The top cleantech states and cities are, for the most part, predictable. According to Clean Edge’s 2014 US Clean Tech Leadership Index, California is ranked number one (the fifth year in a row that the state takes top honors). California is followed by Massachusetts and Oregon which have occupied the number 2 and number three spots for the last couple of years. Vermont and Connecticut moved into the top 10 in the 2014 State Index this year, while Hawaii and Minnesota dropped out.
Clean Edge is a clean-tech research firm behind the annual index. They track the clean-tech activities of all 50 states and the 50 largest metro areas in the US, from EV and renewables adoption to patent and investment activity.
In the Metro Index, San Francisco and San Jose repeated as no. 1 and no. 2, while San Diego jumped four places to no. 3, giving California the nation’s top three metros and five of the top seven. Eight of the top 10 metro areas are located in the top four states; the exceptions are Washington DC and Austin.
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