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Private jet use and climate campaigning not hypocritical: Bill Gates

Bill Gates does not agree that using a private jet and campaigning on the issue of climate change represents a contradiction open to allegations of hypocrisy.

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Gates' climate-tech firm to devote money to climate change adaptation

Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the climate-technology investment firm started by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, will begin to devote more to companies that help people and businesses adapt to the consequences of climate change.

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How Opower, sold to Oracle, has helped save $3 billion in energy bills

Alex Laskey and Dan Yates started energy efficiency company Opower, took it public, and later sold it to Oracle. They also saved consumers a lot of money.
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Climeworks, carbon dioxide removal company, building Iceland plant

Climeworks is building a plant in Iceland that will capture 36,000 tons of CO2 per year. It's a drop in the bucket, but the startup has huge ambitions.
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Dorsey, Saylor, Fidelity write to EPA to defend bitcoin mining

Some of the biggest names in bitcoin — including Jack Dorsey, Tom Lee, and Michael Saylor — have co-authored a letter to the EPA to refute claims made by House Democrats calling on the agency to investigate the environmental effects of crypto mining.

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Microsoft’s pursuit of climate goals runs into headwinds

Microsoft has an ambitious plan to cut its carbon emissions. But on Thursday, the company reported a big increase in the greenhouse gases emanating from its operations and its products, a reminder of the challenges that companies face as they try to clean up their businesses.

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Neal Stephenson on 'Termination Shock,' geoengineering, metaverse

Neal Stephenson talks about his new science-fiction novel, "Termination Shock," which features the radical step of geoengineering as a way to stall global warming.