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Nuclear Energy

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

He replied that there certainly were problems with nuclear energy but that they paled in comparison to those of burning fossil fuels. I have come full circle on nuclear energy and now see it as way more attractive than most other forms of generating energy. There are two ways of making energy with atoms. We can split atoms to generate energy and that is called Fission. Or we can combine atoms to generate energy and that is called Fusion.

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The Low Energy Trap

Continuations

He also proposes one historic escape mechanism from such a collapse: a big energy unlock. We had a shot at that i n the 1960s when we started building nuclear power plants , but then starting in the 1980s we instead chose to focus on energy efficiency. Less energy.

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Helion raises $2.2B to commercialize fusion energy

TechCrunch

Helion Energy , a clean energy company committed to creating a new era of plentiful, zero-carbon electricity from fusion, today announced the close of its $0.5 Animation courtesy of Helion Energy. Image Credits: Helion Energy.

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Ecosia has started ploughing search ads profit into green energy

TechCrunch

Not-for-profit search engine Ecosia has started funnelling a portion of the profits it generates from serving ads against users’ searches into startups in the renewable energy space. “At the moment, we’re supporting renewable energy projects across Germany.

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New York’s David Energy has raised $4.1 million to ‘build the Standard Oil of renewable energy’

TechCrunch

“We intend to build the Standard Oil of renewable energy,” said James McGinniss, the co-founder and chief executive of David Energy , in a statement announcing the company’s new $19 million seed round of debt and equity funding. . McGinniss’ company is aiming to boost renewable energy adoption and slash energy usage in the built environment by creating a service that operates on both sides of the energy marketplace.

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Okra Solar is bringing renewable energy to underserved markets

TechCrunch

It’s a moment happily eternalized in a new press release announcing the renewable energy startup’s $2.1 Explorer Investments and Didendum led the round, which also featured participation from Schneider Electric Energy Access and the Autodesk Foundation.

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Clean energy firm Husk signs UN energy compact as it begins solar mini-grid expansion in Nigeria, rest of Africa

TechCrunch

Husk Power Systems , a clean energy company that has been at the forefront of fueling rural electrification since 2008, is planning to launch 500 solar mini-grids in Nigeria over the next five years.

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Facilitating AccelVT Energy 2019 Cohort

Paul G. Silva

I often talk about how startups are the ones out there saving the world. This summer I have the delight of facilitating the newest cohort of the AccelVT Accelerator. This accelerator focuses on “ startup and/or seed stage ventures who offer new technologies, or novel applications of existing technologies, aimed at reducing fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions in the heating and/or transportation sector.

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Summit of the Americas inspires commitments on migration, green energy and climate?

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Summit of the Americas inspires commitments on migration, green energy and climate. The Biden administration announced major initiatives to spur green energy growth and tackle the climate crisis. By ShareAmerica.

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AI-driven energy startup Octopus hits $2B mark after $200M investment from Tokyo Gas

TechCrunch

Now meet the challenger energy suppliers. s Octopus Energy has attained a $2.06 Its Kraken software is also licensed to Origin Energy, nPower and E.On, Good Energy and Hanwha Corporation, among others, reaching 17 million energy accounts worldwide.

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Vanadium ion battery startup Standard Energy raises $8.9M Series C from SoftBank Ventures Asia

TechCrunch

Standard Energy , a vanadium ion battery developer, announced today it has raised a $8.9 Instead of serving as a replacement for lithium ion batteries, however, Standard Energy chief executive officer Bu Gi Kim said they complement each other.

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[Dandelion Energy in Protocol] How I decided to leave Alphabet and build a geothermal energy startup

OurCrowd

The post [Dandelion Energy in Protocol] How I decided to leave Alphabet and build a geothermal energy startup appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. News Center Dandelion Energy dandelion_energy Danelion Energy ourcrowd fund portfolio news

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EnerVenue raises $100M to accelerate clean energy using nickel-hydrogen batteries

TechCrunch

In order to support a buildout of renewable energy, which tends to over-generate electricity at certain times of day and under-generate at others, the grid is going to need a lot of batteries. They all see the future as, the energy mix is shifting.

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Green Energy Makes Business Sense

OurCrowd

Venture funds are joining the rush to renewable energy—and it’s not a passing fad • Government subsidies will help, but inno vative companies and business logic will drive growth. New energy is good business. The post Green Energy Makes Business Sense appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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[Connected Energy in Agility PR] Connected Energy, second life battery energy storage specialist, secures an additional £15 million from investors

OurCrowd

The post [Connected Energy in Agility PR] Connected Energy, second life battery energy storage specialist, secures an additional £15 million from investors appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. News Center Newsticker connected_energy energy newsticker portfolio news

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Shell-founded startup fund receives $13 million from Canadian DFI to accelerate clean energy access in Africa

TechCrunch

FinDev Canada has injected $13 million into Energy Entrepreneurs Growth Fund ( EEGF ), which invests in early and growth-stage energy startups in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Water-Energy Nexus: A Connection That’s Driving Innovation

Venture Well

For World Water Day, we spoke with three ventures operating at the water-energy nexus to learn how they're addressing strains in both resource systems. The post Water-Energy Nexus: A Connection That’s Driving Innovation appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators Global I&E Sustainable Innovation E-Team entrepreneurship innovation startup water

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Singularity Energy raises $4.5 million seed round to decarbonize the grid

TechCrunch

Singularity Energy , a SaaS platform that reports on carbon emissions for the electricity grid, has closed a $4.5 million seed round led by Spero Ventures and Energy Impact Partners and joined by existing investors, including Third Sphere and J Ventures. .

