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All the posts, resources and news from Climate Salad


Climate Salad welcome Audrey

Climate Salad is thrilled to welcome Audrey to the team!

January 23, 2023

Climate Salad welcomes Stefan

As the Climate Salad team grows, we welcome Stefan Knight

January 18, 2023

Celebrating the 2022 Climate tech award winners

Celebrating the 2022 achievements in Australian climate tech

January 11, 2023

South Australia Climate Tech Showcase - Feb 8, 2023

South Australia boasts more renewable energy than any other state, but how do we make sure South Australia also becomes the net exporter of climate tech solutions?

January 10, 2023

Australia's defining moment in climate tech

The inaugural Climate Tech Festival was a defining moment in the Australian climate tech ecosystem, demonstrating the strength of this industry.

December 20, 2022

The 2022 Australia & New Zealand Climate Tech 100

The Australia and New Zealand Climate Tech 100 is HolonIQ’s annual list of the most promising startups working in new energy, the environment and sustainability.

December 15, 2022

Unleashing the power of families for climate action

Be The Future unleashes the power of families to drive positive climate action

November 21, 2022

Taking Australian climate tech global

Meet the Australian climate tech companies taking on the US

November 18, 2022

HolonIQ Australia and New Zealand Climate Tech 100 2022

HolonIQ has announced their 2022 Australia and New Zealand Climate Tech 100

November 16, 2022

How early is too early to talk to an investor?

We caught up with early-stage energy climate tech investors at Investible to pick their brains about investing in climate tech startups.

November 13, 2022

We believe that women are a driving force in climate tech

We are at a critical juncture in the world, where the actions that we take today will shape the future of our planet. We caught up with KPMG High Growth Ventures on why it's important to back women in climate tech.

November 9, 2022

Quality produce that doesn't cost the earth

Meet the founders who want to create the world's most sustainable supermarket.

October 21, 2022

Climate Salad Trade Mission: To the US

Climate Salad is taking a delegation of climate tech companies to San Fransisco and Verge Climate Tech Festival in October 22. Apply now!

October 14, 2022

Welcome Charlotte Connell as Head of Engagement at Climate Salad

Climate Salad's new team member leading engagement

October 10, 2022

Transform our world by understanding it

Industry Report Partner Eratos built a platform optimised for physical world data

October 4, 2022

Tips For a San Francisco Tech Trip

Some top insider tips from Mick if you're journeying to SF for the first time.

September 27, 2022

SwitchDin's smart grid is making renewable energy equitable and efficient

SwitchDin paves the way for an intelligent, renewable grid.

September 16, 2022

Australian vine health technology set to grow

Deep Planet is helping Australian viticulture adapt to the effects of a changing climate

September 16, 2022

Climate Salad's Climate Tech Festival and Awards

Australia's innovative climate tech network is proud to present its inaugural Climate Tech Festival and sceond annual awards.

September 14, 2022

Salad team welcomes Jared to the mix

You may know Jared from his previous role as Head of Sustainability at Canva, Climate Salad welcome a new team member.

September 9, 2022

Data and devices are delivering real time climate impact

Industry Report Partner Wattwatchers uses scaleable tech to intelligently solve complex energy demands

September 5, 2022

Optimising HVAC for comfort and the climate

Hal Systems uses predictive tech to ensure as the demands of HVAC increase, the environmental cost does not.

August 31, 2022

Climate Change: Why are we here?

The earth seems so big, we couldn't possibly use all the resources.

August 30, 2022

Blown away by our biggest showcase yet in Queensland

In partnership with the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, Queensland Climate Tech Showcase impressed!

August 24, 2022

Sustainability is now everyone's business

Climate Salad had a chat with venture builder, innovation strategist, and community Builder Philippe Ceulen of Mandalay Ventures.

August 15, 2022

Driving the Greatest Climate Impact

Industry Report Partner Wollemi supports climate tech startups with innovative capital solutions, long-term partnership and strategic advisory.

August 5, 2022

Measuring Climate Impact to Avoid Greenwashing

Industry Report Partner KPMG helps companies develop and report climate impact

August 5, 2022

Innovative Insurance from Upsure

We chat with Andrew Birt, co-founder of Upsure and a QLD climate tech showcase partner.

August 5, 2022

How to calculate and reduce the climate risk

Reask build risk models using artificial intelligence, global climate data and high-performance computing to help reduce the protection gap

August 4, 2022

Investors keen to finance climate tech innovation

Technology is critical to solving climate change and the acceleration of capital flows into climate tech is good news for everyone committed to a net zero future.

July 29, 2022

Gathering on the field 

Phil Morle, partner at Main Sequence, describes the Australian climate tech army gathering on the field.

July 22, 2022

Carbon Sync fosters farmers' carbon farming

Carbon Sync helps farmers develop carbon farming systems and sells these carbon credits to businesses.

July 21, 2022

A Sustainable Tomorrow Starts Today with Terran Industries

This all-in-one circular economy match-making platform helps businesses go green

July 21, 2022

The world-first seaweed bioplastic alternative replacing plastics one bottle at a time

Kelpy is at the forefront of marine materials, working to build a future free of fossil fuels and plastic pollution.

July 21, 2022

Recovering engineer turned climate tech investor, meet Alezeia Brown

Recovering engineer turned climate tech investor Alezeia Brown talks to us about the upcoming Queensland Climate Tech Showcase.

