2016 California Green Innovation Index
Salinas native, F. Noel Perry, Founder of
Next 10 will discuss Green Innovation in California. Venture capitalist and philanthropist F. Noel Perry has focused on socially responsible, innovative and profitable ventures. He has backed multiple business successes like the interactive educational company Leap Frog and the organic baby food company Earth’s Best.
This year’s California Green Innovation Index tracks key economic and environmental indicators at the regional, state, and international level.
Check out the new luncheon menu!!
- Southwest Chicken Salad: Grilled chicken, lettuce, black beans, corn, pico de gallo, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, tortilla chips (can order without chicken)
- Fish Tacos: Artisan corn tortillas, blackened salmon, shredded cabbage, pico de gallo, baja sauce, black beans, rice
- Coastal French Dip Sandwich: Roast beef, caramelized onion, mushrooms, swiss cheese, au jus dippy sauce and French fries
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Eighth annual California Green Innovation Index find explosive growth in solar generation; clean technology hotspots in unexpected places
Solar generation and zero emission vehicle (ZEV) adoption rates have increased dramatically in California – 1,378 percent in just 5 years for solar generation, and 244 percent in two years for ZEV registrations – signaling major market disruption as clean energy technology hotspots take root across California, and not just in traditional innovation hubs. For example, the state’s top region for commercial and residential solar power is Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, while Fresno is number one for industrial solar power.
As of 2014, renewable energy sources served 25 percent of California’s retail electricity sales, and generated 20.1 percent of California’s total electricity, up from 12 percent in 2009. Internationally, California maintains its ranking as 4th in the world for the share of electricity generated from renewable sources. In 2014, California’s total state greenhouse gas emissions fell .62 percent compared to 2013.
Special thanks to the County of Monterey for its ongoing support of the Monterey County Business Council’s efforts for economic development and education.