Electricity Manager at the Rocky Mountain Institute, an energy think-tank in Boulder, Colorado; host of The Energy Transition Show; co-author of Profit from the Peak: The End of Oil and the Greatest Investment Event of the Century and Investing in Renewable Energy: Making Money on Green Chip Stocks; former columnist for SmartPlanet.com
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