As the 21st century space race lifts off, an intense demand for in-space sustainable and affordable technologies emerges. Phase Four is creating a fuel agnostic propulsion system, created to democratize space travel affordably and at scale. Read more in TechCrunch.
In the quest to make public transportation cleaner and quieter for all, Proterra has teamed up with automotive OEM Daimler to collaborate on the next iteration of all-electric heavy-duty transit - the school bus. Read more in Forbes.
Poised for a revolution, the aviation industry has not seen a new breed of airplanes in over 50 years, and with aviation accounting for 2 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, the industry has never been more ripe for a change than now. Eviation CEO, Omer Bar-Yohay discusses the reality of all-electric flight, and commercial customer demand. (Watch on BBC)
In April 2019, for the first time ever in the U.S., more electricity was generated from renewable sources than from coal. Amy Francetic, managing director at Energize Ventures, explains that the fundamentals of renewables are so strong that no amount of policy tweaking can save coal at this point. Read more on CNBC here.
As CEO of non-profit Elemental Excelerator, Dawn Lippert has overseen more than $30M of investments in more than 80 sustainability-focused startups since 2013. With investments in the water, food, energy, mobility and waste sectors, and a focus on place-based innovation and inclusion of disadvantaged communities, Dawn is helping catalyze a clean economy for all. Read more about Dawn and see the full Grist 50 list here.
If Fortune 500s are going to meet emissions reductions and climate change goals, they need to reduce energy consumption at scale. With building emissions accounting for nearly 40% of annual CO2 emissions in the U.S., they turn to Redaptive for efficiency improvements and energy savings, which also improves the bottom line. Read more in Fast Company.
Prospera co-founder Raviv Itzhaky will join a panel called “Farming the Future” at the Economist’s annual Feeding the Future event to discuss how can AI be used to dramatically improve food production.
Caroline Venza and Alison Mickey led a communications and messaging workshop as part of the Cleantech Open 2019 Academy West, a “business bootcamp” for Cleantech Open accelerator participants. The presentation and workshop explained how startups should think about messaging and strategic communications -- why it matters, when to pursue an external comms program, and how to go about it.
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