Category Archives: Economy

Economic insights and trends on globalization, U.S. economy and the Green Economic Revolution.

How Behavioral Economics Impacts You and Our Planet

Here we go again. Pump prices have fallen from the painful historic highs of just a few years ago. In response, Americans are buying in record numbers trucks and SUVs with comparatively low MPG. Have you noticed that gasoline prices … Continue reading

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Four Keys to Growing Clean Tech Jobs and Your Economy

The best kept secret in America is that clean tech is a mega job creator. America has approximately 563,000 electric utility work associates. California alone has created over 500,000 “advanced energy” jobs. Nationally there are over 800,000 people employed in … Continue reading

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Will California TOU Pricing Create A Consumer Revolt or Technology Revolution

California is embarking on a disruptive strategy for growing consumer adoption of smart/clean electricity technologies. Starting in 2019 the state’s three investor owned utilities, serving 80% of the state’s electricity customers, will launch Time Of Use (TOU) pricing for residential … Continue reading

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Five Technologies Driving California’s Clean IoT Electricity Strategy

California is again driving the world toward technologies that will disrupt how we live and work. This time California’s focus is on commercializing clean tech. The state is pioneering technologies to achieve a 40% reduction in climate changing emissions by … Continue reading

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How California Blackouts Will Make Solar and Batteries A National Story

California again faces potential blackouts. This time it is tied to a natural gas storage facility called Porter Ranch owned by Sempra Energy’s Southern California Gas. Porter Ranch’s ability to deliver energy has been crippled by a natural gas leak … Continue reading

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Will Millennials and Boomers Unite or Fight Over Sustainability

The rise of millennials and the aging of the boomer generation is reshaping America. In 2017 50% of the U.S. population will be 50 years old or older. In 2017 the millennial generation will become both America’s most employed demographic … Continue reading

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How Cities Can Achieve Sustainable Economic Development

Tulsa, Oklahoma, is a great town with friendly, talented people. It has a downtown that urban millennials love with an attractive mix of loft-style housing, fun restaurants and entertainment. But Tulsa is also a town built on the success of the … Continue reading

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