Getting to 2100

 

Getting to 2100

Economic Development Archive

15 June 2017

“In the waterlogged Netherlands, climate change is considered neither a hypothetical nor a drag on the economy. Instead, it’s an opportunity.”

19 September 2014

Paul Krugman (admittedly one of my favorite columnists and definitely my favorite economist) publicizes new economic analyses that show that we CAN afford to significantly reduce emissions and even prosper while doing so. Far from having to “live in the dark and freeze,” as threatened by the Koch Bros misinformation machine, a move to renewable […]

6 November 2013

“…Patterns of idea flow…are directly related to productivity growth and creative output. Individuals, organizations, cities and even entire societies that engage with one another and explore outside their social group have higher productivity, greater creative output and even longer, healthier lives…photo

3 September 2013

Portland State’s Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation invited Jean Francois Provenent of Velò Quebec to speak on cycling in Montreal and Quebec. This was my preconception of biking in Montreal…Winter Biking - Ottawa 12 07 Creative Commons: Mikeygottowa

25 July 2013

Denver just pulled off what should rightly be the love-child of New York City or Los Angeles, a brain-fest of culture, thought and provocation celebrating the Americas as one continent (and one market). In its third year, the Biennial of the Americas featured leading edge art installations including a series of billboards around town, cultural nights open to the public, symposia featuring big movers and shakers…[Another view?

9 July 2013

The Savior of Cleveland?

Much as I wish it to be true, that brewing beer rescues neighborhoods, jumpstarts local economies and turns around failing cities but…

30 June 2013

CRC is dead, says Oregon Governor Kitzhaber… Who will claim the kill?
WA state Senator Don Benton (R) and Robert Liberty, ex-1000 Friends of Oregon WA state Senator Don Benton (R) or Robert Liberty, ex-1000 Friends of Oregon

10 June 2013

Up in the hills between Osaka and Tokyo is a small village that is pretty typical of much of rural Japan. Beautiful old houses, forested hillsides, a river running through it and silence. The woods are quiet because it is cheaper to import wood from Indonesia than to cut and process here. The town is quiet because many of the houses are empty…IMG_1170

26 March 2013

econforecast
What would happen if we decided to tax the burning of fossil fuels–gasoline, natural gas, coal–and gave back the money to businesses and individuals as rebates on their income taxes?

4 February 2013

WindmillsOne of the big questions hurled by the defenders of the fossil fuel age is that low-carbon energy technologies just can’t be ramped up to meet the burgeoning need of growing economies worldwide. And, of course, they shed alligator tears at this point over their concern for the billions of poor people yearning for refrigerators and cars who, they contend, would be left in poverty by the heartless “climate alarmists.” But it is a great question. Can we produce the energy for a vibrant, equitable economy without fossil fuels?