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Investing

The Climate-Cost-of Capital

To activate the large-scale capital currently sitting on the sidelines and needed for a transition to a more climate-resistant economy, it is vital that institutional investors can align their portfolio returns with sustainability metrics so that the cost-of-capital will follow along.

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February 15, 2020

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Energy

State of the Electric Utility 2020

Each year, Utility Dive publishes a "State of the Utility" report. The report is built mainly on survey response data from executives in the sector and includes investor-owned utilities, co-ops, municipal utilities, and retail energy providers.I find these types of reports helpful because they help us understand what leadership in the industry is thinking about and also provide a glimpse of where budgets may be headed for the next year.

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February 15, 2020

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Policy
Energy

Takeaways from ISO-NE's Clean Energy Transition Report

The explosion of distributed resources, renewable energy, and the electrification of everything are positive steps in our fight to curb carbon emissions. These new technologies present unique challenges to our grid and the regulatory structures surrounding it.

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February 15, 2020

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Energy

The Energy Transition in 3 Acts

The last 12 months have seen a tidal wave of major energy-related events, which led me to begin taking more time to refine my thoughts on the current energy landscape and where are possibly headed.

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February 15, 2020

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Energy

Outsourcing Pollution

A recent study by researchers at Stanford reveals the levels to which pollution related to power generation is actually being outsourced and highlights the discrepancies in consumption and generation as it relates to global and local emissions.

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February 15, 2020

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Energy

How We Define "Climatetech"

As a result of the scope of sustainability and the sudden increase in interested parties, clarity around “what is energy tech” or “what is climate tech” is harder to come by. There’s no one “right” definition and everyone will have different criteria for how they interpret the opportunity set.

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February 15, 2020

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Energy

Harnessing Our Values to Accelerate the Energy Transition

Energy tends to bore people until it touches on their values. But, those values are very different and prioritized in completely different ways depending on the participant.

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February 15, 2020

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Green New Deal
Energy

A Global Green New Deal

Right before Christmas, researchers from Stanford and Berkley, published a 119-page report on the impact of a global GND on grid stability, costs, jobs, health and climate across 143 countries grouped into 24 regions.

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February 15, 2020

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