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Written by dkoplowPosted: Sep. 18, 2019

Reducing the carbon footprint of Harvard's endowment: information gaps and leverage points

As the manager of the largest university endowment in the world, Harvard Management Company (HMC) faces significant challenges.  The investment returns are what enable Harvard University to grow, hire top-quality professors, and cover tuition for bright students from all over the world regardless… Read More
Written by dkoplowPosted: Aug. 15, 2019

Nuclear subsidy briefs, August 15, 2019

NRC logo Nuclear economics remain underwhelming, but the creative ways the industry pursues to shift risks onto others and to seek new subsidies for themselves continue unabated.  Here's a run-down of a few recent developments. 1)  NRC approves sale of closed Pilgrim nuclear reactor to Holtec.  After… Read More
Written by dkoplowPosted: May. 21, 2019

Got a Closed Reactor to Sell? Introducing Holtec's Big Adventure

What is a savvy utility to do if it is wrapping up production at a plant that's been running for 40 years, and now faces decades of complex responsibility with no new revenues?  Unload it, of course.  But to whom?  The thing isn't making money; indeed, it'll soon start Hoovering cash.  Plus the… Read More