Green business is booming in California. Between 2007-2008, green jobs in California grew 5 percent while total jobs dropped 1 percent. And between 1995-2008, green businesses increased 45 percent and green jobs grew 36 percent — while total jobs in the state grew only 13 percent.
Next 10’s report is one of the many studies about green jobs and the green economy in California the last few weeks. For more forward-looking analyses, check out:
This study’s part of the Green Equity Toolkit
, put together to help women and minority groups — and the organizations that serve them — to “maximize and share the benefits of green economy jobs.”
The more nuanced conclusion is that the California Air Resources Board’s analysis was in line with those undertaken by the University of California researchers and the Charles River Associates/Electric Power Research Institute — all of which come to the somewhat rosy conclusion above — while the fourth study by Varshney and Tootelian, which contradicts the others, uses faulty calculations. Read the full study for the full details.
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