Co-authored by Mona Emissions reduction alone is not enough to address the climate crisis. Carbon removal is an essential part of any solution. In fact, all IPCC 1.5c scenarios feature annual carbon removal at the gigaton level — somewhere between [...]  Read more

Lithos Carbon

Agriculture is both contributing to the climate crisis and being negatively impacted by it. According to the USDA, agriculture is responsible for more than 10% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, changes in temperature and rainfall as [...]  Read more

Anthro Energy

From the electrification of end-uses such as vehicles and heating to storage supporting intermittent renewables, many emission-reduction efforts rely heavily on lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. But today’s batteries are not up to the task. They are not designed to be as [...]  Read more

Molten Industries

The first time I met Kevin Bush and Caleb Boyd was at their garage, conveniently located in Kevin’s backyard. In that small garage, their curiosity was massive. The two experimented with everything from producing green cement to building a direct [...]  Read more


Co-authored by Albert Wenger. Geothermal energy is a vastly underdeveloped resource relative to its potential; just 0.1% of the Earth’s heat content could supply humanity’s total energy needs for two million years. It is also a great source of reliable, [...]  Read more


Co-authored with Nick Grossman Transportation, including road, rail, air, and marine, has a greater reliance on fossil fuels than any other sector. It accounts for 37% of CO2 emissions from end-uses. Electrification has been the preferred strategy to decarbonize small [...]  Read more

Investing in Climate Adaptation

Co-authored by Hanel Baveja, Mona Alsubaei The USV Climate Fund is focused on companies that provide mitigation for, or adaptation to, the climate crisis.   Mitigation means drawdown of existing greenhouse gasses and reducing future emissions.  For example, sequestering carbon with [...]  Read more

Shift EV

Transportation is the sector with the largest CO2 emissions, accounting for 37% of total CO2 emissions from end-use sectors globally. A crucial strategy for the reduction of those emissions is the electrification of transportation. In that regard it is exciting [...]  Read more

Brilliant Planet

Co-authored by John Buttrick Of the world’s 2,000 largest public companies, at least 21% now have net-zero commitments. For most of these companies, even with significant emissions reduction, carbon offsetting will be essential to achieving their goals. In fact, all [...]  Read more