Renewable power investing is ramping up in Texas, and not only because of increased demand for sparked by hydraulic fracking. The wind-down of coal-fired generation plants and new renewable projects catering to specific companies including Facebook and...
If Beyond Meat’s ebullient post-IPO performance is any indication, everyone wants to have a piece of the plant-based, fast-growing sustainable food market. Even Tyson Foods, America’s biggest meat producer. Behold: plant-based Tyson Foods...
Zume, which  uses vans with hyper-efficient ovens to make pizzas while delivering them, bought Pivot, a California-based company that designs plant-based packaging. The deal continues a shift into packaging for Zume which introduced a...
When China banned the import of 24 types of solid waste last year, the action disrupted $5.6 billion in exports from the U.S. The ban also jumpstarted innovation in the U.S. waste management industry.
Regen Network, a Blockchain startup helping agriculture industry manage environmental impact, is pre-selling its token, Regen CEO Christian Shearer told Karma. Founded last year, the Massachusetts-based company records farming data on its Blockchain,...
Just as electric vehicles go mainstream, the man known as the father of China’s electric car movement, Wan Gang, says that hydrogen-fueled car vehicles are the future of mobility. “We need to move further...
Sound Businesses: Profiles of companies and business models we are keeping an eye on. Taranis combines military-grade optics with machine-learning imaging to provide farmers with millimeter-level insights into their fields, knowledge that can...
South Korean energy and chemical company SKC will acquire copper foil company KCF Technologies from private equity major KKR for $1 billion. The purchase of KCF, whose copper foil forms the core of EV batteries, is the...
Investors eager to put their money into clean air technologies may get a boost from a software tool that is aiming to help philanthropists, private companies and state agencies to measure environmental impact of early-stage firms.
A new report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a nonprofit that encourages companies to report how climate change might affect them, shows that 215 of the world’s largest companies, including Apple, JPMorgan and Chase, see climate...
On a foggy Monday afternoon, a helicopter crash in midtown Manhattan took a pilot’s life. This fatal accident in New York City yesterday highlights the pitfalls of airborne traffic, adding to worries that a...
While political debates over climate change rage without apparent movement from either side, investors dealing in real estate are taking these risks more seriously. What’s driving these investors aren’t studies or scientific opinion. It’s more basic: a...
Microsoft plans to build zero-carbon data centers in Sweden. Facebook is investing in a massive solar farm in Texas. And Google uses seawater from the Gulf of Finland to cool its Hamina servers. Technology...
Beyond Meat’s shares are continuing to soar since its May 22 IPO, as analysts see plant-based meat makers taking share from traditional beef producers and consumers crave healthier products with fewer environmental headaches. "It's...
Apple Inc. has cast its eye on robotaxi company Drive.ai in an effort to hoover up Drive.ai’s roster of engineers to give Apple’s self-driving vehicle efforts a jolt, The Information said, citing anonymous sources. Dozens...
Seattle green energy startup LevelTen pulled in $20.5 million this week from a group of investors that for the most part ticked the usual social impact boxes. Except that big name associated with nuclear meltdown. The...
As Narendra Modi begins his second term as India’s prime minister, the country’s renewables sector is set for a significant boost that will help it meet his ambitious target of 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy (RE)...
Blackstone Group doubled down this weekend on its commitment to the logistics space, placing a $18.7 billion bet on what on the surface may be the dullest corner of the real estate market -- logistics.
Startup Noblegen snagged $19 million in Series B funding, to ramp up production of its fermented food ingredients, which require minimal water use and less energy to manufacture. The company’s vision is to “transform...
KEY TAKEAWAYS As the global energy mix continues to integrate renewables, energy storage solutions will grow increasingly important. More than simple batteries, new energy storage devices use artificial intelligence to predict and react to grid instability, price shifts, and...
KEY TAKEAWAYS As the global energy mix continues to integrate renewables, energy storage solutions will grow increasingly important. More than simple batteries, new energy storage devices use artificial intelligence to predict and react to grid instability, price shifts, and...
KEY TAKEAWAYS As the global energy mix continues to integrate renewables, energy storage solutions will grow increasingly important. More than simple batteries, new energy storage devices use artificial intelligence to predict and react to grid instability, price shifts, and...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Treating waste water to make it fit for consumption is a key trend for smart cities. In tandem with desalination, this approach now underpins a massive and growing market. Investors can profit from this trend with a...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Desalination offers a clear solution to a parched globe but has clear drawbacks in terms of energy consumption and other operating costs. Technology advances, paired with abundant forms of clean energy herald a renaissance for desalination. One...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Some of the world’s most dynamic cities have faced—and will again face—severe water shortages. Spending to meet this challenge is currently insufficient, but cities are spending more. A range of firms and a purpose-built ETF can help...
KEY TAKEAWAYS As part of global initiatives that major cities are making towards smart cities, they’re investing big money in upgraded lighting systems. Building on decades of technological advancement, newer forms of lighting don’t just reduce energy consumption, they...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Global auto sales have peaked in the current cycle. But there’s a bright spot coming: The electric vehicle market is in the early stages of scorching growth. EVs have the potential to transform the cities of the...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Strained macroeconomic conditions caused by subdued commodity prices have caused private investor interest in the region to cool. However, U.K., U.S., and French investors still hold most of Africa’s FDI stock, and China is still Africa’s largest...
KEY TAKEAWAYS The top 10 fastest growing countries by population are in Africa, primarily in countries where infrastructural issues are the most severe. Africa’s annual infrastructure funding deficit is projected to increase by $60 billion by 2025, which furthers...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Bike sharing businesses are competing for geographical expansion in a growing market characterized by urbanization and congestion. Recent shifts in the bike sharing experience, such as the move from docked to deckles bikes and motorization, suggest we...
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