Finance

Tax Gas

A gas tax would be the single most useful policy intervention to support a green economy. As articulated by Thomas Friedman: http://ow.ly/qevz

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Transportation

Don't Reduce Traffic Jams

Efforts to alleviate traffic jams only encourage more cars and create more sprawl. Traffic jams encourage ridership on more efficient mass transit. Wall Street Journal http://bit.ly/cDS0lE

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Transportation

Drive Slowly to Save Fuel (Especially if Your Are a Ship)

Container ships can save 30% on fuel (and reduce greenhouse gases) by slowing down. Same for planes and cars. NYTimes: http://nyti.ms/cfyz2Y

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Transportation

Use "Road Trains" to Save Gas

Wirelessly linking automobiles into "road trains" can save 20% of fuel. http://bit.ly/7oP5ED

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Transportation

Bicycle Highways

Wide, segregated bike highways would encourage bicycle transportation. RFID technology would allow clustering and speed. As seen in NYT http://www.nytimes.com/projects/magazine/ideas/2009/#b

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Transportation

Reduce Shipping Costs with Giant Kites

The company SkySails cuts shipping costs (and pollution) through the use of giant kites. CNET http://bit.ly/dckRwg

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Transportation

Share Electric Cars

Paris is considering a plan which would allow citizens to share 4000 electric cars. Spiegel Online http://bit.ly/bS1lOP

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Transportation

Put Cars on a Diet

In order to meet new fuel standards, cars will need to employ more efficient engines, but will also need to be lighter. Lighter cars are more fuel efficient, can be just as safe, but cost more. Economist http://bit.ly/aaRFTR

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Health

Vegetarian Eggs

Hampton Creek Foods has developed a line of plant-based products that can replace eggs in many commercial kitchens. Popular Science Grand Award Winner 2013. http://bit.ly/1d4AQnk

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