Since 1990, Michael Stavy has been a self-employed consulting energy economist with a specialization in renewable energy. He advises clients on the suitability of different renewable energy technologies (wind, PV, CSP, solar thermal, geothermal, etc.,) on their property. He advises clients how federal and state policies (RPS, feed-in-tariffs, a US signature on climate change mitigation (COP 21, EU-ETS, Kyoto Protocol, cap and trade, carbon tax, EV, public transporatation etc.) affect their renewable energy projects, their country and their planet. Michael also advises Illinois and Massachusetts clients on the purchase of electricity and natural gas in their competitive energy markets. Renewable energy consulting has given Michael experience in IL and MA competitive electricity/NG markets. This is because in order to know if renewable energy is cost competitive with the grid's electricity/NG, Michael had to compute what his client is currently paying for electricity/NG. As of June 30, 2010, Michael has advised IL & MA non-residential utility customers' purchase of 33,984,681 kWh (33,895 MWh) of electricity and 9,762 therms (976.2 mmBtu) of natural gas. www.michaelstavy.com Michael has 31 published papers. In 2000, ahead of his time, he wrote “An Analysis of the Policies Required to Earn Carbon (CO2) Emissions Credits When Generating Electricity at Wind Power Plants”, WINDPOWER 2000, Palm Springs, CA, 2 May. future paper, “A Financial Worksheet for Computing the Cost (¢/kWh) of Solar Electricity Generated at Grid Connected Photovoltaic (PV) Generating Plants”, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, August, 2002, Vol. 124, Page 319. this paper was one of the top 10 JSEE articles downloaded in November 2006, December 2007, February 2008 and October 2008. His 31st paper was, “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/vdCy84yvxF This paper is being updated for COP 21 in Paris.