July 21, 2022

Agtuary harnesses satellite and climate data to help transform the Agri+Food sector

Industry Report Partner Agtuary's co-founder and CEO Angus Muffatti highlights the critical role of climate tech in revolutionising our global Agri+Food systems.

July 21, 2022

Vyro offers a better way to buy and own an electric car

Industry Report partner Vyro highlights the challenge and opportunity of EVs in the Australian market to address carbon emissions.

July 21, 2022

Accurassi: tech to transform the supply of energy

Industry Report Partner Accurassi provides energy retailers and and financiers with the guidance and personalisation for homes to transition to zero carbon.

July 12, 2022

More Traction helps startups scale for maximum impact

Industry Report Supporter Leo Cerda: "We don't have time to build climate techs that nobody wants"

July 7, 2022

Meat from Microbes: The Fermentation Opportunity

Guest author Nick explores the power of microbes to transform our food systems.

July 6, 2022

BetaCarbon Is Propelling Australian Carbon Markets

Industry Report Partner BetaCarbon's Founder and CEO, Guy Dickinson, highlights the incredible growth opportunity of Carbon Markets.

July 5, 2022

Queensland Climate Tech Showcase is coming in hot!

We are excited to invite you to our Queensland Climate Tech Showcase hosted by Climate Salad and The Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur (OQCE)

July 5, 2022

The Triple Win Opportunity of Climate Tech

We've published the inaugural Climate Tech Industry Report - and the Australian and New Zealand climate tech sector is growing strongly.

June 28, 2022

The Climate Connection, the founders, the researchers, the dreamers and me

Researchers, founders and investors formed connections across the value chain of climate tech.

June 24, 2022

Hoopsy paves the way for mainstream eco-pregnancy tests

Founder of Hoopsy, Lara, has created a 99% paper pregnancy test without sacrificing accuracy or convenience.

June 23, 2022

Diverse teams are a powerful force in deeptech

CSIRO Innovation Fund presents the inuagural Woman in Climate Tech Award

May 22, 2022

Mick Liubinskas - Bio

Mick Liubinskas has helped build 100’s of tech companies as a co-founder and with Pollenizer, Startmate, muru-D and Austrade. He co-founded Climate Salad to help build climate-focused startups and help the world get to and beyond net-zero carbon emissions by 2042.

May 22, 2022

Tools for Capital Raising

Climate Salad co-founder Mick shares his top tips for capital raising

May 22, 2022

Building Blocks Planning

Climate Salad co-founder Mick outlines the building blocks planning tool, useful for planning innovative technology businesses by considering sequences and consequences. It's useful for tech businesses who are trying to plan when there are complex interactions between parts and many paths to take.

May 22, 2022

The Inventors: The Climate Connection

On June 9, we're connecting researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors together for climate tech.

May 22, 2022

Climate Tech Showcase coming to Melbourne

Find out who is building great Climate Tech, meet the innovative entrepreneurs building the tech to solve our biggest problem

May 19, 2022

Connecting With Investors On Linkedin

Pitch me the vision, do some research and tell me where you're at

May 19, 2022

A Trillion Positive Decisions

In this episode of The Social Innovation Podcast, host Zal chats with Climate Salad co-founder Mick all things climate tech, and why there are more opportunities to impact climate action than you think.

May 6, 2022

Introducing Olivia Utharntharm, our Programs Manager

Please meet our Programs Manager, Olivia Utharntharm

May 4, 2022

Introducing Jess Taylor, our partnerships manager

Meet Jess our Partnerships Manager here at Climate Salad

May 2, 2022

Melbourne Climate Tech Showcase report

It's always a little nerve-wracking to venture into new territory, but Melbourne did not disappoint with a strong Climate Tech community

April 26, 2022

Announcing our upcoming Climate Tech Industry Report

This industry-first report will deep dive into the ANZ Climate Tech industry.

April 19, 2022

Change Foods: Harnessing the magic of microbes

Delicious, animal-free, climate-friendly dairy is possible with Change Foods

April 13, 2022

Charopy is solving recycling challenges

Recycling company Charopy solves the problem of contaminated corporate recycling

April 13, 2022

Financing for sustainable home improvements with Brighte

Brighte is a credit technology platform for energy improvements

April 13, 2022

Climate Tech Founders Pitch at our Melbourne Showcase

Over 25 founders pitched to a packed showcase in Melbourne on Wednesday April 6. Here is a list of who's who.

April 12, 2022

Bloom launches Australia’s first climate impact investing app

Founders Camille Socquet-Clerc and Bertrand Caron developed Bloom because they wanted to debunk the myth that making money and saving the planet weren't mutually exclusive.

April 11, 2022


April 11, 2022

A powerful force in carbon removal, Stripe's Climate ambitions

Stripe isn't just a Fintech company, it has ambitious plans to be a key player in carbon removal. We caught up with Head of Climate, Nan Ransohoff, about Stripe's plans to create a market for carbon removal by pooling demand.

April 6, 2022

Nicole Kleid Small: I’m no greenie, but now is the time to invest in ClimateTech

Nicole, Investment Director at Rampersand VC and early stage Australian tech investor, argues why it is now so important to invest in Climate Tech - not just to benefit the climate, but to ensure the safety, health and success of people.

April 4, 2022

Giant Leap's Charlie MacDonald Talks Climate Tech

Giant Leap is a proud partner of our Melbourne Climate Tech Showcase. Charlie Macdonald, Associate at Giant Leap, chats his perspective on climate tech before the showcase next week.

