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Events

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.