Emerging tech

2024 trends, part 2: ESG, carbon certifications, curtailment, and AI

Our second installment with Nat Bullard about the biggest trends in climate tech.

China's largest green hydrogen project stores 210,000 cubic meters of hydrogen

How clean industrial developers can overcome five project finance barriers

New cleantech projects across the U.S. will rely on project finance — but getting access to private capital requires checking some boxes.

Mitigating enteric methane: tech solutions for solving the cow burp problem

It’s the early days of research into reducing enteric methane emissions from cows and other ruminants, but there are promising solutions.

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Catalyst
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Jan 29, 2024
A power plant

Unpacking UAMPS’ plan to replace NuScale’s low-carbon power

Gas will make up part of the generation shortfall that the Mountain West power group faces after canceling its small modular reactor project.

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Jason Deign
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Jan 26, 2024
The Latitude

Faster, cheaper, better: tech innovations in renewables

How robots, automation, and data are improving the performance of wind and solar.

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The Latitude
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Jan 26, 2024
A drawing of a satellite in orbit

NASA: There's hope yet for space-based solar

But the agency's new report finds we've got a lot of work to do to make extraterrestrial panels cost-competitive.

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Maeve Allsup
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Jan 12, 2024
Sun through haze

Solar geoengineering with solid materials could mess with the ozone layer

New research finds major uncertainties in using solid particles in stratospheric aerosol injection.

Workers use a solar cleaning robot to wash solar panels in Huntington Beach, CA

‘Better, faster, cheaper, safer’? The renewables industry looks to new tech to drive efficiency

Developers are experimenting with automation and software to streamline their work.

Catalyst podcast by Latitude Media

Financing first-of-a-kind climate assets

Before any novel technology can make it big, its very first project needs to be finished — and financed.

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Catalyst
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Dec 21, 2023
The Carbon Copy podcast from Latitude Media

Making sense of advanced nuclear’s stumbles

What’s behind the recent troubles for nuclear startups? And can global nuclear capacity actually triple by 2050?

An electrolyzer

Report: How to scale frontier climate tech

McKinsey found that existing technologies could bring 90% of needed emissions reductions — but it’s time to invest in scaling them up.

A steel export terminal

Report: We need to quadruple investment in energy transition tech

To meet the moment, Ernst & Young says power and utility companies must become digital-first.

A geothermal plant

Google: Geothermal could follow 'similar trajectory' to solar

The tech giant’s first geothermal-powered data centers are live in Nevada.

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Maeve Allsup
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Nov 28, 2023
Sam Altman at a conference

There’s an energy angle to the Sam Altman saga

The boardroom fiasco at OpenAI raises questions about conflicts of interest – including investments in nuclear fusion.

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Maeve Allsup
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Nov 22, 2023
Catalyst podcast by Latitude Media

The cost of nuclear

Building reactors in South Korea is far cheaper than building in the U.S., but why?

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Catalyst
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Nov 16, 2023