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Michelle Lewis

Michelle Lewis is a writer and editor on Electrek, DroneDJ, 9to5Mac, and 9to5Google who lives in St. Petersburg, Florida. She has previously worked for Fast Company, the Guardian, News Deeply, Time, and others. Message Michelle over Twitter. Check out her personal blog.

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Today

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

  • How bad are private jets for CO2 in comparison to commercial flights?
  • This video shows you how to hook up solar to your camper van.
  • The World Economic Forum explores four steps to take to unlock clean tech innovation.
  • Pennsylvania high schoolers build their own sustainable technology.

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Yesterday

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

  • Onshore wind farms in Europe could potentially power the world until 2050.
  • US Department of Energy: Chill out with that AC use.
  • US DOE awards green energy money to farmers, rural businesses.
  • Norwegian cruise line Hurtigruten converts three of its ships to hybrid.

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August 19

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

  • Greenpeace names the worst global sulfur dioxide air pollutant hotspots.
  • The UK is exploring using minewater as a source of geothermal energy.
  • A gas plant in Fife, Scotland, sparks safety fears due to technical failures.
  • Six green energy ideas that flopped.

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August 16

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

  • A new house in New York’s Hudson Valley is not only beautiful, it’s Net Zero.
  • US military bases are switching to green energy.
  • Organic Valley’s Butter Solar Project achieves 100% renewable energy.
  • Why utility companies are key players in the fight against climate change.

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August 15

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

  • 21 US states sue Trump administration over relaxed coal restrictions.
  • Seattle passes its own Green New Deal.
  • A new study has confirmed that solar is now cheaper than grid electricity in China.
  • Helsinki, Finland, has launched the Think Sustainably program.

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August 14

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

  • US government offshore wind farm reviews could threaten their development.
  • The weakened Endangered Species Act empowers dirty energy.
  • Carbon dioxide levels broke global records in 2018.
  • Pennsylvania has a new bipartisan-backed Renewable Energy Bill.

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August 13

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

  • Al Gore: Climate change is “getting worse faster than we are mobilizing to solve it.”
  • Greenland residents are stressed about their diminishing ice.
  • 5 innovative ways Australia is recycling.
  • Aarhus, Denmark, is the poster child of renewable energy.

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August 12

In today’s EGEB:

  • US congressman John Larson introduces global climate action and infrastructure bill.
  • Leclanche builds largest solar-plus-storage facility in the Caribbean.
  • Starbucks achieves 100% renewable energy in Illinois.
  • Study shows that tiny-home dwellers reduce energy consumption by 45%.

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August 9

In today’s EGEB:

  • Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren announces Green New Deal for farmers.
  • Amazon launches two sustainable energy projects.
  • Shame Plane shows how much Arctic sea ice you’re melting by flying.
  • Cape Air provides sustainability benefits for its employees.

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August 8

In today’s EGEB:

  • LED lighting installed to help homeless in Washington, DC.
  • Cleveland is working to achieve 100% clean energy by 2050.
  • Hand County, South Dakota, approves a new wind farm.
  • We list the Top 5 sectors for renewable-energy jobs.

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August 7

In today’s EGEB:

  • China’s air pollution is blocking sunshine — and it’s affecting solar.
  • Net metering’s popularity is growing in the US, but not everyone is embracing it.
  • Some travel companies are working to reduce their carbon footprints.
  • Moving house? Make the process more eco-friendly.

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August 6

In today’s EGEB:

  • July 2019 was the hottest month in recorded history — everywhere.
  • Drinks giant Diageo goes green in Africa.
  • Presidential candidate Jay Inslee: Clean-energy jobs would be “good-paying union jobs.”
  • How a small English soccer team became global leaders in the climate-change fight.

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August 5

In today’s EGEB:

  • Coastal saltwater — a new source of renewable energy?
  • The ACEEE releases the 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard.
  • New Orleans considers wind power, but there is dissent.
  • Just 10% of fossil-fuel subsidies could pay for green energy.

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August 2

In today’s EGEB:

  • Wind energy pioneer Steve Sawyer dies.
  • Stationary energy storage installations surge as costs drop.
  • The pros and cons of Israel’s sustainability efforts.
  • How the Sunrise Movement fueled serious action on climate change.

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August 1

In today’s EGEB:

  • Andrew Yang says Americans need to move to higher ground.
  • Solar energy projects replace agriculture in California due to drought.
  • More than half of UK councils declare a “climate emergency.”
  • Scientists’ motivations to live sustainably: head, heart, or both?

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July 8

Waymo has been testing Wi-Fi in self-driving cars as latest rider perk

Alphabet’s Waymo has been running its One program in Phoenix for the past several months, with several perks for riders along the way. Today, it’s been revealed that Waymo has been testing out Wi-Fi for riders within its self-driving vehicles.

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