The Sacramento area has contributed to significant growth in California's clean energy sector, according to a report released today by Next 10, the San Francisco nonprofit that promotes growth of California's clean economy.
Next 10's 2013 California Green Innovation Index said jobs in Sacramento's clean economy had the fastest growth rate in the state over the measured January 2010 to January 2011 period, with jobs rising 10 percent to more than 10,000 during that time.
Statewide, Next 10 said that clean technology patent registrations and energy productivity are growing, clean economy jobs continue a post-recession recovery and the state's carbon intensity - the amount of greenhouse gases emitted to produce each dollar of goods - continues to drop.
The report notes that overall investments in clean companies have fallen, but investments in some sectors continue to grow.
"California has shown it can reduce emissions while innovating and expanding its economy,"said F. Noel Perry, founder of Next 10.
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