The State of California's Green Economy

GreenBiz Executive Editor Joel Makower joined California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer to discuss the potential for a green boom in the Golden State.

This video offers highlights from a wide-ranging interview in which Lockyer details the policy tools he uses to foster a greener and more prosperous California economy, including the areas of cleantech, green building, green investing and smart transport. The conversation includes discussion about the challenges facing the state's green economy, as well as the steps taken to convince Tesla Motors to set up its headquarters in San Jose.

The event took place in September at Hanson Bridgett's Sustainable Business Leadership Forum in San Francisco. Hanson Bridgett, a law firm, hosts the monthly event to explore the opportunities and obstacles posed by a low-carbon economy.

Additional video segments of this discussion will appear in the coming days.