These days, we are hearing a lot about plans to transform the country’s energy infrastructure from one based on fossil fuels to one based on renewable energy resources. President Biden appears to be making this transformation one of his signature initiatives. Certainly, the technology exists, the money is (probably) there but there is one elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about: getting the American public to go along.
Central to going along will be greening the economy and central to the greening of the economy will be the greening of businesses and companies, large and small. Hear Green Business expert Brooke Wright talk about the network. She manages the Monterey Bay Green Business Program, which is part of the California Green Business Network. The CGBN is a network of local programs, funded by grass-roots contributions from local government and utility partners to allow small to medium-sized businesses implement specific practices to reduce pollution, save water, conserve energy, and protect human health.
You can read James O’Connor’s on “The Second Contradiction of Capitalism” at http://www.columbia.edu/~lnp3/second_contradiction.htm.