Category Archives: Economy

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

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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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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