For the last two years, Didi has been the dominant car-hailing force in China and its success has spawned a handful of competitors initiated by both internet firms and old-school carmakers. Just last week, another notable challenger has stepped up. T3, which is short for “top 3”, officially launched after a dozen entities, including three […]View More Alibaba, Tencent and other major names form $1.45B ride-hailing venture
Pliant Energy Systems has spent the last two years developing a drone named Velox. The robot, which was initially meant to be a generator that could harness the flow of water, is now more of a sleek-looking surveillance drone with potential to one day…View More How a Brooklyn renewable energy company ended up making a surveillance drone — Future Blink
For homeowners that want to go green, but have trouble figuring out how to do it, Palmetto Clean Technologies has the answer. The company has an army of salespeople to pitch the benefits of solar power and energy efficiency, and will connect would-be clean energy consumers with financing options, installers, and software to monitor and manage […]View More Palmetto gets $20 million credit line for its solar and energy efficiency installation marketplace
Tesla has acquired energy storage company Maxwell Technologies in an all-stock deal valued at $218 million, a deal aimed at helping the electric automaker improve its batteries and lower costs as more competitors enter the market. The offer will value each of Maxwell’s 45.9 million shares at $4.75. The merger is expected to close in the […]View More Tesla’s Maxwell acquisition aims to give its batteries a boost
Google has launched its first clean energy project in Asia. The company announced today that it struck a long-term agreement to buy the output of a 10-megawatt solar array in Tainan City, Taiwan, about 100 km south of its data center in the country. Google already has solar and wind projects across North and South […]View More Google launches clean energy project in Taiwan, its first in Asia
Carbon Engineering, a Canadian company developing technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and process it for use in enhanced oil recovery or in the creation of new synthetic fuels, has locked in financing from two big industry backers — Chevron and Occidental Petroleum — to bring its products to market. The undisclosed amount […]View More Oil and gas giants Chevron and Occidental are backing tech to combat carbon emissions
Renewable energy is the future, but at present no one is tracking just who’s got solar panels on their roof, in their back yard, or a shared neighborhood installation. Fortunately, solar panels generally work best when exposed to the light. That makes them easy to spot, and count, from orbit — which is just what the DeepSolar project is doing.View More This project is mapping every solar panel in the country using machine learning
Amsterdam’s Clean Energy Challenge inspired Guillaume Roukhomovsky and Blaž Verhnjak to design S-Park. It’s a system that consists of a front bicycle wheel, and bike rack. As a rider bikes around, the spinning wheel stores kinetic energy in batt…View More Innovative bike rack turns your biking into electricity — Future Blink
TechCrunch Startup Battlefield returns to Africa next month, and we have an agenda chock-full of interesting panels and our premier startup competition. Joining us in Lagos, Nigeria on December 11 for a couple of those aforementioned panels will be Chris Folayan, the founder and CEO of Mall for Africa; Nichole Yembra, chief financial, risk and […]View More Venture capital and the blockchain will be the talk at Startup Battlefield Africa
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Signs of America’s transition to a low-carbon economy are everywhere. In urban areas, electric buses are joining city fleets. In the suburbs, charging stations for electric vehicles sit prominently next to gas pumps. And in rural parts of the country, wind turbines gently dot the expansive countryside.
A new era of sustainability is on the way. This emerging era is about more than simply moving away from fossil fuels — it’s a sweeping change that touches upon every industry, the way that people manufacture and consume goods, and how working-class citizens make a living.
Companies like AT&T are helping support American’s transition to a low-carbon economy, not only through large-scale purchase agreements for renewable energy, but also by supporting students and preparing the next generation for jobs in the green economy Read more…View More The low-carbon economy: Driving a cleaner future
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An electric vehicle cruising down the highway, a solar panel installed on a neighbor’s rooftop, a wind turbine turning in the breeze: These are just a few of the powerful symbols that represent the blossoming renewable energy economy
There’s little doubt that the world is on the cusp of a new era of energy generation and consumption. From the rise of renewable fuel sources to the increasing number of companies like AT&T that are investing in clean energy, renewables are swiftly becoming a booming industry
As a result, we’re in the midst of an explosion of opportunity — both economic and environmental. In America, the seismic shift toward renewables is evident in both classrooms and boardrooms, particularly as major international corporations invest heavily in clean energy. Earlier in 2018, for instance, AT&T announced the expansion of its renewable energy program in collaboration with NextEra Energy Resources. Read more…View More The rise of renewable energy will change everything
What’s the most valuable thing inside an EV? It’s not the motor. It’s the battery.
Electric vehicle batteries can power entire homes for days. Those batteries could become the powerhouses of future cities. Listen to more here.View More How electric vehicles can store renewable energy to power entire cities