Australian clean tech Endua fixes renewable energy’s intermittency problem
One major problem with renewable energy sources like wind, solar and hydro is intermittency. This means they cannot be relied on constantly since, for example, the sun might stop shining or it
Persistent Energy raises $10M to grow its clean-tech venture building business in Africa
Persistent Energy has raised $10 million in Series C funding to grow its climate venture building business in Africa, in a round led by Kyuden International Corporation, a subsidiary of the Japanese K
Here’s why climate tech may avoid repeating clean tech’s failures
Climate tech is more than just a rebrand of clean tech — it offers founders and investors new tools to make profits and slash carbon.
VC has a pivotal role to play in the climate fight, but it can’t do everything
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Climate fintech company Evergrow nabs $7M seed from XYZ Venture Capital, Congruent Ventures and First Round
Evergrow, a stealth climate fintech startup, just landed over $7 million in seed funding. With a two-pronged approach, Evergrow aims to be the world’s first dedicated carbon offtake company —
Nuclear waste recycling is a critical avenue of energy innovation
he debate is a reminder that recycling in general is a very messy process. It is chemical-, machine- and energy-intensive.
Dracula Technologies turns ambient light into energy with printed solar cells
Internet of Things devices are proliferating, making daily tasks more convenient for many people — but that comes at a cost. The United Nations expects the amount of e-waste created globally to reac
Endua creates hydrogen-powered clean energy storage, using tech from Australia’s national science agency
Hydrogen-based generators are an environmentally friendly alternative to ones powered by diesel fuel. But many rely on solar, hydro or wind power, which aren’t available all the time. Brisbane-based
EU and Bill Gates make joint push for $1BN to accelerate clean tech
The European Commission has announced a partnership with Bill Gates’ sustainable energy funding vehicle with the goal of unlocking new investments for clean tech and sustainable energy projects
Our love of the cloud is making a green energy future impossible
Mark Mills Contributor Share on Twitter Mark Mills is the author of the forthcoming book, "The Cloud Revolution: How the Convergence of New Technologies Will Unleash the Next Economic Boom and a Roari
How Carl Pope helped drive a $500 million pledge to push the U.S. “Beyond Carbon” (Part 2)
Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg recently pledged to rapidly spend $500 million in a bid to push the U.S. “Beyond Carbon,” aiming to end this country’s use of coal an
The climate is our biggest threat. Carl Pope is fighting to change our fate
Michael Bloomberg is an unrepentant capitalist who, as he says in his 2017 book A Climate of Hope, is “not exactly your stereotypical environmentalist.” Yet over the past decade, Bloomberg has bec
London’s mayor announces £1.6M clean tech incubator
London's Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced a clean tech incubator aimed at sparking a new startup cluster in the UK capital focused on helping to foster the development of low-carbon and clean-tech prod
Samsung Ventures Leads $17M Round In Lithium-Polymer Battery Maker Seeo
Seeo, a Hayward, California-based company that makes lithium polymer batteries, has closed a $17M round led by new investor Samsung Ventures, the investment arm of Samsung Group. Existing investors Kh
SoftBank Invests $7M In MIT-based Clean-Tech Startup Altaeros Energies
Another day, another funding from SoftBank. This time the corporation, one of Japan’s leading telecoms, has invested $7 million in Altaeros Energies, which is based at the Massachusetts Institute of
Bio-Tech Startup WISErg Raises $5M To Brings Its Food Waste Recycler To California
WISErg, a bio-tech company that recycles discarded food into organic fertilizer while harvesting data from the scraps, announced today that it has raised a Series B round of $5 million from private in
Efficient Engine Maker EcoMotors Buys A U.S. Factory
On the heels of a $200 million joint venture agreement with First Auto Works to build a factory in China, the motor technology developer EcoMotors has acquired manufacturing capacity in the U.S.
He’s Electric — Will A Revolutionary Black Box Turn Dale Vince Into Europe’s Elon Musk?
Dale Vince sits in a spartan office in the corner of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ecotricity.co.uk/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ecotricity</a>, one of the UK's few green energy electricity netwo
Bidgely Cleans Up $5M From Khosla Ventures To Make Household Energy Conservation Fun And Easy
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.bidgely.com/">Bidgely</a>, a startup that enables consumers to monitor and manage their household energy use, announced that it has raised $5 million in new funding
Gcorelab Gets $482,000 For New Battery Cooling Technology
A Singapore clean-tech company called Gcorelab has just received $482,000 (S$589,000) in funding for a new technology that promises to control the thermal issues that have plagued lithium-ion batterie