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Electric vehicles come out of the gate with green cred. They don’t even have tailpipes because they don’t have any emissions while they’re driving. But do EVs deserve their goody-too-green rep? A report from the Union of Concerned Scientists says they do indeed. Even if you take into account the battery, the manufacturing process and
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Sustainability was a trend I picked up on this year as I met with several startups at SXSW 2016. One company that clearly falls into that category is Hotaru, which created a water-recycling portable shower. The early-stage hardware startup, based in Tokyo, received an undisclosed amount of angel funding from Taizo Son. Their compact shower product works by using
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Modern farming has a huge problem with food waste, stemming from the mismatch between specific food buyer requirements vs Mother Nature delivering an unsaleable overabundance and/or producing knobbly fruit and veg that gets devalued on aesthetic grounds. But what happens when you throw a bit of technology into the mix? Silicon Valley based startup Full Harvest is trying to find out,
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Wunder Capital, a provider of solar financing for medium-sized businesses, has raised $3.6 million in a new round of financing. The company has raised $4.7 million from Techstars Ventures, Fenway Summer Ventures, and FinTech Collective, alongside existing seed investors. Wunder, a financial services company for the solar industry, graduated from Techstars in 2014. The founders of