Creating the California Cleantech Cluster
How Innovation and Investment Can Promote Job Growth and a Healthy Environment
Cleantech is a relatively new industry that uses innovative technology to create economically compelling, environmentally friendly products and services -- everything from alternative energy generation and wastewater treatment to "green" consumer products. This September 2004 paper by NRDC and Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) demonstrates that a cleantech cluster can be a major driver for investments and job growth in California. It offers concrete recommendations for making California a leading center for the cleantech industry.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1: The Cleantech Industry: An Engine for High Quality Job Growth
2: California: The Future Center of the Cleantech Industry?
3: Policy + Cleantech + Finance = Jobs
4: Public Policy: A Critical Driver for the Cleantech Industry
5: Cleantech-Related Initiatives in Other States
6: Recommendations: a Cleantech Prescription for California
last revised 9/9/2004
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