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Introducing D3's trailblazing portfolio startups
Meet our startups actively building a sustainable, scalable climate future for all.
We’re powering up the world’s most promising climate tech startups, proudly acting as their trusted guides to D3’s expansive network of investors, corporates, and mentors. From batteries and biofuels to business model innovations—and every climate tech category in between—our portfolio startups are decisively tackling challenges across all emissions sectors.
Insight Blog: Clean Mobile Power
Introducing the Clean Mobile Power Initiative
Entertainment industry leaders, including Netflix and The Walt Disney Company, have made a bold pledge to approximately halve their carbon emissions by 2030. To achieve these commitments, the entertainment industry needs alternatives to diesel generators, which account for roughly 15 percent of a production’s overall emissions and contribute the equivalent of 700,000 tons of CO₂ into the atmosphere each year.
The good news is that clean mobile power solutions, allied with energy efficiency measures, have the potential to drastically reduce the carbon intensity of film productions and the need for diesel power.
That’s why industry leaders Netflix and The Walt Disney Company have launched the Clean Mobile Power Initiative. Third Derivative is collaborating on the initiative and inviting innovative startups to apply to the clean mobile power accelerator program to help scale and deploy their solutions across the entertainment industry.
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