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M Ventures VC Deep Dive

The powerful community benefits of decentralized solar

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

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

Write to the SEC about 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

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The SEC is giving us hope

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

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Nuclear energy’s role in a carbon-neutral economy

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

Takachar Impact Startup Report

Two startups to watch in the AG sector

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

Innovia GEO Impact Startup Report

Geothermal installs at half the cost

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

Princeton NuEnergy (Cleantech Open 2021 Winner) Startup Report

This storage recycling company has Tesla level potential

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

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

Navigating corporate partnerships as a climate tech startup

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

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The Sun Always Shines on Good Investments

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

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Lake Kivu is a climate time bomb

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

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

Solar is bringing energy equity to Africa

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

The world is moving towards clean energy sources. (Image: CTFusion)

Spheromak – The next frontier for fusion

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

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

This fund’s team is crushing it since CleanTech 1.0

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

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

The next Pachama…

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

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The importance of Pachama

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?

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

The next ClimateAI?

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

How climatetech investing is changing. (Image: Unsplash)

The Future of ClimateTech Investing

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.

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

Sequestering carbon in the built environment

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

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

Making sense of carbon capture

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 energy in Hidrilyte. (Image: ICL Innovation)

Storing hydrogen in an unconventional way

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

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

Carbon taxes in EU

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

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

Air-source vs. Ground-source heat pumps

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.

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 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

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

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Building towards 100% renewable energy faster

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

The Impact

Avoiding climate tipping points

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

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Project Finance or VC for the clean economy

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

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Electric plane startup acquired

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

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A startup making smart gravel from plastics

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

Feb 1 2021 The Impact Newsletter

Storing energy in ice cream

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

$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

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

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

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

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Using leftovers to tackle climate change??

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!

Ford Flexes 1,400 HP The Impact

1,400 HP electric SUV ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

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!

July 20, 2020 The Impact Newsletter

$200M for non-dairy milk ๐Ÿฅ›

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.

June 15 2020 Impact

The biggest solar farm in America…

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

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Our first open source research project

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.

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The burnout is real…

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

The Impact Newsletter March 23, 2020

The smell of fresh air ๐Ÿ™Œ

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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