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Sacramento Region's Clean Energy Economy

  • Study on Existing Clean Tech Sector

    Study on Existing Clean Tech Sector
    The McClellan Technology Incubator (MTI) completed a study identifying the rSacramento Region's existing clean technology assets, gaps, and necessary next stpes to capture a larger share of the growing green economy.
  • Identified Growth Area

    Identified Growth Area
    The Partnership for Prosperity prublished "The Business Plan for the Sacramento Region," identifying the clean technology cluster as a strength and potential growth area for the Sacramento Region. Upon the project's completion, a subset of the partners formed th e Clean Energy Action Team to immediately embark upon implementation activities.
  • SARTA CleanStart initiative launched

    SARTA CleanStart initiative launched
  • Clean Tech Definition and Marketing Strategy Established

    Clean Tech Definition and Marketing Strategy Established
    Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization (SACTO) establishes sector definition: _ and marketing messages for clean tech
  • First Annual Business Roundtables

    First Annual Business Roundtables
    Green Capital Alliance initiates annual Clean Energy Technology Business Roundtables, gathering feedback from local CEOs to guide priorities of GCA partners.
  • First Clean Tech Showcase

    First Clean Tech Showcase
    Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA) hosts first annual Sacramento Region Clean Tech Showcase.
  • Green Capital Alliance Adopted

    Green Capital Alliance Adopted
    The Partnership for Prosperity implementation effort is given a new name and brand: Green Capital Alliance.
  • Sacramento named a Solar America City

    Sacramento named a Solar America City
    Sacramento was selected as a Solar America City by the Department of Energy Technologies Program. The competitively-selected cities receive $200,000 plus hands-on technical assistance from National Labs and other experts to support their efforts. [Learn more](www.frontpagepr.com/.../Department%20of%20Energy%20-%20Solar%20American%20Cities%20Prospectus.pdf)
  • Cars.com Green Index Ranks Sacramento 4th

    Cars.com Green Index Ranks Sacramento 4th
    The Green Index on Cars.com ranks Sacramento 4th largest West Coast market for hybrid vehicles. Read more
  • Cap-to-Cap Green Team Initiated

    Cap-to-Cap Green Team Initiated
    Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce launches Cap-to-Cap Green Team for D.C. lobbying trip.
  • Region Recognized for Low Carbon Footprint

    Region Recognized for Low Carbon Footprint
    Brookings ranked Sacramento 12th among metropolitan areas with the lowest carbon footprint per capita, in report titled "Shrinking the Carbon Footprint of Metropolitan America." Learn more
  • GreenForce Initiative at Los Rios Community College

    GreenForce Initiative at Los Rios Community College
    Los Rios Community College District Launches GreenForce Initiative on all campuses.
  • California Smart Grid Center launched

    California Smart Grid Center launched
    California Smart Grid Center launched at Sacramento State. Established with funding from the California Energy Commission, and is working in partnership with SMUD's Smart Grid efforts.
  • GCA e-news Debuts

    GCA e-news Debuts
    The Green Capital Alliance monthly e-newsletter is debuted.
  • Sacramento Sustainability Ranked by Sustain Lane

    Sacramento Sustainability Ranked by Sustain Lane
    SustainLane's 2008 U.S. City Rankings placed Sacramento
  • Region has Fastest Green Job Growth in CA

    Region has Fastest Green Job Growth in CA
    Next10 ranks Sacramento #1 in California for "Green" job growth (1995-2008)
    87% growth in total Green Jobs
    157% growth in Air and Environmental jobs
    141% growth in Energy Generation jobs
    Biomass concentration is more than 50x state average
  • Sacramento named "Smart City" by NRDC

    Sacramento named "Smart City" by NRDC
    National Resources Defense Council ranks Sacramento 7th in "2009 Smarter Cities" Learn more
  • CSUS: Emerging Research Institution

    CSUS: Emerging Research Institution
    In January 2009, California State Universtiy, Sacramento was designated an “Emerging Research Institution” by the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), a federal-research collaborative led by the National Academy of Sciences.
    This designation gives Sacramento State a heightened presence moving to expand resources, capacities and opportunities for the campus. Learn more
  • Clean Edge Ranks Sacramento's Clean Job Activity

    Clean Edge Ranks Sacramento's Clean Job Activity
    Clean Edge ranks Sacramento #10 in U.S. for 2009 clean job activity. Learn more
  • Clean Energy Workforce Training Grants in Sacramento

