Op-ed (Globe & Mail, April 14th) discussing emerging role of sub-national jurisdictions on Canadian climate policy. The Provinces get it: Carbon pricing can be simple and efficient More coverage: – on CBC Radio’s Ontario Today (Rand starts 18:20) – on … Continue reading
Relating to Tom Rand’s work & investments.
My new book “Waking the Frog: Solutions to our Climate Change Paralysis” was launched with a talk in the MaRS Auditorium. A series of versions of that talk can be found here – Short Version (2 mins) – Password: tomrandshort Longer version (9 mins) – Password: … Continue reading
Tom Rand discusses MaRS Cleantech and the big picture: economic growth, climate disruption, cleantech innovations and the energy incumbents. Features ArcTern portfolio companies Sparq Solar, Woodland Biofuels, Hydrostor and Morgan Solar. Future of energy: Tom Rand (Full) from MaRS Discovery … Continue reading
Evan’s a great interviewer – here he presses me on a few key issues. With the recent (unsurprising) approval by the feds of the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline, attention re-focussed on Canada’s energy sector. Pipeline politics are a lightning rod … Continue reading
Lang and O’Leary: Interview on CTV’s Canada AM (April 22, 2014) Interview on CTVNews (April 22, 2014)
I’ve embarked on a 12 day journey on a hundred-year-old wooden sailing boat – the Swan, one of the original fleet of herring boats that caught fish off the Shetlands with drift-nets, wind and manual labour. I’m with scientists, artists … Continue reading
[ Originally appeared as a MaRS Discovery District Blog ] Yesterday’s announcement of the RBC Generator‘s $500,000 investment in the MaRS Cleantech Fund is a big deal. Why? Because it shows that large, credible institutions are beginning to move their money … Continue reading
NYC is setting heat records. And Canadian cleantech company Regen is helping them avoid brownouts with its swarm-based automated peak reduction technology. Fitting, as this week the Canadian Consulate launched their much-anticipated Cleantech Accelerator, spear-headed by highly capable Regine Clement. … Continue reading
… is launched. The privately-backed $30 million MaRS Cleantech Fund LP has closed its first and second rounds, and done three deals already. See press release for details. We’re the earth’s VC. Delivering planet-sized returns.
There’s an iceberg ahead of us, we’re on the Titanic, and everyone’s just sipping cocktails and pretending everything’s just fine. My public talks address the multi-faceted problem of climate change and clean energy. I speak in a bare-knuckled and pragmatic style … Continue reading