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Jason Deign

clean energy
Jason Deign

7 cleantech segments beyond wind and solar that are luring investors

Investing in wind and solar is all the rage. But what other cleantech categories are catching the eye of investors in 2021?

7 cleantech segments beyond wind and solar that are luring investors
solar power
Jason Deign

Is space-based solar ready for liftoff?

Caltech plans to advance a solar-from-space concept that was first proposed by science fiction writer Isaac Asimov in the 1940s.

Is space-based solar ready for liftoff?
oil and gas
Jason Deign

Activists deal triple blow to oil sector as worries grow over pace of carbon cuts

ExxonMobil, Chevron and Shell were all taken to task on the same day by activist groups pushing for stronger action on emissions.

Activists deal triple blow to oil sector as worries grow over pace of carbon cuts
carbon tax
Jason Deign

The surprising truth about the oil and gas sector’s position on a carbon tax

The industry responsible for the bulk of greenhouse gas emissions is publicly in favor of a tax on carbon.

The surprising truth about the oil and gas sector’s position on a carbon tax
coal
Jason Deign

Will the dying coal industry leave its mess for others to clean up?

Coal mining firms haven’t set aside enough money to cover their own cleanup costs, according to environmental groups.

Will the dying coal industry leave its mess for others to clean up?
Energy Storage
Jason Deign

The architecture firm that wants to combine gravity storage with data centers

Data centers have to test their backup generators at least every month. WZMH Architects has a plan for what to do with the energy that is wasted.

The architecture firm that wants to combine gravity storage with data centers
nuclear power
Jason Deign

What’s the future for US coal and nuclear as the energy transition takes hold?

Both face market challenges, but nuclear could outlast coal.

What’s the future for US coal and nuclear as the energy transition takes hold?
long duration energy storage
Jason Deign

Are market constraints hampering the evolution of ‘last-mile’ grid resources?

Future grids will need assets on standby for times when there isn't enough wind and solar. But how will these assets be valued and compensated?

Are market constraints hampering the evolution of ‘last-mile’ grid resources?
climate change
Jason Deign

Renewable energy in the time of floods, droughts and hurricanes

Renewable energy plants are built to last decades. How will climate change alter the weather patterns they're designed for in the years to come?

Renewable energy in the time of floods, droughts and hurricanes
solar finance
Jason Deign

Expanding solar access in Africa through artificial intelligence

It's hard to measure risk for solar investing in sub-Saharan Africa. Nithio has raised $30M to change that.

Expanding solar access in Africa through artificial intelligence