New Cars that Already Meet 2016 Fuel Economy Standards

On May 21, 2009, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison. President Barack Obama announced that automakers must meet average U.S. fuel-economy standards of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016. This will be an exciting opportunity for automakers that already deliver vehicles that beat 35.5 mpg such as the Ford (F) Fusion Hybrid, Mercury Milan Hybrid, Toyota (TM) Prius, Honda (HMC) Insight, Honda […]

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Obama’s Cabinet Choices – Fantasy League Style

On November 6, 2008, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

Here are my picks for the key Cabinet posts both for cleantech and the country – if we REALLY want change we can believe in: Secretary of State – Colin Powell. My longtime pick for the first non white President. He should have run. From either party. He would have had my vote. Smart, collected, […]

Election Predictions for Cleantech and Carbon in a Post Obama World

On November 5, 2008, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

At the risk of sounding like I’m flip flopping, here are the top 5 reasons tonight’s election results mean lots of money for cleantech investors (and, unfortunately, my pocket). 1. An Illinois President and Democratic Congress equals good odds for corn ethanol and a Renewable Fuels Standard. 2. Think massive subsidies, loan guarantees and R&D […]

The Shiny Copper Penny Plan for Energy and Cleantech

On September 2, 2008, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

I wrote a piece last week arguing that McCain / Palin was my energy/cleantech dream ticket, and promptly got slammed by my readers on the left (who generally think McCain’s plans for the environment /cleantech investing are nowhere near aggressive enough and that Palin is way too conservative), AND friends on the right (who think […]

Cap-and-Trade Gold in the Golden State

On July 2, 2008, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (7/2/08). Obama and McCain have both stated that climate change requires decisive action. Both support cap-and-trade, putting a limit (cap) on greenhouse gases and enabling the market to work by allowing the trading of permits. How would this work in the United States? We will all learn from California’s progress with its […]

Super Tuesday was Super for US Carbon Cap and Trade

On February 9, 2008, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

One things for sure, post Super Tuesday with Governor Mike Huckabee far behind, Mitt Romney out, and McCain the all but crowned Republican nominee, the US is getting a cap and trade system for carbon. The question is which one. I thought I’d track a little of the candidates’ various positions. The major differences that […]