February 7, 2023
Did you know that coal plants can be repurposed with advanced reactors to become clean energy generators? Meet us and our partners from Microsoft and Schneider Electric at DISTRIBUTECH to learn all about the largest single carbon abatement opportunity on the planet.
December 1, 2022
In the news round-up for November, the focus was on the role nuclear played at COP27. World Nuclear Association's Jonathan Cobb and Henry Preston report on the conference and from some of the expert sessions staged at the IAEA #Atoms4Climate pavilion, including a session featuring TerraPraxis Co-Founder, Kirsty Gogan.
November 23, 2022
TerraPraxis Co-Founder Kirsty Gogan spoke at the recent Energy 2050 Summit. This year's agenda was anchored on the theme "Accelerating the Energy Transition" and featured leading companies rising to the decarbonisation challenge, senior energy executives and decision-makers, policy makers, investors, strategists, new technology providers and global governments.
The Stand with Eamon Dunphy
November 8, 2022
In this episode of The Stand, Eamon Dunphy, host, presenter and editor is joined by Kirsty Gogan, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of TerraPraxis from COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, to talk about the climate challenges ahead for global populations.
Citigroup Clean Energy Transition and Fusion Industry Association
October 24, 2022
TerraPraxis' co-founder Eric Ingersoll joined thought leaders at the first annual Fusion Executive Summit, hosted by Citigroup Clean Energy Transition and Fusion Industry Association. This program included keynote addresses from fusion thought leaders and panel discussions with a diverse set of fusion industry executives from business, government, finance, and academia.
Climate Tech Show
October 20, 2022
The conference hosted a content-driven programme with eminent speakers from the entire sustainability chain who delivered thought-provoking insights and delved into important conversations on how to address the climate crisis and accelerate the shift to a clean economy in the UK and across the globe.
New Nuclear Watch Institute
October 18, 2022
Kirsty Gogan participated in the NNWI Forum in London. The discussions at our Forum shed light on how nuclear can help turn a crisis into an opportunity. Together with renewables and other low carbon electricity generation technologies it can provide truly sustainable solutions to the urgent challenges now facing the world.
September 27, 2022
On Tuesday 27 September 2022, TerraPraxis Founder and Managing Partner, Eric Ingersoll participated in this webinar where the host and speakers looked at the way companies are viewing this aspect of their business, examined the funding challenges and solutions. The webinar revealed some of the real-world success stories and lessons learned, how re-purposing can reduce energy costs, develop transferable skills, and how the development of an eco-system of knowledge and experience in decommissioning and re-purposing can contribute to the wider energy transition. Host: Nigel Blackaby, Content Director, Enlit Europe. Moderators: Rudy Koenig, Principal, Energy for your Success; Julien Halfon, Head of Pension and Corporate Solutions, BNP PARIBAS Asset Management. Speakers: Eric Ingersoll, Founder and Managing Director, TerraPraxis; Oliver Then, Executive Managing Director, VGBE.
September 21, 2022
From September 21 through September 23 Pittsburgh hosted the first Global Clean Energy Action Forum. Kirsty Gogan, TerraPraxis Co-Founder and Managing Partner, was invited to participate in several side events tackling with the toughest decarbonisation challenges such as how to repower coal-fired power fleets and hard-to-abate sectors including fuels.
September 20, 2022
The Energy Disruptors Summit is a catalyst for bold, game-changing solutions to the world's biggest energy challenges. This year, Kirsty Gogan presented on TerraPraxis' work on Repowering Coal infrastructure, an innovative solution which could put the world back on track to Net Zero by repurposing existing coal plants with clean heat sources.
Microsoft’s Sustainability Media Briefing
September 19, 2022
During this Climate Week briefing, Microsoft vice chairman and president Brad Smith emphasized their three-pronged agenda: advancing the sustainability of its business, providing the digital technology needed to build a sustainable world and supporting the societal infrastructure needed for a sustainable world. During the briefing, Microsoft and partners, including TerraPraxis, outlined compelling examples of how Microsoft-enabled digital technologies could accelerate the low-carbon energy transition. The first centered on its collaboration with TerraPraxis on repowering coal plants across the globe.
September 15, 2022
TerraPraxis and Microsoft enter a strategic collaboration to tackle the world’s biggest problem: repowering coal-fired power plants with advanced heat sources. The signing ceremony was featured by Brad Smith, Microsoft President, Kirsty Gogan and Eric Ingersoll, Co-Founders of TerraPraxis. "This is just the beginning of our shared mission - to develop these tools and bring them to market. We are really honored to be working with Microsoft, and to make repowering coal a reality with you at the speed and at the scale demanded by the climate emergency”, said Kirsty Gogan. TerraPraxis is looking to combine its deep expertise in energy with Microsoft to build and deploy a set of tools to automate the design and regulatory approval needed to decarbonize coal facilities with nuclear power, helping transition one of the world’s largest sources of carbon to zero emissions.
Enlit, Energy Transitions Podcast
August 10, 2022
In this episode of the Energy Transitions Podcast Kirsty Gogan, co-founder and managing partner of TerraPraxis and Ruediger Koenig, independent energy advisor, are interviewed by Pamela Largue discuss how the current need to ensure energy security in Europe has put nuclear energy's potential contribution in the energy crisis into perspective. As the experts talk about the overreliance on gas and the risks it entails when there is a supply shortage, Kirsty said: "When you start looking at your previous position about nuclear energy as being too risky, we don't like it, it is because -really- you didn't see any benefits that would make it worthwhile".
