According to the report from the Hamilton Project, called A Strategy for America's Energy Future: Illuminating Energy's Full Costs. It turns out that wind, solar and nuclear power get very generous subsidies per unit of energy generation. For every per billion KWH of generation, coal gets $30 million in subsidies, wind gets $23 million, solar gets $14 million and nuclear gets $1.5 million.

One thing is clear: the complex and opaque industry-specific subsidies we now have are inefficient and wasteful.

"The key challenge is ultimately moving from a linear, 'make-use-dispose' process, to a circular process with greater reuse and remanufacturing, and lower impacts, while still being able to generate enough revenue to sustain themselves in business," he argues.

Would you like to make your organization more efficient in terms of energy usage and waste? If so please have a look at this:

Cities account for up to 80% of GHG emissions globally and are home to more than 50% of the world’s population (headed to 60%, 5 billion people by 2030). Hunter Lovins and I recently published a book entitled Climate Capitalism to share stories of cities and companies around the world who are profiting from that transition to the low carbon economy.

The Top 10 Resilient Cities Are listed here:

By Joe Mohr, repost from

In late 2004/early 2005, a university lecturer with over 20 years of business and managerial experience in eight countries began looking at resource depletion, toxin build-up, and 'business inclusion' (a.k.a.: 'bottom of the pyramid' economics) to wrap up a book he was writing about entrepreneurship. The idea was to finish the book with an issue that most businesses would have to face in the future so that astute entrepreneurs could prepare for it in advance.

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