Monday, 18 September 2017
By Nathaniel Karp, Marcial Nava, Boyd Nash-Stacey, Filip Blazheski
After barreling into the state of Texas as one of the largest and most damaging hurricanes in U.S history, Hurricane Harvey devastated the Corpus Christi-Houston-Galveston area with catastrophic destruction, human losses, and unprecedented flooding.
Sixteen days later, Hurricane Irma made landfall in the lower Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm, working its way north, bringing storm surges, heavy rain and flooding to some of the state's largest urban areas. These storms highlight the need to openly discuss the risks and challenges of natural disasters, and create solutions that are both economically and politically acceptable.
As the U.S. energy mix is shifting away from coal, there is wide consensus that natural gas is a bridge fuel towards renewables, given its ability to meet climate objectives and energy needs.
Fintech platforms have risen in popularity among Millennials for their low fees, user-friendly interfaces, low or no minimum balances, and online DIY tools.