The epicenter of clean-energy leadership in the United States is San Francisco, according to a new report.
The epicenter of clean-energy leadership in the United States is San Francisco, according to a new report released today by research firm Clean Edge. But cities as diverse as Austin, Texas; Boston; Denver; and Portland, Ore., also are shaking things up.
At the top of the latest edition of Clean Edge’s annual “U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index,” which contains point-based state- and metro-level indices, stand California and San Francisco, respectively.
Based on more than 70 technology, policy and capital indicators, California led all states in the data-rich ranking for the fifth consecutive year, followed by Massachusetts, Oregon, Colorado, New York, New Mexico, Washington, Illinois, Vermont and Connecticut.
“The Golden State’s clean-tech prominence is broad and deep; it leads the technology category handily and ranks a very close second in both policy and capital,” detailed the report, an advanced copy of which was supplied to GreenBiz.
Read more: GreenBiz.com How California dominates in clean tech leadership
And link to the report here http://cleanedge.com/reports/2014-US-Clean-Tech-Leadership-Index
San Francisco, the top-ranking metro area in the Clean Edge report, by Pal Teravagimov via Shutterstock.