Environment

Fifth Wall closes $500 million climate fund to decarbonize real estate

Fifth Wall, a venture capital firm focused on real estate technology, is tripling down on its bet that climate tech will become an integral driver in the real estate space. It just announced commitments of half a billion dollars to close its inaugural Climate Fund, which launched with $116 million in August of last year. …

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Power outages in Texas: why they happen and when to expect them

Since the 2021 winter storm, ERCOT has been making changes to prioritize grid reliability, Public Utility Commission chair Peter Lake told the Tribune. For example, the grid operator asks power plants to be online and available all the time in case they’re needed, instead of going online or offline based on market demand. The changes, …

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Kylie Jenner called ‘climate criminal’ after 17-minute jet flight

Kylie Jenner is facing major backlash from social media users for boasting about her and boyfriend Travis Scott’s private jets and using hers to take short flights. The Twitter account @CelebJets posted Jenner’s plane route after she flew from Camarillo, Calif., to Van Nuys, Calif., last Tuesday, estimating that the trip would take only three …

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