Countries around the world are taking steps to lower their carbon footprint and emissions. Japan snagged the limelight in October this year with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s bold announcement that the country will become carbon neutral by 2050. While the vision is certainly admirable and could help lower our impact on the planet, Japan will need all the help it can to reach that goal.
UK-based unicorn Octopus Energy will be helping the country by supplying clean energy. The unicorn has announced entering into a strategic partnership with Tokyo Gas, one of Japan’s leading utilities. With this deal, the UK entech company’s valuation has surpassed €1.6B.