Decarbon Daily - Inconvenient Truth 2, CO2 Pipes, and SPAC Merger
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As I read through the climate and energy social chatter, there are too many people knocking down our energy options for the future. Often, this is one solution pitched as the only solution or seeing the potential consequences as only negative. You can be Pro Energy and Pro Climate, it's not an either or discussion.
Tradeoffs will be made at the state, local, and federal level that will have enormous impacts on the market. Yesterday, I covered renewable natural gas, or RNG, in more detail because it has a place in the energy landscape. I'm not convinced that it can reach the scale that is needed, but I'm optimistic that we will learn how to commercialize RNG in a way that does not rely on tax incentives. And the waste to energy to revenue is a marvel of RNG developers partnering with farmers, understanding regulations, and creating value. We need more climate conscious energy developers and entrepreneurs to make it happen.
Another Inconvenient Truth
Sifting through the news, I'm reminded that another "Inconvenient Truth" from Al Gore is being released this week. The original documentary grossed nearly $50 million worldwide from the box office. There may be arguments about the science, but the documentary did wonders for elevating climate change to the global stage.
In January 2006, former Vice President Al Gore predicted, when his first film “An Inconvenient Truth” was first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, that earth would be in “a true planetary emergency” within the next ten years. According to CBS News, Gore warned in January 2006 that “unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return.” source: Climate Depot
I'm not going to rush to the theatre to see the next Inconvenient Truth. I do hope it is showcasing the people, companies, and governments that are making change happen.
Inside this Issue
🤨 Who Owns the Most CO2 Pipelines in the US?
💰 LevelTen Energy Raises $35mm in Series C Funding
♻️ Invest Green Democratizes Cleantech Venture Capital
🔋 EO Charging Goes Public Via Merger with First Reserve Sustainable Growth Corp
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