Press Coverage

June 9, 2011
by F. Noel Perry
The Bay Citizen

Our nonpartisan organization, Next 10, is making an updated version of the Challenge available to Californians online starting today. With less than one week to go before the budget deadline, Californians have the power to show lawmakers their budget priorities, creating their own version of a state spending plan and emailing it to elected leaders.

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.

May 25, 2011
The Sacramento Business Journal

According to the study, new jobs would come, in part, because of cleaner, more efficient vehicles that would result in savings, spurring on economic growth. Reducing fuel use could translate into spending that money on goods and services that don’t have to be imported, as well as in employing people in the state, for jobs that can’t be outsourced.

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.

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,, the group promotes a "Budget Challenge" in which participants can attempt to balance the budget themselves.


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