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1. Dan Goldman on the beginnings of Clean Energy Ventures as an early-stage technology investor 2. Why Clean Energy Ventures focuses on advising and mentoring leadership teams in order to bring the right technologies to market 3. A deep dive on the route to commercialization and factors that affect a company’s ability to scale up 4. How strategic e…
 
1) Andy Prendergast introduces the GMB general union and its role in UK’s nuclear industry 2) Strategies for closing and maintaining the skills gap needed to build new nuclear 3) UK’s projected job growth related to nuclear technology export 4) How the GMB is advocating for nuclear’s long term impacts on skilled careers, the UK economy, and global …
 
1. Olivia Columbus on how a strategic communications emphasis led her to the Energy Impact Center 2. The development of Energy Impact which focuses on energy finance, policy, and journalism 3. A behind-the-scenes look at the lifecycle of a podcast, from brainstorming to publishing 4. Challenges and strategies for pushing rapid decarbonization of th…
 
1) Robin Manley explains how OPG has shifted its small modular reactor (SMR) deployment strategy 2) The final three contenders for Canada’s first SMR build 3) How the CNSC is integrated into preliminary design analysis & operating plant monitoring 4) Looking at future advanced reactor & microreactor possibilities in Ontario…
 
1. Juan Muldoon reflects on navigating his finance career in search of a high impact platform 2. How the role of software in the world of energy infrastructure and hardware has evolved 3. The importance of why Energize Ventures is focused on representing the entire value chain in its investments 4. Four keys to accelerating the energy transition th…
 
1) Cesare Frepoli reflects on how & why he continued to pursue a nuclear engineering career in the aftermath of Chernobyl 2) The role of integrated test facilities in new nuclear plant safety analyses 3) How the licensing and certification process is evolving and adapting to another dimension of nuclear power 4) Keys to building a company and a tea…
 
1. Matt’s early career working in blogging and launching Vox 2. Matt’s newest project, Slow Boring, and his recent piece on nuclear power 3. Differences in regulatory structures between nuclear energy and other heavily regulated sectors 4. Opportunities for new nuclear development around the world
 
1. Michael Liebreich walks through how the dot-com boom-bust cycle led him to found energy information technology giant, New Energy Finance 2. How New Energy Finance was able to turn data into reports and insights about energy trends 3. The story of how New Energy Finance turned into Bloomberg NEF, further expanding the company’s global impact 4. I…
 
1) Ian Hore-Lacy remembers how his book “Nuclear Electricity” came about 40 years ago 2) The current state of Australia’s energy infrastructure & its stance on nuclear power 3) Comparing 1960s nuclear power plant construction & ways small modular reactors can improve production cost 4) The future of nuclear in Australia…
 
1. Andy Herscowitz reflects on the experiences that led him to dedicate his career to world development 2. How the Power Africa project was launched, helping 100 million people get access to electricity 3. A breakdown of the climate targets set by the Development Finance Corporation and what that means for global impact 4. Strategies for managing r…
 
1. Dave Parkin’s transition from aerospace to energy in pursuit of making a difference for climate change 2. Hydrogen’s role in decarbonizing the UK’s domestic heat system & its different hydrogen manufacturing methods 3. How HyNet is utilizing industrial clusters to facilitate the creation & transportation of hydrogen, and storage of carbon dioxid…
 
1. Lonnie's career as an electrical worker and early involvement in the IBEW 2. The IBEW's role representing workers both at the local and federal level 3. Lonnie's recent op-ed on the importance of nuclear energy 4. Lonnie's role as an advisor to the presidential transition team
 
1. Robert’s early introduction to nuclear energy and thorium reactors 2. Robert’s recent Wall Street Journal op-ed and the linear no-threshold hypothesis 3. A look at Thorcon’s concept of building a small modular reactor (SMR) using shipbuilding techniques 4. Thorcon’s plans to deploy an SMR in Indonesia…
 
1) Mie’s background in unlisted real estate and how she was able to translate that experience into the renewable energy space 2) An overview of the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund and the responsibility Norges Bank Investment Management has when investing the fund 3) The fund’s renewable energy mandate and the considerations they must undertake whe…
 
1) How Europe’s early leadership in renewable energy exposed Dominik to the forefront of clean energy finance 2) Dominik’s role at Deutsche Bank and the shift towards broader clean energy investments with a range of clients 3) How Deutsche Bank leverages its size and scale to finance clean energy projects 4) The rapid expansion of renewables across…
 
1) Adrian Bull’s journey through the nuclear industry, from modeling and research to communications 2) How Adrian worked with Japanese leadership to rethink communication strategies – direct & indirect - after Fukushima 3) The process of building & maintaining a nuclear cultural heritage in the UK’s communities 4) Ways to maximize the supply chain …
 
