Climate

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.

SunGreenH2’s nano-scale engineering could double green hydrogen production

If there is ever going to be a national hydrogen economy, we’re going to need to change a few things. One of them is how we produce hydrogen itself, the vast majority of which comes from fossil

Kuri is an app that wants to reduce your food’s carbon footprint

Climate change and the industrial food complex are intrinsically linked. As that sinks in to the public consciousness, more and more people ask the question “What can I do to help reduce my impa

Ford locks in solar energy deal with DTE Energy

Ford said Wednesday it has reached a deal with DTE Energy to power its electricity supply in Michigan with clean energy, a step toward its goal to become carbon neutral by 2050. The automaker’s deal

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.

Online-only home solar seller bags $23M, pledging ‘dramatically lower prices’

Project Solar doesn’t make solar panels, nor does it employ crews to plop them on roofs, but the startup argues it can shake up the residential solar business by steering clear of sales reps and

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.

Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy backs Terabase’s robot-built solar farms

Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a climate-focused VC firm linked to some of Earth’s wealthiest individuals, has joined a $44 million bet on solar startup Terabase Energy. Terabase aims to rapidly

7 first-time funds see an advantage in entering a downturn without a large portfolio

Last year saw a record 270 first-time funds close, which means there are almost 300 new managers who raised their fund in a bull market and are now deploying it in very different market conditions.

7 first-time fund managers detail how they’re preparing to thrive during the downturn

Who will fare better in the current venture downturn? Will it be legacy investors with years of experience and sizable portfolios to worry about or emerging managers starting with a clean slate?

3 steps tech companies can take to avoid ‘greenwashing’ accusations

As regulators and investors increasingly focus on ESG issues, tech companies are slowly coming under the spotlight. What can tech companies do to avoid being accused of greenwashing?

Despite remote work and the economic downturn, some companies look to London for expansion

Barely a day goes by without news of layoffs emerging from the tech world — from cybersecurity to gaming, no industry is impervious. It’s not limited to any particular size of company, ei

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.

5 tips for scaling your green startup during a funding drought

Green startups now need to refine their strategies for raising VC money during the scaling stage, especially when they begin assessing their defining values vis-a-vis their finances.

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.

Climate-focused VC stays scorching as Buoyant Ventures targets $100M fund

Like a groundhog and its shadow, many venture capitalists see a shrinking economy and burrow away, resting their check-signing hand for better days. But climate-focused VCs are on a tear lately, pump

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.

After 50 years pioneering satellite imagery, NASA’s Landsat is ready for 50 more

NASA’s Landsat satellites have consistently made history in Earth observation since the project’s first launch in 1972, with this year marking 50 years of innovation and science. Its influ

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.
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