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The California Oil Spill and How It Could Affect You

On October 1, 2021, a significant oil spill was discovered off the coast of central California. The oil slick, seen here via NASA Earth satellite imagery, might be months old, or even years old. 126,000 gallons of oil…

The True Costs of Lithium Extraction: A Grim Reality for EV Owners

Political turbulence in Afghanistan means the cost of lithium-ion batteries will skyrocket. The Taliban now controls one of the world’s largest lithium deposits. With the global demand for lithium (and lithium extraction) expected to grow 40 fold by 2040,…

The Differences Between Early-Stage Funding and Late-Stage Funding for Energy Startups

As you’re seeking out funding for your business, you may go through several stages — and each one looks a little different. Early-stage fundraising will be drastically different from your late-stage funding efforts, too. As…

Dropping Names — The Corporations Purchasing Renewable Power

Some of the biggest domestic mega-corporations believe the Biden administration will decarbonize the nation’s power rapidly. And it’s not only Americans who think this way. Companies around the globe are buying more renewable power than…

What Grid Storage Investing Will Look Like — Post-COVID-19

There are two global markets that drive the demand for energy storage: stationary (old-school power) storage and electric vehicles (EVs). For the short term — through 2025, which is only four years out — energy storage deployment…

Digital Technologies Are the Only Chance To Achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 is highly questionable, as the status quo is difficult to disrupt. Difficult, that is, but not impossible. A report from 2019, “Digital With a Purpose: Delivering a SMARTer2030”,…

The Latest Changes in VC Deal Terms – Avoiding the Valuation Death Spiral

This is a wonderful season to reflect and be thankful. In our ambition to find that next entrepreneur to invest, be part of an amazing portfolio exit all while solving the world’s energy problems, it…

How Rapid Investment in Batteries and Storage Is Changing the Energy Industry

One of the most commonly asked questions (typically meant to act as a “gotcha” moment when the discussion comes up) about green energy is: What’s going to happen when the source of the energy isn’t available,…

The Sunny Future of RECs

Welcome to the second article on Renewable Energy Credits (also known as RECs and SRECs.) Previously, we discussed what RECs are, how clean energy producers generate them, and how they’re traded among organizations and individuals…

RECs 101: An Intro to Renewable Energy Credits in 2021

Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) are a way to represent your investment in renewable, clean energy. Buying RECs is not the same as purchasing electricity, paying a power bill, or investing in a cleantech startup. RECs…