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Polycarbonate Resin Market by Applications and Geography Projected to...

PR Web - 3 hours 12 min ago

Polycarbonate Resin Market research report majorly focuses on applications such as automotive, consumer, medical, optical media, packaging, and also focuses on geographical regions. The market also...

(PRWeb August 23, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

On August 23rd The Lords Witnesses Bible Scholars Released New Bible...

PR Web - 3 hours 12 min ago

One terrorist attack will be upon Manhattan and involve 'fire from the heavens' causing a rising mushroom cloud from the Hudson and the other will be East of London again involving 'fire...

(PRWeb August 23, 2014)

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New Study Links Hospital Experience and Prior Surgery with...

PR Web - 6 hours 12 min ago

A study on intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for mesothelioma finds that, the higher an institution’s level of experience with the therapy, the better the results are likely to be.

(PRWeb August 23, 2014)

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Media Registration is Open for SAE International 2014 On-Board...

PR Web - 6 hours 12 min ago

Media can register for the “SAE 2014 On-Board Diagnostics Symposium,” which will be held Sept. 9-11 at the Wyndham Garden Grove in Anaheim, Calif.

(PRWeb August 23, 2014)

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Electronic Adhesives Market Poised to Reach $5.5 Billion by 2019 - New...

PR Web - 6 hours 12 min ago

Electronic adhesives have gained prominence in the recent past due to the technological advancements in the electronics industry....

(PRWeb August 23, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

The climate movement is way too focused on market-based solutions

Grist.org - 7 hours 9 min ago

There was a time when we met overarching challenges with bold public purpose and concerted action as “we the people.”

When the Depression hit, we created large public works projects, building roads, airports, and power dams.

When murderous tyranny threatened the world, we became the arsenal of democracy and won World War II.

When Europe was sinking in post-war turmoil, we staged the Marshall Plan to rebuild the continent.

When John Kennedy set a target to reach the moon in a decade, we assembled the resources and will and made it happen.

Then, in the 1980s, something happened. We stopped believing in acting together in the common interest. With Ronald Reagan in the U.S. and Margaret Thatcher in the U.K., we turned to the “magic of the marketplace.” In the public policy arena, market tools were determined to be superior to direct actions by governments. Government was the problem, not the solution, said Ronnie. Bill Clinton echoed him in the 1990s when he said, “The era of big government is over.”

Marketplace mysticism infused both parties, not to mention the environmental movement, where MAs and PhDs with expertise in “neoclassical economics” were avidly sought to develop market tools that would reflect environmental costs and “right price” everything. Market fundamentalism won the day.

Thus the climate movement is possessed with near theological discussions about which market tool is better. Is it a straight-up carbon tax, or should we create a carbon cap, auctioning permits to pollute and allowing polluters to buy carbon emissions reductions in a trading marketplace? Ideally seeking the lowest-cost carbon reductions possible.

What is lost in the discussion is how we actually met big challenges in the past, challenges that require the creation of new technologies and industries. Market fundamentalism conceives new innovations and industries to rise magically out of properly adjusted market systems. Build the incentives and they will come. A study of economic history shows it just ain’t so.

The digital computing industry did not start with guys in garages in the 1970s, but with huge investments by the military and then the space program from World War II through the Cold War. Long before Bill Gates and Steve Jobs came the Department of War-funded ENIAC, the world’s first digital computer, in 1946 at the University of Pennsylvania. From IBM to the predecessors of today’s microchip industry, government-funded research and contracts founded later commercial success. Military and space purchases of costly integrated circuits paved the way for cheap mass computing.

Aerospace likewise rose out of concerted public investments driven by national security needs. For instance, Boeing built the Boeing 707 jetliner on an airframe designed as the KC-135 air tanker. Before 1955 the company drew over 99 percent of its income from the U.S. Department of Defense. The telecommunication story is the same, with microwave transmission, communications satellites, and fiberoptics rising out of federal research and investments. Even the fossil-fuel fracking revolution grew out of decades of public R&D funding. Earlier examples of industry creation include the land and cash grants to the first transcontinental rail lines, and the U.S. Navy’s deliberate creation of an American steel industry to build its new steel fleet in the 1880s.

Public investment is needed to nurture new technologies through early stages, when investments are not likely to produce immediate returns. If one private party takes the R&D risks, others might share the rewards by reverse-engineering new technologies and adopting them as their own. In economics this is known as the free-rider problem. So the public must assume the risks. Then when technologies move from R&D to early production, costs are high until economies of scale and learning curves bring them down. So public support in the form of guaranteed markets for expensive early-stage products is crucial.

Carbon pricing and caps can be a useful supplement to public investment in creating new technologies and industries. But to win the climate war, we need to recall how we succeeded in other great struggles: by “we the people” acting together in the common good and directly investing in creating the technologies and industries we need to win. We did it in the past. We can do it again.