April 1, 2022

HydroPoint's Water Shake-Up

HydroPoint's Smart Water Kiosks dispense still or sparkling water and reusable bottles whilst tracking impact, to eliminate single use plastic bottles from the ocean, waterways and landfills.

April 1, 2022

A rocky road to net-zero for energy

There’s an under-appreciated but crucial component of the consumer energy ecosystem that needs attention before it can progress to a net-zero future.

March 31, 2022

Allegro Energy is energising battery development

Allegro Energy have invented a new, patented, water-based electrolyte system that does not compromise on performance, making many battery types not only much cheaper, but also environmentally friendly and compatible with a circular economy.

March 31, 2022

Designing Circular Fashion with A.BCH

A.BCH is leading the charge circular fashion charge by reimagining the future of fashion.

March 31, 2022

eleXsys Energy nominated for Earthshot Prize

eleXsys Energy has been nominated for world’s top environmental award, the Earthshot Prize

March 30, 2022

Insights from Investible's Tom Kline and Patrick Sieb

Tom Kline and Patrick Sieb of Investible's Climate Tech Fund chat all things climate tech. See Patrick in action at our Melbourne Climate Tech Showcase.

March 28, 2022

Impact Fund Giant Leap Makes Giant Impact Supporting Showcase

A gigantic solar powered thank you to Giant Leap for sponsoring our Melbourne Climate Tech Showcase!

March 23, 2022

Reshaping the global food system with Bardee

Bardee is on a mission to revolutionise the global food system, using high quality black soldier fly larvae ingredients for sustainable food production.

March 23, 2022

Listen to WattPod: Mick chats all things climate tech

Have you listened to Mick's chat with WattPod's very own Mitchell Board? Find out how Mick became involved in the climate tech startup space and what drives him towards a net-zero world.

March 22, 2022

Spotlight: Female Founders Creating a More Diverse Future

IWD on March 8 highlights the incredible work of women across the world. But there is still a long way to go to achieve equal opportunity and access for women, and this issue cannot just be raised one day a year. Four female founders share their companies and perspectives on the importance of diversity in the workplace

March 17, 2022

GreenKPI's software for business drives change with action

GreenKPI is the sustainability software driving change with hundreds of sustainability actions on environmental and social impact. Act on and measure your impacts on Energy, Water, Waste and Materials

March 16, 2022

Office of Planetary Observations Makes Urban Greening Easier

Providing environmental insights from satellite in near real-time for the greening of our cities. OPO's mission is to create a healthy ecosystem for all living things using environmental satellite data.

March 16, 2022

Climate Salad Connects at _SOUTHSTART

Climate Salad co-founder Mick Liubinskas and member startups connect to industry leaders and demo their products at _Southstart 2022

March 14, 2022

Terran Industries is Creating a Sustainable Tomorrow

Terran Industries is a B2B match-making platform which helps businesses, organisations and communities reduce their environmental footprint

March 11, 2022

South Start Interactive Town Hall Climate Tech Table

3 actions in 1 week to kickstart climate tech projects

March 11, 2022

The Sun is Shining Bright for BOOMPower

BOOMPower makes it easy to understand, buy, and verify solar, storage and energy efficiency upgrades.

March 11, 2022

Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow, Happy IWD

Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow is this year's theme for International Women's Day and we know that what we do in startups shapes our future.

March 8, 2022

Why Climate Tech Investments Are Mostly Meaningless

WHY CLIMATE TECH INVESTMENTS ARE MOSTLY MEANINGLESS Optimization for financial returns is uncorrelated to generating climate benefits

March 7, 2022

Cecil's pre-seed raise cements them as the global natural capital platform

Cecil raised $1.6M in their pre-seed funding to become the global natural capital platform.

February 21, 2022

BCG delivers exclusive member workshop for our energy companies

BCG delivered an exclusive workshop for our energy companies, sharing key insights into what their corporate clients are looking for and the growing opportunity for climate tech startups.

February 16, 2022

Energy powered by us with The People’s Grid

The People’s Grid allows communities to power themselves. Simply create a Collective and share it with your community to offer simple access to local, renewable energ

February 4, 2022

Village Energy, using AI to increase renewable energy

Village Energy helps utilities improve profitability by optimising the grid edge

February 2, 2022

Accurassi, transforming energy supply

Accurassi (EnTech) provides technology to enable energy retailers to transform how they supply energy.

February 2, 2022

clean energy products and services at record speed and a fraction of the cost

Empowering organisations to accelerate the world beyond net-zero emissions. UPowr’s suite of software enables businesses to rapidly enter the renewable energy market to bring new, clean energy products and services to their customers and ultimately accelerate a cleaner energy future for us all.

February 2, 2022

Carbon accounting is too slow - how technology can help

Carbon accounting is too slow, Climate Salad member Avarni shows us how technology can speed up real climate action.

February 2, 2022

There can be no health (and no wealth) without environmental sustainability

That’s why at Alberts we believe, somewhat sadly, that the best way to achieve a sustainable planetary future is through the same mechanism that has imperilled it, business.

January 24, 2022

Digital Transformation supporting positive environmental change

Twilio supports Climate Tech startups with sponsorsing the Climate Tech Showcase and perks for our members

January 17, 2022

That's a wrap! 2021 in a salad bowl

In a little over 6 months, Climate Salad has grown from a blog into Australia and New Zealand's largest and leading Climate Tech community.