    Clean Energy Workforce Training Grants in Sacramento
    Sacramento Employment and Training Agency awarded five Clean Energy Workforce Training grants.
  • SMUD Named Top 10 Green Utility

    SMUD Named Top 10 Green Utility
    SMUD is included among the top 10 green utility programs in 2009 for pricing, sales, and customer participation.
  • Sacramento Venture Lab launched

    Sacramento Venture Lab launched
    Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA) launches Sacramento Venture Lab.
  • SMUD receives $127M for Smart Grid

    SMUD receives $127M for Smart Grid
    Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) receives $127.5 million U.S. Department of Energy Smart Grid Infrastructure Grant. SMUD has installed more than 200,000 smart meters in its service territory with a 98% satisfaction rate. SMUD is on track to install smart meters for all its more than 600,000 customers by the end of this year.
  • Sacramento Area Ranks 9th for Solar Roofs

    Sacramento Area Ranks 9th for Solar Roofs
    Environment California names Sacramento 9th for solar roof installations. Learn more
  • UC Davis has 100+ energy faculty

    UC Davis has 100+ energy faculty
  • Sacramento is Mass Market Friendly for Electric Vehicles

    Sacramento is Mass Market Friendly for Electric Vehicles
    THINK ranks Sacramento #7 in U.S. for cities that are the most mass market friendly in the U.S. for electric vehicles. Learn more
  • Sacramento Ranked 4th for Bicycle Commuting

    Sacramento Ranked 4th for Bicycle Commuting
    League of American Bicyclists ranks Sacramento #1 in California and #4 in U.S. for bicycle commuting. Sacramento Business Journal article
  • Sacramento Named in Top Cities for Green Programs

    Sacramento Named in Top Cities for Green Programs
    Nielson Wire ranked Sacramento 8th among markets with residents most liely to participate in utility green energy programs. Learn more
  • Sacramento Area Utilities Rank High for Solar Capacity

    Sacramento Area Utilities Rank High for Solar Capacity
    SEPA includes SMUD, PG&E, and Roseville Electric within the top 10 utilities in the country, ranked by total solar elecctric capacity in its first solar integration rankings. Learn more.
  • Sacramento GreenWise Initiative

    Sacramento GreenWise Initiative
    Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson launches regional GreenWise Initiative. Learn more.
  • Sacramento Green Building Task Force

    Sacramento Green Building Task Force
    Valley Vision convenes the SacramentoGreen Building Task Force.
  • SMUD's Home Performance Program

    SMUD's Home Performance Program
    Funded by a $20 milllion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant, provides generous energy efficiency rebates of up to $9,000 per home for at least 50% increase in energy efficiency.
  • UC Davis Committee on Tech Transfer

    UC Davis Committee on Tech Transfer
    UC Davis starts blue ribbon committee on tech transfer
  • Eleven Jurisdictions Drafting Climate Action Plans

    Eleven Jurisdictions Drafting Climate Action Plans
  • Governors' Global Cimate Summit 3

    Governors' Global Cimate Summit 3
    Hosted at UC Davis, brought 1,500 people to the region from around the world, and featured the signing of th e R20 Charter by more than fifty signatories.
  • Clean Companies move to region

    Clean Companies move to region
    Throughout 2010, Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization helped 16 clean tech companies locate and expand in the region.
  • Sacramento Green Building Task Force

    Sacramento Green Building Task Force
    The Sacramento Green Buliding Task Force publishes recommendations upon completion after six months of meeting.
    View the Task Force website.
  • Sacramento Ranked 8th for Energy Star Buildings

    Sacramento Ranked 8th for Energy Star Buildings
    The EPA ranked Sacramento 8th for most Energy Star Buildings as of Dec. 2010. Read the Press Release.
  • Energy Upgrade California Kickoff

    Energy Upgrade California Kickoff
    Kickoff event in Sacramento launches the state-wide Energy Upgrade California program, promoting and providing funding for home energy efficiency upgrades. Learn more
  • SMUD named green power leader

    SMUD named green power leader
    In NREL's annual assessment of leading utility green power programs in the U.S., SMUD ranked: Learn moreI
  • Sacramento is ranked #7 by OurGreenCities.com

    Sacramento is ranked #7 by OurGreenCities.com
  • Brookings ranks clean tech economies in metro areas, Sacramento ranks 12th

    Brookings ranks clean tech economies in metro areas, Sacramento ranks 12th
    According to the Brookings study "Sizing the Clean Economy" California leads the nation in clean energy jobs. The Sacramento Metro Area ranks 12th for clean economies.
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