Will 2007 Be the Year for U.S. Carbon Legislation?
Interview with Peter Fusaro, the founder of Global Change Associates, an energy and environmental advisory, and the author of "What Went Wrong at Enron." (podcast)
March 15, 2007
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Program notesPeter C. Fusaro has been preaching the value of green trading for decades. Now that it's taking off, what's it like to suddenly find himself on the leading edge?
Who is asking about climate-related financial trends, and what are they asking about?
NREL director Dan Arvizu said last week that most of the money for new energy development would have to come from private equity. What is Fusaro's perspective?
New York Times tech writer Matt Richtel says Silicon Valley is turning its attention from dot-com to "watt-com." But the dollars involved in the energy industry are huge by comparison. Are private equity investors experiencing any sticker shock?
When will the U.S. will participate in a carbon cap and trade system? Will it hurt the economy?
How much potential do energy-efficiency technologies, such as demand response, have to be part of the solution?
What is Peter Fusaro's message today?