Introduction and Overview



The “Green Revolution” has begun globally. Starting in the international academic world as “sustainable development” and identified in California as one of the four key economic development areas [1], the “Green Revolution” began over two decades ago with the UN Brundtland Report. Sustainable development became known as the “Green Revolution” [2] and then to the general public through Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” winning both an Academy Award and a Noble Peace Prize in 2007. However, now the concept and meaning of “green” have been confused with “clean,” “alternative,” and “nuclear power” among other terms describing the solutions to energy and the environmental climate change [3].


Renewable Energy Industrial Revolution Green Revolution Sustainable Community Energy Infrastructure 


  1. 1.
    Clark II, Woodrow W. and Todd Feinberg, “California’s Next Economy”, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, Sacramento, CA. Local Government Commission web site at January 2003, pp. 1–56.
  2. 2.
    Clark II, Woodrow W. and Jeremy Rifkin, et al., “Hydrogen Energy Stations: Along the Roadside to an Hydrogen Economy”, Utilities Policy, Elsevier Press, January 2005 (13), pp. 41–50.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Clark, Woodrow W. II and Michael Fast. Qualitative Economics: Toward a Science of Economics. London, UK (Coxmoor Press 2008).Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Rifkin, Jeremy, 2004. The European Dream: How Europe’s Future is Quietly Eclipsing the American Dream. Tarcher, Pengin. See also the Foundation for Economic Trends at:
  5. 5.
    Clark, Woodrow W. II and William Isherwood, “Energy Infrastructure for Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region: five nation comparative case studies”, Asian Development Bank, Manila, PI and PRC National Government, Beijing, PRC, 2007. To be published in Utility Policy Journal, Spring 2009.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Clark, Woodrow W. II and Larry Eisenberg, “Creating Agile, Sustainable and Smart College Campuses: The Case of the Los Angeles Community College District”, Utility Policy Journal, June 2008.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clark Strategic PartnersBeverly HillsUSA
  2. 2.Policy Advisor Consultant  

Personalised recommendations