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Buying Electricity and Natural Gas in Illinois' Competitive Energy Market
I help Propery Owners Develop their Wind Assets

Developing Wind Farms
Yes, We Can!

Consulting on the Finances of Climate Change Mitigation, the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, Carbon Trading and the Carbon Tax
Heat energy not electricity

Developing Solar Thermal Projects
electricity

Developing PV Projects
Fuel Cell Vehicle

The Finances of Hybrid, Electric, Natural Gas, Hydrogen and Alternative Fuel Vehicles

ABSTRACTS FOR ALL PUBLISHED PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

31 Papers/Presentations and Counting

Abstracts of Michael STAVY'S Published Papers and Presentations
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My August 2002 JSEE Paper is Specifically Cited in 11 Papers

PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

My Papers on Climate Change

Michael's GHG Emissions Papers Will Help You Understand Climate Change and the Paris Climate Agreement
Nice Seeing you at SPI13

PAPER at Solar Power International 2013, 21-24 October, Chicago
Warsaw, Poland

Paper at the 2010 European Wind Energy Conference, 20-23 April, Warsaw Poland
Nice meeting with you in Marseille

PRESENTATION at the EWEC 2009 Marseille, France 16 - 19 March 2009
Download my Carbon Cap Presentation

Paper at the 2009 Michigan Wind Conference 3-4 March 2009, Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI
See you in Chicago

WINDPOWER 2009, May 4-7, Chicago, IL USA


Press for the CHICAGO EDITION of my 2009 EWEC Paper
día bueno

PRESENTATION at the 2008 Latin American Wind Energy Conference, November 5-7, Guadalajara, MX
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PRESENTATION at WINDPOWER 2008, June 1-4, Houston, TX
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PRESENTATION at the 2008 European Wind Energy Conference, 31 March-3 April, Brussels. Belgium
Nice seeing you in LA

PAPER, "The Economics of Storing Wind Electricity as Hydrogen" at WindPower 2007 June 3-6 Los Angeles, CA USA
Kellogg Graduate School of Management Class of 1969

QUOTED in the Northwestern Alumni Magazine, Winter, 2007
Storing Wind Electricity as Hydrogen

PAPER "The Technology of Storing Wind Electrcity as Hydrogen" at the European Wind Energy Conference, 7-10 May, 2007, Milan, Italy
Storing Wind Electricity as Hydrogen

PAPER at the POWER GEN Renewable Energy and Fuels Conference, March 6-8, 2007, Las Vegas, NV
Spoke to Reporters

PRESENTATION "Reporting the Wind Story" At the Seminar "Reporting Energy Issues in the Midwest", Sponsored by the Foundation for American Communications, Urbana, IL September 14, 2006
Spark, November 2005

Letter to the Editor of SPARK, November, 2005
Clear Creek Public Radio

"US Energy Sources and Uses" October 29, 2005 Interview on KYGT, Clear Creek County, CO Public Radio
Illinois’ Voluntary Renewable Portfolio Standard

MY 2005 COMMENTS to Illinois Commerce Commision Concerning lllinois' Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

MY ANSWERS to Certain Questions Concerning Illinois' 2005 RPS (Renewable Portfolio Standard)
Yak Yak Yak

My 4 October 2005 Speech to the Sierra Club, Chicago Group, North Shore Program
Quoted Comments

COMMENTS Quoted in Newspapers or Magazines
Chicago Skyline

PUBLISHED "January 3, 2005 Letter to the Editor" in Crain's Chicago Business
Journal of Solar Energy Engineering

PAPER "Carbon Content of Hydrogen Vehicle Fuel" in the February, 2005 Journal of Solar Energy Engineering
The Cost of Wind Electricity

PAPER "Worksheet to Compute the Cost Wind Electricity", World Renewable Energy Conference-VIII, Denver, CO USA, August 29-September 3, 2004
Fuel Cell Vehicle

PAPER California Climate Change Center's First Annual Conference on Climate Change, June 9-10, 2004, Sacramento, CA
Fuel Cell Vehicle

PAPER, National Hydrogen Association 20O4 Convention, April 26-30, 2004, Los Angeles, CA
Paper on Kyoto Protocol

PAPER-Global WINDPOWER 2004 Conference, Chicago, IL USA, 28-31 March 2004
Levelized Cost and Carbon Content of Hydrogen Vehicle Fuel

PAPER-United States Association for Energy Economics-NCAC-Washington, DC, Friday, December 19, 2003
Fuel Cell Vehicle

PAPER-Illinois Economics Association's 33rd Annual Meeting, October 17-18, 2003, Chicago, IL
Fuel Cell Vehicle

PAPER-American Solar Energy Society's SOLAR 2003 Conference, June 21-23, 2003, Austin,TX
Yak Yak Yak

PAPER-International Solar Energy Society-SOLAR WORLD CONFERENCE 2003-14-19 June 2003,Goteborg, Sweden
Pure Hydrogen Flame

