low-carbon prosperity

28% by 2020: An Encouraging Step

28% by 2020: An Encouraging Step

Coming on the heels of the State of the Union address, in which the President made the indisputable link between job creation and clean energy, the White House’s announcement on Friday that the Federal Government will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent by 2020 is another encouraging step in the right direction.
Held og lykke Conference of Parties!

Held og lykke Conference of Parties!

Good luck to the Conference of Parties in Copenhagen! I have the privilege of traveling there over the weekend as part of a delegation organized by California’s Climate Action Reserve and its program arm, the Center for Climate Action. This delegation of over 100 individuals includes business people, state and local officials and staff (including Governor Schwarzenegger, two other U.S. governors and two Canadian premiers). What do I expect to see and hear in Copenhagen?
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2010: The World Will Not End Anytime Soon

Contrary to Nostradamus and the movies “2012” and “The Road” …. (drumroll please) I am predicting that the world will NOT end anytime soon. While we live in an era of unprecedented environmental challenges, we are also innovating solutions faster than at any time in the history of the planet. Being an optimist at heart, the Conference of Parties at Copenhagen (also known as “COP15”) will produce a political “framework” for a new climate change treaty.