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Investing

Health: 2 Ways to Control What You Can

Yes, I admit that I am a political junky, and I love spending time reading and writing about growth strategies and opportunities in current energy transformation, – yes, nerdy; I know- but in a time where Covid-19 has turned our daily lives upside down, I am also a runner.

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CleanTech Investing Utilities

FERC 2222 Drives Energy Transformation for Customers

On September 17, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”), approved a historic final rule, Order 2222, enabling distributed energy resource (“DER”) aggregators to compete in all regional organized wholesale electric markets across the US.

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CleanTech Development Investing

Customer’s Drivers and Utility Project Pro Forma Guide the Tech to Integrate

As I push forward with an agenda of bringing green affordable energy to the masses, I sometimes forget that what we know within the industry isn’t always understood by customers.

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Investing Utilities

Are Urban Municipalities That Own Electric Utilities In Conflict With VOTERS? It Would Seem So

I start from the premiss that urban Voters would be better off with energy costs, if those urban utilities were not municipally owned.

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Investing Management Utilities

8 Ways An Urban Utility Can Survive

While I believe that the death of the urban regulated utility is in sight, I can also see a pathway to salvaging their value.

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Development Investing Management Utilities

Regulated Utilities Operate Out Of Greed Or Fear

Every day I see articles or studies on how microgrid will take off, and while I agree that there will be numerous disparate energy systems operating across North America, I just don’t see any useful involvement by current regulated electric utilities.

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Development Investing Management Utilities

Regulated Utilities Are Too Expensive for Urban Customers

I am not keeping or gaining any new utility friends, but regulated utilities are holding urban society back from achieving greater success in low-carbon economy.

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Development Investing Utilities

Real Estate Builders Get No Respect from Utilities

Stretches of Canada have been going through a real estate development renaissance in new mixed-used communities.

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Investing

The Pitfalls of Sourcing Private Capital

I’m coming up on my business’ 20th anniversary in consulting, advisory and merchant banking. Some lessons continue to repeat themselves.

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Carbon CleanTech Development Investing Management Utilities

Is Your City Reimagining the Value of Assets?

In my opinion, municipalities are the greatest underachievers of energy independence in the world.