In support of a global project to fight climate change, PERI researchers have written three studies to show how state-level policies can achieve three critical goals within Colorado, Washington and New York States:  sharp declines in CO2 emissions; an expansion of good jobs; and a Just Transition for workers and communities currently dependent on the fossil fuel industry.  The studies show how green growth programs are achievable even without the support of federal-level policies.   For all states, the centerpiece of the program is large-scale investments to dramatically improve energy efficiency standards and equally dramatically expand the supply of energy provided by wind, solar, and geothermal sources.

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Read "A Green Growth Program for Colorado" by Robert Pollin, Jeannette Wicks-Lim, Shouvik Chakraborty, and Tyler Hansen

Read "A Green New Deal for Washington State" by Robert Pollin, Heidi Garrett-Peltier, and Jeannette Wicks-Lim

Read "Clean Energy Investments for New York State" by Robert Pollin, Heidi Garrett-Peltier, and Jeannette Wicks-Lim

 

Author Interviews,  Commentary and Press

>> Colorado Politics: UMass Studies Colorado's Green Job Potential

>> The New Yorker: Good News About a Green New Deal

>> Interview with Robert Pollin by Sustainable East End on New York's WPKN

>> Interview with Robert Pollin by CJ Polychroniou for Truthout

>> Interview with Robert Pollin and Jeffrey Johnson, president of Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO

>> Interview with Robert Pollin on Clean Energy Investments for New York State

>> Commentary by Robert Pollin in Albany Times Union

 

In support of a global project to fight climate change, PERI researchers have written three studies to show how state-level policies can achieve three critical goals within Colorado, Washington and New York States:  sharp declines in CO2 emissions; an expansion of good jobs; and a Just Transition for workers and communities currently dependent on the fossil fuel industry.  The studies show how green growth programs are achievable even without the support of federal-level policies.   For all states, the centerpiece of the program is large-scale investments to dramatically improve energy efficiency standards and equally dramatically expand the supply of energy provided by wind, solar, and geothermal sources.

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