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
- "I can't evaluate all the implications of the California bill. But in the 1970s, I lived for a few years in an "experimental" solar house in Denver tha" on Clean, Reliable, Affordable….can energy policy deal with its own increasing demands?
- "Ultimately, social cost only can be determined by society itself, not by a panel of technocrats. Society expresses its determination of costs or benef" on Why The EPA’s “Social Cost of Carbon” Fails
- "Well stated." on Why The EPA’s “Social Cost of Carbon” Fails
- "Note that in response to criticism over the process by which the EPA estimate was developed, the Obama administration announced that it will open it u" on Why The EPA’s “Social Cost of Carbon” Fails
- "This is a timely and welcome report. It's basic premise is correct: For the most part, existing technologies are not sufficiently cost-effective and c" on Should U.S. Climate Policy Focus More on Innovation?
- "Manning makes a strong case. It should be clear that obstructing completion of the Keystone XL pipeline will in no way reduce production from Canadian" on The Keystone Pipeline Controversy: What’s Really At Stake?
- "In general, this legislation seems like a worthwhile response to a potentially serious hazard. As other comments have suggested, even though it is par" on What Maine Did to Secure Its Electric Grid from Electromagnetic Pulse and Geomagnetic Disturbance
- "I haven't seen the film so I can't really evaluate it. I think a plus is that it apparently recognizes that better alternatives to the conventional li" on Can You Be An Environmentalist and Pro-Nuclear?
- "Roger, the analysis by Fernandez et al is admittedly a bit complicated. The important point in that paper, for the purposes of that symposium, was tha" on Can We Make Energy Policy Without Water Policy?
- "Yes, the complex connections between water and energy are too often overlooked. Of concern are not just the gross quantities of both resources that" on Can We Make Energy Policy Without Water Policy?