1) Laura Leay breaks down how inactive versions of high-level nuclear waste are used to study & improve processes 2) Ways that knowledge exchange programs can be used to build up a facility’s resume to support long-term projects 3) Technological, generational, and behavioral changes inside the nuclear industry 4) How familiarity impacts perception …
 
1) How Emily Kirsch brought to life her vision for a global innovation and venture capital hub 2) Ways Powerhouse is connecting corporations with outside innovators to drive towards ambitious climate goals 3) Why software is the key to getting existing clean technology to scale quickly 4) The story behind the launch of Powerhouse's Watt it Takes po…
 
1) Brian Lehman breaks down how companies can use convertible financing to raise capital 2) How companies can strategically become more investable 3) The four verticals of the green economy and how it intertwines finance with renewables & other sustainability sectors 4) How JP Morgan is breaking the mold of venture investing and what it means for u…
 
1) Mark Nelson looks at the breakdowns in the nuclear industry today & how attracting top talent can change the course 2) The danger and potential consequences of over-optimization in nuclear power plant design 3) Mark shares how he made his viral graph comparing CO2 emissions of France and Germany 4) Why fully operational, paid-for, carbon-free nu…
 
1) Reid Spolek breaks down Google’s 2030 goal of 100% renewable energy matching on a 24/7 basis 2) How expanding data centers into historically fossil-reliant areas helped regions work towards carbon neutrality 3) Google’s innovative partnerships with TVA and AES are opening the doors for more companies to achieve sustainability goals 4) Why deal s…
 
1) Austin Lo walks through the process of thermionic energy conversion and why General Motors got involved in nuclear reactor research in the 1960s 2) Benefits & challenges of thermionics for space nuclear power applications 3) A comparison of how nuclear R&D has evolved over time and alongside regulatory changes 4) Expanding nuclear innovation to …
 
1) The role of mergers & acquisitions across all stages of the energy business 2) How Stephen Trauber, along with his existing team, made the transition to pursue energy investment at Citigroup 3) A comparison of risk at different entrepreneurial levels & how that affects clean tech financing 4) Clean energy’s projected fivefold growth over five ye…
 
1) How the UK nuclear market has shifted from decommissioning to new builds and the current state of the industry 2) Why fully-functioning nuclear reactors require design changes when crossing international borders into new regulatory requirements 3) Allan Carson’s path to the World Nuclear Association to pursue international cooperation in reactor…
 
1. Jake’s early involvement in international energy working at Opower 2. The DFC's goals to reach net-zero emissions and increase climate-focused investments 3. How policy and finance structures can be utilized to address climate change with already existing technologies 4. The nuanced approach the DFC takes in identifying opportunities for investm…
 
1) Jay Wileman explains how the GE and Hitachi partnership started and how it’s evolved over the years 2) A breakdown of the five different value streams GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy brings to its customers 3) Advantages of the up-and-coming BWRX-300 reactor in the global nuclear space 4) Why keeping and maintaining existing nuclear plants is key to a…
 
1. Agnes da Costa explains how Brazil’s energy rationing in the early 2000s paved the way for the design of power purchase agreements and energy auctions 2. How Brazil’s energy market has evolved to adjust for available investment, demand across the country, and sustainability goals 3. Three keys to Brazil’s success: technological innovation, consu…
 
1) Why bringing manufacturing back to the UK is critical for controlling emissions 2) Paul Nevitt walks through how his early chemistry linked to nuclear through UK’s defense sector study of actinides 3) Role of the National Nuclear Laboratory in driving collaboration towards achieving climate goals 4) A spotlight on some feature projects at the Nu…
 
1. Kara Mangone's early career starting out as a banking analyst at Goldman Sachs 2. An overview of Goldman Sachs' structure and their $750 billion dollar climate finance investment commitments 3. Goldman Sachs' work partnering with other financial institutions to pilot innovative approaches to tackling climate change around the world 4. The import…
 
1) The story of how Jeremy Gordon stumbled into editing Nuclear Engineering International Magazine with zero background in nuclear 2) Jeremy’s transition to the World Nuclear Association and how he built World Nuclear News 3) Fukushima as a case study for how to communicate about a developing emergency situation at a nuclear power plant 4) Why crea…
 
1) How Callum Thomas identified the human resources need in the nuclear industry, leading to the startup of his organization, Thomas Thor 2) Challenges and opportunities in finding and recruiting skilled personnel into the global nuclear workforce 3) Ways Thomas Thor is advocating for the nuclear industry and encouraging people to do independent re…
 
1. How Fiona Reilly’s nuclear career started as a commercial lawyer visiting a nuclear power plant during a refueling outage 2. The key to building future nuclear projects through a combination of risk sharing and profit sharing 3. How technology parks, medical isotopes, and fusion can play an important role in UK’s leveling up economic agenda 4. C…
 
