Fukushima’s silver lining

March 19, 2011

By David Levy
If the triple catastrophe in Japan has any silver lining, it’s the boost to non-nuclear renewables such as wind and solar energy. Japan faces immediate power shortages in the wake of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown, and as Geoffrey Styles observes:
As of the end of 2009 Japan already had the world’s [...]

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Beyond Brokenhagen

February 1, 2010

Business and Climate Change in the Post-Copenhagen Era
By David L. Levy
(This is an updated version of an earlier posting)
President Obama’s decision to speak at the COP-15 climate summit in Copenhagen in December 2009 cannot have been easy. Obama surely did not want to invest his shrinking political capital in backing the doomed international conference, but [...]

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Clean Energy Competitiveness in a Global Economy

November 5, 2009

By David L. Levy
Concerns about the future of the US clean energy sector were heightened last week when John Rudolf ran a New York Times article describing plans for a 600-megawatt $1.5 billion wind farm in West Texas. With construction set to begin in March 2010, the wind farm will use 240 2.5MW turbines manufactured [...]

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