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 […]

Climate Change Policy Thoughts, McCain, Palin, Obama, Et al

On September 12, 2008, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

Those of you that know me know that fighting climate change is an issue near and dear to my heart – and day to day life, since I am currently involved with a start up working on helping to deliver even better transparency and environmental integrity to carbon credits. So as a small government, energy […]

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 […]

McCain-Palin is the Energy / Cleantech Dream Ticket

On August 29, 2008, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

John McCain picked first term Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska as his veep choice today. I love this pick. She’s a 44 yer old first term, youngest and first, woman Governor of Alaska. She’s known as a maverick and anti-establishment in Alaska, and has taken on Republicans and the oil industry over ethics and pork. […]

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 […]