August 2, 2022
Kirsty Gogan participated at the Aspen Energy Week on August 2, Session 5: "New Energy Symbiosis and Systems Thinking", where she presented on TerraPraxis Repowering Coal Platform. Aspen Energy Week has served as a pivotal forum for candid conversations among a diverse group of leading energy system actors. The forum’s discussions focused on the future of the domestic energy system broadly, and in particular encourages leaders to devise, design, and deploy solutions to the climate crisis. It convened energy entrepreneurs, industry executives, regulators, policymakers, and thought leaders in a set of moderated discussions that draw upon the full range of perspectives in the room in pursuit of breakthrough ideas and action.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
July 11, 2022
The IAEA held the 2nd IAEA Workshop on Fusion Enterprises from 11 to 12 July 2022. This workshop discussed the commercialization paths for fusion by bringing together the pioneering actors in private enterprises. Professionals from relevant fields to provided their views on the market demands for fusion, and whether the private sector could deliver what the market is demanding. Kirsty Gogan, Co-Founder of TerraPraxis, was invited as an expert speaker to talk about "Fusion in the Future Energy Market".
NICE Future initiative
June 29, 2022
As part of the Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy Future (NICE Future) initiative, Eric Ingersoll - Co-Founder of TerraPraxis, moderated a webinar on clean synthetic fuels. The webinar included experts across several industries and organizations about the prospects for nuclear-derived zero-carbon fuels. Participants learnt about innovative ways nuclear power can be utilized to efficiently produce hydrogen for use in synthetic fuels, which in turn can decarbonize transportation and industrial sectors. erci was joined by Jason Marcinkoski, Program Manager, Office of Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, on behalf of the CEM NICE Future initiative and Jose Bermudez, Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency, on behalf of the CEM Hydrogen Initiative who gave introductory remarks. Speakers included: Elina Teplinsky, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP; Carlos Leipner, Director, Global Nuclear Energy Strategy, Clean Air Task Force (CATF); Thibault Cantat, Research Scientist, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA); Troels Schonfeldt, Co-founder and CEO, Seaborg Technologies; Chad Richards, Director, Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII)
Women in Nuclear and the Young Generation
June 29, 2022
Kirsty Gogan spoke at the first edition of the WiNx Special Event, held on June 28-29, 2022 in Provence, south of France. The event was co-hosted by the GWNET, and focused on the topic "Women & Energy Transition". During the event, an Expert Panel provided the audience with key insights from the latest global energy trends and policy decisions, focusing on clean energy sources. It featured high-level speakers from different women-led networks and energy industries and provided an opportunity to support technology development and show the diversity in Energy Transition goals.
NICE Future initiative
June 21, 2022
This discussion addressed marginalized communities that are potentially interested in new nuclear power projects, evaluate resource needs for a just transition, survey and prioritize approaches to mitigate disproportionate impacts from the transition away from fossil fuels and towards clean energy, and discuss potential approaches and momentum to increase the diversity of talent in the nuclear energy sector. The session was moderated by Jessica Lovering, Good Energy Collective and Fastest Path to Zero Institute and included discussants: Lee Anderson - Utility Workers Union of America, Kirsty Gogan - TerraPraxis, Jake Kincer - Energy for Growth Hub and Trevor McDonald - Duke Energy Corporation.
Nuclear Energy Partnership
June 17, 2022
As a growing number of states and the federal government show interest in and support for advanced nuclear technologies, there is a need to understand the financial risks associated with bringing these technologies to commercialization. During this webinar, experts in the nuclear industry shared how risks to ratepayers can be mitigated in the construction of new nuclear plants with a focus on federal-state coordination, risk mitigation through reactor design, and market development considerations. Moderator: Hon. Eric Skrmetta, Louisiana. Panelists: Jeffrey Brown, Managing Director, Energy Futures Financing Forum and Adjunct Professor, Stanford School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences; Judi Greenwald, Executive Director, Nuclear Innovation Alliance; Kirsty Gogan, Co-Founder, TerraPraxis and Managing Partner, LucidCatalyst
Powered On Live
June 15, 2022
The first ever Powered On Live shone a spotlight on the ever-changing electrical industry. On day 1, Kirsty Gogan participated on the fireside chat: Is there a need for nuclear power?. The UK currently leads the way in offshore wind capacity, but with the recent Energy Security Strategy, it seems that nuclear will be a key source of electricity for the country going forward. But with much opposition from environmental groups and even the Scottish Government, is committing to more nuclear power really the right strategy? Kirsty will share the event with Professor Gregg Butler, Head of Strategic Assessment at the Dalton Institute at the University of Manchester and Jonty Haynes, Senior Analyst, Regen. At the fireside Kirsty expressed: "We should consider what the risk to failing to decarbonise is..."
