EOS Climate Solution: HFC Credits

EOS Climate Innovative Market Solution Curbs Carbon Emissions From HFCs HFC (hyrdofluorocarbon) refrigerants are significant contributors to climate change, and they continue to be produced and used for refrigeration and cooling in tens of millions of homes, office buildings, supermarkets, and automobiles. Global efforts are underway to reduce emissions of HFCs: The Parties to the Montreal Protocol are creating a …

Reflections on Environmental Alpha

Matthew J. Kiernan, PhD Chief Executive, Inflection Point Capital Management Matthew is the author of Chapter 6, “SRI or Not SRI?”, in Environmental Alpha: Institutional Investors and Climate Change.   As I write this, COP21 in Paris is scant weeks away, and the results there may make a mockery of much of what I say here, but here goes a …

Reflections on “Effective Clean Tech Investing”

  Russell Read, PhD, CFA Senior Advisor to the Mountain Pacific Group     John Preston, MBA Managing Partner of TEM Capital     Russell and John are the authors of Chapter 11, “Effective Clean Tech Investing,” in Environmental Alpha: Institutional Investors and Climate Change.   Since the publication of our chapter “Effective Clean Tech Investing” over half a decade …

Introducing the Carbon Impact Factor

A Family of Financial Instruments to Differentiate and Reward Carbon Efficiency in Commodity Production   Joe Madden,* CEO, EOS Climate Stephen Lamm, VP Business Development, EOS Climate Jeff Cohen, SVP Science and Policy, EOS Climate Tom Baumann, Co-Founder, ClimateCHECK and Interactive Leader Collaborase Mary Grady, Director of Business Development, American Carbon Registry Arjun Patney, Policy Director, American Carbon Registry Eric ...

Why Aren’t We 100% LED?

JEI Working Paper 6: Why Aren’t We 100% LED?  Mimi Reichenbach Yale University September 2015 LEDs—A 19-Day Payback Period and Part of the Energy Solution Historically, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) have been pitted against the traditional incandescent bulb with the argument that both offer environmental and fiscal benefits through energy savings. It has been difficult for …

Vortex Bladeless: Spanish Start-up Innovates Wind Energy

Mimi Reichenbach 9/16/15 If wind turbines were considered disruptive technology, Vortex Bladeless is set to disrupt the disrupters. This summer, the Madrid-based start-up announced a new wind turbine, the “Vortex.” The Vortex differs dramatically in structure from current turbines. Most notably, it does not have any blades. The turbine instead generates energy from an oscillating effect, perhaps making it more …

How to Expand Access to Clean Energy Financing

Jacob Sandry Imagining futures is a fundamental activity of the human psyche. Apocalyptic blockbusters flood movie theaters every summer, technologists imagine how silicon will next transform our lives (I’m still waiting for my flying car), and political analysts predict how elections might reshape our country. One future that we are realizing nearly as quickly as we imagine it is clean …

The American Grid Revolution

Our latest JEI Working Paper (link to the full paper can be found at the end of the following Executive Summary) features Associate Editor Jordan Sabin on this rising investment opportunity and imperative.   Executive Summary The global climate is quickly changing as the atmosphere reacts to the trillions of tons of carbon dioxide released in the past two centuries. …

Audi’s Blue Crude: Lingering Questions

Mimi Reichenbach 5/7/15 Update from Germany: Carbon dioxide has become an alternative fuel source. On April 21, Audi announced that its partner Sunfire, a German energy-conversion technology developer, had successfully synthesized a batch of “blue crude.” The fuel is derived from carbon dioxide, water, and renewable energy, and can be used as (and mixed with) diesel fuel today. The production …

The Potential for Fusion Energy

Gabe Rissman March 21, 2015 The need for scalable, reliable power is growing with the need for urgent action to combat climate change and energy poverty. Fusion has long been considered the holy grail of energy generation because it is emission free and scalable, and may produce abundant fuel. Fusion has advantages over fission because it is meltdown-proof, less weaponizable …