The Spheromak Approach To Fusion • CTFusion

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

Fusion is a suitable replacement for fossil fuels because it is carbon-free and provides equal or greater reliability with higher power density working in concert with conventional renewables to provide deep decarbonization across the entire energy ecosystem.

Reforestation’s Crucial Role as a Carbon Sink

Reforestation is a crucial part of drawing down carbon. (Image: Envato Elements)

Reforestation has started to garner a larger portion of the general public’s attention. Its importance in habitat and wildlife conservation, its key role in supporting rural populations, and the growing need to reforest areas ravaged by wildfires are all strong motivators.

Conservation’s Crucial Role as a Carbon Sink

Conservation requires understanding how much carbon a tree can actually capture. (Image: Forrest preserves of cook county)

Conservation, as we’ve seen, is vastly important. It takes much more time to break, remake, and then wait for the gains to hopefully reappear. Governments and businesses alike must adjust their definition of value so that the long-term benefits of our environmental impact weigh more heavily than the short-term cost of investment and a quick turnaround to profitability.

Bhutan Is Carbon Negative – What The US Can Learn From Them

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

For many countries like the US, or places like the EU, policy becomes the primary driver in enabling a transition away from fossil fuels. This is where a country like Bhutan can provide valuable insights though it is vastly different in its economic and political structure.

Bhutan is carbon negative and produces 99% of it’s energy needs from hydro

Why GreenTech Media Shut Down

Why GreenTech Media Shut Down

The cleantech community was shaken today when Eric Wesoff announced on his new blog that GreenTech Media was shutting down.

An Oat of This World Raise 🥛

Oatly just raised $200 million at a $2 billion valuation, effective selling a 10% stake in the company. The Blackstone Group led the round of fundraising, along with other backers – Howard Schultz, Oprah Winfrey, Roc Nation, Natalie Portman, Orkila Capital, and Rabo Corporate Investments.

Deconstructing Sunrun’s Acquisition of Vivint Solar

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Sunrun to acquire Vivint Solar for $3.2 Billion which would push Sunrun to 500,000 customers and more than 3 GW of assets on their books. The combined value of Sunrun + Vivint pushes it to an estimated $9.2 Billion based on the closing price July 6, 2020.

What Lyft’s Move To 100% Electric Means For The Future Of Ride Share

Lyft Commits To 100% EV Fleet

Lyft or Uber will likely never replace publicly funded transport. But if they enter from a sustainability angle where the state doesn’t have to invest their tax payers money into a large fleet of EVs it could open up the states that didn’t sign up for the ride share hype early on.

“Dirt Cheap” Hydrogen Production Is Nearly Here

Compared to other green hydrogen producers, SGH2’s process displaces 23-31 tons of carbon dioxide (others displace 10-12 tons) and requires only 1.8 kWh per kg of hydrogen (others require 62 kWh per kg of hydrogen).

Freewire Raises $25M in Series A to Push EV Charging Infrastructure Forward

Freewire Raises Series A

The two big headlines that stood out the most was Freewire – a battery integrated EV charger – raises $25M in Series A funding to bring their yet to be priced – but likely priced at ~$120K battery integrated fast charger to market. How we got that pricing for Freewire’s boost charging solution – insider info…