Investors turning bullish on nuclear energy

By |2023-12-08T23:18:42-08:00November 16th, 2023|Analysts, Asset Managers, Climate Change, Cost of Carbon Emissions, Divestment from Fossil Fuels, Energy, Institutional Investors, Investment in the future, Nuclear Energy, Venture Capital|

November 16, 2023 After years of disinterest, energy security concerns and the push for net zero are leading investors to bet on nuclear power. The fact that the world has not managed to meaningfully reduce emissions—despite commitments from most every country and billions spent on renewables—has made it clear that more dramatic action is needed. [...]

Parnassus Versus Green Century: A Contrast in Styles

By |2023-12-08T23:49:31-08:00October 22nd, 2023|Analysts, Asset Managers, Climate Change, Cost of Carbon Emissions, Divestment from Fossil Fuels, Energy, Institutional Investors, Investment in the future, Nuclear Energy, Venture Capital|

October 22, 2023 June, July and August of 2023 were the three hottest months the Earth has ever seen by such a large margin, it left climate scientists agog. Climate disasters are abounding apace, with the U.S. hit by 23 large-scale disasters, a record-breaking year already. In Pakistan, extreme rainfall and flooding affected 33 million people, killing more [...]

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 [...]

Can Advanced Nuclear raise funding from Venture Capital?

By |2021-02-07T09:13:51-08:00August 31st, 2019|Divestment from Fossil Fuels, Energy, Institutional Investors, Nuclear Energy, 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 [...]

Ruminations on Radiation

By |2019-10-13T14:22:09-07:00August 28th, 2019|Energy, Environmental Reporting, Radiation|

Ruminations on Radiation:  How cultural fears of radiation emanate By Jonathan Tiemann, August 2019 In 1984, Gordon Matthew Sumner, better known by his stage name, Sting, broke away from his New Age band, The Police, and began to perform and record on his own. His first solo album, released in mid-1985, was the fancifully-named The Dream of the Blue Turtles. [...]

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. [...]

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