As promised, this month we're drawing your attention to our guest blog post by Matt Peak of Peak Strategy Partners, LLC. Matt has been a valuable advisor to SOFI and led the creation of the Carbon XPRIZE. You've been hearing a lot about the prize from us recently, and that is because we agree with what Matt has to say in his post - this is your time to shine! We'd really like to see a strong showing from SOFI community members competing for the $20 million prize.
It is more important than ever that we dedicate ourselves to discovering and developing clean, renewable sources of energy. The Paris climate talks are about to get underway, and the pledges submitted by countries around the world don't get us to the targeted 2 degrees Celsius limit (here's a nice primer on the political backdrop to the talks). Like most of you, we believe solar fuels have an important role to play in our clean energy future. So keep up the good research, and get out there and compete for the Carbon XPRIZE!
Lastly, a warm congratulations to Dick Co and his wife who welcomed a baby girl into their family this month!
The SOFI team
SOFI VideoLab with Francesca Toma
JCAP scientist Francesca Toma gives us some insight into her research.