Saving the Planet the Easy Way

Worried about the costs of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions? You might be looking at it all wrong.

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Barack Obama's administration wants to spend more than $10 billion to spur renewable energy development -- a move that has been cast as an important step toward sharing the burden of combating global climate change. But what if it isn’t really a burden at all? What if the thing being shared is actually an opportunity?

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