Has Europe pulled ahead of the U.S. in the race to create a bright green future? The answer is a qualified yes. As we've mentioned before (most recently in the context of Denmark's moves towards energy independence), European policy is often far, far ahead of North American norms. But are there less tangible factors involved as well? The latest issue of E magazine says so. In it, Jay Walljasper looks at urban life in Europe, and finds the antidote to American sprawl, while Jeremy Rifkin discusses the European Dream, organic agriculture and the hydrogen economy.
Nothing here that will surprise regular Worldchanging readers, but still interesting.