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January 19, 2011
by Ben Geman
The Hill

"Employers offering jobs in fields such as solar-power generation, electric-vehicle development and environmental consultation added 5,000 jobs in 2008, the latest data available. In all, about 174,000 Californians were working in eco-friendly fields by early 2009, compared with just 111,000 in 1995, said nonprofit research group Next 10," they report.

January 19, 2011
Capitol Alert

Next 10 and partner organizations release a new report on the state's "green" economy this morning. The 10 a.m. release of "Many Shades of Green: Regional Distribution and Trends in California's Green Economy 2011," will include a panel discussion at Siemens Mobility Corporate Headquarters featuring Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.

January 19, 2011
by Russ Britt
The Wall Street Journal


Next 10, founded by venture capitalist F. Noel Perry, defines green businesses as those that provide alternative energy, specialize in conserving energy and natural resources, and are geared toward reducing pollution and recycling.

"While green job numbers are modest relative to the overall economy, there are very few business sectors in a state as large as California that employ people across every region," Perry said in a press release.

January 19, 2011
by Rick Daysog
The Sacramento Bee

After doubling over the past 15 years, job growth in Sacramento's green sector was flat in 2009, according to a new study. But San Francisco-based Next 10, which released the report, said the local region continues to be a leader in the state's rapidly expanding green economy and is well-positioned for further growth. "The (Sacramento) region has a tremendous foundation for the future," said F. Noel Perry, Next 10's founder.

January 19, 2011
by David Baker
San Francisco Chronicle


The report, from the Next 10 public policy group, found that the number of green jobs in the state grew 3 percent between January 2008 and January 2009, reaching 174,000 despite the deepening financial crisis. Employment throughout the California economy rose less than 1 percent.


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