The 2013 “California Green Innovation Index,” released Tuesday by the nonprofit policy group Next 10, finds that jobs in the “Core Clean Economy” totaled 176,000 as of January 2011. The Bay Area, including Silicon Valley, boasts 52,555 clean energy jobs, or 30 percent of the state’s total.
The bulk of the state’s green jobs are in services, such as environmental consulting and green marketing. But green job growth can be found across clean tech sectors, from advanced materials to the smart grid.
Green jobs in California kept growing in 2010 but at a slower pace than before, according to an annual survey of the state's emerging clean-tech industry.
The Green Innovation Index, from public policy group Next 10 and the Collaborative Economics consulting firm, counted 176,000 jobs in the state's green economy as of January 2011, up 1.2 percent from the start of 2010. About 30 percent of those jobs were in the Bay Area.
SAN DIEGO — The investments in the clean economy is softening California's carbon footprint, according to the Green Innovation Index released on Tuesday. The study measured how the state is doing when it comes to boosting jobs, investing in innovations and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The report was put together by Next 10, a non partisan group that studies the economy, the environment and quality of life.
Founder Noel Perry said the report helps measure the transition to an economy that uses fewer resources.
For the first time in years, California’s budget process this year will not be focused on solutions for closing massive budget shortfalls, but on decisions that will affect the state’s future.
Now, the state’s citizens can dabble in budget making with an online tool offered by nonprofit, nonpartisan Next 10 of Oakland.
Are you fascinated by California’s budget? Or maybe you’re frustrated with how your tax dollars are spent and want control over state funding?
A website by Next 10, a non-partisan group focused on state issues and civic involvement, aims to educate the public about budget matters while giving them a voice in how their money is allocated.