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Analysis of Emerging Technologies T h l Pl tf Technology Platforms S t b 22 2010 September 22, 2010 1
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Emerging Technology Politics In 2006, California passed the Global Warming Solutions Act , which mandates slashing carbon and greenhouse emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. Methods are to force industry to cap i i d d b i li emissions and reduce carbon in gasoline. Defining accomplishment of Gov. Schwarzeneggar. These types of regulations help build the market for emerging energy technologies November ballot initiative (Proposition 23) asking to suspend the act. Why? These types of regulations help build the market for emerging energy technologies. May cost millions of dollars to comply, force companies to cut jobs and raise the price of gas Proposition would suspend the law until California unemployment falls below of gas. Proposition would suspend the law until California unemployment falls below 5.5% for 4 consecutive quarters . That has occurred 3 times in the last 40 years. There is a huge clean energy revolution going on: this is going to happen. If we’re not careful it’s just not going to What we’re saying is, this is not the time for political correctness. This is a time for putting America back to work; let the experiments happen later. we re not careful, it s just not going to happen in the United States. Thomas Steyer, hedge fund manager 4 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/17/us/17pollute.html Dan Logue, Author of ballot initiative One of the Major backers of campaign to suspend the act? Charles and David Koch
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