Is ocean conservation the next climate tech? 7 investors explain why they’re all in
For an ecosystem that covers a majority of the planet, the oceans have basically been ignored by startups and investors alike.
Disdain for NFTs in video games is part of a slow green revolution
NFTs aside, the video game industry is often left out when we talk about industries that have a major impact on the environment.
Can battery recycling help end US reliance on China?
China has long been the leader in battery supply and manufacturing. The Inflation Reduction Act seeks to end reliance on the East Asian country and turn the U.S. into a battery powerhouse.
Gridtential thinks the OG rechargeable 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.
XFuel hopes to sail past biofuels’ troubled past with modular reactor design
Dublin-based XFuel announced an €8.2 million investment round led by AENU, a new German VC firm, and joined by Union Square Ventures and HAX/SOSV.
Pivoting from tobacco waste to textiles, Circ puts a fresh spin on clothing recycling
Recycling startup Circ announced a $30 million Series B round led by Bill Gates-founded Breakthrough Energy Ventures.
Massive Facebook survey shows climate investors have more sway on public opinion than you think
A massive study of Facebook users from around the world concluded that climate tech investors get to do well by both making money and being loud about those investments.
EV charging sucks because it hasn’t found the right business model
No single business model dominates the EV charging market, which has left plenty of opportunities for founders and investors alike.
Pitch Deck Teardown: Enduring Planet’s $2.1M seed deck
Enduring Planet's deck is a little bit inside baseball -- this is a deck for a startup that helps other startups raise money from other VCs -- but it's clear that it really knows what it is doing.
Can Polestar succeed where other EV maker SPACs have failed?
Polestar is the latest EV maker to hurry to the stock exchange by merging with a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, before becoming profitable.
How one state’s aggressive climate policy could boost its economy
Offshore wind hasn’t made many waves in the U.S. yet, but it’s about to, and one state is making sure it's a centerpiece of its economic policy.
4 climate tech investors sound off on Supreme Court’s EPA ruling
The U.S. was delivered a setback in its efforts to mitigate climate change. Investors are dismayed but still optimistic.
Supreme Court’s EPA ruling all but ensures the US won’t be competitive with China or Europe
The United States still has a shot at turning things around, but it's a long one.
Disclose your Scope 3 emissions, you cowards
Many companies are saying that they don’t take climate change seriously enough to fully understand — and disclose — their own impact on it.
Forests are a multitrillion-dollar asset. Vibrant Planet bets SaaS can save them
Vibrant Planet is definitely a software play — from its cloud focus to its per-seat licenses, it’s SaaS through and through — but its end goal is different from many others.
Zap Energy nets $160M Series C to advance its lightning-in-a-bottle fusion tech
Zap Energy has reached two milestones that could nudge it ahead in the race to offer low-cost, carbon-free energy — a $160 million Series C round, and a successful test of a prototype fusion reactor
US Energy Sec. Granholm still ‘bullish’ Congress can ink ‘significant’ climate deal
U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said she is still "hopeful, positive and in fact bullish" that Congress can agree on "a significant push into clean energy."
Bill Gates offers guidance on what climate technologies he’s looking to fund
Bill Gates joined us at TechCrunch Sessions: Climate 2022 to discuss his priorities in terms of investment projects and technological breakthroughs needed to help effectively address climate change.
Can we trust capitalism to solve climate change?
At TC Sessions: Climate 2022 last week, we tackled an age-old question: Are corporations really that bad?
Planning for the Impossible
Impossible Foods founder Pat Brown sees biodiversity as an even more pressing concern than climate change (though, obviously, one can’t entirely uncouple one from the other).