“But in recent years, the ground has shifted beneath corporations. As public pressure on climate change builds, big-name investors increasingly see global warming as a threat to financial markets, and companies begin to realize their own material risks from climate change effects.”
“Now I don’t know if the potential outlined in that New York Times story is going to pan out. But it does suggest the merit of being an Innovation Nation that properly funds science, encourages high-impact startups, and maintains its position as the planet’s premier destination for talent. Because when scientific discovery and tech progress pay off, they can pay off in extraordinary ways.”
"‘There's just a massive opportunity in the state, and policy makers are open to the discussions right now. The companies involved in the space are also feeling pressure from the investment community and consumers.’"
“The momentum for new reactors is growing as the technology receives government support and is maturing because of the hard work of developers. I’m glad there is now more widespread recognition for the carbon-free applications new reactors bring to electricity generation and beyond. These new developments will lead to a diverse portfolio of advanced reactors that are positioned to meet needs: for new customers, new markets and the climate.”
“BP is backing both blue and green hydrogen. A gas power plant in northeast England with carbon capture and storage capabilities will be the foundation of a low-carbon industrial cluster with blue hydrogen fed to industrial customers.”
“Potential areas of agreement include clean energy spending in a pandemic-related stimulus package, infrastructure investments, including transmission lines for renewables and chargers for electric vehicles, extensions of solar and wind tax credits, and additional subsidies for battery storage, and legislation phasing down hydrofluorocarbons, a potent pollutant used in cooling systems.”
“The startup points to research from The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Penn State and University of California-Davis that shows replacing just 0.4% of a cow’s feed with A. taxiformis reduces the amount of methane the cow produces by more than 90%. The seaweed works in a cow’s stomach to inhibit hydrogen and carbon dioxide from combining to form methane.”