Sometimes, it seems as if the decarbonisation of power generation is so well advanced, notably in a country like the UK, that we can all sit back and relax – or rather, focus on other pressing priorities.
However, with global carbon emissions continuing to rise to new records and the impacts of climate change becoming ever more menacingly obvious, urgent action is needed – and no stone must be left unturned. Anything that can accelerate the transition to zero carbon energy must be done.
In this article, we focus on large scale wind power. Installed capacity is growing fast globally, fuelled by ever more competitive costs. In a fast-growing list of countries, deploying onshore wind power is now cheaper than fossil fuel-based electricity.
Our pitch event on 5 February took place at Browns Covent Garden in London, with four companies presenting to Green Angel Syndicate’s eager audience of active angel investors. This time, there was a special focus on projects in the circular economy, including the recycling of plastics. However, this was by coincidence rather than by design, as Green Angel Syndicate’s selection criteria remain unwavering: we look for companies combining the potential for significant long-term shareholder value creation with a clear positive contribution to the green economy.
Our November pitch event set another record in terms of attendance but also in terms of diversity – both in the audience and among companies pitching. We were delighted to hear about five impressive projects in five very different fields, all contributing in their own ways to the green economy, in line with Green Angel Syndicate’s mission.
What’s the point of connecting objects to the internet, and is it even innovative? Do we want connected toothbrushes or GPS-enabled dog collars? We at Green Angel Syndicate may tend to over-enthusiasm, but one key area where we think the internet of things is unarguably promising is making buildings smarter – in particular making them more energy efficient.
This is the second article in our series of three on the Clean Transportation Revolution. In the first one, we took a close look at electric vehicles. In this second one, we will focus on autonomous vehicles (AVs). Driverless cars are coming. The first models could be available for purchase within two years and some predict that by 2030, 95% of passenger miles travelled in the US could be in on-demand autonomous vehicles. It is very likely that children born this year will probably never drive a car.
Is this the end of cars as we know them? Reading tech blogs and think tanks’ research, you could be forgiven for expecting that in a few years, the world will have effortlessly moved from human-driven combustion engine cars, owned by their drivers, to fleets of electric ‘robocars’ summoned by their users.
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