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Amazon plans to make 50% of shipments net zero carbon by 2030

Amazon plans to make 50% of shipments net zero carbon by 2030

Amazon says it plans to make 50 percent of shipments with net zero carbon by 2030, as part of its Shipment Zero initiative.Read More
Shell snaps up Greenlots to accelerate electric vehicle charging networks across the U.S.

Shell snaps up Greenlots to accelerate electric vehicle charging networks across the U.S.

Shell has acquired Greenlots, a U.S. electric vehicle charging network that operates across North America. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Alphabet’s X lab spins out molten-salt energy storage project Malta

Alphabet’s X lab spins out molten-salt energy storage project Malta

Alphabet's X division has spun off Project Malta, an experimental program that aims to develop a new form of energy storage.
Micron publishes first diversity report, contributes $10 million to cause

Micron publishes first diversity report, contributes $10 million to cause

Micron Technology published its first diversity and inclusion report, and its foundation will donate $10 million to fund diversity programs.
Google to invest $685 million in green Danish datacenter

Google to invest $685 million in green Danish datacenter

Google announce it is spending $685 million on a new "energy efficient" datacenter in Denmark that is expected to be completed after 2021.
National Grid forms $250 million venture fund led by former Intel Capital exec Lisa Lambert

National Grid forms $250 million venture fund led by former Intel Capital exec Lisa Lambert

Lisa Lambert will lead National Grid's $250 million fund for investing in energy and other tech startups.
Currant Smart Outlet uses AI to cut down on energy consumption

Currant Smart Outlet uses AI to cut down on energy consumption

The Currant Smart Outlet uses artificial intelligence to help homeowners cut down on energy waste. It starts at $59 and is available now.
Amazon invests $10 million in Closed Loop Fund to improve curbside recycling in the U.S.

Amazon invests $10 million in Closed Loop Fund to improve curbside recycling in the U.S.

Amazon is investing $10 million in Closed Loop Fund, a project finance fund that invests in sustainable manufacturing technologies and recycling infrastructure. Founded in 2014, Closed Loop Fund
Pani raises $1 million to minimize water waste

Pani raises $1 million to minimize water waste

EXCLUSIVE: Austin, Texas-based startup Pani aims to shed light on our habitual water overconsumption. It announced a $1 million seed round led by Blake Chandlee, the former vice president of global
Shell Ventures leads $31 million investment in stealth electric car-charging startup Ample

Shell Ventures leads $31 million investment in stealth electric car-charging startup Ample

The transition from fossil fuel-reliant vehicles won’t happen overnight, but one thing is becoming clear: The future of transport is very much electric. Against that backdrop, a fledgling electric
Volta raises $35 million to fuel expansion of its electric vehicle charging network

Volta raises $35 million to fuel expansion of its electric vehicle charging network

San Francisco-based Volta Charging today announced that it has raised $35 million as it seeks to rapidly grow its national network of electric vehicle charging stations. The mobility company said the
Enosi launches a blockchain-based energy trading platform

Enosi launches a blockchain-based energy trading platform

EXCLUSIVE: Blockchain technology has been disrupting the energy sector for several years now. WePower and Screems are just a few of the projects bringing distributed ledger technology to the industry.
Early-stage health tech investment is getting squeezed

Early-stage health tech investment is getting squeezed

GUEST: At the end of Q3-2017, Crunchbase famously reported that projected near-term global venture “deal and dollar volume” would revisit “post-Dot Com highs.” The numbers matched up. Q3-2017 was the
Screems is combining a 19th-century engine with blockchain technology for low-cost electricity

Screems is combining a 19th-century engine with blockchain technology for low-cost electricity

EXCLUSIVE: It isn’t often that someone comes along with a new technology for electricity. And while there’s nothing new about the underlying mechanism being used within Screems’ devices, there is
Ardica Technologies Completes $15M Series D Financing

Ardica Technologies Completes $15M Series D Financing

PRESS RELEASE: Ardica Technologies, a leader in powerful, lightweight mobile energy solutions, has successfully completed its $15M Series D financing. For more than a decade, Ardica and its commercial
Cleantech needs more AI talent to help save the world

Cleantech needs more AI talent to help save the world

GUEST: The International Energy Agency recently confirmed dread-worthy news that carbon emissions hit a record high in 2017. Scientists working in the cleantech space around the world are busy trying