The Manufacturing Leap of Faith

On August 3, 2009, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi Despite all the optimistic talk about green jobs in the advanced energy economy of the future, many manufacturers from the industrial heartland are deathly afraid of the potential passage of climate change legislation, concerned that cap-and-trade will increase their electricity costs and thereby make their operations less profitable. A poster-child of […]

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If Larry King Wrote My Column….

On May 18, 2009, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi You heard it here first: the energy consultancy Douglas-Westwood is claiming in a May 11 white paper that “peak oil” may have already happened, as far back as October 2004, and that the oil price boom followed by economic collapse is indicative of how things will play out over the decades […]

The Role of Government in Advancing the Green Economy

On April 20, 2009, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi as posted to Huffington Post Last week, I wrote a sizable check to the IRS. I wasn’t exactly happy about it, but I was happy for the fact that it stemmed from a nice payday in 2008 from one of my investments. Ah, the joys of capitalism, and the obligations of […]

Green Jobs or Industrial Calamity? Dueling Economic Models in Carbon Politics

On July 7, 2008, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi In early June, the U.S. Senate considered the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act (S. 2191), which proposed the establishment of a cap-and-trade system for CO2 emissions, analogous to the cap-and-trade program in place in the U.S. for acid rain pollutants since the mid-1990′s. Predictably, the bill was defeated, before even going to […]