June 8, 2022
Kirsty Gogan and Eric Ingersoll participated in the Nuclear Innovation Conference on June 8-9 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Kirsty was a keynote speaker at the opening session where she presented 'A future perspective for Nuclear Deep Decarbonization'. Kirsty was joined by Dr. Rita Baranwal - CTO at Westinghouse; Arnold Stokking - CEO at Brightsite and Bram Paul Jobse - CFO at EPZ. Eric, participated on the Advanced Session where he presented 'Regulations for advanced reactors'. Experts joining Eric include: Mike Christiansen - Copenhagen Atomics; Jim Reed - EDF-UK and will be moderated by Arjan Vreeling - NRG.
June 7, 2022
Kirsty Gogan participated on the third session of the Nordic Nuclear Forum, where she presented our latest report 'Beautiful Nuclear' authored by LucidCatalyst and endorsed by TerraPraxis, among seveal other organisations. The topics discussed were financing, wellbeing of society and, can competitiveness be improved by Supply Chain Optimization? The session was hosted by TVO. Speakers included: Christoper Eckerberg, Vice President Nuclear Decommissioning at Vattenfall; Jarmo Tanhua, CEO of Teollisuuden Voima Oy and Vakisasai Ramany, Senior VP, International Nuclear Development at EDF.
May 31, 2022
Eric Ingersoll, Co-Founder of TerraPraxis and James Lawless, Fianna Fáil TD, representing Kildare North shared an expert discussion about the need for decarbonisation of Irish energy sectors other than electricity (industry, heat) and nuclear technologies which could be suitable for deep decarbonization of Irish energy. The online session was moderated by Sarah Cullen, Co-Founder of 18for0.
May 23, 2022
The ARPA-E summit convened in Denver, Colorado, from May 23 through 25. On Tuesday 24, Eric Ingersoll presented our Repowering Coal platform at the session 'Beyond Baseload: Nuclear’s Role in the New Energy Landscape'. Eric shared the panel with distinguished experts: Rita Baranwal, Chief Technology Officer at Westinghouse Electric Company; Dr. Charles Forsberg, Principal Research Scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Dr. Jessica Lovering, Co-Founder & Executive Director at Good Energy Collective and Dr. Jenifer Shafer, Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA‑E).
Sky News – The Daily Climate Show
May 5, 2022
Kirsty appeared on the Sky News Daily Climate Show to support a windfall tax on oil companies' bumper profits and call on government to invest now in alleviating the cost-of-living crisis as well as new clean energy to protect consumers from future price volatility.
April 21, 2022
Kirsty Gogan of TerraPraxis joined Umair Irfan, Senior science reporter from Vox and Shaun Burnie, Former senior nuclear specialist at Greenpeace East Asia at Al Jazeera's The Stream show, where the role of nuclear energy in the climate emergency was discussed in terms of its pros and cons. On this episode Kirsty said: 'Nuclear energy is delivering, has delivered and will continue to deliver'... 'Nuclear energy has proven time and again it is the fastest way to decarbonise... Nuclear energy has a very large output with a very small footprint. It's like a million more times dense in producing power than coal'.
Sky News – The Daily Climate Show
March 29, 2022
As the war in Ukraine continues to impact energy supplies, what's the future for nuclear power in Britain? Kirsty Gogan of TerraPraxis participated in the discussion of some of the most crucial questions we are facing today, such as—Where does this situation leave the international and UK's climate strategy and the race to Net Zero? And what are the risks facing nuclear power generation? She said, "We have to look at any of these risks in context and right now the reality is that we see 7 million premature deaths per year around the world from air pollution. So focusing on this and cleaning up all of our fossil fuel based energy infrastructure is really an incredible opportunity not only to address the climate challenges that we face but also the public health challenges that we face."
Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
March 17, 2022
This NEA workshop explored recent experiences and the development of construction and manufacturing techniques—focusing on near-term advances in nuclear construction, while also providing some indication of more long-term improvements that could be made on the basis of design innovations. Finally, workshop participants examined the role of regulators as well as codes and standards organisations to facilitate a wider adoption of advanced construction and manufacturing methodologies. Day 2 of the workshop was opened by Kirsty Gogan, who urged the nuclear industry to lower costs substantially through programmatic learning—because nuclear energy is needed in order to reach Net Zero, and at present: "What we are looking at now is a 3-4º and we have no plan to avoid that outcome." Eric Ingersoll presented TerraPraxis' Repowering Coal project in the Session 3: Panel on improving constructability with small, modular and innovative nuclear designs.
NICE Future initiative
March 16, 2022
This event showed how communities can be uplifted by advanced heat source technologies and breakthrough innovations. Learn the ways countries and organizations are working to bring the social, economic, and environmental benefits of nuclear energy to communities around the world as they make clean energy transitions. Moderator: Jon Carmack, Senior Technical Advisor, Office of Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy. Speakers: • Kirsty Gogan, Founder and Managing Director, TerraPraxis. • Christine King, Director, Gateway for Advanced Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN). • Chuck Tack, Vice President, Nuclear Operations, PacifiCorp. • Guy Lonechild, Chief Executive Officer, First Nations Power Authority, Canada. • Paweł Gładysz, Faculty of Energy and Fuels, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland. • Princess Mthombeni, Founder, Africa4Nuclear.
