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Innovations in Energy Efficient City Transit
Yes We Can!

The 2015 Paris Climate Accord
Honorary Member, Class of '62, Niles TWP HS

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Energy Storage Technology and Finance
I help Propery Owners Develop their Wind Assets

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Yes, We Can!

The 2015 Paris Climate Accord, Carbon Trading, the Carbon Tax
Heat energy not electricity

Solar Thermal

Photovoltaics (PV)
Fuel Cell Vehicle

Hybrid, Electric, Natural Gas, Hydrogen and Alternative Fuel Vehicles


31 Papers 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


My Papers on Climate Change

Michael's GHG Emissions Papers Will Help You Understand Climate Change and the Paris Climate Agreement
C U in Vegas

PAPER at Solar Power International 2017, 10-13 September, Las Vegas
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

PRESENTATION at WINDPOWER 2008, June 1-4, Houston, TX

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


  PAPER-Global WINDPOWER 2004 Conference, Chicago, IL USA, 28-31 March 2004

Michael STAVY  
Renewable Energy Technolgy and Finance©  
300 N STATE ST APT 4434  
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I presented my paper, The Use of the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to Help Finance Wind Projects in Developing Countries, at the Global WindPower Conference, 28-31 March 2004, Chicago, IL

I handed out the most current version of my paper at my presentation. 

Below is the paper's abstract in English and French, the two official OECD languages.


The Kyoto Protocol was created to reduce global warming by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Protocol measures GHG in metric tons (tm) of carbon dioxide (CO2), the major GHG. The Protocol sets the first time period by which the developed signature nations (OECD-Annex I) must reduce the amount of CO2 that they can emit. The non-Annex I (developing) countries are not required to reduce emissions in the first time period but may do so using the Protocol’s clean development mechanism (CDM). The paper discusses the sections of the Protocol that could effect the cost of wind electricity in CDM projects. Topics include the Protocol’s emission control architecture, international emissions trading, Annex I nations’ emission control architectures, the CDM, the protocol’s AAU and CER emission units, the computation of wind’s avoided emissions (tm-CO2/MWh) and the reduction in the cost of wind electricity (US$/MWh; Euro/MWh). Worksheets with benchmark values and a list of abbreviations are provided. Even with optimistic benchmark values, the CDM does not make wind cost competitive with coal or gas plants.


Le protocole de TOKYO fut créer pour réduire le réchauffement de la terre par la diminution de l'effet de serre (greenhouse emission -GHG-). Le protocole mesure l'effet de serre en tonnes métrique (tm) de dioxyde de carbone (CO2), le gaz majeur de l'effet de serre. Le protocole organise la première période pendant laquelle les pays développés signataires (OCDE-Annexe I)doivent réduire le stock de CO2 qu'elles peuvent émettre. La réduction des émissions n'est pas requise pour les autres pays (pays non listés dans l'annexe I) pendant cette période mais ces derniers peuvent utiliser le mécanisme de développement propre du Protocole.

Le papier discute des sections du Protocole qui pourraient avoir un effet sur le coût de l'électricité issue de l'énergie du vent dans les projets de mécanisme de développement propre (CDM/Clean Development Mecanism). Les sujets abordés incluent l'architecture du contrôle des émissions du Protocole, le commerce international des émissions, l'architecture du contrôle des émissions des nations développés de l'annexe I, le mécanisme de développement propre (CDM), les unités d'émission AAU (Assigned Amount Unit) et CER (Certified Emission Reduction-CDM) du Protocole, le calcul des émissions interdites concernant l'énergie du vent (tm-co2/MWh) et la réduction des coûts de l'électricité qui lui est liée (US$/Euro/MWh). La feuille de calcul avec des valeurs repères et une liste des abréviations est annexée. Même avec des valeurs repères optimistes, le mécanisme de développement propre (CDM) ne permet pas à l'énergie du vent d'être compétitive par rapport à celle du charbon ou du gaz.



The Parisian Park where I worked to get a global perspective on this paper. (Mouse-Over; the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore where I worked to get a US national perpsective on this paper. For more information on the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore go to )

I am a fee based consulting energy economist in private practice.

If you did not have time to meet with me at the GLOBAL WINPOWER 2004 Conference or if you did not attend the GLOBAL WINPOWER 2004 Conference, you make an appointment at my office here in Chicago.

Chicago has great hotels and restaurants. It is convenient to fly to Chicago from all over the planet.

28 July 2005

Michael Stavy---Your Kind of Energy Economist From Your Kind of Town.

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Michael STAVY, Renewable Energy Technology and Finance©

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