Clean Energy

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.

Shows that strong fuel economy standards and vehicle emissions standards will drive economic growth – and the stronger the standard, the greater the growth.

Tracks key indicators to access opportunities and obstacles for California in the EV sector and finds that California captures 69% of global EV investment in 2011, ranks first in the U.S. in EV patents, and EV jobs increase during downturn.

Many Shades of Green tracks employment and business growth related to products and services that improve efficiencies in the consumption of all natural resources and reduce negative environmental impacts. Data in this new report show that jobs in the green economy are growing more than three times faster than jobs in the total economy. The Core Green Economy now accounts for 174,000 jobs in California and has a growth rate similar to that of software jobs since 2005.

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