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September 11, 2023 - WorldOra Carbon News

TechCrunch story on Opna who focuses on how to help well-intentioned institutions invest in carbon projects, and — by extension — how to help carbon projects get investment. This is something that Opna is setting out to solve, with a platform that helps corporations find, fund and monitor carbon projects as part of their offsetting endeavors.

The London-based company, which rebranded from Salt some three months ago, today announced it has raised $6.5 million in seed funding as it looks to connect projects with corporates seeking to address their emissions as part of the so-called voluntary carbon market (VCM).

Electric cars have a road trip problem, even for the secretary of energy Granholm's trip through the southeast, from Charlotte, N.C., to Memphis, Tenn., was intended to draw attention to the billions of dollars the White House is pouring into green energy and clean cars. The administration's ambitious energy agenda, if successful, could significantly cut U.S. emissions and reshape Americans' lives in fundamental ways, including by putting many more people in electric vehicles.

But between stops, Granholm's entourage at times had to grapple with the limitations of the present. Like when her caravan of EVs — including a luxury Cadillac Lyriq, a hefty Ford F-150 and an affordable Bolt electric utility vehicle — was planning to fast-charge in Grovetown, a suburb of Augusta, Georgia.

(My own personal road trips in my ID4 which uses a CCS charger, through remote territory have been surprisingly easy. This last month I traveled along the coast from WA, OR and Northern CA, back up through highway 5, up to British Columbia Canada and through the remote region of the western WA peninsula and off highway to the Hoh Rainforest. We had no such issues-but then again we were not an entourage of EVs!)

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