PAPER-European Wind Energy Association-2003 EUROPEAN WIND ENERGY CONFERENCE 16-20 June 2003-Madrid,Spain
Journal of Solar Energy Engineering

PAPER "Worksheet to compute the Levelized Cost of PV electricity", Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, August 2002
From Paris on Route N-7

PAPER 2002 Global WindPower Conference


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  Michael STAVY, Renewable Energy Technology and Economics

Michael STAVY  
Renewable Energy Technolgy and Finance  
312-321-1733  
300 N STATE ST APT 4434  
Chicago, Illinois USA 60654  

michael@michaelstavy.com  






Trees Along Route N-7 in Provence
A First Generation Modern 5 MW European Wind Plant



    ENERGY-THE FOURTH FACTOR OF PRODUCTION
    Burning fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, oil) supplies most of the energy in the industrial economies. The use of this chemical energy in economic production is one of the key characteristics of the industrial nations. The use of non-human and non-animal energy is so important to industrial societies that energy, itself, is now an additional factor of production. This was not explicitly observed in the pre-industrial era. Energy must now be added as a fourth factor to the three classical factors of economic production; land, labor and capital. Because energy is a factor of production in industrial society, its production and use is complicated.

    Source: Stavy, Michael, The Effect That the Kyoto Protocol Will Have on the Cost of Wind Power in the Signatory Countries, Global WindPower 2002 Conference, 2-5 April 2002, Paris, France   


  • 27 years consulting on renewable energy technology and economics.
  • Consulting on climate change mitigation (cap and trade, carbon tax, RPS, RES, 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, EPA Clean Power Plan, EV, public transportation).
  • Facilitate investor efforts to finance renewable energy projects.
  • Help property owners develop their renewable energy projects.
  • BA University of Illinois at Chicago (1967). Took math through differential equations and one year of both physics and chemistry.
  • MBA Kellogg (Northwestern) Graduate School of Management, Day Program, (1969)
  • Past Illinois CPA Exam (1979)
  • Registered Illinois CPA (1980-1986)
  • 31 published papers http://goo.gl/udM5In
  • Google Scholar has reported (2017) that Michael's 31 papers have been cited 13 times http://goo.gl/ZZirpy
  • To date Michael has helped his clients buy electricity (55,000 MWh; 55 GWh) and natural gas (9,976 therms; 976.2 mmBtu) in Illinois (ComEd territory specialist). Let Michael help you shop!  https://goo.gl/HnTqes
  • Download Michael's 19 May 2017 Short Form CV (résumé)  http://goo.gl/c57RKs
  • Michael does Policy Reviews for the 2015 Paris Climate Accord  The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement 
  • Michael's last name, STAVY, is in capital letters on this website because French was the host language for the 2015 Paris Climate Change Accord. In French the family name is CAPITALIZED. (This is Michael's story and he is sticking to it)


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I will present my peer reviewed paper, A Financial Algorithm for Computing the Levelized Cost of Storing Solar (PV) Electricity (LCOSE), at the poster session of Solar Power International 2017, Las Vegas, Monday, September 11, 2017, 5pm-6pm.  GO TO: https://tinyurl.com/y8dva2wv  

 

While there are events that go on in Las Vegas that should stay in Las Vegas, I am presenting my SPI-17 paper in Las Vegas with the hope that the results of my paper that I present in Las Vegas do not just stay in Las Vegas. 

   


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I can also discuss my paper, A Financial Worksheet for Computing the Cost (¢/kWh) of Solar Electricity Generated at Grid Connected Photovoltaic (PV) Generating PlantsJournal of Solar Energy Engineering (JSEE), August, 2002, Vol. 124, Page 319.  This article was one of the top 10 articles downloaded from the JSEE website in the following months:  November, 2006; December, 2007; February, 2008; October, 2008. Go to https://tinyurl.com/mnb2n86  Having my levelized cost of energy (LCOE) paper published in the JSEE was a professional achievement for me.

Want to learn the technology and economics of electricity generation? You can set up an appointment to discuss my JSEE paper; go to: http://goo.gl/Dg35cs   At your appointment, I will discuss both my JSEE LCOE paper and the competing Lazard LCOE paper. 

See you soon!


 
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I presented my paper, The Effect That a US Signature on a Kyoto-II Climate Change Mitigation Treaty (or an Equivalent US Domestic Change Mitigation Policy) Will Have on the US Wind Industry, at the 2010 European Wind Energy Conference, 20-23 April, Warsaw, Poland. Because of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, I am giving the public access to my EWEC 2010 Paper and Poster. GO TO:  http://t.co/Aple0QAGeJ

Since the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) entered into force (21 March 1994), the parties to the UNFCC have been meeting annually in the Conference of the Parties (COP) to assess the progress in dealing with climate change. Beginning in the mid-1990's, the COP was used to negotiate the Kyoto Protocol. The Protocol was initially adopted on 11 Dec 1997 in Kyoto Japan (Kyoto-I), it entered into force on 16 Feb 2005 and ended (31 December 2012) because it was not extended at COP 17. COP 17 was held 28 Nov-9 Dec 2011 in Durban, South Africa. 
  
