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Applying the Lessons of Politics to Green Power

Published: 
Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:33am
Category: 
Energy

Over the years, Tom Matzzie — by working as a political operative on John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign and on building the antiwar movement that helped usher President Obama into office — became convinced that the key to creating change was to make it easy for people to participate.

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Sustainability by the Numbers: The Growing Reality of the Green Economy

Published: 
Mon, 11/19/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

One of the more persistent myths in our political dialogue is that we must tradeoff environmental sustainability and economic growth. This is probably reinforced by a fact, pointed out to me recently by my Columbia faculty colleague, Michael Gerrard. Professor Gerrard noted that we have not had a major new piece of federal environmental legislation enacted in over two decades. The structure of U.S. environmental law is based on the assumption that economic development pollutes, and that the goal of environmental policy was to clean up or reduce pollution after it was created.