The powerful community benefits of decentralized solar

M Ventures VC Deep Dive

๐ŸŒž Shining Brightly – The Power of Off-Grid Companies in Africa; โ˜ข๏ธ Sniffer Robotics Sets The Standard For Detecting Methane Leaks and Gas Emissions; ๐Ÿ’ถ M Ventures, Merckโ€™s Corporate VC Fund, Fills the Gap Between Internal R&D and M&A

Write to the SEC about climate disclosure rules

How To Talk to the SEC about the Proposed Climate Disclosure Rules

๐Ÿ“ˆ Growth Lessons That Helped EnergySage Get Acquired By Schneider Electric; โœ๐Ÿฝ How To Talk To The SEC About The Proposed Climate Disclosure Rules; โ˜€๏ธ Solar Is Changing The US Electric Grid โ€“ Not In The Way You Think; ๐Ÿ’ฐ Evergreen Addresses The Capital Gap For Startups In The Midwest

The SEC is giving us hope

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๐Ÿ›ข๏ธ New SEC Rules On Fossil Fuels: What They Say; Why It Matters; ๐Ÿ›ฅ๏ธ The Most Promising Electric Solution For Boating Pollution; ๐Ÿ’ฐ A Fast And Founder-First Deep Tech CVC fund

Nuclear energy’s role in a carbon-neutral economy

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โ˜ข๏ธ Nuclear Energy’s Role In Biden’s Carbon-Neutral Economy; ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฝ How To Pitch A Prospective Corporate Partner; ๐Ÿฆพ Climate Robotics โ€ข A Modular AgTech And Carbon Removal Solution; ๐Ÿ’ฐ The Fund Finding Sustainability Startups For LatAm

Two startups to watch in the AG sector

Takachar Impact Startup Report

๐Ÿ”Œ Would You Like A Quick Charge With Your Taco Bell Order? โ€ข ChargeNet; ๐ŸŒพ Takachar: A Win-Win For Farmers and Air Quality in Rural India; ๐Ÿ’ฐ The Fund That Has Been Investing In Climate For 20+ Years; ๐Ÿฅก Ecotone โ€ข The Stand-Alone Unit For Food Waste

Geothermal installs at half the cost

Innovia GEO Impact Startup Report

๐Ÿ”‹ An EV Fast Charging Service That Comes To The Consumer โ€ข SparkCharge; ๐Ÿ’ฐ NOVA โ€ข The Strategic Corporate VC of Saint-Gobain; ๐ŸŒŽ You Donโ€™t Have To Drill Deep To Build Geothermal Plants โ€ข Innovia GEO; ๐ŸŒŠ Decentralizing Wastewater Management โ€ข Epic Cleantec

This storage recycling company has Tesla level potential

Princeton NuEnergy (Cleantech Open 2021 Winner) Startup Report

๐Ÿ“ˆ Making Solar Financing Affordable By Allowing Everyone To Chip In โ€ข Finite; ๐Ÿ”‹ A Novel Method For Recycling Lithium-Ion Batteries โ€ข Princeton NuEnergy; ๐Ÿ”Œ Charging Your EV While Eating Your Lunch โ€ข ChargeNet; ๐Ÿ’ฐ Supporting Venture Scale Positive Impact Startups; ๐Ÿ’ก The Biomass Replacement For Diesel โ€ข Farm to Flame Energy

Navigating corporate partnerships as a climate tech startup

The three stages of corporate partnerships [Greentown Labs x The Impact]

๐ŸŒณ How Corporate Partnerships Unlock Key Commercialization Pathways for Climate Tech Startups; ๐Ÿ’ฅ The 6 Question Approach That Unlocks Early Stage Climate Tech Growth; ๐Ÿ”๏ธ The Fund Bridging the Digital Divide

