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A paper mill in Germany

Report: Electrothermal energy storage can yield consistent renewable electricity for industry

ETES’ unique combination of heat electrification and storage can rebalance electricity demands — and help industry decarbonize to boot.

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Phoebe Skok
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Feb 26, 2024
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Report: NEM 3.0 is boosting storage, dragging down panel price in California

In the wake of the state’s new net metering rule, the residential solar market appears to be taking a new approach.

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Maeve Allsup
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Feb 22, 2024
Pools of brine containing lithium carbonate in Chile.

Report: Falling costs of clean tech commodities offset by high inflation rates in 2023

Critical material prices largely normalized last year, per BloombergNEF report, but other challenges persist.

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Phoebe Skok
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Feb 22, 2024
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New GET analysis is a “wake-up call” on interconnection woes

A report from the Rocky Mountain Institute finds tech like dynamic line ratings could save the world’s largest wholesale electricity market more than $1 billion in annual production costs.

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Maeve Allsup
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Feb 16, 2024

2024 trends: batteries, transferable tax credits, and the cost of capital

We go deep on Nat Bullard's 200-page slide deck on the biggest decarbonization trends in 2024.

Workers install solar panels

China still leads in renewables investment — but the gap is narrowing

Combined, the US, EU and UK poured $718 billion into energy transition technologies, surpassing China’s investment total for the first time.

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Phoebe Skok
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Feb 1, 2024
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The transferable tax credit market is growing ‘more rapidly than anyone thought’

The IRA is widening the market for clean energy financing. But buyers and sellers of tax credits are still figuring it out.

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Climate venture investors riff on headwinds, hype, and wildcards of 2023

Despite a downturn in the climate tech sector, we may look back on 2023 as the “year of building” the green industrial economy.

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With climate venture capital down, industrial investments had a ‘breakout year’ in 2023

Sightline’s Kim Zou says megarounds for steel startups drove investment growth in industry, while alternative protein and vertical farming startups underperformed.

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NASA: There's hope yet for space-based solar

But the agency's new report finds we've got a lot of work to do to make extraterrestrial panels cost-competitive.

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Maeve Allsup
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Jan 12, 2024
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The ripple effect of expanding connection queues

IEA: Everything about connecting projects to the grid is getting harder.

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Maeve Allsup
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Jan 12, 2024
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2023 climate tech venture investment trends

Despite a drop in total investment dollars, there are signs that climate tech investors are maturing

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Jan 11, 2024
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Report: Solar and wind prices were up in the second half of 2023

Data collected by Carbon Reduction Capital indicates offtake rates for solar are greatly impacted by IRA bonuses.

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Maeve Allsup
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Jan 10, 2024
Sun through haze

Solar geoengineering with solid materials could mess with the ozone layer

New research finds major uncertainties in using solid particles in stratospheric aerosol injection.

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Exclusive: Non-equity funding for climate tech is taking off

New research from Net Zero Insights found that the industry’s capital stack is rapidly maturing — but that may pose new challenges.