Renewables That Even Coal-Based Utilities Can Love

On February 2, 2009, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi Generalizations are always tricky, but it’s safe to say that many employees of many electric utilities whose generation plants are mainly coal-fired have a hard time feeling very enthusiastic about renewable energy. You can imagine the rants: renewables are tiny and negligible, renewables aren’t baseload, renewables are for wimps. So, it’s […]

Wake Up Call

On February 11, 2008, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi Last week, three financial titans — Citigroup (NYSE: C), J.P. Morgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), and Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) — announced “The Carbon Principles” to provide guidance to energy companies in managing carbon risks. The upshot of The Carbon Principles is that these big banks are stating explicitly that, going forward, […]

To Coal or Not To Coal?

On November 13, 2007, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi A number of people recently have contacted me for my perspective on a large new coal powerplant being considered here in Ohio. The plant is proposed by American Municipal Power of Ohio (AMP-Ohio), a nonprofit wholesale power supplier that provides electricity to several municipal utilities in Ohio, including Cleveland Public Power […]

Cleantech or Status quo Jobs?

On July 9, 2007, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

by Nick Bruse One of the most exciting aspects of the cleantech/sustainability sector are the opportunities presented to create completely new industries over the coming years. Transforming the way we approach housing, feeding and powering our society. Whilst at the same time attempting to maintain the quality of life, and I emphasis ‘quality’ not gluttony, […]