March 8, 2022
CERAWeek brings together global leaders to advance new ideas, insight and solutions to the biggest challenges facing the future of energy, the environment, and climate. Now in its 40th year, CERAWeek is widely considered to be the most prestigious annual gathering of CEOs and Ministers from global energy and utilities, as well as automotive, manufacturing, policy and financial communities, along with a growing presence of tech. It has been described by the Financial Times as the "the Davos of energy," and by Politico as the “industry’s Super Bowl.” CNBC called it “the world’s preeminent energy conference.” CERAWeek was rated one of the top five overall “corporate leader” conferences in the world. Kirsty Gogan of TerraPraxis presented Repowering Coal at the Carbon Management Hub Pod #4 on March 8, if you are a registered CERAWeek user, watch it on demand here; and on March 10 on a panel on how advanced heat sources are leading to new interest. Moderated by Chad Singleton from IHS Markit, with John L. Hopkins from NuScale Power LLC and J. Clay Sell from X-Energy.
February 27, 2022
Watch this presentation by Kirsty Gogan and Eric Ingersoll of TerraPraxis to the Effective Altruism community about why they founded TerraPraxis—to come up with Climate 2.0 strategies that address the actual risks to the energy transition—cost, speed, scale, space, and political support—these are the obstacles that are standing in the way of achieving the progress on decarbonization the world needs and expects. These risks include public opposition and legal constraints to the future development of renewable energy. For instance, two-thirds of the counties in the U.S. state of Iowa have added restrictions or prohibitions to future wind development; this is true for many states across the US. Based on analysis TerraPraxis and its partner LucidCatalyst performed with McKinsey, it is clear that there is very little potential for onshore wind development left in Germany. However, climate modelers do not take this into consideration and continue to model large additions to wind resources, allowing policy makers to believe we are on the right track when in fact the reality is very different. Along similar lines, TerraPraxis is leading a project to repower the world's 2TW of coal plants, which make up the single largest source of global carbon emissions.
CleanTech Forum: Palm Springs, CA, January 24-26
January 24, 2022
Eric Ingersoll and Kirsty Gogan of TerraPraxis and LucidCatalyst attended the annual CleanTech Forum. Kirsty was featured on panel—The Terawatt Transition; Thinking Scale, Think Differently—about near-term climate-scale strategies that can compete on price and performance with fossil fuels that can address the largest and most difficult carbon emissions challenges—coal and liquid fuels. Customers, investors, and political leaders are aligning around strategies to accelerate the affordable repowering of 2 terawatts of coal, and delivery of 100 million barrels per day of carbon-neutral liquid fuels. These large-scale solutions would repurpose trillions of dollars of existing infrastructure and continue supplying reliable energy, without emissions, and can advance groundbreaking progress toward Net Zero by 2050. Co-hosted by Terrestrial Energy. Eric was on the panel—Carbon to Fuels: Pathways and Innovations—Electrification is set to revolutionize the emissions profile of the transportation sector. However, liquid fuels are likely to remain an important energy carrier, at least for long range flights and shipping. The potential challenges and opportunities for fuels derived from captured carbon were discussed. We invite you to watch the video of the TerraPraxis panels.
Built Environment Matters, Bryden Wood
December 7, 2021
In this episode, Jaimie Johnston MBE and Kirsty Gogan from TerraPraxis discuss how to achieve a practical, global-scale solution to the very biggest issue facing humanity – climate change.
World Nuclear Exhibition
December 1, 2021
The World Nuclear Exhibition 2021 took place in Paris (Nov 30 – Dec 2) with a series of in-person panel sessions. On December 1st, Westinghouse sponsored a session with Kirsty Gogan of TerraPraxis moderating a panel that included Patrick Fragman, President and CEO, Westinghouse; Petro Kotin, Acting President of SE NNEGC “Energoatom”; and Sama Bilbao Y Leon, Director General of the World Nuclear Association.
November 17, 2021
Kirsty Gogan of TerraPraxis along with other contributors to 'Stories from 2030' joined the launch event at the Asia House in London. The VISIONS 2100 Project was launched at COP21 in Paris in 2015. The 82 contributors to 'Stories from 2030' worked on identifying risks, harnessing finance, developing or deploying solutions, and driving government action. The stories address climate justice, collaboration across countries, companies and communities, adaptation of cities and economies, ecosystems and biodiversity, health and wellbeing — and what you can do to help. John O'Brien, author and editor, attending along with Anne McIvor, Cleantech Investor; Simon Bransfield-Garth, Azuri Technologies; Sam Bickersteth, Opportunity International; Kathryn Greenberg, Disability Trust UK; James Cameron, Friend of COP26; among others.
New Nuclear Watch Institute
November 17, 2021
This webinar explored the advantages of floating low-carbon power plants — unique energy solutions ideal for remote regions, autonomous power grids, and offshore processing plants. Resistant to tsunamis and other natural disasters, floating plants supply cheap and clean energy where it is needed. With Kirsty Gogan of TerraPraxis, Elena Pashina of Rusatom Overseas, Mikal Boe of Core Power, Peder Norborg of Seaborg Technologies and Richard Jones of EDF Energy.
November 15, 2021
John Gibbons, climate journalist contributing to The Sunday Business Post and The Irish Times, and Kirsty Gogan talked to Eamon Dunphy about the outcomes of COP26. Kirsty is founder and managing partner of TerraPraxis, an advisor to Governments and NGOs on innovative ways to debarbonise, and chairs the UK Government’s Nuclear Innovation Research and Advisory Board (NIRAB) Cost Reduction Working Group. "The COP is half full rather than half empty because there was progress made. 1.5 [°C] is still on the table, but there's a heavy dose of realism that is needed here."
