26 yrs of knowledge and experience in renewable energy (wind, solar) technologies, project development and climate change mitigation. When renewable energy was not cost competitive, I helped my clients buy NG and electricity. On 4/25/13, I was quoted on electric grid (T & D) reliability in the New York Times http://nyti.ms/10CnQ8T. I presented my 31st paper, "The Increase in Global Solar (PV. CSP) Caused by Extending the Kyoto Protocol Until 2030", at 2013 Solar Power International, October 21-24, Chicago. http://t.co/QLwkf28ABV This is a counterfactual analysis. I have now updating this paper for the 2015 Paris agreements. I now have a peer reviewed working paper, "The Levelized Cost (US$/MWh; €/MWh) of Storing PV (Wind) Electricity at a Grid-Connected Utility-Scaled (MW) Energy Storage System (ESS)". I did area studies (including energy) while in the USAR 308th CA GP (1968-74). At the U of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), I took math through diff Q and one year of both chemistry and physics. I have a UIC BA (1967), Northwestern MBA (1969) and past (1979) the IL CPA exam. I was a registered (1980-86) IL CPA. For 30 years, I was a tenured US Econ teacher. I am now investing for my retirement because my state university retirement annuity may be degraded by the governor and state legislature. Who knew?
I am the founder of a thin film solar device company with experience at UBS among other firms. I have passed the level 1 CFA exam and am ranked in the top 2.5% of financial bloggers as tracked by TipRanks.com, with an average return of 72.1% as of 7/19/2016.
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I'm a chartered accountant by profession, hailing from India, who is also pursuing CFA. I look for investments that generate strong value in the long run, and also help investors avoid pitfalls through my analysis.
I'm a tech columnist for TheStreet. I was previously responsible for Seeking Alpha's tech news coverage, as well as its Eye on Tech newsletter. Prior to that, I wrote for other financial sites and published independent investment research, primarily on tech companies.
I have a B.A. in Economics from Columbia University. I'm based out of San Diego, but grew up in Southern New Jersey. I play basketball and tennis in my spare time, am a long-time (and long-suffering) fan of Philadelphia's sports teams, and alternate daily between using an iPad Air, a Galaxy Note 3, and one or two Windows PCs.
Ephraim Fields runs Echo Lake Capital which invests in and consults with U.S. listed companies, especially companies located in China. Ephraim formerly ran Clarus Capital. Previously he was an investment banker, having worked at CSFB, DLJ and Wasserstein Perella. He has an MBA from Wharton and a BSBA from Washington University in St. Louis.
Juan Carlos Zuleta is an economist. He holds a master's degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota and did Ph.D. studies in Economics at the New School for Social Research. Since 1992 he has published a number of articles on the economics of lithium. Due to his contributions to EV World.Com, Industrial Minerals and Seeking Alpha.Com during the period 2008-2009, Juan Carlos was invited to participate as a speaker at both the inaugural Lithium Supply & Markets Conference (LS&M) held in January 2009 in Santiago, Chile as well as the second LS&M Conference held in January 2010 in Las Vegas, USA.
Randall Reese founded Restructuring Concepts LLC after spending nearly six years with the international law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in its Corporate Restructuring practice group. During that time, he represented clients in many large and complex chapter 11 cases, including representing US Airways Group, Inc. (2002), Delphi Corporation, Washington Group International, Inc., and Enron Corporation as debtors and debtors-in-possession. Mr. Reese also represented creditors, investors, acquirers and other interested parties in numerous other cases, including the chapter 11 cases of US Airways, Inc. (2004), ATA Airlines Corp., PG&E National Energy Group, Inc., Solutia, Inc., USGen New England, Inc., Midway Airlines Corp., and Venture Holdings LLC. Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Reese also worked with a variety of organizations ranging from new ventures to internationally-renowned business think tanks to Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Reese received his B.S.B.A. from Georgetown University, his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, and his M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.