Despite having the third highest rate of low-wage job creation in the nation, California could face a shortage of low-wage workers as housing costs push residents out in search of affordability. According to a trio of new studies, low- and middle-wage workers are leaving California even as large numbers of higher-wage earners continue to arrive.
Data tells the story: California is a good place to do business
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.
Scorecard grades California rail transit stations - which stations serve as hubs of thriving neighborhoods and which don't?
A new analysis of California's rail transit systems discovers which transit stations serve as hubs of thriving, walkable areas that encourage residents and workers alike to ride the train, and which station areas need improvement.
"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.