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EV battery leases could be a boon for manufacturers, a bust for consumers

Startup automaker VinFast is planning to lease its EVs' batteries, a trial that other manufacturers are undoubtedly watching closely.

Electrification is poised to turn school buses into money-making arbitrage assets

A recent test hints at buses' massive potential to stabilize a grid that’s increasingly threatened by extreme weather.

Carbon Direct caps $60M round to coach companies on cutting emissions

Carbon Direct advises companies on how to best cut and capture carbon -- then helps them do it.

Manchin’s ultimatum may turn the US into a battery powerhouse

“You want to get your $7,500, then build this industry.”

3 views: Thoughts on Flow

Neumann and Andreessen are trying to privatize the neighborhood. Here’s why we think that’s not such a great idea.

🌎🔥😬🥴🤷😭 Why we need an emoji for climate change

The consequences of climate change are becoming more apparent, and a growing number of people are experiencing climate anxiety. We need a way to communicate that.

Winners, losers abound as Inflation Reduction Act becomes law

As with any legislation, there are winners and losers. But the details matter, and some climate tech sectors got a better deal than others.

Oil and gas didn’t benefit from investor largesse in recent years — but renewables did

For oil and gas companies, steady rates of investment should be a worrying trend.

EV laggards BMW and Toyota to partner on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

BMW and Toyota will team up to produce hydrogen fuel cell vehicles starting mid-decade, according to a report in Nikkei Asia. The two will begin producing and selling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles devel

Massive iron batteries could be key to displacing natural gas from the grid

VoltStorage recently raised a Series C worth $24 million from engine manufacturer Cummins. Its previous rounds included investments from SOSV and EIT InnoEnergy.

BMW hedges its EV bet, appears poised to repeat mistakes of the past

BMW is on the verge of creating another compromise platform that could hamstring its EV efforts.

That big climate bill might actually make a difference

It’s not perfect, but it’s a major step, one that could restore confidence in global climate agreements.

The road map for building the Uber of climate tech

The world needs a climate tech startup that’s like an early-days Uber, a company that won’t take no for an answer.

Aurora Hydrogen raises $10M, but will its process decarbonize or facilitate tar sand exploitation?

Aurora uses a microwave-based approach to liberate hydrogen from methane.

Concert Bio lands pre-seed round to fix hydroponic farming’s ‘dirty secret’

The startup hopes microbiome-as-a-service will help boost crop yields in greenhouses.

Will Volkswagen’s new CEO hamstring its EV push?

Under the previous CEO, Volkswagen’s path toward an electric future seemed set. Now it seems less certain.

Here’s how Manchin and Schumer’s surprise 725-page bill could boost climate tech

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 stands as one of the most significant pieces of climate legislation proposed in the U.S.

Tesla, SpaceX alums stalk energy sector’s white whale with $2 million seed round

Hgen hopes its "whole widget" approach to hydrogen production can decarbonize heavy industry and long-haul shipping.

While venture cools down around the world, climate startups are blazing hot

Climate tech winners in the second quarter spanned a range of businesses, from renewable energy developers to EV manufacturers and nuclear startups.

Gridtential thinks the OG renewable battery chemistry is ripe for disruption

Silicon-lead battery startup Gridtential today announced partnerships with two players in the lead-acid market, Hammond Group and Wirtz Manufacturing.
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