COP26 - Are the wisest wise enough?
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Now the time has arrived, the day has come, the arrangements are complete, the rooms are ready, and the world is waiting.  COP26 begins on 1st November.  The Heads of State from all over the world are landing in Glasgow.  The most powerful men and women on Earth are gathering.  They are bringing their most trusted and knowledgeable advisors.   ​They come with the benefit of months of collective preparation.  The event itself has been delayed by a year, owing to the pandemic.  These people do not control a part of the world, a percentage of t ..read more
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GAS Briefing: Heat and Buildings Strategy – Set up to Fail?
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GREEN ANGEL SYNDICATE (GAS) BRIEFING ​Boris Johnson’s Conservative Government today published its long awaited Heat and Buildings Strategy barely two weeks before the landmark COP26 conference is due to begin in Glasgow.  Addressing the single greatest problem for UK carbon emissions, this Strategy had been expected in Autumn 2020.  It is now more than a year late. ​ Source: Shutterstock But it is worse than late, it is much too little.  For a flagship strategy, designed to move the entire British population from gas-fired boilers to renewable energy boilers by 20 ..read more
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What are we to do about heat?
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By Nick Lyth COP26 looms, the heads of state have booked their hotels in Glasgow, the meetings have been set and agendas written.  But still, no-one knows what we are to do about heat.    ​​Although the first radiator system for heating a house was introduced in the 18th century, and the gas boiler was invented in 1868, by a painter and decorator named Benjamin Maughan, it was not until after the Second World War that gas-powered central heating really developed. Modern houses started to be built in the UK to accommodate the new form of heating, while a gas grid pr ..read more
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An Open Discussion between Canada and Britain: What can we do to put this right?
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By Nick Lyth ​Toronto-based Phil De Luna is a scientist, turned first-time political candidate. He was named a Forbes 30 under 30 in 2019. He ran the Materials for Clean Fuels Challenge Program for the National Research Council Canada before taking unpaid leave to run for office for the Green Party in Toronto, which he is doing now. ​​Nick Lyth lives in the United Kingdom.  He is CEO and co-founder of Green Angel Syndicate,  the only angel investment syndicate in the UK specialising in the fight against climate change, which has grown to almost 300 members and 28 investments.&n ..read more
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The fight against climate change: big business vs small innovators
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By Abi Siri Andersen On International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies, shortly after the first day on which there had ever been rain on the highest peak in Greenland and in the run up to COP26, Green Angel Syndicate hosted its first members’ debate on climate change. The motion was:  ​ "This house believes that the solutions to climate change are to be found in growing entrepreneurial-led companies rather than in the energy and industrial giants of the 20th century” ​ ​The debate divided members' opinions on the role of big business in the fight against climate change. But all were a ..read more
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26 Habitats
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by Abi Siri Andersen Today, there is no issue more urgent than the climate crisis. Green Angel Syndicate (GAS) was set up specifically to support companies who will reduce and prevent the carbon emissions and other greenhouse gases fuelling this emergency. Today, GAS would like to showcase the work of the 26 Habitats project, highlighting the damage that climate change is wreaking on our habitats and also seeking to raise awareness of what individuals can do to help.  Source : 26 Habitats -  all Illustrations by Lydia Thornley The climate crisis and nature loss is why w ..read more
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GAS portfolio impact assessment - September 2021
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By Antoine Pradayrol ​This is the fourth six-monthly impact assessment report produced by Green Angel Syndicate, following up on our first report published in February 2020, our second one in October 2020, and our third in February 2021. Green Angel Syndicate is one of the largest angel syndicates in the UK, and the only one specialising in the fight against climate change. We measure our impact in terms of the quantities of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions that have been prevented  thanks to the activity of our portfolio companies. ​Today, we are reporting that the CO2e ..read more
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UK Hydrogen Strategy: Green Angel Syndicate Commentary
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PRESS RELEASE More Good Intentions? On Tuesday this week, UK Government published its first Hydrogen Strategy, in a Policy Paper which has been greeted with a fanfare of publicity. There is no doubt that hydrogen is capable of playing a key role in the battle against climate change.  This observation, however, has been available to all for more than a decade.  Why has it taken so long to translate an observation into a policy?  Part of the answer undoubtedly lies in the suspicion surrounding the safety of hydrogen, what might be called the Hindenburg effect.  Few people al ..read more
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GAS Briefing on IPCC Report: Let's Get On With It!
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GAS BRIEFING We need to stop talking about what we can’t do, and start talking about what we can ​The IPCC has updated its review of the Physical Science Basis for Climate Change for the first time since 2013.  Too long to wait as far as many are concerned, the publication of the latest report yesterday has coincided with disastrous wildfires in Greece, Turkey and California.  In the starkest terms yet seen, the IPCC is warning the world that climate change can no longer be ignored.  Climate change will affect everyone, causing dramatic changes in the circumstances of our l ..read more
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GAS invests in female-founded, construction tech startup Qualis Flow
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PRESS RELEASE ​Green Angel Syndicate is delighted to welcome Qualis Flow to its portfolio of companies that are fighting Climate Change. The UK-based company Qualis Flow closed their latest investment of $2.4M in July 2021, bringing their total raised to $3.5M. The female-founded technology company provides construction teams with the data they need to be more sustainable.  ​Qflow, a machine learning powered tool that automates tracking of materials & waste on construction sites, provides real-time alerts to engineering teams so they can manage quality and sustainability, and gives t ..read more
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