The Sun Always Shines on Good Investments

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In your inbox: ๐ŸŒค๏ธ Debt Financing via International Investment; ๐Ÿ’ฐ The Fund Bringing Energy Equity By Seeding Energy Founders; ๐Ÿ  CarbonCraft: Carbon Utilization For Sustainable Homes

Lake Kivu is a climate time bomb

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In your inbox: ๐Ÿ’ฐ The Fund Accelerating The Future of Deep Tech x Climate; ๐Ÿ’ฅ Lake Kivu โ€ข The Danger Of A Limnic Eruption

Solar is bringing energy equity to Africa

How solar can help rapidly modernize the African electric grid. (Image: Unsplash)

๐ŸŒณ Have You Flown On An ELECTRIC Plane Before โ€ข Ampaire; ๐Ÿ’ฅ How African Solar Addresses Energy Inequity; ๐Ÿ”๏ธ The Largest Venture Fund Focused On The Built Environment

Spheromak – The next frontier for fusion

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๐Ÿ’ฐ This Climate Fund is Enabling Industrial Markets to Decarbonize; ๐Ÿ’ฅ The Spheromak Approach To Fusion โ€ข CTFusion; ๐ŸŒพ Precision Agโ€™s โ€˜Right to Repairโ€™ Issue โ€ข Howe Neat

This fund’s team is crushing it since CleanTech 1.0

The Fund Betting on Technologies That Have Derisked Since CleanTech 1.0. (Image: Energy Transition Ventures)

๐Ÿ’ฐ The Fund Betting on Technologies That Have Derisked Since CleanTech 1.0; ๐ŸŒฑ Out on the Arctic Frontier: Exploring Pleistocene Parkโ€™s Attempt at Rewilding the Tundra; ๐Ÿš— Electric Vehicles – If It Doesnโ€™t Make Dollars, it Doesnโ€™t Make Sense

The next Pachama…

How Terraformation is enabling us to scale our reforestation efforts globally. (Image: Terraformation)

๐Ÿ“ˆ The Company Scaling Reforestation to One Trillion Trees; ๐Ÿ’ฐ This Fund Scales Climate Impact Beyond Their Capital

Breaking down the opportunity in biochar

๐ŸŒณ Biomass-Based Carbon Removal; ๐Ÿ’ฐ A Fund Identifying Top Climate Founders Before Product Market Fit; ๐ŸŒฟ An Alternative to Food Based Bio-Fuels

The importance of Pachama

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๐ŸŒณ Bringing Transparency to Reforestation Efforts โ€ข Pachama; ๐Ÿ’ฐ Climate Impact Investing at Pale Blue Dot; ๐Ÿค” Whatโ€™s the Deal With Hydrogen?

The next ClimateAI?

Defining what it means to invest at the pre-seed and seed stage. (Image: Unsplash)

๐Ÿ“’ Defining ClimateTech investing; ๐Ÿ”ฎ Making climate-based business decisions a year in advance; ๐ŸŒพ Climate Tech VCs may be missing out on compelling and under-invested Food & Ag opportunities

The Future of ClimateTech Investing

How climatetech investing is changing. (Image: Unsplash)

๐ŸŒณ Reforestationโ€™s Crucial Role as a Carbon Sink; ๐Ÿ’ธ The Future of ClimateTech Investing; ๐ŸŒ€ The Footprint Project Is Rapidly Restoring Climate Disaster Locations With Clean Energy

Case Study: When it makes sense for utilities to island its customers

It’s pretty well known in the industry that Tesla is well ahead of all other automakers in terms of building a quality electric vehicle. This leads to an opportunity for strong teams to build companies to specialize in various parts of the “building an electric vehicle” process that all automakers are rushing into.

