Economic Vitality and Energy Volatility

July 18, 2010 at 12:22 pm Leave a comment

Sweeping energy sector changes are transforming the economy and economic development. Now more than ever, economic development has to adapt to a volatile energy market and policies that are emerging to shape that market, a process that holds both opportunities and challenges. While the specifics of the transition to a low-carbon economy are still being delib- erated both nationally and internationally, it appears likely that some type of cap and trade or carbon pricing will emerge. A price on carbon will hold significant implications for U.S indus- tries, regions and the nation as a whole. This document is intended to help economic developers and those in related fields think about how they can prepare and position their local economies to benefit from such a transition. Click here to download the International Economic Development Council’s new report on energy and economic development.

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