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In "Clean Valley: San Joaquin Valley Leveraging Natural Resources to Grow the Clean Economy," Next 10 reports that the San Joaquin Valley is leveraging its agriculture and traditional energy expertise to develop a regional clean tech sector in a heavily agriculture-focused area.

In "Driving the Spotlight," Next 10 reports on how in both Los Angeles and Orange County, traditional anchor industries and a large population are driving the clean tech sector.

In "Living Lab" Next 10 reports on how San Diego's robust research and development community and Imperial County's abundance of land, energy, and labor are helping to grow the regional economy.

In "Power Town: California's Capital Region Mobilizing to Meet Growing Demand for Clean Technologies," Next 10 reports that Sacramento regional innovators are accelerating adoption of clean technologies.

In "Bay to Market: Bay Area Innovations Leading Clean Technology Development," Next 10 reports that the local culture and progressive policies are driving the region's clean economy.

As our state faces some of the most severe drought conditions in its history, Next 10 wants to issue a new challenge to Californians: can you create a plan to make sure there's enough water for everyone?

This year’s edition is the sixth California Green Innovation Index tracking economic indicators as the state implements policies that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

KEY FINDINGS 

A new analysis of the last decade of investment in California’s clean technology sector shows that although venture capitalists remain key players, different types of investors are becoming ever more important to the growth of the sector.

Key findings from this report include:

As California proceeds toward its long-run 2050 goal for permitted greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, it will be necessary for electricity to become more decarbonized. It will also be necessary for some activities that are now fossil-fueled to run partially or fully on the cleaner electricity—a process referred to as electrification. Improved pricing policies are necessary to make decarbonization and electrification decisions effectively and efficiently.

new study highlights the connection between seemingly unconnected policies and the Golden Stateʼs demand for oil

California policies that have seemingly little to no connection to petroleum use actually provide incentives that drive demand for oil use artificially high in the state. Fifteen such policies are identified in Next 10's new report authored by UCLA experts.

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