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Bringing jobs and health benefits, BlocPower unlocks energy efficiency retrofits for low-income communities

TechCrunch

Retrofitting buildings to make them more energy efficient and better at withstanding climate change-induced extreme weather is going to be a big, multibillion-dollar business. billion for new energy initiatives.

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Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy backs Terabase’s robot-built solar farms

TechCrunch

Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a climate-focused VC firm linked to some of Earth’s wealthiest individuals, has joined a $44 million bet on solar startup Terabase Energy.

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[Xage Security in GlobeNewswire] U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory selects Xage for Clean Energy Cybersecurity program

OurCrowd

Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to join the first Clean Energy Cybersecurity Accelerator™ (CECA) program cohort. PALO ALTO, Calif, Dec.

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VRAI wants to tackle the energy crisis by bringing VR simulation training to offshore wind sector

TechCrunch

Energy crisis. With that in mind, VRAI is refocusing its efforts on industries beyond aerospace and defence to target the offshore wind industry — a timely manoeuvre given Europe’s energy predicament , exacerbated by the ongoing war in Ukraine.

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[Connected Energy in Business Mondays] North East showcased to the globe as premier electrification location

OurCrowd

The post [Connected Energy in Business Mondays] North East showcased to the globe as premier electrification location appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. News Center connected_energy energy portfolio news

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Our Next Energy closes $25M Series A for battery tech with backing from Bill Gates, BMW

TechCrunch

Michigan-based startup Our Next Energy (ONE) has closed a $25 million Series A for tech that it says can double the range of EVs, as more and more startups take aim at surpassing the pitfalls of conventional lithium-ion batteries. Image Credits: Our Next Energy.

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Dracula Technologies turns ambient light into energy with printed solar cells

TechCrunch

Dracula Technologies was founded in 2011, after a project in collaboration with the CEA (Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, or the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission), a public research organization.

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Newsletter: Fusion energy breakthrough + Plant a billion trees

OurCrowd

Fusion breakthrough brings clean energy closer. OurCrowd is investing alongside top VCs in an Israel-based, early-stage startup developing a container-size clean energy nuclear fusion generator that can produce enough power for a small city.

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Kapacity.io is using AI to drive energy and emissions savings for real estate

TechCrunch

It does this by providing incentives to building owners/occupiers to shift to clean energy usage through a machine learning-powered software automation layer. So, ironically, in the future we see this as a way to push for a renewable energy system and makes that transition happen even faster.

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A Sneak Peak at Some LA Startup Energy

Both Sides of the Table

Have a quick view below for what is in store at our Upfront Summit – a little bit of LA startup energy and creativity. You disappeared? What the fork happened to you? And what’s up with this crazy new blog design? Well … more on that next week. I will tell more. But for now … Every year we run a big VC, LP & Tech Summit in Los Angeles (this year downtown) to showcase the best of our community and invite others from around the country.

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Sun King, a provider of solar energy products in Africa and Asia, expands Series D to $330M

TechCrunch

Sun King, a provider of off-grid solar energy products in Africa and Asia, has secured a $70 million equity investment led by LeapFrog Investments. We are proud that LeapFrog is investing in Sun King to expand access to energy with renewable solar power,” said Thakkar.

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Home energy monitoring firm Sense just raised $105M

TechCrunch

I assumed there was some sort of typo the last time I checked my energy bill. Energy prices have been soaring of late, and while Sense’s primary selling point is helping homes lower emissions, if you can manage to cut a few ConEd bills along the way, that’s a win-win in my book.

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Kevala raises $21M to improve tools for managing energy grid infrastructure

TechCrunch

Kevala , the startup that collects and analyzes energy grid infrastructure data for utility companies, renewable energy providers, EV charging companies, regulators and other energy industry stakeholders, has raised $21 million in a Series A round.

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EO Minneapolis Event Injects Energy Into Entrepreneur Scene

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The post EO Minneapolis Event Injects Energy Into Entrepreneur Scene appeared first on THE BLOG. Ask Jeff Martin why he participates in the annual Entrepreneurs’ Rally sponsored by EO Minneapolis, and his answer is simple but profound. “It’s

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Sun King raises $260M to widen clean energy access in Africa, Asia

TechCrunch

One of the largest solar companies in Africa and Asia, Sun King , has raised $260 million in series D funding to deliver off-grid energy technologies to more people across the two continents.

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When Your Entrepreneurial Energy Runs Out, Here’s the Recipe for Optimization

Entrepreneurs' Organization

I was extremely low in other hormones, which were affecting my energy and overall mental acuity. I have noticed an insane difference in my moods, energy and mental acuity since I got off sugar. Just watch the energy you can bring to everything you touch.

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3 Tips to Maximize Your Energy to Live an Optimal Life as an Entrepreneur

StartupNation

Entrepreneurs are passionate leaders with seemingly endless energy, helping to advance our world one brilliant idea at a time. Throughout my career, I’ve been humbled and honored to speak at conferences filled with entrepreneurs, and can literally feel their energy and drive when I’m on stage.

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Sealed buys sensor startup InfiSense to fuel energy-saving services

TechCrunch

Sealed built a business around predicting energy use and getting homeowners to ditch fossil fuels. So, naturally, the company’s first acquisition is a startup that tracks energy on a granular level.

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[Connected Energy in Global Banking and Finance Review] Rising to the occasion

OurCrowd

The post [Connected Energy in Global Banking and Finance Review] Rising to the occasion appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. News Center connected_energy energy portfolio news

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