CABA Information Series

IS-2008-132: Carbon Free Prosperity 2025

This report by Clean Edge, Inc. and Climate Solutions examines how business in Oregon and Washington state can prosper in a global clean-technology marketplace.  The technologies with the greatest potential impact are solar photovoltaic manufacturing, green building design services, wind power development, sustainable bio-energy, and smart grid technologies.  A 10-point action plan to accomplish this goal is described.  The number one point is to put a price on carbon.  50 leading stakeholders were interviewed for this survey.  75% carbon-free electricity is expected to be generated by 2025.  The challenges of raising capital compared to Silicon Valley and Boston are discussed.






















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