Contrarian Wisdom Isn’t Necessarily Better Than Conventional Wisdom

On May 27, 2013, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

For years, many observers (including myself) have argued that — from an environmental perspective — it is preferable for energy prices to be higher, so as to (1) discourage consumption of energy, mostly from fossil fuels which generates significant environmental impact, and (2) make various forms of energy efficiency and cleaner (if not zero-emission) alternative […]

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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 […]

2011 In The Rear-View Mirror: Objects May Be Closer Than They Appear

On January 2, 2012, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

It’s that time again:  sifting through the detritus of a calendar year to sum up what’s happened over the past 12 months.  Everybody’s doing it — for news, sports, movies, books, notable deaths…and now even for cleantech:  here’s the scoop from MIT’s Technology Review, and here’s a post on GigaOM. So, my turn [drum roll, please], here’s […]

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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