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The Ad Hoc Gist: I’m the Problem, It’s Me(thane)

Fossil gas is a big problem for the climate. And there are major political battles being waged on how much we need and for how long.

Regardless of their outcome, we’re going to have a gas system for the foreseeable future. So, as Ian Rinehart and Sam Bauer write in this month’s Gist, we should lean in hard to stop methane leaks from gas extraction and infrastructure.

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Climate investors are already bracing for Trump

Donald Trump’s victory in yesterday’s New Hampshire Republican presidential primary makes clear the stark choice coming into view for voters: On one side, an incumbent president whose signature climate achievement — the Inflation Reduction Act — is doing more to accelerate the energy transition than any other U.S. policy against an opponent who continues to…

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The Ad Hoc Gist: 2024: Hope Floats or Reality Bites?

As we kick off 2024, I invited five experts to share their predictions for tech, funding, and policy.

Here’s mine: 2024 will be big for resilience. In an election year, when climate action will become even more politicized, resilience tech should avoid the political crosshairs. The reality of extreme weather and wildfires will prompt utilities (no CEO wants a repeat of Hawaii), big real estate, and other vulnerable sectors to invest in their self-interest.