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A new report by two independent research firms has ranked every region in California by environmental indicators, like electricity consumption and solar panel installation -- and the Inland Empire got some mixed results.  KVCR's Ben Purper has more.

The recently-released 2017 Green Innovation Index put out by the independent research groups Next 10 and Beacon Economics ranks every major region of California according to environmental indicators.

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A recent study conducted by the University of California, Berkeley and the non-profit group Next 10 provided a cost-/benefit analysis of how California's progressive climate policies have affected the economy of the Inland Empire.  In part 1 of a two-part series continued tomorrow, KVCR's Isel Cuapio spoke with the founder of Next 10, Noel Perry, and UC Berkeley's Betony Jones.

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KVCR's Ken Vincent interviews Riverside City Manager John Russo about details of last week's announcement that the California Air Resources Board will relocate it's existing emissions and air quality research laboratory from El Monte in Los Angeles County to a new, expanded facility CARB will construct near UC Riverside.

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Silicon Valley is not the only home to cutting-edge, high-tech startups that become international technology leaders.  The Inland Empire is home to one of the world's leading providers of geographic information systems... a fancy name for high-tech maps.  The California Report's Steven Cuevas has this profile of Redlands' own Jack Dangermond, CEO of ESRI. Steven's story begins with ten words that have driven ESRI to the top of it's game:  "Using digital mapping to better understand and shape our future."

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Last Thursday and Friday, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and other leaders from around the state gathered in Ontario for the California Economic Summit.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem attended and says the program highlighted the Inland Empire while setting audacious statewide goals.

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After months of planning, the prestigious California Economic Summit opens today for two days in Ontario.  It's the first time the state's preeminent economic conference has been held in a location away from a big coastal city.  Hosting the summit here gives the Inland Empire a chance to show the state's top private and public sector leaders our region's importance to the state's economy.  KVCR's Ken Vincent interviewed Inland Empire Economic Partnership CEO Paul Granillo - one of the main organizers of this year's summit - about what the conference will focus on.