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Climate Series Post #2: Overviewing the Benefits of Nuclear Energy

Climate Series Post #2: Overviewing the Benefits of Nuclear Energy

Benjamin Liker and Thomas R. Ward

Nuclear energy may be the smartest way to reduce the environmental impact of electricity generation.

Wind, solar, geothermal, and hydroelectric power generation all offer renewable energy with benefits and drawbacks. However, transitioning the world to purely renewable energy may be a bigger task than we anticipate due to supply chain, primary environmental, and deployment issues. Those problems notwithstanding, the world still needs to drastically reduce carbon emissions while preserving other ecological resources. There are four key metrics that point to why nuclear is a smarter energy source.

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Climate Series Post #1: Post-UN Climate Change Conference 26

Climate Series Post #1: Post-UN Climate Change Conference 26

Climate Series Post #1: Post-UN Climate Change Conference 26 (COP26, this past November 2021 in Glasglow https://ukcop26.org /  https://unfccc.int)

Benjamin Liker and Thomas R. Ward

As noted in the Executive Summary (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/climate-solutions-avoiding-carbon-traps-other-misbranded-tom-ward/?published=t), COP26 is 26th annual high-level meeting of leaders which several agreements are debated, such as the keystone “Paris Accords” (https://www.c2es.org/content/history-of-un-climate-talks/).  According to the UK Law Society (For details see https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/topics/climate-change/reflecting-on-cop26-what-were-the-key-outcomes),

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Benjamin Liker

Driving True Sustainability

Driving True Sustainability

Avoiding “Carbon Traps” and Other Misbranded Environmental Efforts

An Executive Summary by Benjamin Liker and Thomas R. Ward

Climate change and environmental degradation are the existential threats of our time— perhaps of all time. In all our history as humans on this earth, never has there been such a need for urgent action by all of us, for all of us. Environmental activists have been shouting from the treetops for over a century, governments have slowly begun to shift toward “green” thinking in the past decade, and finally, the private sector has been catching on in recent years as well. Terms like “ESG” and “sustainability” have become buzzwords in the media, government, and corporate landscapes in an attempt to center planet-conscious actions in a world where market forces and social movements dominate headlines and executive decision-making. 

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Benjamin Liker

5 Data Center Trends to Watch For

5 Data Center Trends to Watch For

The year 2020 changed a lot of things; one aspect of our lives that was tremendously affected was the way we interacted with each other. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the global economy’s reliance on IT became stronger, making the need for digital infrastructures like data centers more critical than ever before.

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Blake Raynor

Extreme Weather is a Growing Risk Factor to Data Centers

Extreme Weather is a Growing Risk Factor to Data Centers

Data centers are becoming more indispensable by the minute as we head towards a future in which data is at the core of everything we do. Although modern data centers have unbelievable capacity and sophistication and have made significant contributions to environmental sustainability, they are not immune or invincible to extreme weather and climate conditions.
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Philip Eggen

Blockchain Solutions Solving Supply Chain Issues

Blockchain Solutions Solving Supply Chain Issues

Blockchain solutions have the potential to distinctly improve supply chains, enabling quicker and more cost-efficient delivery of products, enhancing products’ traceability, improving communication, and giving help to financing frameworks.

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Philip Eggen

Cross Border Finance and Blockchain Technology in the Modern World

Cross Border Finance and Blockchain Technology in the Modern World

Blockchain technology in facilitating cross-border financial transactions in the modern world has attracted attention from many corporations. TerraScale will look to utilize this new technology in their operations.

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Philip Eggen

Utilizing Blockchain to Transform the Pharmaceutical Industry

Utilizing Blockchain to Transform the Pharmaceutical Industry

A Blockchain network that allows the sharing of information, in real-time with participants, is a solution to fixing supply chain vulnerabilities, increase compliance in the Pharma supply chain and better the transparency of Clinical Trials.

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Philip Eggen

The Need for Climate Resilient Infrastructure

The Need for Climate Resilient Infrastructure

By early October 2019, In the United States alone, ten climate disaster events had led to losses exceeding $1 billion. In this light, new infrastructure assets must be prioritized to account for the climate changes that may occur.

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Blake Raynor

The Sun is Shining Just a Little Brighter Today

The Sun is Shining Just a Little Brighter Today

Renewable energy generates 17.5% of our energy supply. Actions to increase our supply of renewable energy and storage will help us to slowly wean ourselves off dependence upon fossil fuels still the source of 62.7% of power generation.

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John Reed