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Shell’s Gamechanger Accelerator selects three companies for its energy transition accelerator

Yesterday, the European oil and gas major producer Shell announced the latest cohort selected to participate in its Shell GameChanger Accelerator (GCxN), focused on supporting companies developing tech for the transition away from fossil fuels. The three companies will have access to technical resources through Shell that can serve to […]

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The Department of Defense is establishing a working group to focus on climate change

The U.S. Department of Defense is setting up a working group to focus on climate change. The new group will be led by Joe Bryan, who was appointed as a special assistant to the Secretary of Defense focused on climate earlier this year. The move is one of several steps […]

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Gridware is building early-detection sensors for power grid failures and wildfires

Like corporate financial accounting, the power grid never draws headlines when things are going well. No journalist writes “The power remains on,” or discusses the extensive work it takes to maintain the grid. Instead, it takes a record-breaking ice wave to knock out power to one of the largest states […]

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Yard Stick provides measurement technology to combat climate change

Jesse Klein Contributor Jesse Klein is a science, outdoor and business journalist who has written for New Scientist, GreenBiz, The New York Times and WIRED. Having previously worked inside Bay Area startups, she has a deep understanding of the pressing issues facing the businesses of tomorrow. The solution to the […]

2020 was one of the warmest years in history and indicates mounting risks of climate change

It’s official. 2020 was one of the warmest years on record, either edging out or coming in just behind 2016 for the warmest year in recorded history according to data from U.S. government agencies (The National Aeronautics and Space Administration had the year just tied with 2016, while the National […]

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Amazon announces $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund led by longtime clean tech investor, Rodrigo Prudencio

Amazon has announced its $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund to invest in sustainable technologies and services that will help the company reach its commitment to be net-zero carbon in its operations by 2040. It’s a sizable commitment from a company that has been criticized for its contributions to carbon emissions […]

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ClimateView raises $2.5 million for its toolkit to visualize climate mitigation plans

ClimateView, a Swedish software development company working on monitoring and visualization tools for greenhouse gas emissions, said it has raised $2.5 million in its latest round of financing. While the world is gripped by the material and economic toll of the COVID-19 epidemic, the problems society faces from longterm global […]