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Tam Hunt's Articles

- January 27, 2010

Exotics and the March of Technology

And now for the good news…. Those of you who read my columns may have noticed that while I'm generally optimistic I do tend to worry a lot about the big scary issues. In this piece...

- January 07, 2010

The Decade of Climate Change and Peak Oil

Wow. Another decade has passed. In the years ruled by the iPod, the death and rebirth of hope (you know who I'm talking about), Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong and Roger Federer, reality...

- September 24, 2009

California Governor Fails To Live Up to His Green Goals

In a strange but interesting demonstration of cynicism, Governor Schwarzenegger recently signed an executive order directing state agencies to develop regulations requiring all utilities...

- August 19, 2009

Act Now on the Right FIT for California

California is on the precipice of passing into law a game-changing Feed-In Tariff (FIT) policy that will unleash the tremendous potential of renewable energy and provide a massive economic...

- July 02, 2009

Federal Efforts a Travesty

"'We've ensured a role for coal," said Rick Boucher, Democratic Congressman from West Virginia, regarding the federal climate change "mitigation" bill that recently passed the House....

- June 09, 2009

A Call To Action on Peak Oil

We are being lulled to sleep by temporarily low oil prices caused by the global financial crisis. In fact, low prices may lead to an increased level of consumption and accelerated exhaustion...

- May 05, 2009

The Local Feed-in Tariff Solution

Guaranteed payments for renewable energy, generally known as feed-in tariffs (FITs), have become extremely popular in the last few years. Pioneered in the US in the late 1970s and 1980s...

- April 15, 2009

The Tailored FIT for California

Market uncertainty is the bane of any company's existence. Renewable energy companies, in particular, face difficulties in getting off the ground without some market certainty, which...

- March 26, 2009

California's Renewable Energy Law Lives!

California is a leader on a great many environmental issues. It is now cliche that "as goes California, so goes the nation." This makes it even more surprising that on renewable energy,...

- January 21, 2009

Where Are the Local Stimulus Packages?

Add California to the list of states that "see renewable energy as their future," as the LA Times reported earlier this month. Our employment figures are down on a net basis, but renewable...

Tam Hunt

Tam Hunt

Tam Hunt is managing member of Community Renewable Solutions LLC, a renewable consulting and project development company focused on community-scale wind and solar. He is also a lecturer at UC Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental...

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