Geothermal home heating gets a $30 million boost from Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures – ITPro.works

There’s a low energy solution to home heating and cooling sitting right underneath most houses, but until recently no one has been able to tap it. That solution is geothermal … Read More

Looking to decarbonize the metal industry, Bill Gates-backed Boston Metal raises $50 million – ITPro.works

Steel production accounts for roughly 8% of the emissions that contribute to global climate change. It is one of the industries that sits at the foundation of the modern economy … Read More

Section 230 is threatened in new bill tying liability shield repeal to $2,000 checks – ITPro.works

Tech got dragged into yet another irrelevant Congressional scuffle this week after President Trump agreed to sign a bipartisan pandemic relief package but continued to press for additional $2,000 checks … Read More

Stimulus bill increases penalties for illegal streaming services – ITPro.works

The stimulus bill includes significant changes to copyright law and enforcement, the Biden administration may have to build a presidential Twitter following from scratch and we round up the startups … Read More

New stimulus bill includes $35.2 billion for new energy initiatives – ITPro.works

The new economic stimulus proposal that has been approved by Congress includes roughly $35.2 billion for energy initiatives, according to summary documents seen by ITPro.works. “This is probably the biggest … Read More

ZeroAvia’s hydrogen-powered vision for aviation nets $21.4 million from Amazon, Shell, and Bill Gates-backed fund – ITPro.works

ZeroAvia, the company that’s on a mission to move the world to zero-emission, hydrogen-fueled flight, has just received some corporate jet fuel in the form of a new $21.4 million … Read More

UK Online Harms Bill, coming next year, will propose fines of up to 10% of annual turnover for breaching duty of care rules – ITPro.works

The UK is moving ahead with a populist but controversial plan to regulate a wide range of illegal and/or harmful content almost anywhere online such stuff might pose a risk … Read More

Massachusetts governor won’t sign police reform bill with facial recognition ban – ITPro.works

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has returned a police reform bill back to the state legislature, asking lawmakers to strike out several provisions — including one for a statewide ban on … Read More

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