December 16, 2021

Crestone makes sustainable investing a top priority

Crestone wealth management has made sustainable investing a top priority for their business and comes on board to sponsor the Climate Tech showcase.

December 2, 2021

Meet the Climate Tech company using data and automation to help residential property with sustainability: ValAi

ValAi is building the tools the industry needs today so they can meet the sustainable finance demands of society tomorrow.

December 2, 2021

The Inaugural Climate Tech Showcase and Awards 2021

The inaugural Australian and New Zealand Climate Tech Showcase Awards 2021 are here.

November 29, 2021

Climate Action: The Power of Ten

If we can combine these ten elements, we can avert climate disaster

November 29, 2021

Climate Friendly Christmas tips and gift ideas

The waste generated over the Christmas period is eye-watering but here are some tips to have a fun festive season that's also climate-friendly.

November 29, 2021

Climate, the Flywheel, the opportunity, the future, our chat with Ramez Naam

We asked member and huge fan, Alex Logan to give us his take on our event with world-renowned Climate Tech investor and speaker, Ramez Naam.

November 25, 2021

Tools and Resources

Company Updates for Climate Tech Companies

Guideline for company updates

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, Working Group I, Summary for Policy-Makers: THE PHYSICAL SCIENCE BASIS

IPCC Sixth Assessment, Working Group I, THE PHYSICAL SCIENCE BASIS, Summary for Policy-makers, August 2021

Basic Tips for Mentors

Tips for mentors

Investor Introduction Template

Tips on getting introductions

Climate Solution by Innovation Stage

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Beyond The Buzzwords

Simple explanations of climate issues and opportunities

Books on Climate Change

Books on climate change, sustainability and the environment

Carbon Pulse News Service

News and intelligence on carbon markets, greenhouse gas pricing, and climate policy

