David W Cash

Dean, McCormack Graduate School for Policy and Global Studies, UMass Boston

Stories by David W Cash

Trump’s puzzling clean energy stance

Trump’s puzzling clean energy stance

Great deal-maker seems content on sidelines

Celebrate or despise his politics, it is hard not to acknowledge the brilliance of President Trump as a competitive opportunist.  His business and political success is a long history of seizing opportunities by understanding what the public is hungry for, whether it is a realty show in the boardroom, get-rich-quick educational formats, or a return(...)

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State on verge of clean energy transformation

State on verge of clean energy transformation

Carbon fee or RGGI expansion final puzzle piece

SOMETIMES INCREMENTAL CHANGES result in a patchwork of policies whose larger significance may be missed – and along with it major opportunities. That is the case with Massachusetts energy policy right now. The last several months have witnessed singular legislative, judicial, and executive branch actions that add up to an opportunity for a transformative acceleration(...)

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