Electrek Green Energy Brief Overview Updated February 25, 2020

Electrek Green Energy Brief

A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news

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431 'Electrek Green Energy Brief' stories

December 2016 - February 2020


Welcome to the Electrek Green Energy Brief. Put together by our Electrek authors, the Energy Brief is a daily technical, financial, and political review of important green energy news.

 

Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories Today

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • South Africa’s Anglo American is developing the world’s largest hydrogen-powered mining truck.
  • Bernie Sanders says he’ll make the fossil-fuel industry pay $3 trillion to fund the Green New Deal.
  • A new Arizona law is a big blow for green energy and local governance.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories Yesterday

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Analysts are using pollution to gauge China’s industrial activity during the coronavirus crisis.
  • Sheffield in the UK is installing smart sensors all over the city to reduce energy consumption.
  • Germany and France team up on a floating offshore wind project.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories February 21

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • A report sent out by JP Morgan to clients says climate-change inaction could be catastrophic.
  • The Farmers for a Sustainable Future coalition has been formed by 21 agricultural groups.
  • EV software solutions provider Electriphi signs with the largest fleet of e-school buses in North America.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories February 19

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • More towns and cities are buying electricity in bulk — it’s called community choice aggregation.
  • Startup Notpla makes edible, biodegradable pods for beverages and sauces that replace plastic.
  • Fossil-fuel advocate Mandy Gunasekara is tipped to become the next EPA chief of staff.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories February 18

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion in grants to explore new ways of tackling the climate crisis.
  • The US East Coast’s largest oil refinery is officially, legally dead.
  • Scientists at UMass Amherst are “literally making electricity out of thin air.”

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories February 17

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Wind sets a record of 44% of Britain’s daily energy consumption due to Storm Ciara.
  • How the persistence of fourth-graders in Illinois resulted in school solar-panel installation.
  • Costa Rica aims to reach net zero by 2021, but still has work to do to reduce single-use plastics.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories February 14

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Delta Airlines spends $1 billion to offset its greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Egypt is building a factory that will turn rice straw into wood.
  • Japan’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm has successfully reached financial close.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories February 13

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Transparent solar panels might make greenhouses energy-neutral in the future, says a new study.
  • The House Republicans’ released their big climate-change ‘plan’: Carbon capture and trees.
  • Martha’s Vineyard offshore wind farm is delayed due to federal political wrangling.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories February 12

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Fossil-fuel giant BP says it will become net zero by 2050.
  • One-third of the US Senate introduces the Clean Economy Act to launch climate action.
  • Virginia lawmakers pass major green energy legislation.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories February 11

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • A new luxury development in Burns, Oregon, will feature 600 homes with solar off-grid microgrids.
  • The US DOJ drops its antitrust investigation against Ford, Volkswagen, Honda, and BMW.
  • Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti signs an enhanced Green New Deal plan to stop using fossil fuels.

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