growth

Clean Energy Growing Strong in Canada’s 1st Annual Report

In the past five years, investors have moved $25 billion into Canada’s renewable energy sector, propelling a 37 percent employment increase. So says a newly-released report celebrating pollution-free electricity capacity increasing in Canada by 8 gigawatts. Put another way, this is enough to power 2.7 million Canadian homes. Released by Clean Energy Canada on Tuesday, …

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Time for a New Politics of Sustainability

The major defining feature of politics in our current day and age is the division between the political left and right, with the political spectrum popularly being perceived as a progression from communism on the extreme left, through socialism, liberalism, and conservatism, to fascism on the extreme right. The terms left and right are believed …

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Sustainable Economics: Tim Jackson gives a reality check

If you read Inspired Economist, you’re well aware that our economic model based entirely on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is flawed and is driving us over the edge of a cliff. Growth, traditionally, has been measured only by transactions. The more transactions worth more money, the more the gross domestic product, the better. But of …

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Older, and Better. Population Connection Symposium Examines How a Nation Can Make the Most of Aging

By John Seager, President, Population Connection It seems like yesterday my kids were underfoot. Then I look in the mirror and get a reality check. I may feel 35, but I’m now at the age my younger self would declare “ancient.” And I’m not the only one.  Just over half of my baby boomer contemporaries …

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Survey finds major growth in green jobs

Major survey finds 508,000 clean economy jobs created in the Pacific Northwest. Experts believe that 1.03 million net new full-time equivalents can be created by continuing the clean economy path by 2020. The jobs include clean tech engineers, machinists, installers, and other “boots on the roof” jobs, energy auditors, organic agriculture specialists, local food manufacturers, …

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Business Growth and Competition : New Financial Architecture Required

Let’s face it, business growth is all about one thing: getting more money out of consumers’ pockets and into company coffers. Why do it, otherwise? And often growth goes hand in hand with competition as companies scrabble to increase their share of a finite market. Trouble is, anti-trust legislation introduces a certain ceiling beyond which …

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