We Spend Jeff Bezos’ Climate Money

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By Stephen Lacey and Greentech Media. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

What to do with all this climate money moving around?

The richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, says he is going to channel $10 billion of his own dollars into climate solutions. Is this the biggest climate philanthropy ever? And where should he be devoting those dollars? We’ll help him spend it.

Then, the mushy middle. Our own Jigar Shah’s Generate Capital has raised another billion dollars to fund climate tech that is less attractive to some investors – fuel cells, microgrids and unconventional solar projects. We’ll talk about the underserved opportunities in finance.

And a new pot of money from ARPA-E to scale up existing technologies. It’s paltry compared to the money people like Gates and Bezos are throwing into the space. What role is the government playing to scale climate tech?

Recommended reading:

  • EENews: He Wants to Own It. Will $10B Buy the Climate Movement?
  • The Atlantic: $10 Billion? In This climate?
  • GTM: Generate Capital’s $1B Raise Draws Global Infrastructure Funds to Cleantech
  • Green Car Congress: ARPA-E Offers Up to $50 Million for Scaleups That Have a Path

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