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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…

The Colorado River Basin: What’s Wrong and What’s Needed To Make It Right

On Aug. 16, the U.S. federal government declared a Colorado River water shortage for the first time. This unprecedented action was triggered by the precipitous drop in Lake Mead’s water level: It’s at 1,067 feet above sea level,…

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…

Drought, Mega Drought

What’s With the Colorado River Basin? The Colorado River Basin (CRB) and, in general, the American West, is in the midst of a water crisis. This crisis has been in the making for a long time…

Recent Developments in Grid Storage Investing

Investment in renewable energy continues to grow at a rapid pace. In this article, we’ll look at the current state of the grid storage investing marketplace and future investment prospects for that space. Where Grid…

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…

The Colorado River Basin: Why We Need Watershed Scale Solutions

Entrepreneurs To Solve Wicked Water Problems While water scarcity, poor quality, lack of access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene and inequity of water services are a global problem, the solutions are typically at…

Augmented (Digital) Intelligence— People, the Missing Dimension in Digital Transformation of Water

The digital transformation of the water sector, both the utility and industrial sectors, was well underway before the pandemic. The digital transformation trend has accelerated over the past twelve months as the public and private sectors…

Understanding the Valuation Math on the VC Term Sheet

Let’s pretend for a minute that the economy we’ve known and understood for the past ten years is back: we’re allowed out of the house, business is booming, and you’re ready to take your show…