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DOE Case Competition Winning Team APictured left to right - Laura Franceschini, FES '14; Kristen Demeter, FES '13; John D'Agostino, FES/SOM '14; Dr.David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; Michael Puckett, FES/SOM '15; William Miao, FES '14; James Santana, FES '14 & Vijeta Jangra, FES '13. Not pictured - Jessica Lynn Aldridge, FES/SOM '13; Caren Perlmutter, SOM '13 & Carol Rosenfeld, SOM '14. By Caroline Goodbody, FES '14.
Yvon Chouinard and Vincent Stanley, the authors of “The Responsible Company: What We’ve Learned from Patagonia’s First 40 Years,” will be at Yale on Thursday, Sept. 27, to discuss how a highly successful company can spread a message of environmental responsibility.
On Friday, September 28th, at 1pm, the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies will host a public event to launch the new book Corporation 2020: Transforming Business for Tomorrow’s World, by Pavan Sukhdev.

New Haven, Conn.—The founder of the Chicago Climate Exchange will discuss how market-based trading systems are more effective than government programs in reducing pollution on Monday, Sept. 10, at 11:45 a.m. at the Yale School of Management.

Richard Sandor, chairman and CEO of Environmental Financial Products, will discuss his new book, Good Derivatives: A Story of Financial and Environmental Innovation, in the General Motors Room on 55 Hillhouse Avenue.

New Haven, Conn.—The founder of the Chicago Climate Exchange will discuss how market-based trading systems are more effective than government programs in reducing pollution on Monday, Sept. 10, at 11:45 a.m. at the Yale School of Management.

Richard Sandor, chairman and CEO of Environmental Financial Products, will discuss his new book, Good Derivatives: A Story of Financial and Environmental Innovation, in the General Motors Room on 55 Hillhouse Avenue.

New Haven, Conn.—The founder of the Chicago Climate Exchange will discuss how market-based trading systems are more effective than government programs in reducing pollution on Monday, Sept. 10, at 11:45 a.m. at the Yale School of Management.

Richard Sandor, chairman and CEO of Environmental Financial Products, will discuss his new book, Good Derivatives: A Story of Financial and Environmental Innovation, in the General Motors Room on 55 Hillhouse Avenue.

This spring, 40 SOM and FES students studied “Financing Green Energy” with Lecturer in Finance Jon Anda. Students analyzed cleantech stocks, debated the merits and risks of upcoming cleantech IPOs, and read academic papers at the leading edge of energy and environmental economics. The conversation ranged across renewables, efficiency, PEVs, nuclear, natural gas with CCS, and hybrid power plants. The underlying theme was that advanced analytics on energy system costs and lifecycle analysis are critical to decision-making and understanding cleantech valuations.

By Yoni Cohen - Follow Yoni on twitter @Cohen_Yoni

There goes the neighborhood. A new study by NYU and Yale professors suggests that rooftop solar is contagious. You are more likely to install solar panels on your roof if your neighbors have gone solar.

In “Peer Effects in the Diffusion of Solar Photovoltaic Panels,” Bryan Bollinger of the NYU Stern School of Business and Kenneth Gillingham of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies analyzed residential solar installations in California from January 2001 to August 2011.


The Sabin Prize is now open to all students and faculty with innovative ideas on entrepreneurship and sustainability. The Sabin Prize supports student and faculty efforts to start a sustainable for-profit business through cash prizes totaling $25,000.

Three leading energy efficiency and renewable energy organizations that are part of the REIL Network including the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP, an international body), the Alliance to Save Energy (Alliance) and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) - have jointly released their Compendium of Best Practices: Sharing Local and State Successes in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy from the United States, in which state and local governments share the key elements of their programs, lessons learned and what made each program a success.

The Compendium was announced on April 23, 2010 at an event sponsored by the Yale World Fellows Program and video of the speakers is now available on YouTube.