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2022 Aspen Energy Week

Aspen Institute

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August 2, 2022

The 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 focus on the future of the domestic energy system broadly, and in particular encourages leaders to devise, design, and deploy solutions to the climate crisis. Over four days at the Aspen Meadows Resort in Aspen, Colorado, the forum convenes 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. The Forum is co-chaired by Rich Powell, Executive Director, Clearpath, and Miranda Ballentine, CEO at Clean Energy Buyers’ Alliance. Kirsty Gogan will be speaking about the TerraPraxis Repowering Coal Platform on August 2, on Session 5: "New Energy Symbiosis and Systems Thinking".

2nd IAEA Workshop on Fusion Enterprises

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

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July 11, 2022

The IAEA will hold the 2nd IAEA Workshop on Fusion Enterprises from 11 to 12 July 2022. This workshop discusses the commercialization paths for fusion by bringing together the pioneering actors in private enterprises. The IAEA expects professionals from relevant fields to provide 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".

WiNx Special Event

Women in Nuclear and the Young Generation

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June 29, 2022

Join Kirsty Gogan on the first edition of the WiNx Special Event will be held on June 28-29, 2022 in Provence, south of France. The event will be co-hosted by the GWNET, and focus on the topic "Women & Energy Transition". During the event an Expert Panel will provide the audience with key insights from the latest global energy trends and policy decisions, focusing on clean energy sources. It will feature high-level speakers from different women-led networks and energy industries. This event will provide an opportunity to support technology development and show the diversity in Energy Transition goals.

Climate-Scale Solutions with Nuclear-Produced Hydrogen: Net-Zero Carbon Synthetic Fuels

NICE Future initiative

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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)

Energy System Transition Equities

NICE Future initiative

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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.

Assessing and Mitigating Financial Risks of New Nuclear

Nuclear Energy Partnership

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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 will share 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 virtual event

Powered On Live

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June 15, 2022

For 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..."


Nuclear Innovation Conference 2022

NRG

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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.

Nordic Nuclear Forum 2022

NNF

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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.

Nuclear Beyond Power

18for0

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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.

ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

ARPA-E Summit

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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).

The Daily Climate Show: What should oil and gas companies do with their bumper profits?

Sky News – The Daily Climate Show

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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.

Climate emergency: Is nuclear power a part of the solution?

The Stream

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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'.

The Daily Climate Show: The future of nuclear power in Britain, and BA to use sustainable jet fuel

Sky News – The Daily Climate Show

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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 participates 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 says, "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."

Advanced Construction and Manufacturing Methodologies for New Nuclear Build

Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)

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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.

Nuclear Energy Innovations -- Supporting Global Communities

NICE Future initiative

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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.

TerraPraxis at CERAWeek

CERAWeek

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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.

Designing the Terawatt Transition: Repowering Coal

Effective Environmentalism

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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.

From Commitments to Actions: The Sprint to Net Zero

CleanTech Forum: Palm Springs, CA, January 24-26

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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.

Global-scale solutions to climate change

Built Environment Matters, Bryden Wood

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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.

Moving Nuclear to 4G and Beyond — Reliably. Together.

World Nuclear Exhibition

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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.

Offshore power: Floating low-carbon energy solutions for remote areas

New Nuclear Watch Institute

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November 17, 2021

This webinar explore 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.

Stories from 2030 — London Launch Event

Visions 2100

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November 17, 2021

Join 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.

COP26 — Glasgow Summit Hints At Hope But No Promise

The Stand

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November 15, 2021

John Gibbons, climate journalist contributing to The Sunday Business Post and The Irish Times, and Kirsty Gogan talk 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."

De-risking Decarbonization with Advanced Nuclear: A COP26 Side Event

ClearPath

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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.

Derisking the TeraWatt Transition

Climate Action Solution Centre

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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.

Making COP26 Matter—The role of science and engineering in the energy transition

Institution of Mechanical Engineers

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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.

Ask an Expert: Advanced Nuclear by Terrestrial Energy

Verge21 Conference

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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.

India Celebrates World Values Day

SREI Foundation

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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.

Climate Change — A Challenge Like No Other in History

The Stand - Episode 1236

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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."

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. Watch session on demand (for registered users).

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.

The Next Chapter for Nuclear in the UK

Conservative Party Conference

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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.

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.

Kirsty Gogan and Eric Ingersoll on Nuclear Hydrogen

The Rational View Podcast

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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.

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), 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.

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.

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.

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. This discussion explores how Britain can ensure that it has the infrastructure and policies in place to meet these challenges.

Atoms for Humanity

Rosatom

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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.

What Does Earth Day Mean to You?

American Nuclear Society

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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. For TerraPraxis 'every day is Earth Day'.

Reimagining Energy Non-Power Applications

GAIN Webinar

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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.

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.

How Hydrogen-Enabled Synthetic Fuels Can Cut Global Emissions

Cimpatico Podcast

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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.

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 here.

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.

Energy Strategy Podcast: Conversation with Kirsty Gogan & Eric Ingersoll

Energi Strategi Podden

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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.

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

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.

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.

I always judge myself before others! Kirsty Gogan

Are We Nearly There Yet? Podcast

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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.

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.

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, 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 'Fighting for Nuclear'

Cleaning Up Podcast

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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.

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.