#82 - May 12 2022
We like a tidy house here at The Climate Capitalist, so we are taking advantage of the present global volatility and uncertainty to clean up our Clean Energy portfolios. Today we share a few spring cleaning thoughts.
#81 - May 9 2022
#80 - May 3 2022
Last week we attended the largest Offshore Wind conference in North America. In short: we were blown away. The companies involved and emerging technologies on display all create a compelling forecast for investors.
#79 - April 25 2022
This week we reveal that only a modest fraction of the money pledged by billionaires to philanthropic causes has been deployed into climate solutions. This needs to change if we are to achieve the estimated 80 trillion needed to fix climate change.
#78 - April 13 2022
This week we size up author Kim Stanley Robinson’s remarkable science fiction novel ‘The Ministry for the Future’ and find it to be part cautionary tale, part guidebook to a better tomorrow. And frighteningly plausible.
#77 - April 6 2022
Last week, we attended MIT’s annual student-led Energy Conference. This week we recap the presentations from a veritable who’s-who of global leaders from industry, government and academia.
#76 - March 25 2022
This week we explore how the Exxon Mobil proxy contest and Carl Icahn’s emotionally driven attack on McDonald’s over their practice of caging pregnant pigs are signals of a new era of shareholder activism.
#75 - March 16 2022
With the demise of Build Back Better, climate change needs bipartisan solutions. So today we propose ‘The Manchin Domestic Oil and Gas Production Supply Act’, an Oil and Gas policy Joe Manchin could put his name to and really make a difference.
#74 - March 10 2022
Dartmouth College is the largest per student CO2 emitter in the Ivy League. This week we submit a short essay on why that is and suggest what they might do about it.
#73 - March 2 2022
Once a bully, always a bully? Can big oil companies, accustomed to getting their own way for decades, clean up their act and embrace the clean energy transition? And what role has O&G played in emboldening Putin?
#72 - February 23 2022
In the past decade, costs have declined, and technology and materials advanced. This week we celebrate the rise of solar as a major solution to our energy needs.
#71 - February 14 2022
In the 1995 movie, Waterworld, the whole world is under water. But what’s actually happening with sea levels, who’s in danger, what will the costs really be? We dive in and separate an ocean of fiction from the facts.
#70 - February 3 2022
After decades of climate change denial and obfuscation, the Wall Street Journal has finally begun warming to the notion that perhaps Capitalism can help (never mind benefit from) the Clean Energy Transition.
#69 - January 27 2022
This week we take on those who say renewables are to blame for global energy shortages and Putin’s leverage over Europe. And we suggest how everything could be different with an alternative energy policy.
#68 - January 19 2022
Mining companies have a lousy reputation for producing pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and poor working conditions. So why are we suggesting they can be a good clean energy investment?
#67 - January 13 2022
Surprisingly, the city previously known as the ‘Oil and Gas Capital of the World’, now powers 100% of its municipal operations on something other than oil and gas.
#66 - January 10 2022
Achieving net zero emissions by 2050 will require massive investment and breakthrough technologies. This week we discuss how one can create the opportunity for the other, and vice versa.
#65 - December 30 2021
Here’s another chance to savor our most provocative video of 2021, ‘Coke, The Taste of Pollution”. As you make your New Year resolutions, it’s worth remembering that Coke is the king of global plastic pollution and there are plenty of alternatives to their sugary water.