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
- "This " on Should Tesla (And Other Auto Manufacturers) Be Able To Sell Cars Directly To Consumers?
- "The hard fact is that for the most part, the technology needed to make energy both clean and cheap does not yet exist. A commitment to accelerate e" on Plenty At Stake: Indicators of American Energy Insecurity
- "If the status quo continues, in only 7 more fiscal years 100% of federal tax revenues will be consumed by entitlements. Every other item in the federa" on What Should Our Policymakers Focus On?
- "Grossman's comment provides a valuable reality check on this utopian proposal. So to some extent does Twitmyer. As Grossman notes, this sort of Natio" on Time to Launch a U.S. National Energy Program as a Matter of National Security
- "Jesse Jenkins' excellent 3-part essay at The Energy Collective shows why such carbon-pricing schemes won't work. It begins here: http://theenergycoll" on Protecting Our Climate and the Middle Class
- "As Kiefer, Lane, et al suggest, rather than being "clean," ethanol's costs and harmful externalities outweigh any benefits it provides. In the ext" on Let Freedom Ring: Oil Companies, Capitalism and Fuel Choice
- "Lane's skepticism is justified, as are the doubtful comments from Shortt and Brown,. First, let's dismiss the naive notion that a self-imposed carb" on Would a carbon tax effectively combat climate change?
- "Good points. But note that other kinds of power generation projects may be subject to cost overruns too. For instance, see this " on Nuclear Power’s Role in Responding to Climate Change
- "Selling LNG by weight would only make sense if some gas weighed more than others. But of course that is not the case. So the proposal makes no sense a" on A Standard That Makes Sense for Natural Gas Vehicle Customers
- "Matt and Dawn have done a persuasive job here of trumping Jigar's vexed arguments. I'd like to add a few more points. First, there is some not uncommo" on Clean Energy Poised for Market Domination or More Innovation Needed?