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UBS Invests in Impact Data Provider GIST Impact

UBS Invests in Impact Data Provider GIST Impact

Impact data and analytics provider GIST Impact announced today an investment from UBS’ venture and innovation unit, UBS Next. Founded in 2008, GIST Impact provides data and analytics solutions aimed at helping companies and investors measure their environmental and social impacts, using data-based intelligence with location-specific impact data covering more than 14,500 companies. The firm […]

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H&M Invests in Industrial Decarbonization Startup Rondo Energy to Tackle Fashion Supply Chain Emissions

H&M Invests in Industrial Decarbonization Startup Rondo Energy to Tackle Fashion Supply Chain Emissions

Fashion and design brands company H&M Group announced the launch of a new partnership with zero-carbon industrial heat solutions provider Rondo Energy, aimed at applying Rondo’s industrial decarbonization solution to help address the emissions footprint of H&M’s supply chain. Founded in 2020, California-based Rondo Energy provides solutions to address emissions from industrial heat processes. Industrial […]

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Frontier Signs Deal to Buy $49 Million Biomass-Based Carbon Removal Credits from Stockholm Exergi

Frontier Signs Deal to Buy $49 Million Biomass-Based Carbon Removal Credits from Stockholm Exergi

Carbon removal buyer coalition Frontier announced that it has facilitated offtake agreements to purchase $48.6 million of carbon removal output generated by Stockholm Exergi’s planned bio-energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) facility in Sweden, on behalf of buyers including Alphabet, Meta, JPMorgan Chase, and H&M, among others. Launched in April 2022 with commitments by […]

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Hershey Commits to Cut Agriculture, Value Chain Emissions

Hershey Commits to Cut Agriculture, Value Chain Emissions

Chocolate, candy and snacks producer Hershey announced today a series of new climate-related goals, with new targets to reduce emissions originating in its value chain, including Forest Land and Agriculture (FLAG) emissions. According to Hershey’s 2023 ESG report, Scope 3 emissions, or those originating in the company’s value chain outside of its direct control, account […]

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Salesforce Commits $25 Million to Scale Carbon Removal Technology with Frontier

Salesforce Commits $25 Million to Scale Carbon Removal Technology with Frontier

CRM solutions provider Salesforce announced today a series of new climate and energy transition-related commitments, including a pledge to purchase $25 million of permanent carbon removals from carbon removal coalition Frontier, in addition to the signing of its first European virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA), as well as nearly $4 million in clean energy-focused philanthropic […]

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Microsoft Signs Largest-Ever Nature-Based Carbon Removal Deal with BTG Pactual

Microsoft Signs Largest-Ever Nature-Based Carbon Removal Deal with BTG Pactual

BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group (TIG) and Microsoft announced today that they have signed a large-scale, long-term nature-based carbon removal agreement, with Microsoft purchasing 8 million tons of carbon removal credits through 2043 generated through TIG’s reforestation and restoration strategy in Latin America. According to the companies, the agreement marks the largest known carbon dioxide […]

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EU can take the lead in reducing consumption-based emissions, finds new report

EU can take the lead in reducing consumption-based emissions, finds new report

A new SEI report reveals that the EU’s focus on territorial emissions understates the impact of its consumption globally. The study shows huge potential for the EU to raise the ambition of its climate action by addressing Member States’ consumption-based emissions and lowering consumption overall. Between 1990 and 2020, the EU slashed its territorial emissions […]

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Ladebäume: Gravity will E-Auto-Probleme in Städten lösen

Ladebäume: Gravity will E-Auto-Probleme in Städten lösen

Cleantech-Unternehmen bringt ultraschnelle Ladeinfrastruktur für urbane Mobilität. Das Cleantech-Unternehmen Gravity aus New York plant, ein Netzwerk von Ladebäumen zu etablieren, um E-Autos in nur fünf Minuten aufzuladen. Diese bahnbrechende Innovation hat das Potenzial, das Problem des Ladens in Großstädten wie New York und Berlin grundlegend zu lösen. Mittels ihrer innovativen DEAP Trees beabsichtigt das Cleantech-Startup, […]

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21 Megawatt: Siemens Energy plant größte Windturbine, um chinesische Konkurrenz herauszufordern

21 Megawatt: Siemens Energy plant größte Windturbine, um chinesische Konkurrenz herauszufordern

Siemens Energy plant, bis zum Ende dieses Jahrzehnts seinen größten Windturbinenentwurf zu realisieren, um im wachsenden Energiesektor die Führung zu behalten. Das berichtet Bloomberg. Diese neue Offshore-Windturbine könnte eine Leistung von etwa 21 Megawatt erreichen und damit die derzeit größten Maschinen chinesischer Wettbewerber übertreffen. Dies geht aus Informationen hervor, die anonyme Quellen mit Insiderwissen preisgaben.

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Blattlose Windkraftanlagen erhalten Mio-Investment: Revolution der Gebäudeenergie in Sicht?

Blattlose Windkraftanlagen erhalten Mio-Investment: Revolution der Gebäudeenergie in Sicht?

Das Cleantech-Unternehmen Aeromine Technologies hat kürzlich eine erfolgreiche Finanzierungsrunde in Höhe von neun Millionen US-Dollar für blattlose Windkraftanlagen abgeschlossen. Angeführt wurde die Series-A-Runde von Veriten, einer auf Energie spezialisierten Investmentfirma, die auch in Amperon oder emrgy investiert hat. Weitere Investoren sind das globale Ingenieurbüro Thornton Tomasetti und verschiedene Family Offices.

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