2011-06-29 14:08:07Google It - Clean Energy is Good for the Economy
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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I drafted up a post on the new Google report finding that clean energy and carbon limits are good for the economy.

Google It - Clean Energy is Good for the Economy

2011-06-29 22:16:35
nealjking

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dana,

As devil's advocate: What gives this report credibility? Why should some conservative (even if high-tech) guy have any confidence in this analysis?

2011-06-30 02:37:24
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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I don't know that it necessarily has any built-in credibility.  They use the McKinsey economics tool, so I suppose the credibility of the report depends on the credibility of that tool.

2011-06-30 03:50:55
nealjking

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As someone who has worked at companies that have been McKinseyed, I'm not sure that's much of a guarantee!

2011-06-30 04:22:32
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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Yeah, I mean any economic projection is always a challenge.  All I can do is explain how Google performed the study and what assumptions they made.

I'm going to add a reference to this report to the "CO2 limits will harm the economy" rebuttal as well.