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...
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...
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...
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)...
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 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...
The partners at Obvious Ventures aren’t big fans of the term impact investing. Instead, they have coined another phrase for what they do: world-positive venture capital. What’s the difference? James Joaquin, who founded Obvious...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Africa has some of the worst physical infrastructure in the world, particular in terms of roads, air traffic, energy, and telecommunications. Fragmented industries also add to Africa’s infrastructural woes, with supply chains that are weak in logistical...
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 The ability to control how much light gets into an office space is becoming very popular with commercial building developers. These windows can help lower cooling bills while adding a layer of privacy. A handful of public...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Cutting down on leaks can save millions of gallons of water. Smart water sensors play a crucial role, and can also ensure that water supplies have not become tainted. Investments in this smart cities technology are crucial...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Smart windows offer a compelling upgrade to new and existing high-rise buildings. We’re looking at how one firm is tackling this lucrative niche. Deep pockets will be needed to support this capital-intensive technology. While it will take quite...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Hundreds of billions are at stake as cities look to encourage the design and construction of smart buildings. Smart windows will play a key role and will offer a range of investable opportunities. Competing technologies are being...
KEY TAKEAWAYS A range of technologies are helping cities to re-develop thriving streetscapes as car ownership recedes and cycle and pedestrian paths grow more popular. Turning all that people motion into clean energy is the focus of a fast-growing...
Existing electricity infrastructure, which is not sufficient to meet the growing demand from the industry’s aging equipment scattered in remote locations, and strong drilling activity in the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico are creating...
Oil and gas production in the U.S. Southwest’s Permian Basin generates wastewater  at a pace that would fill 1,000 Olympic-size swimming pools every day, presenting socially conscious investors interested in more environmentally friendly water management with a...
Strategic Investors: Profiles of investors with strategies to consider. Greenprint Partners, a Chicago-based B Corp founded by female entrepreneurs, believes that existing water-drainage infrastructure can be transformed into engines of sustainability that also reduce pollution and flooding. Nicole Chavas, CEO and...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to, for their impact on industry. One U.K. startup is taking a radical step in renewable energy: crowdsourcing the funds to build its infrastructure from its future customers. Ripple Energy appears to be...
Strategic Investors: Profiles of investors with strategies to consider. Whether you think climate change is real or not, global insurers, investment funds, many corporations and most governments believe in it. While global policy consensus remains elusive, from a long-term investment...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. The race is on to do for electric cars what Duracell did for the bunny. Charging toward increased adoption of electric vehicles necessitates improving efficiencies in lithium-ion...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Fuel systems manufacturer Stanadyne announced on April 9 that it has acquired Pure Power, a maker of diesel fuel injectors and turbochargers for an undisclosed amount. Stanadyne is a...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. With the announcement on April 8 that it would acquire a large stake in Spanish oil company Cepsa, private equity giant Carlyle Group added to its...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Coal assets aren’t going away, but renewable-energy infrastructure ones are seeing the welcome mat in Oslo. That’s the latest news on Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund,...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. The Green New Deal may have been stomped out by Congress last month, yet clean energy is on fire in the private sector. On April 2, CleanCapital announced a fresh investment...
Strategic Investors: Profiles of investors with strategies to consider. At the heart of optimistic investment strategies in renewables and clean energy infrastructure is a basic dilemma: Moving electricity from wind and solar farms or other renewable sources requires storage to...
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