Links: Getting Customers

Links on getting customers

Australian Climate Tech Investor List

A list of climate tech angel and venture capital investors in Australia

Capital Raising Toolkit

Tools for capital raising

Video: Welcome to the Anthropocene

Video about climate change

Links: Climate Change

Links on climate change

Links: Climate Tech

Links on climate tech

Climate Tech News

Amazon commits $53 million to fast-track innovations by female climate tech entrepreneurs
Amazon and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are launching a public-private partnership to address the gender inequities that exist for women in the climate finance ecosystem and to support female entrepreneurs with the resources they need to accelerate climate change innovations.
January 23, 2023
Prestigious Prime Minister's 2022 Prize for Innovation awarded to CSIRO's PhotonAssay™ technology
The PhotonAssay™ technology was developed by #CSIRO. It delivers faster, safer, more accurate, and environmentally friendly analysis of gold for the minerals industry.
January 23, 2023
Australian Red Cross announces partnership with local start-up Climasens to scale climate intelligence platform through the Humanitech Lab
Climasens, a climate intelligence start-up, has received a boost to scale its impact through the Humanitech Lab. The innovation program is spearheaded by Humanitech, an initiative of Australian Red Cross, focused on harnessing technology and social innovation to meet humanitarian need.
January 13, 2023
NSW declares first renewable energy zone with offshore wind in plan to replace coal
The NSW Government has declared its fourth renewable energy zone – and the first to include access to offshore wind – as it races to put in the infrastructure for new wind, solar and storage to replace the country’s biggest fleet of coal generators.
January 13, 2023
Carbon management startup tackling ‘scope 3’ emissions for business raises $3 million
Carbon management startup Avarni has raised $3 million in venture funding, less than 12 months after launching.
January 13, 2023
Albanese government looking at laws to force big business to disclose climate efforts
Banks and other big businesses will be forced to come clean with the public about what they are doing to cut emissions under plans put forward by the Albanese government.
January 13, 2023
Global renewable capacity growth set to double over next five years, says IEA
Global renewable power capacity growth is set to double over the next five years, driven by energy security concerns in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday.
January 13, 2023
Half of Australia’s biggest companies have net-zero emissions plans, but climate action may come too late
About half of Australia’s biggest listed companies have plans to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, our new analysis has found.
January 13, 2023
Prince William and The Earthshot Prize revealed the 2022 Earthshot Prize winners – an accomplished group of entrepreneurs and innovators spearheading ground-breaking solutions to repair and regenerate the planet. Each winner was awarded a £1 million prize at the second-annual Earthshot Prize awards ceremony
January 13, 2023
UN Environment: Investments in ‘Nature-Based’ Climate Solutions Must Double by 2025
A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme warns that investment in nature-based solutions must double by 2025 if the world is to limit global warming to 1.5°C, as well as halting biodiversity loss and progressively increasing land degradation.
January 13, 2023
Is Australia worthy of hosting a COP summit in 2026?
Australia is well-positioned to be a world leader on climate change. Our geographic position, our wealth of natural resources and our strengths in advanced manufacturing, technology and trade give us a unique perspective that should influence global thinking on climate.
January 13, 2023
Why climate tech startups need a new carbon-reporting framework
Climate action frameworks have yet to support climate-smart startups. That needs to change.
January 13, 2023
TPG-Backed Carbon Markets Platform Rubicon Raising $1 Billion
Carbon markets-focused products and solutions platform Rubicon Carbon announced its official launch today, aiming to “deliver greater scale, confidence, and innovation across all facets of the carbon market.”
January 13, 2023
Mars Wrigley chocolate bars to be packed in recyclable, reusable or compostable material by 2025
A well-known chocolate brand is switching to paper packaging in a bid to avoid excess plastic waste.
January 13, 2023
Quarter of VC funding goes to climate tech
Climate tech funding represented more than a quarter of venture capital investment in 2022 so far, and has been in the upper half of the 20-30% range since the start of 2018, according to PwC’s new State of Climate Tech 2022 report.
January 13, 2023
Coalition-era $1bn fund rebadged to support clean energy tech
The Albanese government will funnel $500 million into the commercialisation of clean energy technologies through a rebadged version of a $1 billion fund first proposed by the former Coalition government.
January 13, 2023
Start-up Forkful secures funding to tackle hospitality industry’s food waste problem
The City of Casey, through its Circular Economy Living Lab Grant, has awarded funding to food sustainability start-up Forkful which will enable it to launch its food waste platform in the area.
January 13, 2023
2022 Australian State of the Climate Report
The biennial State of the Climate report series draws on the latest climate research, encompassing observations, analyses and projections to describe year-to-year variability and longer-term changes in Australia’s climate. The 2022 State of the Climate report is now available.
January 13, 2023
Australia’s National Electricity Market ‘needs 46GW/640GWh of dispatchable energy storage by 2050’
As the role of coal declines and ends in Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM), huge growth in dispatchable energy storage capacity will be needed in the mix, along with other technologies.
January 13, 2023
Can Big Tech’s layoffs help mitigate climate change?
Thousand of technology workers are being axed, creating an unexpected boon for certain climate firms
January 13, 2023
Health in a world of extreme heat
What the health consequences of a hotter climate are and how extreme heat is managed will be two of the defining questions of this decade, and are addressed by several papers in this issue of The Lancet.
January 13, 2023
UN launches challenge for cities to harness the power of nature for cooling
Cities are warming twice as fast as the global average. The Nature for Cool Cities Challenge seeks to enhance the number of nature-based cooling solutions within built-up city surface area
January 13, 2023
Clean energy has a tipping point, and 87 countries have reached it
Solar power, electric cars, grid-scale batteries, heat pumps—the world is crossing into a mass-adoption moment for green technologies.
January 13, 2023
New vehicle sales in August highest in five years, EVs jump
New vehicle sales in August were the best for that month since 2017 in a market where demand continues to outstrip supply, and the appetite for electric vehicles reached a record 4.4 per cent of all new vehicles sold.
November 16, 2022
IKEA Foundation to Deploy $600 Million in Climate Funding
