Local Lessons for Global Policy

Bihn, Dan
March 2008
Solar Today;Mar/Apr2008, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p32
Trade Publication
The article argues that the most effective way to address climate change is by employing strategies focused on making a healthy and sustainable energy economy. The author shares his experience in the city of Fort Collins, Colorado, where they chose to concentrate on reducing climate-altering greenhouse gas (GHG) to address global climate change. He argues that concentrating on short-term and low cost strategies like GHG reduction projects will not help achieve the end goal of low-carbon economy, a better strategy would be to focus on high-cost, long-term investments, such as in building wind farms, solar power plants or energy-efficient low-income housing.


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