A collection of links and resources for climate tech and the climate crisis, compiled in 2020. Also see New job, hello climate tech, The year is 2040_, and Climate tech conversations.
- ClimateAction.tech, probably the oldest Bay Area tech community for climate
- My Climate Journey, best climate tech community I’ve found so far, tons of heavy hitters. also a podcast and angel fund
- New Energy Nexus, energy specific, also has an accelerator and fund(s)
- Work on Climate, nascent but pretty good, started by ex Googlers. They have a ton of other irons in the fire, ClimateCTO and Climate Fellows and running the climate track at an ML conference, they may be spread a bit thin.
- Witnesses of Climatology quirky but great people. Ex Googlers Malcolm Blaney and Olya Irzak are here, among others.
- Terra.do, pretty rigorous online class for climate science, policy, tech, etc foundations.
- Climate Draft, individually focused incubator for tech industry veterans looking to jump into climate tech. I’ve participated on a number of its events, eg this one for engineers.
Media, newsletters, podcasts:
- Grist, good broad climate journalism
- Carbon Brief, deeper, hard-headed, research driven analysis. Halfway between journalism and academic papers.
- Bloomberg Green, early but promising.
- Ramez Naan, is great
- The Interchange, energy specific, mostly utility scale but broad
- The Energy Gang, ditto
- How to Save a Planet, fun but very broad
- Climate Tech VC
- State of Climate Tech 2020 (PWC), massive recent investment-focused report on the space, long but worth reading
- What can a technologist do about climate change? (Bret Victor), seminal
- CO2 Series
- Climate Tech’s Second Shot (Quartz)
- Good Tech Lab’s reports
- What to Build, Climate Edition (EIP)
- We Need to Take CO2 Out of the Sky (Ryan Orbuch)
- Our World in Data: CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions, The world’s energy problem, Energy access
Funds and accelerators, way too many to list! Here are a few:
- EIP w/Shayle Kann et al
- Generate Capital w/Jigar Shah
- Breakthrough Energy, Bill Gates’s, huge footprint, well respected
- Clean Energy Ventures
- Lowercarbon Capital, Clay Dumas (via Chris and Crystal Sacca)
- Moxxie, ex Googlers Katie Stanton and Alex Roetter, on their second fund, partly aimed at climate tech
- TechStars, Cody Simms, Zach Nies, et al (sustainability accelerator and challenge)
- Sequoia, Bryan Schreier, ditto
- Jetstream, Tommy Leap, ditto
- Union Square Ventures, Albert Wenger
- Lionheart, Sierra Peterson
- True Ventures, Priscilla Tyler
- On Deck, a bunch of good climate tech people like it/did it/are doing it
- Version One, Angela Tran
- Congruent, Joshua Posamentier
- YC’s Challenge
- Pale Blue Dot
- Clean Tech Open
- Radicle Impact
- First Round, Bill Trenchard
- Climate Capital and Duro, Sundeep Ahuja
- Green Biz, one of the biggest event producers in the space
- Sustainable Business Global was pretty good, they may do more
- Countdown from TED, mostly activism but big
- Drawdown, more or less the Bible of the space, at least for tech and mitigations. Also see their new “Labs” umbrella project.
- IPCC, naturally
- Rocky Mountain, legendary clean energy think tank and R&D group
- World Resources Institute, similar, heavier on policy, lots of concrete projects
- Earth Defense Fund, ditto
- GHG Protocol, standard for emissions measurement and reporting
- Net Zero Framework, same but for investors
- Carbon Accounting Financials, similar
- Stripe Climate, Nan Ransohoff and Ryan Orbuch et al
- (carbon)plan, Jeremy Freeman et al, hard core data science driven research
- Carbon180, well respected clean tech lobby
- Ceres, similar
- Climate TRACE, awesome coalition working on the global emissions stocktake, starting with energy generation