Carrots and sticks

Carrots and sticks To influence change, carrots (e.g., incentives and investments) and sticks (e.g., rules and fees) are useful. Both carrots and sticks are headlining the news. The Inflation Reduction Act signed by President Biden last month is full of carrots. These...

Delivering a clean economy

Delivering a clean economy Have you seen one of those Rivian electric vans making Amazon deliveries in your neighborhood? Last month Amazon deployed the first of what will be 100,000 Rivian vans as it aims for a 100% zero-emissions fleet. Not to be left in the dust,...

Can we replace gasoline with hydrogen as a transportation fuel?

Can we replace gasoline with hydrogen as a transportation fuel? Lesson # 7 Hydrogen fueling stations are on the rise in California Clean & Prosperous Institute led our second study mission to California last month, which took us from Sacramento to San Francisco to...
California’s Companies are Thriving in a Low-Carbon Economy

California’s Companies are Thriving in a Low-Carbon Economy

California’s Companies are Thriving in a Low-Carbon Economy Lesson # 6: Clean fuels are cleaning CA’s air Clean & Prosperous Institute led our second study mission to California earlier this summer, which took us from Sacramento to San Francisco to Silicon...

Silicon Valley to amp up WA’s economy

Silicon Valley to amp up WA’s economy Lesson # 5: It’s all about the batteries Clean & Prosperous Institute led our second study mission to California last month, which took us from Sacramento to San Francisco to Silicon Valley.  We learned so much from briefings...

California lessons, continued

California lessons, continued Lesson # 3: Public investments attract private investments As Washington state builds a cleaner, more competitive economy, what is the role of private investment and what is the role of public investment? Many believe that states can...