Worlds of Differences

On June 3, 2013, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

I’ve always known that Americans hold a pretty different view about the state of the energy sector than elsewhere in the world, but never really knew how to characterize those variances. Today, I write in gratitude, thanking the efforts of Sonal Patel, senior writer at Power magazine.  Patel developed this helpful visual framework summarizing the […]

Reporting from Omaha

On May 6, 2013, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

Over the weekend, I attended the annual shareholder’s meeting of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:  BRK.A, BRK.B) in Omaha to hear the wit and wisdom of CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger.  For five hours on Saturday, Buffett and Munger fielded questions from panelists and investors on a wide range of topics.  A good synopsis […]

Open Letter, Closed Minds

On December 3, 2012, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

Last week, 129 signatories sent an open letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, that said in part: “Current scientific knowledge does not substantiate your assertions” recently made that climate change is causing more extreme weather events (such as last month’s disastrous Hurricane Sandy), and that the cost of continued inaction […]

The Deeper Meaning of Sandy

On November 12, 2012, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

Watching the video feeds from the New York and New Jersey areas in the wake of Sandy reminded me of the images seven years ago from New Orleans being decimated by Katrina. Other than perhaps providing a warning not to call a particular geographic area “New” anything, what do these storms tell us? Like Katrina […]

Hot Enough For You?

On July 16, 2012, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

So far, the summer of 2012 has been a scorcher for most of the U.S., following hot on the heels of a much warmer than usual winter.  Last week, as reported by the Washington Post, the National Climatic Data Center released its State of the Climate report for June, in which NCDC noted that not only were the last […]

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Climate Change Mitigation: Refocus Needed

On February 13, 2012, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

In most of the discussions about anthropogenic (i.e., human-influenced) climate change, the concept of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is usually short-handed to carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.  In fact, humans are responsible for emissions of many other pollutants that contribute to climate change, and while these emissions are sometimes converted into “CO2-equivalents” to make discussions simpler, it’s […]

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A World of Hurt

On November 21, 2011, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

Seemingly generating nary a ripple here in the U.S., the International Energy Agency (IEA) just issued its 2011 World Energy Outlook – its annual synopsis on the future of the global energy sector.  If ignorance is bliss, then we’re certainly blessed by generally not bothering to confront the pretty-alarming conclusions of the report.  A pastiche of the highlighted snippets in the Executive Summary, when […]

Keystone Cops

On September 12, 2011, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

As mentioned in a prior posting, I recently traveled to Canada as part of a delegation convened by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs to consider energy trade issues of importance to Canada and the U.S. – especially in the Midwest. The second stop on our journey, after a day and a half in Manitoba […]

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What If…?

On May 2, 2011, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

…someone invents an economically-competitive energy storage technology that could be deployed at any electricity substation at megawatt-hour scale? …the power grid were brought up to 21st Century standards to match the true power quality needs of our increasingly digital society? …high-speed rail was not the exclusive province of Europe and Asia? …customers had real choice […]

Interview with Dr. Frank Ling on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

On March 27, 2011, in Blog, by admin

Our longtime Cleantech.org portal manager, and editor of the weekly Cleantech.org newsletter is a researcher at one of the top climate change research institutes in the world, where among other projects he is editing a book on climate change. He was recently inteviewed by Green Japan on the subject of climate change mitigation and adaptation. […]

The Thorny Nexus: Science and Religion and Politics and Climate Change

On January 24, 2011, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi A fascinating article in Slate noted that 55% of scientists in the U.S. are Democrats, as opposed to 6% Republicans (with the remainder being independents or “don’t know”).  Since most Democrats favor action on climate change, so do most scientists.  The implication, as the Slate article says:  “the results of climate […]

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7 Book Reviews in Cleantech and Energy

On January 15, 2011, in Blog, by admin

Sandor Schoichet s a longtime Cleantech Blog reader, and Director of Meridian Management Consultants.  Sandor has EE and SM degrees in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from MIT, where he studied artificial intelligence, office automation, and business process reengineering, and completed a joint program in Management of Innovation at the Sloan and Harvard business schools. […]

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Bonn Voyage – Time to set sail to a new Climate Archipelago

On December 10, 2010, in Blog, by Marc Stuart

In my last set of observations (see Kill Bill V2 and the Cancun COP), I tried to make the case that the 20 year old UN system that manages intergovernmental climate affairs is increasingly archaic.  Rather than just complain and wander off muttering under my breath, these next blog blasts represent a few ideas might […]

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OPIC To Mobilize $1 Billion To Assist Developing Nations in Combating Climate Change

On December 7, 2010, in Cleantech News, by admin

Agency to open a call for proposals from private equity fund managers; announcement made at UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun CANCUN, Mexico – Elizabeth Littlefield, President and CEO of the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), announced today that OPIC will provide at least $300 million in financing for new private equity investment funds […]

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Kill Bill Volume 2 and the Cancun COP

On December 7, 2010, in Blog, by Marc Stuart

Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, Volume 2 is one of my favorite movies.   It penultimate scene – a final confrontation of vengeance  from the wronged Beatrice Kiddo (aka, The Bride, aka, Black Mamba, aka Uma Thurman) and the evil, yet oddly amiable and ambiguous, title character (aka, the great David Carradine) is perhaps the finest in […]

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California’s Cleantech War – Prop 23

On October 29, 2010, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

According to pick your favorite cleantech and carbon media outlet, California is at war.  AB 32 is California’s carbon cap and trade law.   The law is most the way ready to implement, with the rulemaking in process now.  It’s aimed squarely at two goals, one, reduce California’s greenhouse gas emissions, and two, since such a […]

Jeremy Grantham on Climate Change

On September 13, 2010, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

Richard T. Stuebi Jeremy Grantham is one of the world’s most successful investors, over a very long period of time. He founded Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo in 1977, which now manages $100 billion of capital for sophisticated investors from around the globe. He tends to take positions for his clients that anticipate the formation of […]

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Nuclear Energy: Threat or Opportunity?

On July 19, 2010, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi Several months ago, I was asked by the Chagrin Foundation for Arts & Culture, in my lovely home town of Chagrin Falls OH, to speak on the topic of nuclear energy at their Chautauqua-at-Chagrin lecture series this summer. I agreed, and proposed the title of my talk “Nuclear Energy: Threat or […]

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What’s the state of climate change policy these days?

On April 23, 2010, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

To those you who missed it, below is the link to a web panel on the state of climate change policies and developments that I participated in for Brightalk today. The panelists: – Emilie Mazzacurati, Manager, Carbon Market Research North America, Point Carbon – Chris Busch, Policy Director, Center for Resource Solutions- Nicholas Bianco, Senior […]

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An Open Letter to Ban Ki Moon on Climate Change

On March 25, 2010, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

An open letter to Ban Ki Moon in support of an extraordinary friend Dear Mr. Secretary General, I am sure that in your position, the volume of unsolicited outreach you receive must be truly breathtaking. I will not add to your never ending inbox, but rather will simply post this note on a friendly blog, […]

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