LucidCatalyst is a highly specialized international consultancy offering thought leadership, strategy development and techno-economic expertise. Our mission is to multiply and accelerate zero carbon technology options available for large-scale, affordable, market-based decarbonization of the global economy over a wide range of future scenarios.
To most expediently address climate change, we need to build a broad consensus around an expanded view of solutions. We work to remove gaps in understanding, policy barriers, real and perceived investment risk, and technological barriers in order to create the possibility for technology inclusive evidence-based decision making.
Business Green – The goal is decarbonisation, not 100% renewables, and nuclear should be part of the climate equation, argue Kirsty Gogan and Eric Ingersoll. The dialogue at COP26 should seek to frame the discussion in terms of whole system thinking—across power, heat, industry and transport. How can we design the highest possible performing system—clean, reliable, affordable, flexible—with a diverse portfolio of technologies?
Financial Times – Decarbonising liquid fuels is an enormous challenge; too big to place all our chips on one technology. We must explore all the available options, or learn to live with fewer substitutes for ubiquitous liquid fuels. LucidCatalyst's Eric Ingersoll is cited on production costs of hydrogen as a clean substitute for carbon fuels.
Our Open Letter in the Financial Times: The 53 signatories include notable climate scientists, academics, political leaders, regulators, climate NGOs, authors, artists, investors, and also include LucidCatalyst's Kirsty Gogan and Eric Ingersoll.
Our OpEd, first published in Business Green: All our work is focused on urgency and scale. Our conclusions suggest that the lowest-risk pathways for a rapid transition will be to supply carbon-neutral substitutes for carbon intensive energy uses—and make them so similar that hardly anyone notices. Just like an impossible burger.
Combining wind and solar with nuclear power generation supports a resilient energy system at reasonable cost. This was the consensus of a debate on multilateral partnerships at the International Conference on Climate Change. LC's Kirsty Gogan discusses the role of nuclear in the clean energy transition.
We were pleased to participate in discussions about “Nuclear Technology for the U.S. and for the World.”
We enjoyed participating in discussions about nuclear energy as part of Europe’s energy mix.
We were honored to present at Africa's first nuclear conference. Read more and see photos of our visit to the Olkaria Geothermal Complex in Kenya's Great Rift Valley, which generates a significant portion of the country's electricity.
LucidCatalyst's Kirsty Gogan and Eric Ingersoll were pleased to participate.