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The D3 Insights Blog

Insights from the front lines of climate innovation

Announcing First Gigaton Captured

We’re thrilled to announce that Third Derivative (D3) is joining forces with the preeminent ...

Three Areas of Innovation for Direct Air Capture Startups to Seize This Decade

Direct air capture, or DAC, is a fledgling technology that essentially reverses that...

Ecosystem Spotlight: Reeddi’s Clean Energy-as-a-Service Solution

In Third Derivative’s “Ecosystem Spotlight” series, learn about the people, ideas, and companies...

A Look at the Philippines’ Clean Energy Ecosystem

The Philippines is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change. Sea...

Why Aren’t More Grid-Edge Startups Investable?

In today’s era of energy transition buzzwords, “decarbonization” is the belle of the ball. But...

Driving Window Innovation to Combat Climate Change

From urban construction trends to aesthetic appeal and the many benefits of natural light...

Why Deploying Climate Tech at Scale Is So Hard

The science is clear. To combat climate change, we need to deploy trillions of dollars a year...

Climate Tech’s Four Valleys of Death and Why We Must Build a Bridge

For such technologies, it’s an especially challenging path from idea to first product to broad...

Why We Need Faster Climate Tech Innovation

In 2014, Reinventing Fire mapped a path to greater than 80 percent reductions in carbon...

Innovating to Solve Two Crises at Once

COVID-19 is a cataclysm of epic scale that has disrupted life as we know it globally.