Sequestering carbon in the built environment

Using timber bamboo to deliver a customized, code-compliant wall system that is redefining the low-rise built environment. (Image: BamCore)

๐Ÿค” We need more hardtech solutions to fight climate change… Software will not be enough to decarbonize the globe. But even you may realize that to commercialize a hardware solution with decarbonization potential – it’s expensive, costly and time consuming. Expertise makes it affordable and genuinely possible to bring frontier climate technologies to market. This is why we’ve gotten […]

Making sense of carbon capture

Carbon capture is a critical sector required for global decarbonization. (Image: Envato)

๐ŸŒณ Everyone should understand the carbon cycle; ๐Ÿšง Yotta Energy is making storage easy to deploy on commercial buildings; โš—๏ธ Vistex Composites: enabling broader adoption of composites with improved manufacturing methods

Storing hydrogen in an unconventional way

Storing energy in Hidrilyte. (Image: ICL Innovation)

๐Ÿ”‹ Using Hidrilyte As The Chemistry For Long Duration Storage
They utilize a liquid which they call Hidrilyte to store hydrogen for long duration storage applications

Carbon taxes in EU

An aggressive carbon tax is in the Green EU Deal. (Image: Unsplash)

๐ŸŒณ Breaking down the aggressive carbon tax included in the Green EU Deal; ๐Ÿ… How an alternative to mineral salts can help vertical farming deliver truly organic foods

Air-source vs. Ground-source heat pumps

The argument for air source heat pumps over ground source heat pumps. (Image: Green Square)

โ˜€๏ธ Solar Cell innovation can unlock hyper-growth for the solar industry… Leading Edge’s CEO sat down with Daniel Kriozere to share how he plans to help take their new cell architecture get to market after a 10-year lab incubation period and deliver higher power and larger solar panels.

Net Zero by 2050: Here’s how we make it

We need a different approach to hit net zero by 2050. (Image: Unsplash)

The Impact To: The Impact Readers Howdy ๐Ÿ‘‹ We have some big deep dives coming up in the next few weeks. Can’t tell you how excited I am to share what our awesome team is working on. Curious what’s coming? Well you’ll have to stay tuned ๐Ÿ™ƒ – Swarnav S Pujari In Your Inbox: How to reach […]

The key to >$1.50/kg hydrogen

In Your Inbox: A startup aiming to drive hydrogen below $1.50/kg; Repurposing oil wells for energy storage and generation; A new startup aiming to rebuild the grid differently; Clean energy and Congress

In Your Inbox: A startup aiming to drive hydrogen below $1.50/kg; Repurposing oil wells for energy storage and generation; A new startup aiming to rebuild the grid differently; Clean energy and Congress

The end of oil is near.

In Your Inbox: The week that begins the Endgame for Oil; Umida AG and how they are reducing water loss using trenches; A company enabling sustainable fashion

Building towards 100% renewable energy faster

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In Your Inbox: How LevelTen Energy plans to accelerate us towards 100% Renewable Energy; Board Games as a solution to climate change; How climate tech startups fit into Doughnut Economics model.

What it takes to electrify America

In Your Inbox: Ho we can electrify America; How will oil companies transition to clean energy; How biomass can be used for power generation

Avoiding climate tipping points

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In Your Inbox: What is the value of avoiding climate tipping points; Organic Waste Management; Why we need to invest in climate tech now

The decarbonization of food

In Your Inbox: Synthetic Biology and how it makes sustainable food; supply chain logistics for food; grant funding for cleantech ideas; portable batteries to replace diesel generators

The true cost of EV charging infrastructure

In Your Inbox: A guest from Freewire on how to reduce EV infrastructure; Understanding plastic recycling; How CalWave makes wave power more affordable; How consumers can build ESG portfolios

A guest from Softbank, opinions on E-Mobility

In Your Inbox: Biden’s Tax Plan supports the clean economy in a different way; The EV race has heated up; How every job is a climate job; plant based building insulation materials

How to unlock GW of solar capacity

In Your Inbox: The potential value of bitcoin mining with solar; A follow up to Project Finance vs. VC with HG Ventures; Wave Power systems are getting the funding they need with new grants.

