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July 7, 2016
by Ronald Brownstein
The Atlantic

In the policy arena, the distance is widening between blue and red states over whether to promote, or resist, the shift away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy sources like solar and wind. But the economics of generating electricity from alternative sources are growing more attractive for states across the political divide.

July 1, 2016
by Mark Glover
The Sacramento Bee

Solar energy generation and adoption of zero-emission vehicles are surging throughout California, and the Sacramento area is contributing significantly to that clean-tech momentum, according to a new report by Next 10, the San Francisco nonprofit that promotes growth of California’s clean economy and evaluates various state issues.

Next 10’s eighth annual California Green Innovation Index said statewide solar generation has exploded by 1,378 percent in just five years; ZEV registrations have increased 244 percent in just two years.

June 30, 2016
by F. Noel Perry and Christopher Thornberg
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

When people think of the phrase “disruptive technologies,” one of the first things that might pop into their heads is a Silicon Valley start-up. But right now, perhaps the most interesting market disruption we are witnessing is in energy, as old ways of powering our economy give way to advanced technologies.

June 30, 2016
by Bonhia Lee
The Fresno Bee

Fresno is the state’s top region for industrial solar power, according to a report from a San Francisco nonprofit.

The amount of solar on Fresno-area warehouses and distribution centers – 11,132 kilowatts – is larger than the amount installed in the Silicon Valley and the greater Los Angeles areas combined, the 2016 California Green Innovation Index said.

June 29, 2016
by Steve Scauzillo
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

California is easily the top state in the country in developing its clean-energy industry, leading all other states in solar energy production, electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle sales and the number of clean-energy patents issued, according to the eighth annual California Green Innovation Index report released Wednesday by San Francisco-based think tank Next 10.

That wasn’t much of a surprise, though the state’s clear dominance was indeed striking.

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