November 9, 2021
In a side event at COP26 in Glasgow, a group of prominent energy and environmental NGOs, industry, and trade organizations discussed the role of advanced nuclear energy in a decarbonized world. The organizations included ClearPath, Third Way, TerraPraxis, Clean Air Task Force, Nuclear Innovation Alliance, U.S. Nuclear Industry Council, Ultra-Safe Nuclear Corporation, and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Kirsty Gogan represented TerraPraxis. Watch the video.
Climate Action Solution Centre
November 3, 2021
TerraPraxis hosted this high-level event in parallel with the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)—Energy Day at Climate Action Solution Centre (CASC): De-Risking the Terawatt Transition. During the full-day event, key stakeholders revealed new near-term climate-scale strategies to compete on price and performance with fossil fuels that will break through the world’s largest and most difficult carbon emissions challenges: coal, and liquid fuels. Customers, investors and political leaders announced strategies to accelerate the affordable repowering of 2TW of coal and delivery of 100 million barrels/day of carbon-neutral liquid fuels. These large-scale solutions will repurpose trillions of dollars of existing infrastructure to continue supplying reliable energy, without emissions, and can advance groundbreaking progress toward Net Zero by 2050. The sessions were videotaped and can be viewed at the link below.
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
October 28, 2021
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers organised a two-day conference to highlight the central role of engineering in delivering a Net-Zero future. The conference focused on practical engineering solutions to achieve net-zero emissions and consider the wider implications for industry and society. Kirsty Gogan of TerraPraxis gave the keynote talk: Setting the scene – The role of science and engineering in the energy transition.
October 26, 2021
At the the GreenBiz Group's Verge21 Conference: What is next-gen nuclear, and how could it fit into decarbonisation?—Kirsty Gogan, Founder & Managing Partner of TerraPraxis, and Isabelle Boemeke, Fashion Model & Nuclear Energy Influencer aka Isodope, joined Sarah Golden, Senior Energy Analyst & VERGE Energy Chair at GreenBiz Group, and spoke about advanced nuclear technology and answered participants' questions.
October 21, 2021
The SREI Foundation hosted "India Celebrates World Values Day" with a special session on "Reconnecting with Nature," which included an introduction by Dr Rahul Varma and talks by Dr H. P. Kanoria, Matthew Pye, Kirsty Gogan, and Satish Kumar. Kirsty Gogan of TerraPraxis spoke about how energy access is a feminist issue. This session also introduced Paul Palmarozza's book, Cultural Cycles & Climate Change.
The Stand - Episode 1236
October 15, 2021
Eamon Dunphy interviews Kirsty Gogan in advance of the UN Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP26). Addressing complex questions analysing the climate crisis and where we are, Kirsty said: "It's like a perfect storm right now" and "This isn't really an environmental issue, it's really about risks, it's really about resilience, it's really about the fact that our kids are going to go off to a much less secure world."
Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
October 7, 2021
Reducing industrial carbon emissions is one of the most difficult challenges on the path to net zero by 2050, due to the magnitude of greenhouse gas emissions from the industrial sector and technical requirements for heat in addition to power. High-temperature reactors (HTRs) are promising Generation IV nuclear technologies that can supply process heat for a variety of industrial applications. This virtual workshop explored the opportunities and challenges associated with HTRs for industrial heat applications, providing a forum for experts from the public and private sectors to exchange views on the technological and economic features of HTRs focusing on priorities from the end-user's point of view, as collected in advance by the NEA. It also addressed the potential contribution of HTRs towards national and global decarbonisation targets while encouraging discussion about the conditions necessary to promote and enable deployment of HTRs for industrial heat applications. Kirsty Gogan, Co-Founder and Managing Director of TerraPraxis, participated on the panel "National strategies and global perspectives."
Energy Intelligence Forum 2021
October 6, 2021
Kirsty Gogan joined the conversation at the Energy Intelligence Forum 2021 at the Event titled: Can nuclear find a place in the energy transition? Nuclear energy provides low-carbon baseload power but worries about safety and high costs have kept it on the sidelines of the energy transition. Does nuclear have a greater place in a net-zero world? Can old reactors stay in the running? Will new designs get off the ground? Panellists included: Kirsty Gogan – TerraPraxis; Amory Lovins – Stanford University; Alison Silverstein – Independent Consultant; Phil Chaffee – Energy Intelligence. Watch session on demand (for registered users).
Conservative Party Conference
October 5, 2021
TerraPraxis participated in the session which featured: Felix Chow-Kambitsch of Urenco, Aubrey Allegretti of The Guardian, Kirsty Gogan of TerraPraxis, and MP Chris Skidmore. Kirsty Gogan presented the key findings of the report Decarbonising Hydrogen in a Net Zero Economy, commissioned by Urenco and initiated by Aurora Energy Research, which investigates the benefits of deploying renewables together with nuclear energy to support decarbonisation and reduce reliance on fossil fuels as a transitional fuel source in Great Britain. Note: TerraPraxis does not support any political party.
