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A Framework for Sustainable Clean Energy Investment: Key Elements of a Federal Clean Energy Standard

Michael H. Schwartz, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
New Wave Energy Capital Partners, LLC

Abstract
Propelling new private sector investment in the energy sector can act as an important element of a comprehensive federal initiative to drive economic recovery, job creation and to enhance US technology competitiveness. Dr. Schwartz proposes that a properly structured, market-based federal Clean Energy Standard (“CES”) can create a sustainable platform for investment in the clean energy sector. He outlines five key “Principles” upon which a CES should be founded and describes how the “Principles” can be reconciled with contemporary political considerations and drivers so as to create momentum toward legislative success in the Congress.