BASICs Won't Leave Their Climate Destiny in the Hands of US Senate
This week's Massachusetts midterm election was called by many as a referendum on the Obama administration's key legislative objectives, especially healthcare reform. Energy policy and carbon mitigation, including cap-and-trade or alternative mechanisms, may have also been dealt a crushing blow by Scott Brown's win in MA. One emerging potential risk is that the BASIC countries (Brazil, South Africa, India, China) will be disgruntled by the USA's lack of leadership and scale back their emissions pledges. On the contrary, the BASICs seem inclined to form a stronger climate coalition to address uniform emission reductions metrics and adaptation funding. The BASICs are more and more becoming the masters of their own climate destiny as the USA retreats to infighting.
• co-Published research paper on Credit Risk Implications within Commercial Solar Financing
• Analyzed and developed several solar system performance-related services, guarantees and contracts at SunPower Corp.
• Participant in UC Berkeley's Cleantech-to-Market course and project team member for OpenADR, an open standards-based communications protocol for demand response signaling.
• Participant of UC Berkeley's Int'l Business Development and project team member for SOUL Foundation / WET-Africa's Green Market Stock Exchange, a market-based investment platform for funding environmental restoration projects.