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Derisking the TeraWatt Transition

Climate Action Solution Centre

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November 3, 2021

TerraPraxis will host this high-level, by-invitation-only event, to take place 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 will reveal 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 will announce 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.

Clean Heat for Industrial Decarbonisation

Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)

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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."

Can nuclear find a place in the energy transition?

Energy Intelligence Forum 2021

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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.

The Next Chapter for Nuclear

Conservative Party Conference

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October 5, 2021

TerraPraxis participated in the session on The Next Chapter for Nuclear in the UK. The session featured: Felix Chow-Kambitsch, Urenco; Aubrey Allegretti, The Guardian; Kirsty Gogan, TerraPraxis; and Chris Skidmore MP. (TerraPraxis does not endorse any political party.)

From Commitments to Actions: the sprint to net zero

CleanTech Forum Europe

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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.

Energy Transition: The Role of Nuclear

The European Nuclear Young Generation Forum (ENYGF)

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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.

Nuclear for Marine Shipping

CATF-EPRI Pillsbury Virtual Workshop

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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.

Kirsty Gogan & Dr. Rita Baranwal. Deep Decarbonisation Advocates. Nuclear Energy Powerhouses

Energy Disruptors Podcast

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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.

Flexible Nuclear Campaign for Nuclear-Renewables Integration (CEM12)

Clean Energy Ministerial, Event Video

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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) took place in Chile from 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.  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.

Net Zero with Clean Fuels (CEM12)

Clean Energy Ministerial, Event Video

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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.

Net Zero Emissions Pathways with Nuclear Innovation (CEM12)

Clean Energy Ministerial, Event Video

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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.

The Role of Nuclear Beyond Electricity

World Nuclear Association Webinar

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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.

De-Risking the Energy Transition

Top Tier Impact Webinar

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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.

After the Energy White Paper: Where Now for Energy Policy?

Center for Policy Studies Webinar

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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 too. exploring how Britain can ensure that it has the infrastructure and policies in place to meet these challenges.

Nuclear Enables Environmentalists to Talk About 'Plenty'

World Nuclear News, Atoms for Humanity

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April 29, 2021

Caring about the environment has traditionally focused on the scarcity of natural resources, but with nuclear power a healthier world can also mean abundance for all, environmentalist Ben Heard (NGO Bright New World) said today at the Atoms for Humanity discussion on Why Humanity Needs Nuclear produced by Russia's Rosatom. The discussion centred on the social, environmental, and global partnerships aspects of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It was moderated by Kirsty Gogan, co-founder of TerraPraxis.

What Does Earth Day Mean to You?

American Nuclear Society Webinar

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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

Reimagining Energy Non-Power Applications

GAIN Webinar

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April 20, 2021

Eric Ingersoll and Kirsty Gogan, representing TerraPraxis, presented as part of this expert panel at the GAIN webinar series on "Reimagining Energy: Non-Power Applications”

Reimagining Energy: Non-Power Applications

GAIN Webinar Series

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April 19, 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

SMR Applications: The Future of the End User

Reuters Events Nuclear Webinars

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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.

Missing Link to a Livable Climate – Launch of the Japanese Edition

TerraPraxis: Missing Link to a Livable Climate

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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 under Projects/Clean Synthetic Fuels.

Nuclear Beyond Power: Hydrogen, Heat, and Desalination

Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum

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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 Sector Deal Webinar Series 2021

Nuclear Industry Association UK

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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.

Reaching Net Zero

Top Tier Impact Virtual Conference

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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

Unlocking Hydrogen Markets

H2 Workshop

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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

Advanced Nuclear for Carbon Capture

Air Miners Events Series

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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.

From Project to Product: Transforming Plant Delivery Models from First-of-a-kind to Nth-of-a-kind

American Nuclear Society

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November 17, 2020

Kirsty Gogan and Eric Ingersoll were invited as speakers at 2020 ANS Winter meeting, where they presented on transforming Nuclear Power Plant delivery models from FOAK to NOAK. View the presentation here.

Shipyard Manufactured Power Plants

Thorium MSR Foundation

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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.

Nuclear Innovation and Deep Decarbonization: Can Innovation Transform the Global Energy System?

CleanTech Group, Webinar

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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.

IAEA Scientific Forum 2020: Nuclear Power and the Clean Energy Transition

International Atomic Energy Association

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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.

Nuclear Key to the Clean Energy Transition – Conclusions of the 2020 IAEA Scientific Forum

International Atomic Energy Association

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September 30, 2020

Nuclear power must have a seat at the table in global discussions over energy policies to curb emissions and meet climate goals, as technical and scientific advances open the door to better economics and greater public acceptance of this low carbon source of energy. Participants discussed innovations that are making nuclear power a more affordable and attractive energy option. These include advances in large reactors, emerging technologies such as advanced fuel and small modular reactors (SMRs), engineering breakthroughs extending the operational lifetime of existing reactors, and new developments in waste management such as the construction of the world’s first deep geological repository for spent nuclear fuel. Kirsty Gogan and Eric Ingersoll participated on the panel and met with IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi.

Present and Future of Nuclear Energy in a Changing World

Centro Interdisciplinario de Estudios Avanzados (CIEA)

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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).

IAEA Scientific Forum 2020: Media Corner with Kirsty Gogan

International Atomic Energy Association

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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.

Flexibility in Clean Energy Systems: The Enabling Roles of Nuclear Energy panel at the 11th Clean Energy Ministerial

Clean Energy Ministerial 11

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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.

Flexibility: The Enabling Roles of Nuclear Energy (CEM 11)

Clean Energy Ministerial 11

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September 14, 2020

Watch the video of Kirsty Gogan's key note address 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.

Kirsty Gogan and Eric Ingersoll: Co-Founders of TerraPraxis

Power Hungry Podcast

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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.