Technology can have unintended consequences. The automobile was designed to get people from here to there. What perhaps wasn’t foreseen at first was the changes it would have on society. The car enabled people to flee the cities and move to the suburbs. The structure of how we all live and work was completely transformed. […]
Vinod Khosla would like all of us to be a lot more ambitious; even other VCs are too risk averse in his mind. In his new paper, Black Swans Thesis of Energy Transformation he argues that The looming twin challenges of climate change and energy production are too big to be tacked by known solutions […]
It’s interesting to hear Daniel Yergin analyze global energy markets. He gives a realpolitik analysis, that leaves you thinking Henry Kissinger could have said the very same thing. Yergin is the pulitzer prize winning author of The Prize and approaches oil and energy issues like an economist should and looks at it primarily from a supply […]
It’s hard to predict right now which we will hear more about this year: Solyndra as a symbol for Obama’s failed environmental policies or Romney’s low personal tax rate as a emblem for all that is wrong with Republican economic policies. Unfortunately, only one of these is really fair. Let’s see which one.
Tesla Motors is getting ready to sell additional shares and some debt like securities to raise approximately $830 million to help finance its operations. According to The New York Times The plans could raise questions about the company’s ability to generate cash flows from its operations. Last week in an investor conference call, Mr. Musk played […]