The Low Costs of a Zero-Carbon Economy

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The perception that “going green” has to cost lots of money, reduce profits or stymie the economy is now being proven false. In many cases a green solution is the economic solution.

The challenge in moving to a fully “green” economy now concerns harder-to-abate sectors such as trucking, shipping and aviation, steel, cement, and chemicals. To make the same rapid progress there that has been made in renewable-energy technologies requires the same type of forward-looking policies. LONDON – When you buy your next automobile, would you pay $100 extra to ensure that the steel in it was made without producing carbon dioxide emissions? My guess is that most readers will say yes. Most people in most countries, including the United States, accept the overwhelming scientific evidence that human-induced greenhouse-gas emissions are […]

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