BOSTON (AP) - A research and consulting firm has ranked Massachusetts second in the country in clean energy technology.
California was the only state above Massachusetts in the 2013 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index's overall clean technology rankings.
The rankings are done by Clean Edge Inc., which credited the state for - among other things - its commitment to energy efficiency and early stage technology development. Gov. Deval Patrick said Tuesday that the state is shaping the future "rather than just waiting for it to happen."
Massachusetts was ranked first in some individual categories, including policy, which measures variables such as transportation policies and climate change targets.
The state also ranked first in the capital category, which measures venture capital investment, number of patents and higher education and research institutions.