The term “clean technology” can be used to describe a wide range of infrastructural development, such as clean energy, advanced transportation, manufacturing water technology, sustainable materials and waste recycling. According to a study conducted by The Brookings Institution, California is reportedly leading in the green job sector. Efforts involving clean technology have sprouted across the state, translating into 320,000 new jobs related to the installment of solar panels, creation of electric vehicles and running organic farms.
The Report claims there is a strong correlation between the metropolitan area’s clean economic performance and the strong industry clusters within that area. For example, another report by the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE), states that Los Angeles is home to the most ENERGY STAR-certified buildings in the nation, reporting “more than 30 biomass facilities (including landfills), 28 hydrogen fueling stations and more than 230 publicly accessible charging stations countywide.”
Sustainable services located in metropolitan counties like Los Angeles grow at a much faster rate than those located in more isolated areas. The Brookings study concludes that private sector-led growth needs to be "co-promoted" through the support of the nation's federal system.
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