Company: Michael STAVY, Energy Economist
— Bio —
Since 1990, Michael Stavy has been a self employed energy economist with a specialization in renewable energy. He advises clients on the finances and technologies of renewable energy generation (wind, PV, CSP, solar thermal). He also advises clients on how international and US policies (RPS, feed-in-tariff, Kyoto Protocol, cap and trade, carbon tax, EV, public transportation) affect their renewable energy projects, their country and their planet. Michael also advises US clients on the purchase of electricity and natural gas in competitive energy markets.
Michael has 30 published papers and presentations. His paper, The Carbon Content of Hydrogen Vehicle Fuel Produced by Hydrogen Electrolysis, was published in the Journal of Solar Energy Engineering (JSEE), February 2005, Vol. 127, page 161. His paper, A Financial Worksheet for Computing the Cost (¢/kWh) of Solar Electricity Generated at Grid Connected Photovoltaic (PV) Generating Plants, was published in the JSEE, August, 2002, Vol. 124, page 319. This paper was one of the top 10 JSEE articles downloaded in 11/06, 12/07, 02/08, and 10/08. He has anonymously peer reviewed manuscripts for the UK Institute of Energy and Technology (IET) Journal, Renewable Power Generation, and for the American Chemical Society Journal, Environmental Science & Technology. He was a member of Technical Abstract Review Committee for Solar 2007, 7-12 July, Cleveland, OH. Michael was quoted in the 04/25/13 New York Times article, Power Grids Iffy, Populous Areas go for Generators. Read the article at: http://nyti.ms/10CnQ8T
During October 2002, Michael was an Invited Professor at the Ecole Supériere de Affairs (ESA), Université Pierre Mendès France in Grenoble, France. He taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) during the 1997-98 academic year. From 1970 to 1999 he was a full-time, tenured Professor of Economics at the College of DuPage (COD), Glen Ellyn, IL.
Michael received his MBA (1969) from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Evanston, IL) and his BA (1967) from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). At Illinois he took math through diff. Q and one year of chemistry and physics. Michael tried to grow algae for a student science project (1960) at Niles Twp High School, Skokie, IL. The algae did not grow but he was still allowed to graduate (1962). This was before the Club of Rome published its report, The Limits of Growth. From 1968 until 1974 he was a member (E-3) of the United States Army Reserve 308th Civil Affairs Group, Chicago, IL. During his military service, the Group did area studies (economic studies including energy) on how to set up a civil society in a country after US military operations were done. Michael passed (1979) the Illinois CPA exam.
Michael was a member of a Fact-Finding Delegation that went to Germany, 17-21 Sept 2012, to study the topic: Innovations in Energy Efficient City Transit. The delegation was sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and by the German/American Chambers of (AHK). Michael found trip was very interesting. His take away was that increasing the energy efficiency of US City Transit is an important climate change mitigation strategy that will also improve the US Balance of Trade. Go to http://tinyurl.com/8bneefk
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