Climate Scientists Issue Dire Climate Warning

By |2022-12-25T15:46:49-08:00December 22nd, 2022|Business News, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Corporate Actions, Cost of Carbon Emissions, Divestment from Fossil Fuels, Energy, ESG Factors, Fossil Fuel Free investing, Future Generations, Investment in the future, Nuclear Energy, Risk Reduction, TIA, Venture Capital|

Dire Warnings from Dr. James Hansen . . . again Those who receive Dr. James Hansen's occasional newsletter from his Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions team, will have seen some dire reports before. Still, nothing we have seen is quite as unimaginable or alarming as learning that global warming is happening at the equivalent of 750,000 exploding Hiroshima [...]

The SEC finally steps into the ring for the Climate fight

By |2022-04-06T13:12:16-07:00March 25th, 2022|Banking, Business News, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Climate Disclosures, Corporate Actions, Cost of Carbon Emissions, Divestment from Fossil Fuels, Energy, Environmental Reporting, ESG Factors, Fiduciary Duty Standards, Financial Institutions, Fossil Fuel Free investing, Institutional Investors, Investment in the future, Money Management, Mutual Funds, Risk Reduction, Securities & Exchange Commission, Shareholder Rights|

SEC Issues Trailblazing Climate Disclosure Proposal At long last, after studying the issue for many years, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has finally released its long-awaited proposal to require companies to disclose their climate risks to investors. These proposed rules (neatly summarized in a 506 page notice) will require all publicly traded companies to disclose both their greenhouse [...]

Developing a new way to invest in Advanced Nuclear

By |2022-01-01T20:40:06-08:00August 20th, 2020|Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Divestment from Fossil Fuels, Energy, ESG Factors, Future Generations, Institutional Investors, Investment in the future, Preventing Pollution, Venture Capital|

Developing the first advanced nuclear venture fund Valerie Gardner, a TIA cofounder and principal, and Rod Adams, former founder of Adams Atomic Engines (one of the first advanced nuclear ventures) and current host of Atomic Insights, one of the longest-lived blogs on atomic energy, have been exploring how to make investing in advanced nuclear accessible for more investors. They have [...]

The changing finance paradigm for Advanced Nuclear

By |2019-08-15T23:57:11-07:00July 30th, 2019|Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Divestment from Fossil Fuels, Energy, Future Generations, Institutional Investors, international Finance, Investment in the future, Preventing Pollution, Venture Capital|

Talking about Advanced Nuclear's emergence into the private sector and what that means for its funding Valerie Gardner, TIA's cofounder and principal, was invited to speak at the US Nuclear Infrastructure Council's first-ever New Nuclear Capital Conference, held July 16th and 17th in Washington, DC.  In a talk entitled "Why Advanced Nuclear is Changing the Nuclear Energy Financing Paradigm," Ms. [...]

Atoms for Peace

By |2021-09-09T15:49:04-07:00May 25th, 2019|Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Cost of Carbon Emissions, Energy, ESG Factors, Future Generations, Investment in the future, Nuclear Energy, Radiation, Risk Reduction|

Atoms for Peace: Revisiting the Promise of Nuclear Power on the Cusp of Climate Catastrophe This is a reprint of the Senior Project submitted to the Division of Social Studies, Bard College By Amelia Tiemann, May 2019 Preface When people think about nuclear power, they typically identify with one of two binary positions: either they believe nuclear power is [...]

Institutional Investors Uniting Against Emissions

By |2019-03-06T23:55:19-08:00March 6th, 2019|Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Corporate Actions, Cost of Carbon Emissions, Energy, Fiduciary Duty Standards, Institutional Investors, Investment in the future, Shareholder Rights|

Just Twenty Companies Responsible for Half of Power Sector’s Carbon Emissions in the US According to a press release posted by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, a coalition of some of the largest institutional investors, representing $1.8 trillion in assets, sent a joint letter setting a deadline for 20 of the nation's largest utilities to achieve net-zero carbon. [...]

Investments based on Science Fact, rather than Science Fiction

By |2018-12-20T20:19:11-08:00November 26th, 2018|Carbon Emissions, Climate Change|

By Valerie Gardner Joseph Mariathasan makes an important point in an article published in Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE), called "Nuclear Power - An Update." In it he reflects on the problems associated with exaggerations about the health risks of radiation associated with nuclear energy, as described by Dr. Wade Allison, Oxford University emeritus professor of physics and Anton van der [...]

Taking Stock of Known Risks to Future Returns

By |2018-12-20T20:19:34-08:00October 12th, 2018|Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Cost of Carbon Emissions, Economic Indicators, Energy, Environmental Reporting, Fossil Fuel Free investing, Future Generations, Preventing Pollution, True expertise|

By Valerie Gardner Since our founding in 2002, we have seen it as our job to help our clients invest prudently in the market, in order to participate in the overall market growth and returns generated by business. We have always known that our clients will do best if we reduce their unnecessary costs and uncompensated risks, while providing [...]

Advanced nuclear energy primed for private investment

By |2022-12-24T10:50:32-08:00April 28th, 2018|Business News, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Cost of Carbon Emissions, Divestment from Fossil Fuels, Energy, ESG Factors, Fossil Fuel Free investing, Future Generations, Investment in the future, Nuclear Energy, Risk Reduction, TIA, Venture Capital|

Nuclear energy primed for private investment Rod Adams’ marvelous Atomic Insights blog published an article in February titled "Advanced nuclear energy systems are ready for investors who seek ground floor opportunities," that asked an important question: “How do we match the ingenuity and enthusiasm of atomic innovators with the large magnitude financing sources needed to advance the field so [...]

Renewables Won’t Be Enough

By |2018-12-20T20:23:36-08:00March 7th, 2017|Business News, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Divestment from Fossil Fuels, Economic Indicators, Energy, Environmental Reporting, Fossil Fuel Free investing, Future Generations, Politics, Preventing Pollution|

Dr. Jonathan Tiemann Would it really be possible to replace our existing energy system with renewables? Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford, thinks we can do so by 2050.1  Prof. Jacobson has done an impressive job of synthesizing demographic, economic, and engineering data to develop a formula that seems to show a path toward a fully [...]

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