Climate tech Cloover secures $114M to connect 1bn people to renewable energy

Cloover, a Berlin-based startup, has secured a remarkable $114 million seed round to fuel the growth of its operating system for the renewable energy industry. The company connects all relevant stakeholders of the energy transition – installers, prosumers, manufacturers, energy providers, and investors – through its software, finance, and energy solutions. The round is led […]

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ArcelorMittal, Mitsubishi Launch Pilot Carbon Capture Trial on Blast Furnace

ArcelorMittal and partners Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), BHP, along with Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd (Mitsubishi Development) have successfully started operating a pilot carbon capture unit on the blast furnace off-gas at ArcelorMittal Gent in Belgium. The pilot carbon capture unit will operate for one to two years at Gent, to test the feasibility of […]

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Ready to serve

Photos by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Campus & Community Ready to serve Anna Lamb Harvard Staff Writer May 22, 2024 4 min read New officers ‘join a long crimson line that goes back to the very founding of this country.’ Part of the Commencement 2024 series A collection of stories covering Harvard University’s 373rd Commencement. […]

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Microsoft to Require Select Suppliers to Use 100% Carbon-free Electricity by 2030: 2024 Microsoft Sustainability Report

Key Points: Implementing over 80 measures to reduce Scope 3 emissions Requiring select suppliers to use 100% carbon-free electricity by 2030 Diverted over 18,537 metric tons of waste from landfills Microsoft’s Climate Innovation Fund has allocated $761 million towards innovative climate technologies, advancing solutions like direct air-capture and sustainable aviation fuel. Microsoft has released its […]

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Microsoft Partners with re.green for Largest Carbon Removal Project Worth 3 Million Tons of Carbon Removal Credits

re.green has finalized its largest carbon removal (CDR) project to date. re.green will deliver approximately 3 million tons of carbon removal credits over a 15-year period through the restoration of forests using solely native species, encompassing the planting of at least 10.7 million seedlings. This offtake agreement will backstop the restoration of over 16,000 hectares […]

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A change of mind, heart, and soul

Photo by Dylan Goodman Campus & Community A change of mind, heart, and soul Choosing Harvard took LyLena Estabine down an uncertain path. The former student co-president has no regrets. Samantha Laine Perfas Harvard Staff Writer May 9, 2024 5 min read Part of the Commencement 2024 series A collection of stories covering Harvard University’s […]

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What is ‘original scholarship’ in the age of AI?

Science & Tech What is ‘original scholarship’ in the age of AI? Melissa Dell (from left), Alex Csiszar, and Latanya Sweeney. Photos by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Anne J. Manning Harvard Staff Writer May 8, 2024 4 min read Symposium considers how technology is changing academia While moderating a talk on artificial intelligence last week, […]

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H&M Introduce their Team of Sustainability Experts

H&M boasts a team of dedicated sustainability experts working across its brands to achieve their environmental goals. The company’s progress report, the “Sustainability Disclosure” published in March 2024, details their achievements, challenges, and future focus. This success is attributed to both the central sustainability department and the brand-specific expert teams. Let’s meet some of these […]

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Microsoft Signs Historic Corporate Renewable Energy Deal with Brookfield Asset Management

First of its kind global framework agreement will accelerate the expansion of renewable energy capacity to contribute to Microsoft’s sustainability goals The five-year agreement outlines plans for the development of over 10.5 gigawatts of new renewable energy capacity, almost eight times larger than the largest single corporate PPA ever signed Potential to expand the framework […]

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Hong Kong Exchange Mandates IFRS-based Climate Disclosure Starting 2025

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEX) is set to become a global leader in sustainability reporting with the implementation of mandatory climate-related disclosure requirements for listed companies. These new requirements, known as the “New Climate Requirements,” were announced by HKEX after receiving “broad-based support” during a consultation process. Aligned closely with the International Sustainability […]

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