPP, State/Regional Compliance and Carbon Pricing

High-levels of coordination among states as well as regulatory clarity from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be necessary for the short-term goal of state compliance with the EPA’s upcoming Clean Power Plan (CPP) for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The same goals also will be important to state and regional efforts with respect to comprehensive carbon pricing.

California Green Innovation Index goes global: Golden State ranks top among countries worldwide

In advance of the historic United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris this year, the California Green Innovation Index, for the first time, analyzes and ranks the Golden State’s economic and energy performance in comparison to the world’s 50 largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitting nations.

As California considers intermediate (2030) targets for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, this Next 10 study, authored by Professor David Roland-Holst at UC Berkeley, assesses the economic impacts of different policy approaches to reach the state’s long-term climate goals, finding that ambitious action sooner produces the biggest economic boost.

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