The standard oil of renewables

In Your Inbox: TreeCard raises $5.1M in Seed Capital; David Energy & the future of retail electricity; Plant based tuna…and seafood

Project Finance or VC for the clean economy

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In Your Inbox: VC vs Project Finance for clean economy investing; evaluating solar panel recycling; TrueAlgae is making high quality algae; Carbon Capture investing heats up

Electric plane startup acquired

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In Your Inbox: An interview with Ampaire, which got acquired; Flowaste’s pre-seed round led by Plug & Play Ventures; An interview with Revterra who makes a high performance flywheel energy storage system

A startup making smart gravel from plastics

The Impact Feb 15 2021

Why GreenTech Media shut down; a startup recycling hard to recycle plastics; Alba Group partners with Singapore to recycle e-waste; Contrarian Climate Ep.1 Bitcoin and Climate Change

Storing energy in ice cream

Feb 1 2021 The Impact Newsletter

In Your Inbox: Storing energy in ice cream, startup Axiom Cloud raises a round for their software that makes refrigerators more efficient; A conversation with mobius

Is QuantumScape’s breakthrough significant?

The Impact To: The Impact Readers Hi โ„๏ธ East Coast seems to be preparing for a rough winter – snow is in the forecast…which likely means more outages. If and when batteries can be demonstrated as a financially viable investment when compared to generators we might see more people on the east coast making the […]

$100M gets you the largest virtual power plant

In Your Inbox: Highlighting how coffee grounds can be used as oil or even hand sanitizer; How mycelium as leather can be a sustainable alternative to traditional leather; Breaking down what the $100M OhmConnect round means for the future of the electric grid

Plug Power raises ~$1B to build Hydrogen Network

In Your Inbox: How Aum Energy has created a low-carbon, renewable natural gas solution; Plug Power raises $1B to build a Nation-Wide Hydrogen network; Mississippi Power is piloting “smart neighborhoods”

A candid conversation between energy experts

In Your Inbox: Upcycled Coffee startup raises seed round; The potential policy impacts of ZETA, the EV lobbying group; An amazing TED conversation between John Doerr and Hal Harvey

What happens to old solar farms?

The Impact To: The Impact Readers Howdy ๐Ÿค  It was nearly 80 degrees here in NY this past week and now its in the low 50s and 60s. Fall weather is confusing… In Your Inbox:ย An overview of the sustainable food market; an evaluation of the opportunity in redeveloping solar farms. ๐Ÿš€ STARTUPS & TECH Sustainable […]

The solar industry is consolidating fast…

The Impact To: The Impact Readers Howdy ๐Ÿค  Did you go vote? Awesome, continue reading! In Your Inbox: Apeel Sciences raises $30M; Panelclaw get’s acquired and the state of the solar industry ๐Ÿš€ STARTUPS & TECH An Apeeling Raise Finding ways to extend shelf life of organics reduces food waste. (Image: Apeel Sciences) Apeel Sciences announced $30M in […]

Why investors are Short on ESG Funds

The Impact To: The Impact Readers Howdy ๐ŸŽƒ Have you ever checked out a Tesla solar roof install? Not the marketing stuff or the videos from fanboys. I am talking an actual installation of a Tesla solar roof… If not you’ll find this video interesting. What we found most interesting is how little it really differs […]

Special coating increases solar panel output

The Impact To: The Impact Readers Hello ๐Ÿ‘ป As it begins to get colder and darker quicker it got us thinking about how ready we all are for the end of the year coming. We are nearly at our annual anniversary for the Impact – for which we are going to launch some cool things. […]

The year of net zero pledges

The Impact To: The Impact Readers Boo ๐ŸŽƒ It’s the month of Halloween, which means I finally have the excuse I needed to break out a bunch of Halloween and Holiday themed emojis. Don’t you just love the end of the year. Q4 of any year is amazing – likely not financially unless you are […]

Nextera is worth more than ExxonMobil

The Impact To: The Impact Readers Thursday Edition ๐Ÿ’ป Missed us this Monday? Well day jobs got the best of us this week and you know we won’t rush a week just to have a newsletter in your inbox. It’s always gonna be quality first! We got some really cool interviews and consumer products this […]

Do carbon offsets really reduce emissions?

