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December 7, 2011
by David R. Baker
San Francisco Chronicle

In the first half of this year, California companies developing plug-in vehicles, advanced hybrids, charging stations and related equipment brought in $467 million in venture capital, according to a new report from the Next 10 public policy group. That's 69 percent of all the venture capital invested in electric vehicles around the globe, and 74 percent of the capital invested in the United States.

December 7, 2011
by Melanie Turner
Sacramento Business Journal

The report from the nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization Next 10 is titled “Powering Innovation: California is Leading the Shift to Electric Vehicles from R&D to Early Adoption.” The report reveals California took in $467 million in global electric-vehicle venture capital investment in the first half of the year.

December 6, 2011
by F. Noel Perry
San Jose Mercury News

Our state is leading the nation in electric vehicle (EV) investment and innovation. California captured 69 percent of global EV investment in 2011 and ranks first in the nation in EV patents. The number of jobs in the EV sector, while small, keeps growing despite the economic downturn.
Those are among the chief findings in a new report produced by Next 10, the nonpartisan nonprofit organization I founded in 2003, and prepared by Collaborative Economics.

June 10, 2011
by Matt Drange
The California Watch

If the room full of likely voters who gathered Thursday in San Francisco for the California Budget Challenge had their way, California's current budget deficit would be morphed into a $7.9 billion surplus. More than 150 people participated in the interactive challenge yesterday, put on by the nonprofit, nonpartisan group Next 10. Using hand-held electronic clickers, the group voted on the same issues lawmakers are grappling with in Sacramento less than a week before the June 15 budget deadline.

June 10, 2011
by Hannah Levintova
Mother Jones

Yesterday, Next10—a California nonprofit—unveiled the revised version of its own budget simulator. While the organization has hosted the online tool for the past seven years, revising it annually to reflect the state's current legislature proposals, this year's scorched-earth budget battle makes it especially timely. With K-12 and higher education, health care, and a wide range of social programs on the line, concerned voters can pick and choose through a variety of options toward a balanced budget. Check it out. Nifty, no?

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