I am also giving public access to my 2008 Latin American Wind Conference presentation, The Use of the Kyoto Protocol and its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to Help Finance Wind Plants in Latin American Countries, and to my 2009 Michigan Wind Energy Conference presentation, A Mandatory US Federal Carbon Emissions Program (Kyoto-II) Will Reduce the Cost Advantage that Michigan Fossil Electricity has over Michigan Wind Electricity.  GO TO: http://www.nvo.com/stavy/nss-folder/ccmpresent/

The 2013 COP 19 was held 11-22 November in Warsaw.  The 2014 COP 20 was held in Lima, Peru. The 2015 COP 21 was held in Paris where the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement was signed. 
 
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I presented my paper, The Increase in Global Solar Power Caused by Extending the Kyoto Protocol Until 2030, at Solar Power International 2013, October 21-24, Chicago, IL USA.  My paper is a counterfactual scenario.  I prepared an updated version of my paper for the 2015 COP 21 in Paris. I know Paris, I know the Kyoto Protocol and now I know the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Consider me to be your 2015 Paris (COP 21) Climate Agreement Advisor.  I compete with many of the major consulting firms.  GO TO:   http://t.co/vdCy84yvxF  




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I 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 Chamber of Commerce (AHK). http://tinyurl.com/8bneefk  
 

 

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The Usual Disclaimers

The photographs of PV, solar thermal, wind and other renewable energy projects shown on this web site are for illustrative purposes only. Except where noted, I have not consulted the projects shown.

While I believe that this web site contains correct information, I am not making any warranty, express or implied, not do I assume any legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, process or service disclosed. The information contained herein, and/or the products or services described, are subject to change without notice.


I am not responsible for the content of the external internet web sites that I have linked to. 




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An Older Spanish Wind Plant (MW capacity unknown)  

Photo: Michael Kemma, Quixote's Giants, Study 8, Consuegra Spain, 1996

Source: Michael Kenna, A 30 Year Retrospective, June 23-August 26, 2005, Robert Mann Gallery http://www.robertmann.com/  


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Monet's Zaan River at Zaandam (1871) [capacity factor unknown]

Horizontal axis Dutch wind mills (turbines) which have "sails" (blades) that use the lift principle to convert wind energy into mechanical energy

Source: Illustrated History of Wind Power Development by Darrell M. Dodge, Littleton, CO,  2002
web address:
http://telosnet.com/wind/index.html   


SOME FUN!


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EVEN MORE FUN!

  1. My Office Song: http://www.nvo.com/stavy/song
  2. The History of Climate Change Negotiations in 83 Seconds: http://youtu.be/B11kASPfYxY
  3. The Art Institute of Chicago had the retrospective exhibition, Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention, 17 September 2011– 15 January 2012. Bertrand Goldberg was the architect of Marina Cityhttps://tinyurl.com/kevsqcs
  4. A photograph of my Marina City Condo with me reading, French in Three Months, was on exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago: http://www.nvo.com/stavy/aic/
  5. For a complete history of Marina City go to http://www.marinacity.org/history/content.htm
  6. I was interviewed on an Aimee Keane (NU student) produced news program on the Northwestern Medill News Channel.  My interview (via Skype) is put in this news program right after a speech of President Obama on climate change mitigation.  This program was shown on Chicago Channel 21 at 8:30pm on 21 April 2015.  You can see the rerun.  See President Obama and me right now.  It was fun for me to do some work to try to protect nature while I was in my Georgetown, Colorado mountain cabin    http://goo.gl/uOkTBj  enjoying nature.  http://goo.gl/ePJ8ZO
  7. FOR EARTH DAY, I put a POGO Earth Day Poster below: I do my yearly visitor accounting on Earth Day. Earth Day is always on 22 April. On Earth Day 2017 the counter was 183,136.  In 2018, I look forward to you being my 195,000 visitor.
  8. If instead of visiting me here on the web, you want to visit me at my office,make an appointment at http://goo.gl/Dg35cs
  9. You should know that the real 2015 Earth Day was not on 22 April 2015. It was on 30 November 2015 in Paris at the start of COP 21 and the beginning of the drafting of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.   
  10. I was quoted in the 04/25/13 New York Times article, Power Grids Iffy, Populous Areas go for Generators: http://nyti.ms/10CnQ8T
  11. I made a comment on the MLP Parity Act: http://goo.gl/HTkWPT

Check out my CV: http://goo.gl/c57RKs  Read my published paper abstracts: http://goo.gl/udM5In  Make an appointment: http://goo.gl/Dg35cs


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Page Revised: 14 April 2017



The number of visitors since November 1, 1998. For 27 years (since 1990), I have been providing proficient consulting.










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