CleanTech Forum Europe
October 5, 2021
Eric Ingersoll and Kirsty Gogan, Co-Founders of TerraPraxis, joined the panel on Big Ideas: is repowering coal the largest carbon abatement opportunity in the world? At the start of 2020 we argued that urgent actions, unusual strategies and unexpected allies would need to be a feature of the 2020’s, if we are to get on track to meet decarbonisation goals. We have been looking for such ever since and believe we have found a big idea to bring to everyone’s attention. The live program was kicked off with a sneak preview of this idea with others.
The European Nuclear Young Generation Forum (ENYGF)
September 28, 2021
The Spanish Young Generation Network hosted the 2021 annual event in cooperation with the IAEA in Tarragona, Spain. This session addressed the essential contribution of nuclear in the way of decarbonising energy uses — from the mathematical methods used to determine the system costs of different transition strategies to the disruptive innovations and applications of nuclear reactors boosting the affordability of higher re-share mixes — and about commitments of public and private institutions promoting the role of nuclear around the world. This session brought some of the most relevant experts in the forward-looking analysis of nuclear energy in the energy transition, including: Vladimir Usanov: Chief Scientist, Institute for Physics and Power Engineering (IPPE), Rosatom; Kirsty Gogan: Managing Partner of TerraPraxis; and Henri Paillere: Head Planning and Economic Studies Section at IAEA.
CATF-EPRI Pillsbury Virtual Workshop
September 9, 2021
The maritime sector faces increasing pressure from global organisations and consumers to reduce its carbon footprint. This workshop addressed the decarbonisation of marine shipping, focusing on the role of zero-carbon fuels (ZCFs), the role of nuclear energy in producing those fuels, and the challenges and opportunities likely to be encountered on the path to a low-carbon shipping industry. Kirsty Gogan and Eric Ingersoll of TerraPraxis participated.
Energy Disruptors Podcast
July 11, 2021
In this compelling and optimistic discussion, two formidable nuclear energy experts Kirsty Gogan and Dr. Rita Baranwal (former Assistant Secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy in the U.S. Department of Energy, and now VP of nuclear at the Electric Power Research Institute) explain why nuclear is so often left out of the conversation and, more importantly, why we have no choice but to include it in the mix of transition fuels to get us to a net-zero future. They talk about energy access, decarbonisation challenges, and being trailblazers in the industry. Visit site, watch the video, or listen to the podcast.
The Rational View Podcast
June 11, 2021
Professional astrophysicist Dr. Al Scott has a conversation with TerraPraxis co-founders, Kirsty Gogan and Eric Ingersoll discussing their idea to revolutionize the battle against fossil fuels and carbon emissions: using the heat and electricity from advanced heat sources to create hydrogen more efficiently than by non-thermal electrolysis. This carbon-free hydrogen can be used to create synthetic fuels and could contribute to reversing the accumulation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Clean Energy Ministerial, Event Video
June 4, 2021
Watch Kirsty Gogan and Eric Ingersoll of TerraPraxis in a video of this event led by the NICE Future initiative at the 12th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM12), which took place in Chile (May 30 – June 4, 2021). The discussion expanded on nuclear technology’s system flexibility benefits, presenting new applications that target hard-to-abate sectors and enable re-use of existing infrastructure without emissions, including the opportunity to repower coal fleets making them cleaner and more flexible. Note: Eric presents the Repowering Coal project at 42.30 mins and then Kirsty has a brief conversation with Rumina Velshi, President and CEO of the Canadian Safety Nuclear Association.
Clean Energy Ministerial, Event Video
June 3, 2021
This 12th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM12) event was hosted by the NICE Future initiative, and moderated by Kirsty Gogan of TerraPraxis. View the video of this session about clean energy and green hydrogen for fuels and industrial heat. Even as clean electricity becomes more readily available worldwide, emissions are still projected to continue, and rise, in difficult to decarbonize sectors, such as industry, aviation and shipping. This event explored opportunities to target these hard-to-abate sectors with advanced heat sources and hydrogen-enabled synthetic fuels to accelerate cost-effective transitions to zero emissions energy systems. Kirsty presents the findings from the Missing Link report starting at 21.30 and then at 53.30 there is an interesting Q&A session with all the panelists.
Clean Energy Ministerial, Event Video
June 3, 2021
This 12th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM12) event was hosted by the NICE Future initiative, and moderated by Kirsty Gogan of TerraPraxis. View the video of this session with international leaders discussing how flexibility and integration can maximize the full potential of clean, reliable, and affordable power systems enabling the transition towards countries’ ambitious net zero goals. Note that at the 36th minute, Kirsty Gogan interviews current and former Director Generals Sama Bilbao y León, Grossi, and Magwood and then she has a conversation with Fatih Birol.
World Nuclear Association Webinar
May 26, 2021
The WNA hosted this webinar exploring the role of nuclear energy to decarbonise sectors beyond electricity with two studies: Canadian Nuclear Association President, John Gorman, on the economic and climate implications of employing small modular reactors (SMRs) in Canada’s high-emitting industrial sectors, and TerraPraxis co-founder Eric Ingersoll, discussed how untapped options for clean hydrogen can put the world back on the pathway to the Paris climate goals.
