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January 19, 2017

Today’s economic choices are determining the future of mankind. Population trends suggest we are headed toward a planet of 9+ billion people. Recent global political and resultant economic decisions imply a quality of life for many billions ranging from unpleasant to n...

August 16, 2016

What will it take for investors to succeed?

A recent report published by the MIT Energy Initiative, entitled Venture Capital and Cleantech: The Wrong Model for Clean Energy Innovation, published July 2016, has stirred up a lot of renewed interest in clean energy investm...

August 3, 2015


 Divestiture and Fossil Fuels:

A total of 436 institutions plus hundreds of family offices, together representing $2.6 trillion in assets have committed to divest themselves from fossil fuel companies as of September 2015.  Twelve months ago, those numbers were 181 ins...

August 3, 2015

Continued from part I, previously posted


Differing prospects for Rising U.S. Oil Production


The world energy organization (IEA) is actually taking a fairly conservative view with respect to just how much U.S. tight oil production will be able to fill declines elsewhere...

August 1, 2015

Fossils on the Beach:
Risks Relating to Ongoing Investment Reliance on Fossil Fuels


We rely heavily on fossil fuels to power today’s global economy.   Coal, but even more so, oil and gas are energy-dense, transportable and can be used in transport and to produce electr...

July 31, 2015


Venture Capital can produce spectacularly positive returns.It can also spectacularly disappoint just when returns are most expected.Its seeming lack of predictability allows its highest practitioners to describe it as an art form.But even art has its patter...

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