The IKEA Foundation, a strategic philanthropy funded by IKEA owner INGKA Foundation, announced today plans to deploy €600 million in climate funding by 2025. Key areas of deployment identified by the foundation include stimulating a shift to alternative and plant-based proteins, and reducing methane emissions in agriculture.
November 14, 2022
Australia risks being a ‘state sponsoring greenwashing’ if it relies on carbon offsets, expert warns
‘The wild west approach needs to end,’ says climate scientist Bill Hare, amid warning targets should be met by cuts in absolute emissions
November 14, 2022
Tech start-ups aim to reshape the economy through net zero
As the world’s leaders converged on the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh for the COP27 summit this month, for the annual progress check on the planet’s shared imperative to reduce carbon emissions and global warming, the growing ranks of Australia’s climate tech entrepreneurs were once again thankful for the spotlight.
November 14, 2022
Climate Tech Startup Helps Disaster Recovery With Mobile Renewable Energy Grid
The global market for climate tech was $13.8 billion in 2021 and is expected to jump to $147.5 billion by 2032, according to Future Market Insights. One reason for rise is responding to disaster caused by climate change.
November 14, 2022
How Country Road is tackling climate change
Country Road will invest $1.5 million in grant funding into projects driving climate solutions in the Australian fashion industry over the next three years in what it claims is a first for a local retailer.
November 14, 2022
Renewable energy records tumble around the country as rooftop solar power soars
In events described as unprecedented, demand for electricity from the grid plummeted to record lows in Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia during the past two months.
November 14, 2022
Zero-emission zones to be created across Sydney, including at Blackwattle Bay, Central
The NSW government will create several zero-emission zones across Sydney, including at Blackwattle Bay and Central, as Infrastructure Minister Rob Stokes warned the city risked falling behind other global metropolises without immediate climate action.
November 14, 2022
Everledger partners with Ford on pilot project to improve battery recycling
Supply chain traceability company, Everledger, has revealed the launch of a world-first battery passport pilot with automotive manufacturer, Ford, to ensure responsible battery recycling from electric vehicles.
November 14, 2022
Australia’s corporate regulator issues first fine for greenwashing
The corporate regulator has issued its first penalty for greenwashing, fining Australian company Tlou Energy $53,280
November 14, 2022
Singapore-Australia Green Economy Agreement: Propelling Our Sustainable Future
Australians stand to benefit from new, practical cooperation with Singapore, which will promote jobs, trade and investment in ways that will accelerate our transition to net zero emissions.
November 14, 2022
AGL announces it will close Loy Yang A power station in Victoria's Latrobe Valley up to 10 years sooner than planned
Energy giant AGL has announced it will close the Loy Yang A power station in Victoria's Latrobe Valley up to 10 years earlier than planned, targeting the end of 2035 financial year.
November 14, 2022
Vultures Prevent Tens of Millions of Metric Tons of Carbon Emissions Each Year
Vultures get a bad reputation for their carrion-scavenging ways, but their dietary habits prevent the release of greenhouse gases
November 14, 2022
Electric Airliner a Step Closer as Heart Unveils 30-Seat Model
Plans for the first electric airliner took a step forward as Swedish startup Heart Aerospace AB swelled its design to 30 seats, announced a factory site and won investment from Saab AB, maker of the Gripen fighter.
November 14, 2022
Patagonia founder just donated the entire company, worth $3 billion, to fight climate change
The company’s non-voting stock, worth close to $3 billion, will be owned by a collective that will use all profits that aren’t reinvested into the business to fight climate change.
November 14, 2022
What are green jobs? How do I train for a career in clean energy?
If you're looking for a career, or considering re-training, there's at least one sector that will have a tonne of work. Recent studies have estimated more than half-a-million jobs will be created through what's called the "clean energy transition".
November 14, 2022
Climate tech is a hot investment in 2022 — next five years could be even hotter
Despite whispers of a downturn earlier this year, investors continue to express confidence in climate tech. Though numbers are down compared with 2021, a year that many agree is an outlier in the VC world, they’re on track to beat 2020 as the second hottest year for investment
November 14, 2022
Solar payback times narrow as electricity prices rise
Rising electricity costs are reducing the payback periods for the cost of solar panels and their installation to be fully recouped by savings on electricity bills
November 14, 2022
Would you eat meat and milk made in a lab? The Australian companies turning science-fiction into reality
Throwing a lamb chop on the barbie is about as Australian as it gets, but many are seeking out alternative sources of protein amid growing concerns over food security, animal welfare and the environment.
November 14, 2022
Skalata Ventures backs climate tech startup NetNada to help SMEs become carbon neutral
Small business carbon footprint measurement startup NetNada has raised $200,000 in Seed funding from Skalata Ventures to make reporting easier and more affordable for SMEs.
November 14, 2022
California to Ban the Sale of New Gasoline Cars
California regulators will vote to put in place a sweeping plan to restrict and ultimately ban the sale of gasoline-powered cars, state officials said, a move that the state’s governor described as the beginning of the end for the internal combustion engine.
November 14, 2022
Queensland doubles down on Net-Zero with Low Carbon Accelerator
The Queensland government has doubled down on its activities to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 with the launch of a Low Carbon Accelerator Program.
November 14, 2022
Will Climate Tech Save Us?
The Inflation Reduction Act became law on Aug. 16. As he signed the bill, President Joe Biden called it “the most aggressive action ever, ever ever ever, in confronting the climate crisis.”
November 14, 2022
Tanya Plibersek says she will block Clive Palmer’s proposed coal mine near Great Barrier Reef
Australia’s environment minister says billionaire Palmer’s Central Queensland Coal proposal would likely have ‘unacceptable impacts’ on reef
August 22, 2022
Solar briefly overtakes coal in Australia as number one source of power nationally
For about half an hour on Friday, the national energy market caught a glimpse of what a renewables-powered future might look like. It was not caused by a shortage of coal-fired power, and it happened just outside the sunniest time of the year.
August 22, 2022
Impact Investing: what’s all the fuss about?
Impact investment makes up about 2 per cent of total investments around the globe. It is tiny. But it wasn’t that long ago you could say the same about responsible investing more broadly.
August 22, 2022
BlackRock to spend $1b on batteries in Australia as coal closures loom
The world’s biggest fund manager, BlackRock, has selected Australia for the rollout of its largest investment in grid-scale batteries that will be crucial to driving the shift from coal to clean energy.
August 22, 2022
How climate change is reshaping Australia’s native food industry
