Lt. General David A. Deptula (Ret)2020-03-22T16:47:34-07:00Japan is grappling with a serious military modernization challenge that has broad operational and strategic implications for the balance of power in the Asia-Pacific theater. The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) must soon decide how to replace its aging F-2 multirole fighter aircraft and how much it’s willing to pay to develop a replacement.
Ed Hirs2020-03-22T16:48:23-07:00Could a ban on fracking happen? Would it benefit the nation? Democratic presidential candidates and some incumbent officeholders have recently called for a ban on the hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells, which is used to boost recovery from shale formations.
admin2020-03-22T16:50:50-07:00November 20-21 in Dubai, the Alternative Investment Management (AIM) Summit brings together world leaders and investors to discuss the latest solutions and ideas in the areas such as, Real Estate, Emerging Markets, Impact Investing, Sustainability, Venture Capital, AI Investments, Blockchain, Fintech, and Digital Assets & Cryptocurrencies.
Ed Hirs2020-03-22T16:52:02-07:00Pacific Gas & Electric, the largest utility in California, is cutting electricity to hundreds of thousands of customers to stave off the possibility of sparking another Camp Fire. The blackouts are the correct response by PG&E. The potential cost in lives lost and billions of dollars in devastation are too great when weighed against relatively little lost revenue.
Walter Schindler Awarded Best US Lawyer in Alternative Energy Private Equity
admin2020-03-22T16:53:05-07:00For the third year in a row, Walter Schindler has been voted the best US lawyer in alternative energy private equity, selected in a global poll of 100,000 readers of Lawyers Worldwide Award Magazine.
Transformation LLC Appoints Two New Managing Directors: Samuel O.J. Spivy (New York) and Radha Bhandari (Middle East)
admin2020-04-02T03:56:34-07:00California-based Advisory and Project Management Firm Transformation LLC prepares for 2020 with two new Managing Directors: Samuel (“Jock”) Spivy, New York City and Radha Bhandari, Dubai/Middle East.
Why the Venture Capital Model is Not the Best Way to Invest in Energy, Water, and Food
Dr. Walter Schindler2020-03-22T16:54:02-07:00One of the challenges with both climate change and pollution is that it’s very gradual in its impact, and any progress is very slow like trying to move a battleship. This is one of the reasons Venture Capital in the biggest industries in the world, energy, water, and food, has been an uphill battle. I’ve been talking about addressing issues in these areas for over 20 years, but it feels like it’s only been in the last 12 months that people have been responsive and want to do something BIG.