Divestment from Fossil Fuels

Can Advanced Nuclear raise funding from Venture Capital?

By | 2019-09-02T23:41:52+00:00 August 31st, 2019|Divestment from Fossil Fuels, Energy, Institutional Investors, TIA, Venture Capital|

Can entrepreneurs working on innovations in nuclear energy raise venture capital in today's market? This is the topic that Valerie Gardner, TIA's cofounder and principal, addressed together with James Magowan, founder of Arboreal Capital, at a session of the 2019 Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp that was held in Paris, France on August 28th, 2019.  Ms. Gardner and Mr. Magowan were [...]

The changing finance paradigm for Advanced Nuclear

By | 2019-08-15T23:57:11+00:00 July 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. [...]

Renewables Won’t Be Enough

By | 2018-12-20T20:23:36+00:00 March 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 [...]

Can you afford to ignore climate change?

By | 2018-12-20T20:28:59+00:00 September 25th, 2016|Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Corporate Actions, Divestment from Fossil Fuels, Energy|

By Valerie Gardner BlackRock, an asset manager with over $5 trillion in assets, doesn't think so. According to Ben Moshinsky of Business Insider, BlackRock has issued a report warning investors that "Climate change is going to move a huge amount of money and not enough people are paying attention.1" For a group that holds major investments in various fossil fuel [...]

CEOs and Asset Managers Worried about Climate

By | 2018-12-20T20:34:19+00:00 June 3rd, 2015|Business News, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Divestment from Fossil Fuels, Euro, Fossil Fuel Free investing, Group of Seven, Preventing Pollution, Shareholder Rights|

Is it time to think about how climate change might impact your portfolio?  Apparently, some 120 CEOs and investment managers representing more than $12 trillion in assets think so. They were worried enough to send an open letter on May 25, 2015 to the Group of Seven (G-7) Finance Ministers to urge them to commit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions [...]

The price of oil is falling and frackers are hurting

By | 2018-12-20T20:39:27+00:00 January 7th, 2015|Business News, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Divestment from Fossil Fuels, Economic Indicators, Preventing Pollution|

The price of oil has fallen by more than 50% since June, 2014 when it was hovering around $110 a barrel. It is now below $50. This comes after nearly five years of relatively steady price growth and supply stability. However, at the November 27th meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, which controls nearly 40% of the world [...]

Rockefeller Heirs Divest Oil Fortune of Oil Investments

By | 2018-12-20T20:41:22+00:00 October 3rd, 2014|Business News, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Divestment from Fossil Fuels, Environmental Reporting, Fossil Fuel Free investing, Preventing Pollution, TIA|

There is much irony to ponder in the news released last week that the Rockefeller heirs have chosen to divest from oil investments. As reported by John Schwartz in and article in the New York Times entitled Rockefellers, Heirs to an Oil Fortun, Will Divest Charity of Fossil Fuels, "John D. Rockefeller built a vast fortune on oil. Now his heirs are abandoning fossil fuels."

The news, coming as it did in advance of the start of the United Nations Climate Summit, nearly trumped financial news reporting of the fact that some 400,000 people representing over 3,000 organizations had turned out in New York City to protest inaction on climate change by marching across Manhattan in the People's Climate March. Additionally, massive supporting marches were held in major cities around the world, including Paris, London, Berlin and Rio de Janeiro.  Unofficial counts put the total number of marchers worldwide at over half a million.  Well, these numbers are staggering and record-breaking but, gosh (snark alert), it just can't be news since readers can already assume that those folks marching are tree-huggers.