Getting to Solar Energy Sustainability

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The search for market equilibrium is an elusive quest in the solar energy industry.  But the addiction to subsidies, carve-outs and other political favors has done little to improve the success potential for solar.  Quite the reverse, by creating the conditions that made possible and induced China to expand its aggressive export strategy of market dominance and deploy its zero sum game of taking market share from regional players the solar industry and its political patrons has effectively …Continue Reading »

Jason McMahan: A Life Well Visualized

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Jason McMahan was 43 years old when he died suddenly of a heart attack in April, 2012.  A colleague from our days together at Global Energy Decisions, Jason was the founder of EnerMAP one of the companies acquired by Global Energy and a skilled cartographer by profession. It is always hard to explain why someone in the prime of their life would have that life suddenly cut short.  It is even harder to find words of condolence that seem in any way adequately to comfort stunned parents Jane and …Continue Reading »