Category Archives: Economy

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

How The Recycling Crash Impacts You

America is going to trash. We may feel guilty about it. But out of sight, out of mind. That is the state of recycling today in America.

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Our Low Carbon Economy Crossroads

Our country, and the world, stands at a crossroads. The technologies to deliver both sustained economic growth and reduced emissions have all been invented. These technologies now require a path toward mass economies of scale to enable their delivery of … Continue reading

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The $250 Trillion Cost Of Climate Change And Obesity

The economic ramifications from continuing the 20th Century’s economic model, where unsustainable extraction and pollution conveys competitive advantage, is coming into sharp focus. Citigroup now projects a staggering $72 TRILLION global cost tied to man-made climate change during the 21st … Continue reading

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The $250 Trillion Green Economic Revolution

Climate change economics is emerging as a disruptive mega-trend driven by estimates that the cost of global climate change will be a staggering $72 trillion. This scale of cost is unprecedented in human history. The only comparative I could find … Continue reading

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California Economy Achieves Growth With Less Pollution

California is achieving superior and sustained economic growth while also reducing climate changing pollution. At a time when the California economy is growing faster than the U.S. economy the California Air Resources Board reports that the State has reduced greenhouse … Continue reading

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Solar Is Getting Weird

The California solar homeowners I work with are acting pretty “weird” compared to the rest of America. This summer when the rest of America will be keeping their thermostats set at higher than desired levels to avoid the dreaded high … Continue reading

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How 2014 Oil Price Collapse Threatens Sustainability

1980 was the last time we had an oil price collapse. Americans buying fuel efficient vehicles created the 1980 oil price collapse just as they have contributed toward today’s oil price collapse. But what consumers did in response to lower … Continue reading

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