1. John Powers explains the mission of the Energy and Sustainability Services Division at Schneider Electric 2. Methods of bringing cleantech and renewable solutions into corporations striving to reach emissions goals 3. How different PPA models can accommodate a variety of businesses based on geography, load distribution, and economics 4. Ways tha…
 
1) What led Jason Crawford to make the jump from Silicon Valley to a focus on the history of technology and philosophy of progress 2) How Jason got into writing and connected with some of his favorite economic historians through a viral post on the invention of the bicycle 3) The critical events that strangled nuclear energy progress in its early y…
 
1) Lindsay Morton reflects on how she discovered the field of epidemiology and how it satisfied her love for math, biology, and research 2) How the National Cancer Institute contributes to global cancer research and a look at the projects they pursue internally 3) Why studying the impacts of radiation on the human body is so complex and some of the…
 
1. Erin Burns breaks down the shift that is needed from Net Zero goals to Negative Zero goals 2. How Carbon180 is impacting the climate policy space through a focus on carbon removal systems 3. The market possibilities for carbon tech goods, products made from CO2 pulled from the air 4. Environmental justice considerations in the development and de…
 
1. Dr. Chanock's early career in medicine, dedicating his work to cancer research 2. The National Cancer Institute's role within the National Institute of Health and why they decided to pursue studies on Chernobyl 3. A deep dive into the NCI's two most recent studies on Chernobyl, the largest of their kind 4. A look at the results of those studies …
 
1. A look at BloombergNEF's 1H 2021 Corporate Energy Outlook report 2. An introduction to energy purchasing and the clean energy transition within the context of the corporate energy market 3. A deep dive into corporate power purchase agreements 4. Challenges for large vs. small companies in purchasing energy and the solutions emerging to push forw…
 
1. Andrzej's early career leading the startup of Poland's Maria research reactor 2. His work at the IAEA and experiences traveling to plants around the world 3. Lessons learned about the safety of nuclear power plants from the Fukushima accident 4. Andrzej's belief's around changing the approach to the effects of small doses of radiation…
 
1. Adam's journey to starting Segra Capital and bringing Art onto the team 2. Segra's niche area of focus and the challenges associated with being early investors in a space 3. Segra's role as strategic investors looking for advantageous investment opportunities within the fuel cycle 4. Risk vs. reward when considering future advanced reactor oppor…
 
1. Benjamin's early career with the East African Development Bank and his experience working at a DFA 2. The founding of the ATI and their work supporting energy development projects in Sub-Saharan Africa 3. How ATI approaches projects and assesses insurance opportunities to help projects get financed 4. Opportunities for public-private partnership…
 
1) Ben Levitt reflects on the path that led him through the world of physics into fusion technology development at Zap Energy 2) How observations from the 18th century contributed to the understanding of the Z-pinch concept 3) The process of achieving scientific and commercial break-even in deuterium-tritium fusion 4) Why fusion is key to the succe…
 
1. A recap of the 12th Clean Energy Ministerial and 6th Mission Innovation Conference 2. Chile’s pathway towards phasing out coal and becoming carbon neutral by 2050 3. How Chile’s unique geographic landscape lends itself to specific clean energy projects 4. Chile’s focus on becoming a producer of low cost, clean hydrogen…
 
1) Arun Khuttan gives a brief history of COP and how the nuclear community has been involved in the past 2) Neil Calder introduces how the Net Zero Needs Nuclear campaign is asking international leaders to reassess their energy policies 3) Sophie Zienkiewicz explains the outreach strategy, both within and outside the nuclear sector, for starting mo…
 
1. Rachel Kyte explains the role of the International Finance Corporation in connecting public and private sector funding 2. How to capture and implement environmental and social impact best practices 3. The formation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and why energy is crucial to the success of each goal 4. SEforAll’s part in expanding access…
 
1. Looking back at Sanusi Ohiare’s early dreams of impacting his home country through energy economics 2. The origin of Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency and the role it played in revolutionizing the power sector 3. Regional and topographical challenges of expanding access to electricity in a Sub Saharan country 4. How to serve the urban under…
 
1) George Verberg’s early exposure to energy working in the Government of the Netherlands 2) His work in natural gas at Gasunie and as President of the International Gas Union 3) George’s work as a nuclear advocate in the Netherlands 4) Future opportunities for nuclear development in the Netherlands
 
1. A look back at Aaron Ratner’s early global entrepreneurship endeavors 2. Aaron’s transition to the impact investment space & the world of sustainable development 3. How Cross River brings together technology companies, developing teams, and capital partners 4. Ways to effectively support new commercialization of technologies, such as anaerobic d…
 
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