Can the Pacific Coast Lead the Transition to a Clean Economy?
Kate Brown, Governor, Oregon
Jay Inslee, Governor, Washington
Mary Polak, Minister of Energy, British Columbia
Can California and other West Coast economies accelerate the global transition to clean energy technologies? The chief executives of Pacific Coast states and provinces say policies pushing clean power have boosted their economies and created jobs. Companies involved in solar power and electric vehicles agree. But some business groups say going green can hit consumers in the pocket book and hamper the economy.
What can the West Coast of Canada and the United States do to advance the goals that countries and corporations outlined at the Paris climate summit last year?