Category Archives: Economy

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

Three Surprising Reasons For Low Oil Prices

The smiles on our faces while pumping gasoline comes from a historic 50% fall in oil prices. Most news commentators point to an oil over supply as the reason. But that begs the question of why? Since 1974 OPEC (Organization … Continue reading

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California Proves Clean Tech Is Good Business

California is now the sixth largest economy in the world. It’s economy is twice the size of Texas. The state’s 3+% annual economic growth rate exceeds all other states and most countries. This scale of California’s economic success has been … Continue reading

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Can A Company Be Green If It Is Damaging Human Health

Newsweek has ranked Coca Cola as the ninth greenest company in the world. Coke earned this recognition by doing things like pioneering bioplastic bottles. But how does Newsweek’s recognition reconcile with their signature soda being “…considered a major contributor to … Continue reading

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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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