Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Smart Buildings

A Simple Way to Make Buildings Smart is a Simple Way to Attract Smart Investors

September 11th, 2019
Smart Cities

Politics Not Technology Stands in the Way of a Clean Energy Future

October 17th, 2018
Smart Cities

The Hot & Cold of it: Alphabet’s Project Malta Energy Storage Set to Spin-Off

It was almost exactly one year ago that X, Alphabet’s secretive “moonshot” development division, released the details of its energy storage concept code named Project Malta. Led by Nobel Prize–winning Stanford physics professor Robert Laughlin, the technology is said to offer vast cost and functionality improvements on lithium ion batteries and pumped hydroelectric for grid-scale […]

Smart Cities

Billionaires Betting Big on Energy Storage Technologies

50 years ago, a Stanford Research Institute report titled ‘Sources, Abundance, and Fate of Gaseous Atmospheric Polluters’ was the first to officially suggest that “rising CO2 levels could bring about climatic changes like temperature increases, melting of ice caps and sea level rise.” After the most heavily polluting half century in human history we now […]

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