Employment Benefits from California Climate Investments and Co-investments

Employment Benefits from California Climate Investments and Co-investments

J.R. DeShazo, principal investigator; Jason Karpman, lead author and project manager; Weilong (David) Kong, analyst and modeler; Colleen Callahan, contributor and editor

This report quantifies the jobs that are being supported by California Climate Investments within the State of California. Revenues from California’s Cap-and-Trade Program flow as investments into communities across California, particularly to disadvantaged communities affected by pollution and poverty. As directed by Assembly Bill (AB) 32 and AB 1532, these investments are designed to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) while providing environmental, public health, and economic benefits, and are collectively referred to as California Climate Investments. This report focuses on the statewide, program-specific jobs supported by appropriations for California Climate Investments from 2013 to 2016, along with the co-investment induced by the state's contribution. 

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Table of Contents:

PART I: Summary Results

Executive Summary

1. Introduction

2. Methodology

3. Summary of Program-Level Findings

4. Investments in Disadvantaged Communities

5. Conclusions and Recommendations

PART II: Program-Level Results

1. High-Speed Rail Project

2.Transit and Intercity Rail Project

3. Low Carbon Transit Operations Program

4. Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities

5. Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation

6.Clean Vehicle Rebate Project

7.Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project

8. Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program Plus-Up

9. Car Sharing and Mobility Options Pilot Program

10. Public Fleet Pilot Project

11. Financing Assistance Pilot Project

12. Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Pilot Projects

13. Multi-Source Facility Demonstration Project

14. Zero-Emission Drayage Truck Demonstration Project

15. Single Family/Small Multi-Family Energy Efficiency and Solar Water Heating

16. Single-Family Solar Photovoltaics

17. Large Multi-Family Energy Efficiency and Renewables

18. Dairy Digester Research and Development Program

19. State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program

20. Water-Energy Grant Program

21.State Water Project Turbines

22. Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Coastal Wetlands Restoration

23. Mountain Meadow Ecosystems Restoration

24. Forest Health Program

25. Forest Legacy Program

26. Urban and Community Forestry Program

27. Organics Grant Program

28. Recycled Fiber, Plastic, and Glass Grant Program

29. The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Loan Program

PART III • Appendices