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January 19, 2017
by Amy Quinton
Capital Public Radio

The San Joaquin Valley is reaping more than $13 billion in economic benefits from California’s climate change policies, according to the first comprehensive academic cost-benefit study.

The report shows that California’s renewable energy requirements for investor-owned utilities gave the San Joaquin Valley the biggest economic boost. Construction and operation of renewable energy projects have created 31,000 jobs since 2002. The state’s cap-and-trade policies that reduce carbon emissions were also examined.

January 19, 2017
Central Valley Business Times

In what is billed as the first comprehensive cost/benefit study of climate policies, the San Joaquin Valley is getting over $13 billion in economic benefits, mostly in renewable energy.

Renewable energy, cap and trade and energy efficiency programs are creating jobs in the economically vulnerable region, says the report prepared for Next10, an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization studying the state’s future.

January 18, 2017
by Chris Megerian
LA Times

As California lawmakers prepare for another round of debating the best way to combat climate change, a new study says the San Joaquin Valley is benefiting economically from the state's policies on global warming.

The report comes from Next 10, a public policy think tank that partnered with researchers at UC Berkeley to crunch the numbers.

F. Noel Perry, a venture capitalist who founded Next 10, said they studied the valley because it has struggled with poor air quality and an economy that's sluggish when compared to the state's coast.

July 7, 2016
by Ronald Brownstein
The Atlantic

In the policy arena, the distance is widening between blue and red states over whether to promote, or resist, the shift away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy sources like solar and wind. But the economics of generating electricity from alternative sources are growing more attractive for states across the political divide.

July 1, 2016
by Mark Glover
The Sacramento Bee

Solar energy generation and adoption of zero-emission vehicles are surging throughout California, and the Sacramento area is contributing significantly to that clean-tech momentum, according to a new report by Next 10, the San Francisco nonprofit that promotes growth of California’s clean economy and evaluates various state issues.

Next 10’s eighth annual California Green Innovation Index said statewide solar generation has exploded by 1,378 percent in just five years; ZEV registrations have increased 244 percent in just two years.

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