If you are a San Diego public transportation rider, you may already know that some Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) rail stations are better than others, and some need major work altogether.
One of the most important things for transit riders and potential new ones is the overall experience when it comes to using the network to do things such as get to your job, shop or get home.
The Center for Law, Energy and the Environment at UC Berkeley and Next 10, a nonprofit organization studied 489 rail transit stations and their neighborhoods across California. The research included grading 88 Metro rail and busway stops.
California manufacturers are among the most efficient users of electricity in the nation, according to a new analysis.
They produce significantly more value for every dollar spent on electricity than the rest of the United States on average, says the nonprofit group Next 10, whose study relied on 2012 U.S. Economic Census data.
California manufacturers produce more gross domestic product (GDP) for every dollar spent on electricity than manufacturers in any other state except Connecticut, according to Next 10's California's Manufacturing and Benefits of Energy Efficiency prepared by Collaborative Economics.
The report also finds that California's manufacturing GDP grew faster than the U.S. as a whole over the last decade.
With the state working to expand its landmark energy and climate efforts beyond 2020 and considering a policy to cut oil use by 50 percent by 2030, understanding the successes and challenges of California’s current innovative policies to address driving, fuels and our growth patterns is critical.
Our state’s progress in creating a lower-emission, cost-effective transportation sector is of keen interest not only to California, but also to governments around the world looking to replicate our achievements.