inflation reduction act

Climate tech’s biggest hits and misses in 2023

For the broader economy, this was the year of the recession that never arrived. But for climate tech, it was a year of both great hits and big misses.

Osmoses gets $11M seed to bring its molecule-scale membranes to the hydrogen market

Today, membrane gas separation represents a relatively small part of the market. But with calls to decarbonize heavy industry, that could change.

For climate tech startups, the IRA is starting to pay off

The Inflation Reduction Act, signed into law by President Joe Biden in August 2022, has allocated $400 billion in federal dollars for clean energy projects as the United States aims for up to a 40% re

Tracking the EV battery factory construction boom across North America

The onshoring of battery manufacturing for EVs started as a trickle during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now it’s a tsunami. In 2019, just two battery factories were operating in the United States with ano

The White House’s efforts to combat climate change have sparked a tech arms race with the EU

The Inflation Reduction Act hasn’t sparked a trade war between the U.S. and the EU like some observers predicted, but an arms race instead.

New guidance from the US Treasury could unleash billions in renewable energy investment

The changes would allow a broader swath of companies, including many startups, to participate in renewable energy development.

Why a fast-growing climate tech startup raised its second Series B in 13 months

The Inflation Reduction Act hasn’t changed the company’s business model, but it has changed its business plans.

BMW, Rivian, Hyundai, Volvo lose access to EV tax credit

The United States Treasury updated its list of electric vehicles eligible for a $7,500 EV tax credit per its new rules for battery sourcing, and BMW, Nissan, Rivian, Hyundai, Volvo and Volkswagen are

Climate tech tapped the brakes in Q1. Will the slowdown continue?

Climate tech’s resilience has led some to call it the ultimate “recession proof” investment. Is that still true?

Battery sourcing guidance might slash EV tax credits

UPDATE: Tesla tweaks Model 3 page of U.S. website encouraging buyers to take delivery now in anticipation of reduced tax incentives by March 31.  The U.S. Treasury Department’s guidance on bat

Why startups should care about geopolitical repercussions of US climate law

A fluid geopolitical landscape could roil the climate tech industry. How should founders and investors react?

BlocPower hits its stride, landing $25M Series B to expand its residential energy retrofit platform

The Inflation Reduction Act will ramp up demand for heat pumps and home electrification. BlocPower’s platform can help make energy retrofitting more accessible.

Clean energy investments may close 2022 hitting new heights, setting stage for lofty 2023

This year has been all about energy — who has it, who doesn't and how much it costs. Investors took note.

TechCrunch+ roundup: VC trick questions, building 3-case models, B2B sales coaching

I have nothing personal against investors, but sitting in a room with one while I try to sell them on my billion-dollar idea sounds very stressful.

The climate founders’ guide to the Inflation Reduction Act

The IRA has instituted meaningful developments toward the governance and financing of influential climate initiatives, but where will it go from here?

Here’s how we know the US climate legislation is already working

Competitors complaining, investors piling in. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act are off to a good start.

Here are the industries ripe for innovation under the Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act all but ensures that climate tech for buildings is likely to emerge as one of the sectors to watch in the coming years.

Biden to announce $900M to build EV charging stations

President Joe Biden will attend the Detroit Auto Show Wednesday and announce the approval of the first $900 million in funding to build electric vehicle charging stations in 35 states as part of the $

A complete guide to the new EV tax credit

Tucked inside the massive Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 that was signed into law in August is a complex set of requirements around which EVs and other clean vehicles do and do not qualify for a $7,5

Toyota triples US EV investment in North Carolina

Toyota said Wednesday it will triple its planned investment for its first U.S. battery factory due to rising consumer demand for electric vehicles. The automaker now plans to spend $3.8 billion, up fr
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