Long touted for their far-reaching health, cultural, environmental and social benefits, Australia’s native foods industry is on the precipice of a boom, but as markets finally wake up to the produce’s potential another global factor is increasingly cause for concern.
August 22, 2022
E-Bikes a ‘Faster and Fairer’ Emissions Solution than Electric Cars
“Mass uptake of e-bikes” will also lead to “a significant early contribution” in reducing transport emissions, while asking much less of the power grid, the study found. E-bikes are a double boon to the grid because their home chargers run on existing circuits and draw “relatively low power (500 watts to 1400 watts).”
August 22, 2022
Tesla's big battery started with an Elon Musk Twitter exchange – but behind the scenes, it wasn't that simple
It began with a bet between billionaires. In March 2017, Atlassian chief Mike Cannon-Brookes challenged Tesla boss Elon Musk to make good on a thought bubble about using batteries to solve South Australia's energy problems. "Tesla will get the system installed and working 100 days from contract signature or it is free," Mr Musk replied.
August 22, 2022
Revealed: How Mike Cannon-Brookes is spending his $1.5b green fund
Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes is targeting electric vehicles and the electrification of Australia’s homes as the first charitable projects backed by their $1.5 billion green fund.
August 22, 2022
Experts say the net zero concept is often used to delay taking action against emissions
There's a growing consensus on the urgent need to bring down carbon emissions, and the global rallying cry is net zero. This isn't just a climate target, it's become a badge of commitment. There's also a realisation that it won't be easy.
August 22, 2022
Clean-Tech Stocks Surge on Sinema’s Support for Climate Bill
Clean-tech stocks rose to some of their highest levels in months after Democrats won the backing of Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema for their bill to spend $370 billion on climate change measures.
August 22, 2022
IETA Releases Guidelines on Blockchain Use in Carbon Markets
The International Emissions Trading Association issued guidelines on blockchain use in carbon markets. IETA is the main lobby group for the international Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCM). It aims to establish a functional framework for trading in GHG emission reductions.
August 22, 2022
The Roadmap of Building the Uber of Climate Tech
Right now, the world is moving too slowly, on track for 2.7 C of warming by 2100, far short of the 1.5 C goal that’s in the Paris Agreement. There’s no longer time for niceties. We need a climate tech startup that’s going to throw its weight around and force evolution on sclerotic governments and companies.
August 22, 2022
Albanese government passes climate bill through the lower house
The Albanese government has passed its climate bill through the lower house with a number of amendments. The new bill locks in a 43 per cent emissions reduction by 2030 and net zero by 2050 which is an update to Australia's obligations under the Paris Agreement.
August 22, 2022
Bright sparks fly
As organisations are forced to confront unprecedented rises in energy costs, an emerging group of Australian innovators in the energy sector is finding new opportunities and scaling for growth.
August 22, 2022
Seagrass Restoration Project Aims To Help Tackle Climate Change
Cawthron Institute has partnered with Westpac NZ Government Innovation Fund, Port Nelson and forestry company OneFortyOne to launch a seagrass restoration project that aims to fight climate change and improve ecosystem health.
August 22, 2022
Blue Heart: how the Maroochy River catchment could be part of the solution to climate change
A project to restore and protect the Maroochy River catchment as a solution to climate change has received a major grant. The Blue Heart project received $2 million from the Federal Government’s Blue Carbon Ecosystem Restoration Grants. The project aims to transition the Maroochy floodplain from its former uses as cane farms and other rural activities back to natural estuarine systems.
August 22, 2022
A ‘nation of innovation’ can tackle climate change
Of the new crop of members in the House of Representatives delivering maiden speeches on Tuesday evening, Labor’s Sally Sitou was up first, as Independent Zoe Daniel closed the evening.
August 22, 2022
Celebrating new ways of reducing CO2 - the art of cutting carbon
Scientists have invented a magical gadget that sucks the ink off printer paper so each sheet can be used 10 times over. They aim to cut the amount of planet-heating carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the paper and pulp industry by reducing demand for office paper.
August 22, 2022
Google, Singapore’s MAS Launch Climate Fintech Incubator Program
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the central bank and financial regulator of Singapore, and Google Cloud announced today the launch of the Point Carbon Zero Programme, a new initiative aimed at driving the innovation, incubation, and expansion of climate FinTech solutions in Asia.
August 22, 2022
Seven megatrends that will shape the next 20 years
A once-in-a-decade report from CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, identifies seven global megatrends that hold the key to the challenges and opportunities ahead.
August 22, 2022
What’s really behind the failure of green capitalism?
How is it, despite a steady drumbeat of extreme weather events, a rising tide of public outcry, and growing consensus across the political spectrum, that the world remains so profoundly far from the outer limits of the climate targets considered “safe”?
August 22, 2022
On how the built environment sector is about to be disrupted – $2 trillion a year for climate startups
When the bad news comes in about climate change – and there’s been plenty of it in the past week – it’s easy to start feeling helpless. But that’s only half the story – and now Silicon Valley is watching!
July 26, 2022
'Hot and stressed' grapes: Start-up helps winemakers survive climate change with AI and satellite tech
Oxford start-up Deep Planet is leveraging AI and satellite imagery data to help wine growers and producers adapt to climate change.
July 26, 2022
World Fund joins $128M bet that quantum can deliver climate breakthroughs
World Fund, a newcomer in climate-VC land, is taking the lead in a $128 million round for IQM, with hopes the Finnish quantum computing company will one day deliver carbon cuts by the megatonne.
July 26, 2022
Climate Tech Funding Is Showing Signs of Resisting Market Turmoil, But It’s Complicated
Investment totals held steady in the second quarter while deal count is down
July 26, 2022
Biden unveils $2.3bn plan to fight climate change
US President Joe Biden has announced $2.3bn (£1.9bn) to help build infrastructure that can withstand extreme weather and natural disasters.
July 26, 2022
€2 billion underground ‘water battery’ turns on in Switzerland
A giant ‘water battery’ capable of storing as much energy as 400,000 electric car batteries has been switched on in Switzerland.
July 26, 2022
Early-stage climate tech offers a bright spot amid the gloom
Climate tech startups raised nearly $19 billion in the first half of 2022, on pace to nearly match last year’s record $40 billion in investments. The volume of deals was up 76%, to 477 transactions, compared to the year-earlier period and even 36% higher than the second half of 2021.
July 26, 2022
