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This year’s edition is the sixth California Green Innovation Index tracking economic indicators as the state implements policies that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

KEY FINDINGS 

A new analysis of the last decade of investment in California’s clean technology sector shows that although venture capitalists remain key players, different types of investors are becoming ever more important to the growth of the sector.

Key findings from this report include:

As California proceeds toward its long-run 2050 goal for permitted greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, it will be necessary for electricity to become more decarbonized. It will also be necessary for some activities that are now fossil-fueled to run partially or fully on the cleaner electricity—a process referred to as electrification. Improved pricing policies are necessary to make decarbonization and electrification decisions effectively and efficiently.

new study highlights the connection between seemingly unconnected policies and the Golden Stateʼs demand for oil

California policies that have seemingly little to no connection to petroleum use actually provide incentives that drive demand for oil use artificially high in the state. Fifteen such policies are identified in Next 10's new report authored by UCLA experts.

Connecting Californians to Climate Solutions

Next 10 is launching a new, interactive online game called the California Carbon Challenge (www.cacarbonchallenge.org) to engage and inform people who are trying to better understand the challenges and opportunities for reducing emissions.

The 2013 California Green Innovation Index, our 5th edition, shows that clean technology patent registrations and energy productivity are growing, clean economy jobs continue their post-recession recovery, and the state’s carbon intensity continues to drop.

At the same time, the Index shows that while overall investments in clean companies have fallen, financing models are changing with the rise of strategic corporate investors, and investments in some sectors continue to grow.

Next 10 hired a team of illustrators, animators and writers to produce this fun short cartoon that gives viewers nonpartisan background information on California's cap-and-trade program.  Grab the popcorn and enjoy!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJEzSwceKVA

This new report seeks to better understand California’s cap-and-trade program and different alternatives for how the state can use the allowance value created under the cap-and-trade program.

The findings in this report summarize a series of reports commissioned by Next 10 that represent the first extensive analysis on the issue of alternative uses of allocation value and the revenue derived from permit auctions.

The 2012 California Green Innovation Index documents how clean technology investment and innovation are helping drive growth in California’s overall economy.

Five key findings of the 2012 Index include:

Provides a comprehensive, bottom-up accounting of California’s Core Green Economy. The state’s Core Green Economy is represented by businesses involved in the clean energy sector, those that provide goods and/or services to conserve natural resources, and those that cut pollution and/or repurpose/recycle.

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