Lewis J. Perelman
Areas of Expertise:
Lewis Perelman has over 30 years of successful experience as a policy analyst and strategist assisting public and private organizations to improve performance, achieve goals, manage risks, develop and implement effective innovations, and reduce costs.
Dr. Perelman often has been cited by clients and employers for his outstanding abilities to quickly absorb key concepts and critical information; rapidly diagnose problems and evaluate performance; devise alternative and innovative solutions; assess cost-effectiveness; integrate information and collaborate across boundaries; and deliver highly effective communications. He is adept at connecting human factors with technical elements of complex systems. He has been author, contributor, and/or editor of 13 books and over 100 reports and publications.
Dr. Perelman's most recent book is "Energy Innovation: Fixing the Technical Fix." For information see: http://www.energyinnovation.perelman.net.
Dr. Perelman’s recent experience has focused on the intersection of national security and disaster preparedness with energy security and environmental sustainability. Particular fields of his recent and past work include the development and adoption of alternative energy technologies; infrastructure resilience and adaptability; climate change; IT and knowledge management; human capital investment; and business and economic development.
Recent Comments by Lewis J. Perelman
- "Dan, the first question raised by Dawn was whether NG fueled power plants could facilitate the adoption of solar and wind power as part of the mix. Th" on Can Natural Gas and Renewables Be Synergistic, Not Competitive?
- "Dawn, re: "In co" on Can Natural Gas and Renewables Be Synergistic, Not Competitive?
- "First, your abbreviated comment may give a misleading impression of the study cited from Science. The release notes this: " on Can Natural Gas and Renewables Be Synergistic, Not Competitive?
- "Excellent reality check, Ike." on Vehicle and Supply Chain Issues Related to the Renewable Fuel Standard
- "This is a thoughtful and informative debate. Some of my responses: Broadly, I sympathize with Specter's view. The significance of the Fuku" on Is Our Understanding of Fukushima Backwards?
- "Dale once again asserts a "peak oil" premise that others dispute. Putting that aside, it's certain that at some point in the future, even if not immin" on Metrics for Comparing Alternative Liquid Fuels
- "Rep. Upton's remarks, and all the comments posted here so far focus on the question of whether allowing exports of US natural gas would be de" on Prosperity at Home And Strengthened Allies Abroad – A Global Perspective on Natural Gas Exports
- "I am pleased though not surpised that Matt and I agree that a greater focus on innovation is needed. But I would quibble with his bottom line regar" on Simplifying the Energy Tax Code
- "Given that the Japanese economy has been morbid for several decades, I’m surprised th" on Simplifying the Energy Tax Code
- "Dawn Santoianni's point #4 seems the most salient in this discussion. There is nothing in the EPA's proposed rule -- or indeed in the EPA's authori" on The Economic Impacts of Eliminating Coal from Our Energy Portfolio