2009 California Green Innovation Index

January 1, 2009

The 2009 California Green Innovation Index is a brand new report produced by Next 10 and authored by Collaborative Economics. The Index provides a deep analysis of key economic and environmental indicators that will help us better understand the role green innovation plays in reducing greenhouse gas emissions while strengthening the economy.

Research included in this 2009 Green Innovation Index provides further evidence of the powerful economic stimulus clean energy policy can provide. California’s energy productivity, that is, the amount of Gross Domestic Product produced per unit of energy, is 68% more productive than the rest of the nation. New data presented shows that while total jobs increased by just one percent statewide, green jobs have increased by ten percent since 2005. Clean technology investment in California nearly doubled in 2008, reaching $3.3 billion. California is a national leader in solar, wind and battery patents.



Next 10 gratefully acknowledges the following Advisors to the California Green Innovation Index:

Ralph Cavanagh
Natural Resources Defense Council

Michael Hanemann
University of California at Berkeley

Hal Harvey
Climate Works Foundation

Elliot Hoffman
New Voice of Business

Van Jones
Green For All

Dan Kammen
University of California at Berkeley

Bruce Klafter
Applied Materials

Joel Makower

Jason Mark
The Energy Foundation

Walter McGuire
Flex Your Power

Joe Nation
Former State Assemblyman, District 6

Manuel Pastor
University of Southern California

Fran Pavley
California State Senator, District 23

Wendy Pulling
Pacific Gas & Electric Company

Carol Whiteside
Great Valley Center

Tim Woodward
Nth Power

Special thanks to Morrow Cater and Cater Communications for project guidance and communications support and Tom Shalvarjian of 3x3 for report and graphic design.