Plant-based meat by far the best climate investment, report finds
Investments in plant-based alternatives to meat lead to far greater cuts in climate-heating emissions than other green investments, according to one of the world’s biggest consultancy firms.
July 26, 2022
Canberra will ban new petrol cars from 2035 in a bid to squash carbon emissions
Motorists will be banned from purchasing new “fossil fuel” vehicles in the nation’s capital from 2035.
July 26, 2022
Australia 'on track' to generate half its electricity from renewable sources by 2025, report finds
The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering says the country's renewable energy share will rise to 69 per cent by 2030
July 26, 2022
Systemiq secures $70 million to fund early-stage climate tech founders
Systemiq says it is out to fund founders who are focused on making large industries and cities “more efficient and sustainable.” In practice, it’ll fund key areas like regenerative land use, oceans, transportation and the circular economy.
July 26, 2022
Breaking from China’s clean energy dominance ‘imperative’, US and Australia say after new climate tech deal
New agreement to fast-track climate solutions signed as countries underscore need for diversified supply chains
July 14, 2022
Climate tech gets a $100m shot in the arm
Australia’s fast-emerging climate tech industry has received a $100 million booster shot from Qantas employees’ superannuation fund and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, helping it remain immune to the malaise infecting the broader technology sector.
July 14, 2022
Treasury to model economic impact of climate change after 9-year break
The federal Treasury is modelling the impact of climate change on the Australian economy and the national budget, re-starting work abandoned for almost a decade.
July 14, 2022
Renewables remain cheapest, but cost reductions on hold
Renewables remain the cheapest new-build electricity generation option in Australia, although inflation and supply chain disruptions will likely put cost reductions on hold for the next year, CSIRO’s annual GenCost report has found.
July 14, 2022
Twiggy-backed accelerator aims to give Indigenous entrepreneurs a dream start
The free program which starts on August 2 will see 40 successful applicants selected to participate in workshops and presentations that will give them the know-how and skills to raise funds (whether it be angel investing, crowdfunding or venture capital), how to create a business model, a go-to-market strategy, and more.
July 14, 2022
We’ve overexploited the planet, now we need to change if we’re to survive
Addressing the twin challenges of carbon emissions and biodiversity loss requires political will and leadership. Ambitious commitments must be made
July 14, 2022
How much is a mangrove forest worth? In some places, $850,000 per hectare.
Thousands of kilometers of shoreline would qualify as cost-effective candidates for mangrove forest and coral reef restoration, thanks to their ability to reduce flooding, new research shows.
July 14, 2022
Countries set to join carbon markets as the world demands a green economic transition
For decades, carbon markets have been seen as part of the solution to climate change. They have mostly been dominated by the private sector, but this will soon change
July 14, 2022
CSIRO launches virtual Hydrogen Knowledge Centre
An online centre consolidating Australian hydrogen research and industry activities has been launched by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, aimed at supercharging the development of a clean and competitive hydrogen industry.
July 14, 2022
Meet the Adelaide fintech startup that’s about to revolutionise how banks issue green home loans
Home owners could soon save money on loans and insurance by making their homes more energy efficient, while banks and insurers gain new insights into the sustainability of their residential portfolios, thanks to Adelaide-based fintech startup ValAi.
July 14, 2022
Australia’s $4.2bn climate tech startup sector is booming – Mick Liubinskas reveals the ones to watch
Leading Australian tech startup angel investor Mick Liubinskas has turned his focus to climate tech. Here’s some of the startups to keep an eye on over the coming years.
July 5, 2022
This maggot farm is growing jobs along with animal food
Olympia Yarger is creating new jobs almost as fast as she’s breeding maggots. Her food-waste-management start-up, Goterra, breeds fly larvae (maggots) and houses them in internet-connected, remote-controlled shipping containers into which customers dump their food waste
July 5, 2022
2000 new jobs: The climate tech report every Australian politician needs to read
Australia’s nascent climate tech sector is already worth $4.2 billion and could deliver more than 2,000 new jobs in next 12 months, according to a landmark new report by Climate Salad.
July 5, 2022
Meet the Adelaide fintech startup that’s about to revolutionise how banks issue green home loans
Home owners could soon save money on loans and insurance by making their homes more energy efficient, while banks and insurers gain new insights into the sustainability of their residential portfolios, thanks to Adelaide-based fintech startup ValAi.
July 5, 2022
Advantageously, these super functional seedling pots solve the inherent problems with plastic pots: excess watering, nutrient runoff and transplanting needs.
July 5, 2022
What Big Tech can do following SCOTUS’ big climate ruling
The Supreme Court has issued a major ruling on the government’s ability to regulate greenhouse gases. We’ll be looking at what tech can do to fill the void as well as Frontier’s big carbon removal purchase. Join us as we try to make climate lemonade.
July 5, 2022
The Supreme Court’s EPA Ruling Is Going to Be Very, Very Expensive
The agency can still regulate carbon pollution, just not in the most efficient, system-wide ways.
July 5, 2022
How the Supreme Court ruling will gut the EPA's ability to fight the climate crisis
The Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a major blow to climate action by handcuffing the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate planet-warming emissions from the country's power plants, just as scientists warn the world is running out of time to get the climate crisis under control.
July 5, 2022
‘Historic decision’: EU to end sale of polluting cars from 2035
The European Union only wants zero-emission or climate-neutral new cars and vans – meaning without combustion engines running on diesel, petrol and natural gas – to be placed on the market and sold as of 2035.
July 5, 2022
Green hydrogen startup raises $1.38 million from crowdfunding
Aspiring green hydrogen producer LINE Hydrogen has raised $1.38 million from crowdfunding as it looks to play its part in Australia’s renewable energy mix.
July 5, 2022
Jolt, Endeavour to install up to 1000 EV charging stations in Sydney
Australian electric vehicle charging firm JOLT Charge and Endeavour Energy have partnered in a plan to install up to 1000 electric vehicle chargers in Sydney, as the electricity network provider positions itself to capitalise on an expected rise in zero emission vehicles.
June 27, 2022
Tech Zero episode 3: the sludge that could save BHP’s carbon footprint
The dam at Mt Keith is a leading global example of “mineral carbonation”, a chemical reaction triggered when the mine’s magnesium-rich wastes interact with air, leading to carbon dioxide being sucked out of the atmosphere and locked away in secure mineral crystals.
June 27, 2022