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Author: Kirk Coburn

Kirk Coburn

I am an active investor into entrepreneurs solving the world's climate & energy problems, energy entrepreneur, start-up advocate, outside(r), surfer, and ordinary athlete.

The Hopeful Future Of Carbon Trading (How The Very Rich Get Much Richer)

Carbon trading is part of the energy industry now. In a previous post, we introduced you to the concepts of carbon credits and cap-and-trade programs. The notion was conceived and birthed by the United Nations (UN)…

The Best Blockchain Platforms for Enterprise in 2021

Blockchain is a relatively new technology. With blockchain (and the right blockchain platforms), organizations and individuals can move electronic currency — like cryptocurrency — from one nation to another. It’s cheap and transparent. And it can be…

Blockchain: Its Evolutions Within the Energy Sector

Even the mention of the word: blockchain, blockchain, blockchain conjures up mixed emotions. I have invested into multiple energy platforms based upon this technology. I have even participated into an “ICO” (“Initial Coin Offering”). Hype,…

Stem and Star Peak Energy Transition Corp – A SPAC That Did It Right

I’m feeling a bit like the parent who’s been harping on a stocking full of coal regarding SPACs. But now it’s Christmas morning, and lo, your stocking is loaded with renewables instead. In this final article…

Blockchain Is the Future – And It’s Now

If you hadn’t spent so much of your time under house arrest bingeing on Netflix and playing Minecraft with your kids, you’d have read up on blockchain. And if you’re in the investment arena, it’s…

Hyperledger – A Tsunami for Blockchain Innovation

“Yes, I love technology, but not as much as you, you see, but I still love technology always and forever” Kip (Napoleon Dynamite) Don’t get me wrong; I love technology. Unfortunately, it does not always…

SPACs In Clean Energy — Not Always A Shell Game

These past weeks have been a perfect storm for the clean energy industry. The cyberhack of the Colonial Pipeline shut down gas stations from Houston to New Jersey, highlighting how fragile our digital infrastructure really…

Why SPACs Are Risky – The Dangers of SPACs for Investors

Since I started this series on the dangers of SPACs, Bloomberg has run an in-depth story about one of the kings of SPACs, Chamath Palihapitiya, and how he’s promoting SPACs as an end run around the “morons” who…

What Are SPACs – Do They Target Energy Entrepreneurs?

I know that SPACs are the new darling for investors. Lots of rich and famous celebrities have gone all-in on SPACs, and tech entrepreneurs think that SPACs are a golden-egg-laying goose. But I need to be…

The Possibilities Of Hydrogen Fuel As The Fuel Of The Future

The prospect of hydrogen as a fuel source is on the rise. Looking into the future, hydrogen may very well challenge other popular fuel sources for dominance. Even now, companies are exploring different methods of…