Tag Archives: Mitigating Uncertainty and Risk

Growing New Nuclear: What role should the U.S. government play?

By Seth Transatomic Power stands at a crossroads: Do they stay the course and build their operations in the United States or do they go abroad to more favorable regulatory environments? Our class guest, Mr. Wilcox, indicated his strong preference for the former, which seems to be a personal motivation rather than a business decision. […]

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How does Groom’s financial proposition help customers? Is it enough? What else can be done?

By Paolo Cartagena To achieve the mission of helping organizations reduce building energy costs, Groom Energy Solutions has to overcome difficult barriers. These legitimate concerns mentioned in the case make customers hesitant to say yes: Does the investment in energy efficiency meet my organization’s criteria (IRR? Payback Period?) How can one quantify electricity saved? Against […]

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Why psychology is important in the climate change discussion and what to do about it

(See also a related post here – John M.) By Anonymous Why psychology is important in the climate change discussion and what to do about it. According to a September 2012 Yale School of Forestry Report, 70% of Americans believe that climate change is occurring. Additionally, 54% of Americans believe that global warming is caused […]

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Sovereign wealth funds will be the backers of mega clean energy funds

By Anonymous Sovereign wealth funds will be tremendous investors in mega funds for clean energy technologies once the knowledge around them has become more robust. Right now the idea of a mega fund is highly exotic with minimal precedent, but as sovereign wealth funds continue to gain in both popularity and size there will be […]

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Firm Investments: Climate Change Adaptation vs Mitigation

By Alison Ernst In the face of climate change, there is often debate whether more emphasis should be placed on mitigation, through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, or adaptation, through adjusting to the effects of climate change. We at HBS should be concerned with how firms will invest. Though any practical solution will inevitably […]

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