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Clean Economy

Clean EconomyA clean economy is a segment of an economic system in which supply chains are transformed to meet demand for low-carbon energy technologies. It's based on the idea that shifting to clean energy can unleash economic growth and job creation. Maria Gallucci, our clean economy reporter, examines this idea each week in all its variety and controversy.
This year, $230 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund will go to programs for low-income and minority people.
One-quarter of the $872 million generated by California's 18-month-old cap-and-trade scheme will go...
Jun 25, 2014 | Read More
Study finds air emissions from biomass facilities could be dramatically improved if so-called loopholes are closed in power plant regulations.
A new study charges that government regulations for biomass plants are riddled with loopholes that...
Apr 9, 2014 | Read More
Like most of the world's billion cars, they use a potent super greenhouse gas in their air-conditioning systems.
America's electric cars are better for the environment, but they share a dirty little secret. The...
Mar 19, 2014 | Read More
PowerWorks is part of a niche market that is emerging for selling second-hand turbines to mainly developing countries and island nations.
The sprawling hills of California's Altamont Pass are covered in thousands of wind turbines nearly...
Feb 25, 2014 | Read More
For all its faults, the Renewable Fuels Standard is the only federal policy that is steadily eroding the oil industry's de facto monopoly on motor fuels.
The American oil industry could be on the verge of winning its war on the federal Renewable Fuel...
Feb 10, 2014 | Read More
"Pull the plug on Vatenfall."
Citizens in Berlin are fighting to democratize and decentralize the city's energy system, and they've found an unlikely model—in Sacramento, Calif.
BERLIN, Germany—A decision 90 years ago by the people of Sacramento, Calif. to oust a private...
Dec 12, 2013 | Read More
Bloomberg LP is now offering a Carbon Risk Valuation Tool
The tool, which can assess how companies might fare in the carbon-constrained economy, is now on the desks of the world's most influential investors.
In a move that underscores Wall Street's growing unease over the business-as-usual strategy of the...
Dec 3, 2013 | Read More
The Bloomberg administration has done what it can to require future mayors to deal with global warming. But will Bill de Blasio follow Bloomberg's lead?
Global warming experts around the world say New York City's plans to reduce its greenhouse gas...
Nov 22, 2013 | Read More
Superstorm Sandy: Global Warming Is Here
Sandy struck the city. Fory-four New Yorkers died. Thousands of homes were lost. The devastation pushed adaptation to the top of Bloomberg's priorities.
Global warming experts around the world say New York City's plans to reduce its greenhouse gas...
Nov 21, 2013 | Read More
The city's economic reality flipped 180 degrees. The budget deficit reached $4 billion. Bloomberg's climate plan would suffer, but only briefly.
Global warming experts around the world say New York City's plans to reduce its greenhouse gas...
Nov 20, 2013 | Read More