Filed under: Climate & Energy, Politics
Categories: Environment

EasyTurf hits Del Mar Beach for Surf City Surf-a-Thon

PR Web - 12 hours 13 min ago

Del Mar is scheduled to host the Surf City Surf-A-Thon Sept. 7.

(PRWeb August 23, 2014)

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A new plugin was announced today, ProIntro Vol.3 from Pixel Film...

PR Web - 12 hours 13 min ago

Announcing a new plugin from Pixel Film Studios, ProIntro Vol.3, which includes 30 introductions with beautiful designs for Final Cut Pro X

(PRWeb August 23, 2014)

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Historical Moment in the Monterey Peninsula, Brings Drought Relief...

PR Web - 12 hours 13 min ago

EcoloBlue, the global leader in Industrial Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG) technology, announces the approval of AWGs as an alternative water source in the Monterey Peninsula Water Management...

(PRWeb August 23, 2014)

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Top10BestSEOHosting.com Announces Best Cheap Hosting Suppliers Of This...

PR Web - 12 hours 13 min ago

Search Engine Optimization is needed to bring a website on the first page of search engines and get more audience and sales. Top 10 Best SEO Hosting has recently announced that HostGator.com and...

(PRWeb August 22, 2014)

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Real Capital Solutions Launches National Homebuilding Company

PR Web - 12 hours 13 min ago

Real estate investment company Real Capital Solutions uses their 30-year track record of generating leading-edge performance in real estate to launch national homebuilding company.

(PRWeb August 22, 2014)

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Cheap Bohemian Dresses Unveiled by Experienced Supplier Skmen.com

PR Web - 15 hours 13 min ago

Recently, Skmen.com, an experienced supplier of fashionable clothes, has unveiled a new collection of 2014 bohemian dresses in its online store. Moreover, all these excellent items are available at...

(PRWeb August 22, 2014)

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GoDaddy Reviews – Top Cheap Web Hosting Companies Reviews by...

PR Web - 15 hours 13 min ago

The IT manager of Top10BestSEOHosting.com is a web professional who has used reseller hosting for several years. He has recently announced that GoDaddy is one of the best hosting suppliers in 2014.

(PRWeb August 22, 2014)

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Week Ends On Positive Note With Existing & Weekly Home Sales

PR Web - 15 hours 13 min ago

Peoples Home Equity shares news of how existing home sale and weekly home sales both announced positive readings this week.

(PRWeb August 22, 2014)

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Discounted Wedding Gowns For Sale At Leading Online Shop iFitDress.com

PR Web - 18 hours 13 min ago

Recently, iFitDress.com, a well-known wedding dress manufacturer and retailer, has announced its new collection of discounted wedding gowns. In addition to this, the company’s sales representative has...

(PRWeb August 22, 2014)

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Discounted Empire Bridesmaid Dresses Online At UWDress.com

PR Web - 18 hours 13 min ago

Recently, UWDress.com, a leading online supplier of wedding dresses and women’s special occasion outfits, has added a new range of empire bridesmaid dresses to its product line. In addition to that,...

(PRWeb August 22, 2014)

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FatCow Reviews Released by Top10BestSEOHosting.com

PR Web - 18 hours 13 min ago

Top 10 Best SEO Hosting (Top10BestSEOHosting.com) has recently compared many famous web hosting companies and highly recommended FatCow and BlueHost to its customers.

(PRWeb August 22, 2014)

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Hydro Dynamics to Present SPR Bolt-On Biodiesel Technology at Biofuels...

PR Web - 18 hours 13 min ago

HDI will present "bolt-on" biodiesel technology based upon its ShockWave Power Cavitation Reactor at Biofuels Financial Conference as a way for ethanol plants to diversify co-products and...

(PRWeb August 22, 2014)

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Sample Preparation Market by Product and Application Worth $5,672...

PR Web - 18 hours 13 min ago

The global sample preparation market is segmented on the basis of products, applications, and end users. Based on products the global market includes instruments, consumables, accessories and kits....

(PRWeb August 22, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Why Alaska is doing salmon right

Grist.org - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:24

Kirk and Heather Hardcastle
Taku River Reds
Juneau, Alaska

This salmon wholesaler abides by strict standards to ensure that the local fish populations remain intact. After all, 95 percent of the United States’ domestic salmon supply comes from Alaska. For the Hardcastles, maintaining healthy fish populations is a must.

Why we chose this salmon:

“We fish for the future,” says Kirk. Which means that, during salmon runs, Taku River sends out its boat only three to four days a week to ensure that plenty of salmon can swim upstream and reproduce. The Hardcastles also encourage their staff to engage in salmon-related research and political advocacy — they recently wrapped up a project exploring salmon oil’s potential to be used for biodiesel. “We’re still scientists and nature nerds at heart,” says Kirk. “We’re trying to use the whole fish in every capacity that we can, and every year we try something new.”

Healthy salmon make for a healthy local economy:

“In Alaska, our economics are 100 percent tied into the health of our environment,” says Kirk. “Anything we do … should look through the lens of salmon.”

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Filed under: Food, Living
Categories: Environment

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