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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.

Next 10 commissioned a set of five research papers from leading academic experts to examine the economic impacts of the distribution of tradable emission permits and the various distribution approaches for the resulting revenue. These important design issues will decide by whom and how tens of billions of dollars will be used, both of which will greatly influence the market incentives operating in California’s greenhouse gas emissions trading program.

A new study identifies commercial buildings as a stealth drain on the state’s energy resources and economy. The report produced by Collaborative Economics for Next 10, finds that the energy efficiency or lack thereof in commercial buildings has a significant impact on California’s economy, the state’s overall energy use, global warming pollution emissions and jobs.

The California Green Innovation Index tracks California’s performance related to key economic and environmental indicators. This 3rd edition documents California’s increasing global leadership in green innovation, cleantech venture capital investment, and energy productivity, despite the economic downturn. New data also show that more businesses are opening in California than are closing or leaving.

Next 10 is providing the most comprehensive green jobs accounting to date, systematically tracking the most recent available data on green companies, job type, location and growth across every sector and region of California. California green jobs increased by 36% from 1995 to 2008 while total jobs in California expanded only 13%. As the economy slowed between 2007 and 2008, total employment fell 1%, but green jobs continued to grow by 5%.

Energy Prices & California’s Economic Security finds that energy efficiency and renewables offer a valuable hedge against the risks of higher fossil fuel prices, quite apart from the fact that fossil fuel consumption generates over 80 percent of global GHG emissions.


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