Top Tier Impact Webinar
May 5, 2021
Watch this webinar sponsored by Top Tier Impact and LucidCatalyst about how we can de-risk the energy transition, featuring Kirsty Gogan, Eric Ingersoll, and John Herter, of LucidCatalyst and TerraPraxis. Reducing emissions at the pace and scale required demands wholesale structural change, including utilisation of all currently available low-carbon technologies and new innovations. The challenges may be unevenly spread across sectors, especially for the hard to decarbonise sectors such as industry, shipping, and aviation — but all must contribute.
Center for Policy Studies Webinar
May 3, 2021
Watch Kirsty Gogan of TerraPraxis in this important discussion. In the year the UK hosts COP26, the Prime Minister has made delivering a Green Industrial Revolution a key priority for the Government. Meeting the Net Zero target by 2050 will largely depend on how quickly the energy system can be decarbonised. A greater share of electricity generation will need to come from zero-emission sources, such as nuclear and renewables. But other trends — such as the electrification of transport and heating — will mean more electricity overall will need to be generated. This discussion explores how Britain can ensure that it has the infrastructure and policies in place to meet these challenges.
April 30, 2021
Kirsty Gogan was invited to moderate a discussion centred on the social, environmental, and global partnerships aspects of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the launch of Atoms for Humanity - Why Humanity Needs Nuclear produced by Rosatom.
American Nuclear Society
April 22, 2021
Watch this special Earth Day discussion hosted by ANS. Panelists representing a broad spectrum of environmental, social, and advocacy perspectives discussed what Earth Day means to them. Panelists: Isabelle Boemeke, Nuclear Energy Influencer; Josh Freed, Senior Vice President, Climate and Energy Program, Third Way; Kirsty Gogan, Co-Founder, TerraPraxis, and Managing Partner, LucidCatalyst; Katie Mummah, PhD Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Rich Powell, Executive Director, ClearPath and ClearPath Action. Moderator: Craig Piercy, Executive Director/CEO, American Nuclear Society. For TerraPraxis 'every day is Earth Day'.
April 20, 2021
Eric Ingersoll and Kirsty Gogan were invited to present on Non-Power Applications, at this the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) Webinar Series, examining the opportunities, challenges, and innovations needed for shaping our carbon-free future.
Reuters Events Nuclear Webinars
March 30, 2021
When it comes to new applications, SMR’s are looking to horizons that have never been seen before. From green hydrogen to desalination, we need to understand how to develop engineering and financial resources to meet these challenges head on, and seize market share in brand new markets. Criticality Capital, Anthropocene Institute, TerraPraxis, ARC Clean Energy and Reuters Events teamed up to create this webinar. Key Speakers sharing expert insight include: Robert Braun, COO, Arc Clean Energy; Leslie Dewan, Founder, Criticality Capital; Kirsty Gogan, Co-founder, TerraPraxis. The four key topics include: carbon capture; production of clean hydrogen and synthetic fuels; desalinization; and industrial heat. View Kirsty's presentation at the link below.
March 24, 2021
Kirsty Gogan discusses the three main organising principles in order to achieve decarbonisation — Scale, Speed, and Cost. She uses the analogy of “Impossible Burgers” with respect to traditional fossil fuels and suggests that low-cost, clean hydrogen-based synthetic fuel can be a feasible alternative to fossil fuel in shipping, aviation, and other industries.
TerraPraxis: Missing Link to a Livable Climate
March 8, 2021
Watch a recording of the webinar, hosted by TerraPraxis and Japan NRG, launching the Japanese edition of our flagship report: Missing Link to a Livable Climate – 生存可能な気候保全のた めの「ミッシングリンク」. The report can also be downloaded from our website here.
Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum
January 22, 2021
Kirsty Gogan was honoured to participate in the fifth annual Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum, the premiere international gathering of government, industry, and thought leaders to set the energy agenda for the year. Non-grid nuclear applications hold key to decarbonisation: using nuclear plants to generate heat as well as electricity for non-grid industrial applications could be central to deep decarbonisation efforts beyond being a source of zero-carbon electricity. The panel looked at how hydrogen and nuclear energy can contribute to carbon abatement efforts in areas that have so far been hard to decarbonise. Watch the video and/or learn more about the Global Energy Forum at the web link below.
Nuclear Industry Association UK
January 19, 2021
Kirsty Gogan joined a distinguished panel to discuss how we can achieve cost reduction in nuclear new build. The new build cost reduction target is to deliver a 30% reduction in the cost to the consumer of low carbon new nuclear generation by 2030, in support of the UK’s net zero commitment. View the presentation from the webinar on the LucidCatalyst website, link below.
Energi Strategi Podden
December 27, 2020
This podcast from Sweden explores: How do we go about delivering on the Paris agreement? What kind of policy and infrastructural changes do we need? In this episode Eric Ingersoll and Kirsty Gogan discuss the findings of their Missing Link hydrogen report, authored by LucidCatalyst and being disseminated by TerraPraxis.
