09/17/2019

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Tesla Co-founder Ian Wright Opens Alameda Plant to Make Electric Truck Powertrains

The company expects to grow by a factor of more than 12 to more than 300 employees by 2018.

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US Solar Jobs Grew Nearly 22% in 2014

Jobs in the the solar sector have jumped 86% since 2010 and employment is expected to continue to rise in 2015 and 2016, although an expiring tax credit may stunt growth, according to the report. . . About 62% of installation firms said they would lay off workers once the 30% federal investment tax credit expires and reverts to 10% in 2017.

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Power Town, Calfiornia’s Capital Region Mobilizing to Meet Growing Demand for Clean Technologies

In January 2014, there were nearly 14,000 jobs in the Sacramento Region’s “core” clean economy. These core jobs were in a range of businesses that provide the products and services that allow the entire economy to transition away from fossil fuels and improve efficiencies in the use of natural resources.

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Bay to Market, Bay Area Innovations Leading Clean Technology Development

In January 2014, there were nearly 60,000 jobs in Bay Area’s “core” clean economy. These core jobs were in a range of businesses that provide the products and services that allow the entire economy to transition away from fossil fuels and improve efficiencies in the use of natural resources.

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State Recycling Program has been Running Large Deficits

State audit has found that the cost of the state’s recycling program for beverage containers has exceeded its revenue by over $100 million in three of the last four fiscal years.

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California Solar Jobs Census 2013

On February 11th, 2014, The Solar Foundation released its first-ever district-level “deep dive” into solar employment in California, Arizona, and Minnesota. The research behind these three seminal reports (linked below) was performed using the same survey-based methods developed for our award-winning National Solar Jobs Census series. In addition to the release of these reports, TSF provided updated estimates of solar employment in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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California Leads Nation in Solar Jobs

With more than 47,000 workers currently employed in the solar industry, California has a strong lead over the No. 2 state, Arizona, which has 8,500 jobs tied to the industry.

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David Cameron Vows to Rein in Green Energy Initiatives

David Cameron has vowed to cut consumer bills by reining back several green energy initiatives in a move that will set him on a collision course with his Liberal Democrat coalition partners. Mr Cameron, who once declared “vote blue, go green,” has found himself on the back foot amid double-digit-percentage rises in household energy bills and a renewed political focus on the “cost of living”.

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Cleantech Investment: A Decade of California’s Evolving Portfolio

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.

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California Rolls Out New Environmental Regulatory Regime at Green Richmond Business

State regulators gathered at a green stamp-making business Thursday to unveil what they tout as the nation’s best approach to identify consumer products containing hazardous chemicals and prod manufacturers to find nontoxic substitutes.

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State New Economy Index

. . . uses 26 indicators, divided into those five key areas that best capture what is new about the New Economy:

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The Truth About Green Jobs and California, A Review of the Costs, Risks and Trade-offs of Green Job Policies

Reviews the prospects of green jobs creation as a result of environmental regulation, including review of costs and benefits experienced to date in the US and other countries

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Carbon Trading: ETS, RIP?

The world’s largest carbon market has been holed below the water line. On April 16th the European Parliament voted to reject an attempt to bolster Europe’s flagship environmental programme, the Emissions Trading System (ETS). Carbon prices, already low, plunged. The emerging network of global carbon trading and European climate policy as a whole could sink.

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The Truth About Green Jobs and California, A Review of the Costs, Risks and Trade-offs of Green Job Policies

Many within the media, academia and the economic development communities have expressed enormous enthusiasm about the prospects for green jobs as a result of strong environmental legislation. Indeed, many claim that increased environmental regulation is a key to a newfound prosperity. In this paper, we try to sort these claims out and separate the truth from the hype.

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