It's important to have the kind of information available that helps businesses decide how to invest and grow. So we were pleased to see the California Air Resources Board adopt the AB 32 Scoping Plan Update last week. It's a road map for where California will be headed in terms of building a clean energy economy and tackling climate change.
An annual report on California’s progress decarbonizing its economy is out today and, as usual, the news is largely good. The United States’s most populous state and the world’s eighth-largest economy has made huge investments in energy efficiency, green building and alternative sources of electricity and transportation. It’s paying off. And while the Flat Earth Society continues to dominate the climate-change debate in Washington, the West Coast political and business establishment is largely unified in facing an increasingly grim reality head-on.
The Green Innovation Index shows statewide registrations of alternative fuel vehicles rising 16% from 2011 to 2012, at a time when all California vehicle registrations increased by only 1.5%.
San Diego gets good marks in the latest assessment of the state’s green economy. The nonpartisan group Next 10 is out with its annual Green Innovation Index, KPBS reports.
The report finds California's clean technology sector is growing at a faster rate than the rest of the economy. The state's green friendly policies get a lot of credit for creating an environment that encourages innovation.