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Does green cost California greenbacks?


Greenbang is continually amazed about how one of the world’s largest economies, California, came to be run by a man whose chief claim to fame before taking over as state governor was shouting “Get to the chopper!”

Anyhow, if Arnie is still plagued by visions of the Predator and doubts over whether the CIA has him pushing too many pencils, here’s a cheery thought.

New research out this week – courtesy of the San Jose Mercury says:

“Having to choose a future California with either a robust economy or a cleaner environment represents a false choice, according to the authors of a study to be released today.

The economy of the state has actually grown, no less. Another snippet:

Venture capital invested in California companies exploring energy technology grew from just a few million dollars in 1996 to nearly $900 million in 2006.

Greenbang is off to celebrate by watching Total Recall again. “Give these people air!” indeed.

1 Comment

  • Alli, MSC Information Officer
    Posted November 20, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    Simon, thanks for mentioning the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council). For those interested in finding out more about our independent certification and eco-labelling scheme for sustainable seafood please see our website. You can find out where to buy sustainable seafood with the blue, MSC ecolabel at Thanks!

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