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May 25, 2011
The Central Valley Business Times

For more than three decades, California’s investments in energy efficiency – through groundbreaking building, appliance, and utility regulatory standards -- have reaped substantial economic returns for consumers in our state. These returns have in turn supported the creation of new jobs and businesses. Californians will see similar benefits when it comes to clean cars,” says Noel Perry, businessman and founder of Next 10.

May 25, 2011
by Rick Daysog
The Sacramento Bee

Next 10, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that promotes the growth of the state's clean tech sector, said the state and federal governments' implementation of aggressive new fuel economy standards could boost growth in California's $1.9 trillion economy by up to 1.31 percent by the year 2025 while cutting the amount of greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 19 percent. "Efficiency fuels growth by saving consumers and businesses money and allowing them to spend it on things they really want," said the report's author, UC Berkeley professor David Roland-Holst.

February 23, 2011
by Daniel Weintraub
San Diego Tribune

"Many Californians do not know where the state gets its money and what it is spent on," said Sarah Henry, a spokeswoman for Next10, a Silicon Valley-based nonprofit group that tries to educate voters about the budget. "There is also a lack of understanding about some of the major proposals being considered by our representatives. But we think people have a great interest in learning more about the budget." Through its website, Next10.org, the group promotes a "Budget Challenge" in which participants can attempt to balance the budget themselves.

February 23, 2011
by Daniel Weintraub
Fox and Hounds Daily

The voters' lack of knowledge about even the basic structure of the budget makes the whole gambit even more of a challenge for Brown. "Many Californians do not know where the state gets its money and what it is spent on," said Sarah Henry, a spokeswoman for Next10, a Silicon Valley-based non-profit that tries to educate voters about the budget. "There is also a lack of understanding about some of the major proposals being considered by our representatives. But we think people have a great interest in learning more about the budget."

February 17, 2011
by Noel Perry
California Progress Report

To help make the proposals being considered in Sacramento accessible, Next 10 created the nonpartisan California Budget Challenge, an online budget simulation that gives a simplified look at some of the tough choices being discussed right now. In addition to displaying a selection of choices on topics from realignment to redevelopment, human services to education, along with tax options, users are presented with background information and arguments for and against each choice.

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