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Can Green Sustain Growth?From the Religion to the Reality of Sustainable Prosperity$
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John Zysman and Mark Huberty

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804785259

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804785259.001.0001

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The United States

The United States

Local Green Spirals, National Ambiguity

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(p.125) 8 The United States
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Can Green Sustain Growth?
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Nina Kelsey

Alice Madden

Juliana Mandell

Sean Randolph

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804785259.003.0008

Chapter 8 focuses on the United States. Although significant national green policy legislation is not at the national level, local policy-industry feedback spirals have occurred in California and Colorado, creating political viability for green policy experimentation. In California, we trace a feedback spiral from early policy moves to reduce particulate pollution; through AB32, a major package of emissions reduction legislation; to the defeat of Proposition 23’s challenge. California suggests that green spirals sometimes emerge quite slowly and unintentionally from tangentially related early moves. We note that venture capital has recently been critical but may not be an effective long-term model. In Colorado, we examine Amendment 37, a green policy package that assembled a surprisingly broad support coalition. Colorado suggests that green spirals can happen quite swiftly if supporters can find ways to activate latent partnerships between different interest groups that can derive tangible benefits from initial regulation.

Keywords:   Green Spiral, Green Growth, United States, California, Colorado, Investment, Venture Capital, AB 32, Amendment 37, Wind

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