Green Economy

Santa Fe’s 100 Percent Renewable Energy Resolution, New Global Research Highlights Critical Local Government Climate Change Role

Santa Fe will face numerous, varied challenges in its bid to relay entirely on renewable energy by 2025, but numerous, varied, cost-effective and rewarding policy options exist and are in effect in cities worldwide.

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5 Industries Moving Toward Sustainability

Sustainable industry becomes more mainstream - photo by Jason Blackeye

Although the air quality throughout the United States has seen consistent improvements since 1980, we still have a long way to go in the fight against global warming. Couple this with some of the unhealthy and hazardous conditions of third-world countries and foreign entities around the world, and it’s easy to see why some would call recent sustainability activities a moot effort. However, some …

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Club of Rome’s “Reinventing Prosperity” Challenges Prevailing Notions of Socioeconomic Development

The Club of Rome's ¨Reinventing Prosperity¨ challenges the conceptual and institutional frameworks that have supported socioeconomic policy-making and development over the course of the past 30 years and goes on to offer 13 ¨radical policy solutions¨ that address three of the most pressing challenges in industrialized and industrializing countries: inequality, employment and climate change.

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President-Elect Trump, the U.S., Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Environmental, climate change and renewable energy industry participants and proponents are gearing up for four long, lean years in the wake of Donald Trump's surprise U.S. election victory. They're not abandoning all hope, however; and Trump could pull an even greater surprise if he does an about-face and embraces Obama's legacy of helping build U.S. renewable energy and clean tech industries that are bringing back middle-class U.S. jobs and spurring investment, innovation and entrepreneurship in ways that benefit US and global society in multiple ways.

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Trudeau Administration Launches Pan-Canadian Carbon Pollution Pricing Plan

Canada carbon pricing

The proposed framework leaves it up to Canada's 10 provincial governments to choose the policy instruments and mechanisms -- direct charges or a cap-and-trade system -- to achieve a national goal of bringing greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels while fostering job creation and economic growth.

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