A new study finds California has more jobs in green technology and cleaner air.
The study commissioned by the group "Next 10" finds Sacramento, San Diego, the Inland Empire, Orange County and the San Francisco Bay Area all had significant increases in clean tech jobs during the past decade. Noel Perry is with Next 10.
PERRY: "This year's index shows that California's clean economy is diversifying and advancing at a healthy pace and that it continues to help drive positive activity in our overall economy."
From 2008 to 2011, green jobs increased by more than two percent compared to a two percent decrease in the total number of jobs generated by the overall economy.
California has more solar patents than the next eight states combined, but there is one note of worry for the industry - overall investment in clean technology dropped by 42 percent in 2012. Data for the study was compiled by the research company, Collaborative Economics