The Impact To: The Impact Readers Howdy ๐Ÿค  Kind of a strange year. Lot’s of new things many of us never experienced before. We always believe that through a terrible storm a bright big rainbow will appear…hoping that is the case. Maybe the rainbow is coming soon for the climate as well… Want to know […]

Geothermal might make financial sense…

The Impact To: The Impact Readers Howdy ๐Ÿค  We had a deep conversation internally this week wondering about how we should approach The Impact and what would make it better and more enjoyable to readers. As part of that discussion we decided that fewer, higher quality posts that dive into how we see companies and […]

Using leftovers to tackle climate change??

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In Your Inbox: Startup automating trash sorting; Small acquisitions with big impact; Big moves for big tech in the energy industry; and an awesome interview with Renewal Mills!

1,400 HP electric SUV ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Ford Flexes 1,400 HP The Impact

In Your Inbox: What it’s going to take to decarbonize the grid; the impact of EVs on the electric grid; Ford’s 1,400 HP EV; Station A raises $3M to automate the discovery of carbon reducing strategies for entire cities; and more!

$200M for non-dairy milk ๐Ÿฅ›

July 20, 2020 The Impact Newsletter

In Your Inbox: Plants that pull CO2 out of the air finally make financial sense; Hydrogen super cars and new pipeline development; Oatly raises $200M for non dairy milk; and public sector support for energy storage.

The biggest solar farm in America…

June 15 2020 Impact

NKLA stock surge and reopening the conversation between HEV vs BEV; Microgrids in California get a boost; Gemini Solar Project and Tesla’s V3 Solar Roof Tiles!

New circuit breakers go digital

In Your Inbox: Digital circuit breakers continue to raise capital, emissions are set to rise all over again and natural gas is still a critical part of resiliency planning.

How To Deploy Sustainable Capital

The Impact To: The Impact Readers Howdy ๐Ÿค  Thank you to everyone supporting our push for open source research and tools to help educate the community! We had a great response to our survey last week and hope to continue to grow the numbers to pass a goal of 100 responses before adding results to […]

Our first open source research project

May 25, 2020 | Newsletter

In Your Inbox: Open source research efforts; De-Mystifying the conversation around the 1 Million Mile battery; Using your EV to help the grid and the trend of setting negative emission goals.

The burnout is real…

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In your inbox: the humidity is coming way sooner than expected; emissions are expected to skyrocket and microplastics have made it into the air.

Companies Begin To Get Cabin Fever

In Your Inbox: Data Centers experiment with load shifting; SoCal Gas is getting cabin fever from Quarantine and picking fights; Musk continues to tweet – this time about suing Alameda County

Your AC isn’t good for the environment

May 4 2020 The Impact Newsletter

The Impact To: The Impact Readers Howdy ๐Ÿค  The weather has turned a corner and we are all spending more time outside on our balconies or near our windows soaking up the fresh air. Maybe the idea of working from home and reducing the needs for unnecessary travel will be a positive we can take […]

๐Ÿ›ข๏ธ 800k tonnes of Hydrogen a year

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The Impact To: The Impact Readers Greetings!ย ๐Ÿง Spring seems to be finally here, even though we saw someย snow earlier this weekย in NY. The environment is getting more attention and people have now – hopefully – canceled all of their unnecessary subscriptions and are learning more about theย value of saving and resource management. In your inbox: […]

The smell of fresh air ๐Ÿ™Œ

The Impact Newsletter March 23, 2020

Nikola Motor Co and their Hydrogen Powered Trucks and the even more massive assortment of solar panel selections for your home; Emissions are down since the winter 2019; and how the way utilities handle solar deployments can cause the slowing of solar adoption

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