Getting Started - Economic Development in a Transforming Energy Economy - IEDC Report

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 debated 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. industries, regions and the nation as a whole. This report is intended to help economic developers and those in related fields think about how they can position their economies to benefit from the transition. This report will also be useful for those in BC involved in Economic Development.

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