Top Tier Impact Virtual Conference
December 5, 2020
A global members-only community of investors, entrepreneurs and professionals who are focused on solving the critical issues of our time invited TerraPraxis to submit a position paper and lead the charge in making the case for “nuclear energy’s place in reaching net-zero” during an intensive three-day virtual conference. Our key points are:
1. Flexible operation is critical to future power markets
2. Advanced reactors are competitive with best-in-class conventional power plants
3. Hydrogen-enabled synthetic fuels are key and can be affordably produced by nuclear plants
Air Miners Events Series
December 2, 2020
Kirsty Gogan of TerraPraxis was invited to participate in the first of the new series of events by AirMiners covering energy sources that can power carbon removal at global scale. Watch the video of the discussion about nuclear energy in partnership with the Anthropocene Institute on World Nuclear Energy Day! Other panelists included Canon Bryan of Terrestrial Energy and Seaver Wang of the Breakthrough Institute.
December 2, 2020
TerraPraxis co-sponsored and presented a vision for large scale, low-cost hydrogen-enabled synthetic fuels production at this two-day virtual workshop, alongside energy-intensive users, future clean energy developers and suppliers, researchers and thought leaders. The discussion covered:
• Potential Markets for Low-Cost Hydrogen
• Hydrogen Production from Nuclear Energy – Current and Future Capabilities
• Advanced Reactors – New Technologies and Deployment Models
• Baselining Hydrogen Technology – Innovations in Electrolysis and Ammonia Synthesis
American Nuclear Society
November 17, 2020
TerraPraxis Co-Founders, Kirsty Gogan and Eric Ingersoll were invited to speak at the 2020 ANS Winter meeting, where they presented on transforming nuclear power plant delivery models from FOAK to NOAK.
Thorium MSR Foundation
November 13, 2020
The Netherlands is poised to procure 10GW of new nuclear energy to support net zero goals. Kirsty Gogan and Eric Ingersoll joined senior Dutch politicians and thought leaders where they presented the potentially transformative opportunity for shipyard manufactured nuclear plants to deliver high quality, low-cost plants with increased budget and schedule certainty. Watch the video.
CleanTech Group, Webinar
October 28, 2020
Can Innovation Transform the Global Energy System? Watch this webinar exploring how nuclear innovation must be part of the solution for decarbonization in electricity, industry, and transport. You'll gain a new understanding of the role advanced nuclear can play in hitting 2050 global decarbonization targets. Webinar speakers include Kirsty Gogan of TerraPraxis, Dr. Rita Baranwal of the US DOE, Dr. Sama Bilbao Y León Director of the World Nuclear Association, and James E. Hansen former Director of NASA. Sponsors include Terrestrial Energy, NuScale Power, and USNC.
Are We Nearly There Yet? Podcast
October 21, 2020
Listen to this podcast with Kirsty Gogan about her life and how she came to work on climate issues. Kirsty highly recommends reading Professor Sir David MacKay’s book “Sustainable Energy Without the Hot Air” (www.withouthotair.com) which opened her eyes to the scale of the energy challenge and not being able to address it with renewables alone.
International Atomic Energy Association
October 7, 2020
At the closing session of the IAEA Scientific Forum, hosted by Director General Rafael M. Grossi, Kirsty Gogan, of TerraPraxis and LucidCatalyst, participated with high level panellists, highlighting key findings on the role of nuclear power in the clean energy transition.
Centro Interdisciplinario de Estudios Avanzados (CIEA)
September 30, 2020
Kirsty Gogan of TerraPraxis (and founder of Energy for Humanity) participated as a speaker at the International Webinar “Present and Future of Nuclear Energy in a Changing World“ organised by the Study Programme on Nuclear Energy and Innovation (PROGENI).
International Atomic Energy Association
September 23, 2020
Watch the video of Kirsty Gogan of TerraPraxis and LucidCatalyst interviewed on the much needed transition to clean energy and the role played by nuclear, in the Media Corner at the 2020 IAEA Scientific Forum.
Clean Energy Ministerial 11
September 15, 2020
Watch the video of Kirsty Gogan of TerraPraxis and LucidCatalyst presenting ideas from the Missing Link report about clean synthetic fuels by LucidCatalyst, at the Flexibility in Clean Energy Systems: The Enabling Roles of Nuclear Energy panel at CEM 11, as part of the launch of Flexible Nuclear Campaign for Nuclear-Renewables Integration. This NICE Future event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia showcases clean energy system options through nuclear energy innovations. Speakers will discuss how emerging nuclear energy breakthroughs can improve system flexibility, support the integration of higher shares of variable renewable energy, and ultimately lead to cleaner, more resilient power.
Cleaning Up Podcast
August 19, 2020
Michael Liebreich interviews TerraPraxis and LucidCatalyst's Kirsty Gogan about nuclear energy: "It's the missing link to a livable climate". What role (if any) should nuclear play in a low carbon future? Should we build more large-scale light-water reactors despite high costs? Is nuclear safe? What about proliferation? Kirsty Gogan, a leading voice on nuclear power answers all of the above. Watch the video of this interview.
Power Hungry Podcast
April 20, 2020
Robert Bryce interviews Kirsty Gogan and Eric Ingersoll, the founders of TerraPraxis, a non-profit organization that is “focused on action for climate and prosperity.” Robert talks with them about their recent report, Missing Link to a Livable Climate: How Hydrogen-Enabled Synthetic Fuels Can Help Deliver the Paris Goals, nuclear energy, the footprint of renewables, and why the low capacity factors of wind and solar energy make them incompatible with low-cost production of hydrogen.