I critically analyze and evaluate sustainable energy initiatives from the perspective of a Devils's Advocate. My goal is to identify flawed assumptions and hidden risks, and help clients develop strategies to mitigate risk, ensure the return of capital, and maximize the return on capital. I'm a lawyer and accountant who's devoted almost four decades to advising clients on corporate finance, SEC registration and reporting, and corporate governance. I've held board and executive positions in the mining, oil & gas and battery industries. I currently serve as a non-executive director of Giyani Metals Corp. (TSXV:EMM) and as a member of the index committee for the EQM Battery Metals and Mining Index (BATTIDX). My diverse experience gives me a unique and often unsettling view of the technical, economic, and supply chain challenges sustainable energy initiatives must overcome to be paying propositions. Over the last decade, I've earned a global following for my articles on the energy storage and sustainable energy sectors. I've contributed to Seeking Alpha, The Street, NASDAQ.com, AltEnergyStocks, InvestorIntel and Batteries International Magazine. I'm a 1979 graduate of the Notre Dame Law School and a 1976 graduate of the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. I was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1980 and licensed to practice as a CPA in 1981.