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3 steps tech companies can take to avoid ‘greenwashing’ accusations

As regulators and investors increasingly focus on ESG issues, tech companies are slowly coming under the spotlight. What can tech companies do to...

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Crypto traceability rules agreed by EU lawmakers

European Union lawmakers have agreed a way forward on regulating the traceability of crypto assets being traded in the bloc. The rules are intended...

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After ultracharged growth, battery maker EcoFlow comes for the glampers

In recent years, episodes of extreme climate crises and power outrages have driven doomsday preppers to plan for off-the-grid survival scenarios. The...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Plaid’s staffing story, RevOps for B2B sales, demo day’s demise

There's no textbook-approved technique for building a startup engineering team: in the early days, everyone wears several hats.

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IT can play a major role in driving sustainability

With data centers alone consuming around 1% of global electricity demand, IT departments have substantial influence on their organization's...

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Tado, the German smart home energy startup, plans to go public via a SPAC at a €450M valuation

Tado, the German smart home startup that specializes in thermostats and more recently moved into flexible “time of use” energy tariffs...

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Is that weed you’re smoking green enough?

For most industries, sustainability is an exercise in correcting the mistakes of the past — from changing mindsets to the machinery used. But for...

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The importance of decentralized insurance in a destabilizing climate

The beauty of decentralized parametric insurance is its simplicity: It can be understood as an “if/then” equation, which is automatically...

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Dabbel gets $4.4M to cut CO2 by automating HVAC control for commercial buildings

Düsseldorf-based proptech startup Dabbel is using AI to drive energy efficiency savings in commercial buildings. It’s developed cloud-based...

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Crusoe Energy is tackling energy use for cryptocurrencies and data centers and greenhouse gas emissions

The two founders of Crusoe Energy think they may have a solution to two of the largest problems facing the planet today — the increasing energy...

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Immersion cooling to offset data centers’ massive power demands gains a big booster in Microsoft

LiquidStack does it. So does Submer. They’re both dropping servers carrying sensitive data into goop in an effort to save the planet. Now...

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Spinning out from the cryptocurrency hardware developer Bitfury, LiquidStack pitches a data center cooling tech

Data centers and bitcoin mining operations are becoming huge energy hogs, and the explosive growth of both risks undoing a lot of the progress...

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Brazilian startup Tractian gets the Y Combinator seal of approval for its equipment monitoring tech

Igor Marinelli and Gabriel Lameirinhas were raised around manufacturing plants. Marinelli’s father worked for International Paper in a plant...

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Norrsken Foundation is closing on an oversubscribed impact venture fund at €125 million

About four years ago, social impact organization Norrsken Foundation launched a small program investing around €30 million in capital it had...

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Firms backed by Robert Downey Jr. and Bill Gates have funded an electric motor company that slashes energy consumption

Sometimes the smallest innovations can have the biggest impacts on the world’s efforts to stop global climate change. Arguably, one of the...

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The tough calculus of emissions and the future of EVs

Investors and politicians embracing a vision of an all-electric car future believe that path will significantly reduce global carbon dioxide...

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The case for funding fusion

Now is the time to go all-in on decarbonization. Funding fusion with its breakthrough potential must be part of that effort.

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Internxt gets $1M to be ‘the Coinbase of decentralized storage’

Valencia-based startup Internxt has been quietly working on an ambitious plan to make decentralized cloud storage massively accessible to anyone with...

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