趋势:在“如何避免气候灾难,”比尔盖茨将一个可能只是可行的艰难课程
比尔盖茨的新书“如何避免气候灾难,周二归属。他在释放之前与Geekwire谈过。(John Keatley照片)

上个月的突破能源风险企业抓住了标题,并提出了基金所提出的消息另外10亿美元投资于有前途,可扩展的气候变化解决方案。

与此同时 - 关注较少 - 比尔盖茨导向机构的倡议一直扩展到新的方案,这应该有助于拉动支持清洁技术创新和采用的其他杠杆。

突破能源风险, which started as a promise made at the UN climate talks in Paris, has evolved into an umbrella organization called突破能量。It includes the VC fund as well as BE Catalyst, BE Fellows, BE Sciences, BE Policy and Advocacy, and BE Ventures Europe and BE Solutions Canada, which involve partnerships between governments, companies and investors.

在最近的Geekwire与Bill Gates采访中,关于他即将到来的书籍,亚博体育提现不出来“如何避免气候灾难”我们讨论了突破能源的进步和目标。

该倡议与书中的概念对齐,即实现绿色技术,并将温室气体排放减少到2050,需要创新,推动新技术价格,缩小盖茨称之为“绿色保费”。这将需要投资研发,支持该技术的政府政策,以及创建可靠的市场购买技术。

倾听上面的播客中的完整对话,或在任何播客应用程序中订阅geekwire,并继续阅读与气候投资相关的摘录。

关于气候投资的租赁盖茨:“我和很多philanthropists today about ways that they could give either through Breakthrough or off on their own. I’m talking with Jeff Bezos, we’re gonna do some things together. He’ll obviously do a ton of stuff that’s on his own, which I applaud.

突破能量是一把雨伞。第一个真正的大片是那个冒险的作品,部分原因是我现在如此雄心勃勃,现在这么好了。亚博体育提现不出来我的意思是对第二个基金的字面意思,我没有打电话给筹集基金。足够的人自愿加入新的,足够的人留在那里,我们将超过10亿美元,没有任何分心。

So my time is spent with that science team talking through the companies, talking through the policy things that will help enable those companies, what kind of demonstration projects would the companies like to see us drive forward, and figuring out the right partnerships there.”

盖茨解释说明具有不寻常的企业的创造和结构“患者资本”approach that makes investments over a 20-year period, as opposed to the conventional goal of a return on investment within five years:“我愿意为非常高风险的东西提供资金。我有一个惊人的技术团队,突破能源风险。很多想法进来,其中许多人看起来不强烈,但我们发现40多家公司在第一个基金中提供资金。这比我预期的好。

几个星期前刚刚公布的第二基金潜在投资清单非常大,那些似乎的质量看起来与我们在第一个基金中拥有的那样良好。

I was very worried when I made the commitment in 2015 as part of the Paris talks where countries agreed to double their energy R&D budgets. My part of the deal was creating something that was not typical venture, but something attuned and 100% focused on climate change with the deep management team, a very deep science team, far far more than any venture firm ever would put into their science capabilities, and yet only focused on companies that can have a dramatic impact on climate change. It’s a very novel construct.”

有企业的成功如何导致催化剂,并成为伙伴,这是一个有助于培养的培养师的程序,这些程序是有前途的研究人员:“部分是因为[冒险]已经很好了,这就是为什么我在早期的舞台上添加了一个叫做我们财政的人的东西,在他们准备种子资金之前给人们提供礼物。

然后这件事称为催化剂,这是关于创新的需求 - 不仅仅是对创新的供应 - 这将购买具有高绿色保亚博体育提现不出来费的东西,但因此创建了一个市场并开始沿着学习曲线[降低成本]。

我们希望为所有这些产品领域重新创建风和太阳能和乘用车的锂离子电池发生的事情。“

个人经验如何说明了催化剂的需求,资金商业舞台示范项目和汇集开发商,买家和金融家:“Catalysts comes out of the fact that as I was going to buy down all of my emissions [to offset his carbon footprint] — like buying green aviation fuel and buying direct air capture through people like Climeworks — there really is no catalytic funding. So I became the biggest customer of the biofuel supplier and I realized, boy, we are gonna need a lot more buyers in order to get this thing on the learning curve like Germany and Japan did for solar energy.

催化剂版零是我的排放,而不仅仅是蛮力的方式,而且以一种推进价格可以非常巨大地降低的技术。

催化剂如何支持政府投资和政策:“[它是]帮助政府弄清楚他们的绿色氢气项目或绿色水泥项目真正将以一定的成本击中死胡同,并且在足够低的绿色保费方面的道路上真正有哪些。

We have a depth of expertise that governments, in general, don’t see all the things going on in the rest of the world…. [Catalyst can help create] some sort of overall plan of all the different efforts that are bringing some money to have a seat at the table and accelerate those efforts.

催化剂是新的 - 我们会在船上得到政府和公司。Someday we may say to consumers, ‘Hey are you willing to pay hundreds of dollars to something that gets rid of your emissions in this very catalytic way by getting products on to the learning curve.’ We’re not at the point where we’re doing that.”

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