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Doomberg β€’ 9401 implied HN points β€’ 06 May 23
  1. Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau expressed serious commitment to nuclear power for the country's future energy needs.
  2. Grassroots efforts led by groups like Canadians for Nuclear Energy have influenced political outcomes in favor of nuclear power.
  3. Support for nuclear energy is growing in the US as leaders recognize its necessity for significant decarbonization of the economy.
The Climate Brink β€’ 845 implied HN points β€’ 31 Jan 24
  1. Recent developments and data do not support the idea that the climate is more sensitive to emissions than previously thought.
  2. Certain climate models have high sensitivity to CO2, but community reviews have suggested narrowing down the range of climate sensitivity.
  3. The exact climate sensitivity estimates can vary across studies, but regardless, the priority remains the urgent need to decarbonize our society.
The Honest Broker Newsletter β€’ 274 implied HN points β€’ 16 Feb 24
  1. Setting clear goals is crucial for progress, even if there are debates around the specifics. Policies should focus on addressing the root causes of issues, not just consequences.
  2. Decarbonization of the economy can happen through improving energy efficiency and transitioning to low-carbon energy sources. These are essential to meet atmospheric carbon dioxide targets.
  3. Efforts to reduce carbon emissions should consider the balance between economic growth and environmental impact. Decarbonizing energy supply is crucial for significant progress.
Matt Ehret's Insights β€’ 1316 implied HN points β€’ 30 Apr 23
  1. Germany and other European nations are shutting down nuclear energy sectors, citing concerns of sustainability and green energy production.
  2. Low dose radiation has been found to have positive health effects, despite common fears of radioactivity.
  3. Transitioning solely to solar and wind energy may not be as sustainable as expected, as it leads to toxic waste and high energy costs.
JΓ©rΓ΄me Γ  Paris β€’ 510 implied HN points β€’ 10 Oct 23
  1. Offshore wind was meant to be more expensive and a side show in the energy transition.
  2. Banks took construction risks initially, leading to offshore wind being almost as cheap as onshore wind in some regions.
  3. Offshore wind is necessary in some places due to geographical constraints and can provide diversification in renewable energy systems.
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Not Boring by Packy McCormick β€’ 94 implied HN points β€’ 02 Feb 24
  1. Biden administration to offer a $1.5 billion loan to restart a Michigan nuclear power plant, signaling support for the nuclear industry.
  2. Nat Bullard's Decarbonization presentation highlights climate change challenges, renewable energy growth, and investment opportunities in clean tech.
  3. Elon Musk's Neuralink achieves a milestone by implanting a brain interface, potentially advancing cognitive abilities and treating neurological disorders.
Syncretica β€’ 373 implied HN points β€’ 18 Sep 23
  1. China's power grid is undergoing significant changes with a focus on renewable energy sources like solar and wind.
  2. There is a shift towards energy storage solutions like battery storage and pumped hydro in China.
  3. Proper grid modeling is crucial to understand how renewable energy capacity is being deployed and connected across the country.
Need to Know by Stephen Leahy β€’ 58 implied HN points β€’ 02 Feb 24
  1. Nearly 300 million electric two- and three-wheelers are in use today, showing a global shift towards micromobility.
  2. Micromobility has the potential to significantly reduce oil demand and improve air quality in cities.
  3. Micromobility addresses traffic congestion by providing low-cost, sustainable transportation options for short urban trips.
This Week in MCJ (My Climate Journey) β€’ 176 implied HN points β€’ 04 Oct 23
  1. Houston's remarkable energy transition is being closely watched by the world due to its industrial prowess and diverse workforce.
  2. Perceptions of Houston as a city focused on preserving the energy status quo are changing as traditional energy companies are investing in clean technologies.
  3. Houston has the opportunity to become a leader in climate tech by leveraging its resources, attracting investment, and supporting climate-focused startups.
This Week in MCJ (My Climate Journey) β€’ 137 implied HN points β€’ 12 Sep 23
  1. Business travel spending is anticipated to reach $1.8 trillion by 2027.
  2. Corporate travel contributes significantly to climate change through emissions.
  3. Companies can manage business travel emissions by defining good travel, tracking progress, and modeling scenarios.
This Week in MCJ (My Climate Journey) β€’ 157 implied HN points β€’ 01 Mar 23
  1. Southeast Asia is a region with significant potential for climate tech innovation and investment.
  2. There is a need for highly scalable, decentralized solutions in Southeast Asia's climate tech landscape.
  3. Opportunities in Southeast Asia include addressing emissions from land use change and agriculture, and focusing on growth tailwinds for high-growth climate tech companies.
Climate Money β€’ 19 implied HN points β€’ 30 Jan 24
  1. Global electricity demand from data centers is set to double in the next two years due to AI's growth.
  2. Nuclear industry is experiencing a significant moment with uranium prices reaching a 16-year high.
  3. There is a new competitive landscape in the global climate technology space with Europe's entry leading to climate subsidy wars.
Taipology β€’ 5 implied HN points β€’ 20 Feb 24
  1. There are signs that Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party is internally aware of the country's need for atomic energy despite their anti-nuclear legacy.
  2. Taiwan's energy policy may soon shift towards extending the operation of existing nuclear power plants to address short-term energy needs, but a long-term solution will require new nuclear builds.
  3. Leadership, consensus, and a shift in policy are needed to elevate the conversation around nuclear energy in Taiwan as a national security and economic issue rather than a political one.