green energy

UK’s Magical Mushroom Company uses mycelium to replace plastic packaging

Global plastic waste has more than doubled, and 40% of that waste comes from packaging. Luckily there is no shortage of sustainable packaging startups in Europe. Just take a look: Circleback (Germany)

Ecosia gets a new look as it gears up for an era of green search

More updates from not-for-profit climate action search engine Ecosia: It’s given itself its first major branding refresh since launch back in 2009 at the same time as announcing a shift from thr

The race to create the perfect home setup service is on, as Just Move In raises $5M

In recent years startups have turned their attention to what’s known as “home setup services.” This is where utilities and moving-in are all aggregated into one package that is managed d

Ecosia has started ploughing search ads profit into green energy

Not-for-profit search engine Ecosia has started funnelling a portion of the profits it generates from serving ads against users’ searches into startups in the renewable energy space. This is in

14 climate tech investors share their H1 2022 strategies

To examine the market forces and psychology driving climate tech, we surveyed 14 international investors to learn about how they evaluate new opportunities.

IKEA will sell clean energy to Swedish homes

IKEA won't just sell you smart lights — it'll soon sell you the electricity to power those lights, too. IKEA has revealed plans to sell clean energy to Swedish homes through a subscription service.

London and SF have become Impact Tech hubs, with 280% increase in VC in 5 years

New research has found that San Francisco and London have become two of the world’s leading hubs for VC investment into tech solutions that address one or more of the 17 UN’s Sustainable Developme

Tesla’s new Solar Roof costs less than a new roof plus solar panels, aims for install rate of 1K per week

Tesla has launched the third iteration of its solar roof tile for residential home use, which it officially detailed in a blog post on Friday and in a call with media. Tesla CEO Elon Musk kicked off t

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="" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ecotricity</a>, one of the UK's few green energy electricity netwo

Google Makes Its First Renewable Energy Investment In Africa, Puts $12M Toward South African Solar Plant

Google today announced that it is investing $12 million in a 96 megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in South Africa. This marks Google's first renewable energy investment in Africa and its 12th overall

Google X Acquires Makani Power And Its Airborne Wind Turbines

After previously investing in the company, Google has now acquired Makani Power, a green energy startup that is currently building airborne wind turbines. The acquisition was first reported in Brad St

Google Asks Utilities To Make It Easier For Companies To Buy Renewable Energy

Google has long had an interest in renewable energy and has now invested more than $1 billion of its own money in alternative energy projects. However, as the company notes in a blog post and white pa

Google Invests $75M In Iowa Wind Farm, Bringing Its Total Green Energy Investments To Almost $1B

Google just <a target="_blank" href="">announced</a> that it has invested $75 million in a 50 MW wind farm in Rippey, Iow

NEC Develops Zero Standby Power Semiconductor Tech

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Aquafairy FC Stick: Efficient mini fuel cell for gadget fans (video)

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Japan to operate solar energy station in outer space

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Japan field-tests floating wind turbine

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Tokyo station lets passengers produce electricity (video)

<img src="" /> It was very busy today in Tokyo as Japan, too, loves the Christmas season. And Tokyo's Shibuya district, as on

New wind turbine for residential use to come soon

Japan-based housing and environmental equipment maker Nikko [JP] today said it plans to mass-produce a tiny wind turbine for home use by October next year. Nikko claims their new wind turbine unit wil