It's been one week since the end of this year's Wall Street Green Summit XIII which was held in New York City at the Columbia Club. I guess it takes some time for attendees and reporters to let all the new ideas sink in, but we have seen two stellar articles the past two days on the Summit.
Peter Fusaro's blog
Sustainable finance has now morphed into environmental impact investing.
While the US natural gas resource base continues to grow exponentially, the problem continues to be what to do with all that gas year round. Unfortunately, the utility market is mainly a winter and summer seasonal peak period. That leaves the spring and fall as the "shoulder" period with less demand.
Global Change Associates has had a B2B web presence since 1996.
A couple of days ago I participated in a New York breakfast meeting of NDN, a Democratic think tank from DC, and was updated on both the probably of passage of cliamte change legislation in the Senate as well the political dimension of the Millenial Generation.
To make the change on energy and environment that President Obama wants will require intellectual capital. I am just starting to see the inflow of that talent into the federal service. During the past 2 weeks, two very capable young people have joined the Department of Energy's international office in very senior positions.
Lately, I have been inundated with resumes from graduating seniors, grad students and people in career transition. It saddens me that there are not many green jobs available for these able and anxious people. But the bitter reality is that there is no green economy. It is a concept that will take time to implement.
I just gave an extensive interview today to the Wall Street Journal on "Carbon Trading." There is going to be a tremendous pick up in interest and activity in these markets as the Waxman/Markey bill makes it way through the House. This is the new legislation that will drive greenhouse gas markets in the US.