Live to regulate another day

West Virginia v EPA One piece of news we didn’t cover in the weekend’s email? The Supreme Court’s ruling in West Virginia v EPA. While I want to spend some time there today, I didn’t rush to write about it because plenty of other folks did. Whether you prefer Bloomberg, the New York Times, or your…

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Does Davos deliver?

Once a year, many of the world’s top economics, policymakers, and financiers descend on Davos, a small pocket in the Swiss Alps. Without being there, I can imagine the mood was demure this year. World economies are struggling with a laundry list of issues, ranging from supply chain disruptions and shortages, inflation, and, for emerging…

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Sustainability valley

John Doerr, who made his fortune as a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley, has given $1.1B to Stanford University to establish a new climate and sustainability school. In talking about his philanthropic giving, Doerr said he believes “studying climate change will become the new computer science.”  Doerr’s gift is one of the largest ever to a higher…

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Newsom 🤝 nuclear?

Nuclear power has been on the back foot in recent decades, especially in the West. That’s why pro-nuclear activists readily celebrate even small victories. One such example? Over the weekend, news came out that Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, alluded to the possibility of tapping $6B in federal funding intended to help keep nuclear power plants…

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Catching up on CDR

The past ~month has been a busy one for this climate tech vertical, including: Enhanced visibility into billions of $s on the demand side Stripe led the way via a $925M vehicle to make advanced market commitments for carbon removal purchases Several noteworthy ‘individual’ carbon removal purchases, e.g., Airbus purchased up to 400,000 tonnes of removals from 1PointFive. In the…

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Making solar energy storage smaller ☀️

Everyday electronic gadgets like your phone, headphones, and smart watch are powered by lithium-ion batteries charged with electricity. Even if we manufacture trillions of them however, these batteries won’t be able to carry the entire load of electrifying the global economy however. Whether it’s large scale energy storage or small, different systems are needed. Many…

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