Energy

Can Advanced Nuclear raise funding from Venture Capital?

By |2019-09-02T23:41:52-08:00August 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 [...]

Ruminations on Radiation

By |2019-10-13T14:22:09-08:00August 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 |2019-08-15T23:57:11-08:00July 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. [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Changing the Economics of Energy

By |2018-12-20T20:24:29-08:00February 25th, 2017|Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Energy, Fossil Fuel Free investing, Future Generations, TIA|

By Dr. Jonathan Tiemann This February, a group calling itself the Climate Leadership Council published a paper titled, “The Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends.” The paper’s eight authors constitute sort of a blue-ribbon panel of thoughtful conservatives. They include former senior Republican officials (James A. Baker III, George Schultz, Henry Paulson), prominent economists (Martin Feldstein and N. Gregory Mankiw, who [...]

Can you afford to ignore climate change?

By |2018-12-20T20:28:59-08:00September 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 [...]

How to save $1.8 trillion

By |2018-12-20T20:29:34-08:00April 18th, 2016|Business News, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Economic Indicators, Energy, Environmental Reporting, Fiscal Policy, Preventing Pollution|

In a special 132-page report published in August 2015 entitled "ENERGY DARWINISM II: Why a Low Carbon Future Doesn’t Have to Cost the Earth," Citigroup, one of the world's largest financial insitutions, reported that it had studied the financial impacts and feasibility of whether we could afford to address climate change.   It found that, in fact, opting to address climate [...]

An end to “male, pale and stale?”

By |2018-12-20T20:38:31-08:00January 29th, 2015|Business News, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Corporate Actions, Energy, Environmental Reporting, Fiduciary Duty Standards, Financial Health, Financial Institutions, Fossil Fuel Free investing, Future Generations, Shareholder Rights|

Despite the well-pronouced and increasingly strident warnings from scientists about the deleterious effects of burning fossil fuels on the environment, there is a surprising amount of "business as usual" going on in corporate America. This makes the news about the way Anne Stausboll, the chief executive of Calpers, addresses climate change all the more impressive. According to an article in [...]