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Michelle Lewis

Michelle Lewis is a writer and editor on Electrek and an editor on DroneDJ, 9to5Mac, and 9to5Google. She lives in St. Petersburg, Florida. She has previously worked for Fast Company, the Guardian, News Deeply, Time, and others. Message Michelle on Twitter or at michelle@9to5mac.com. Check out her personal blog.

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The first hydrogen-powered dual-fuel engine with a capacity of 1 megawatt has been launched by BeHydro, a joint venture between Belgian-based ABC and CMB.

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Kathy Hannun came to geothermal while at Alphabet’s Google X. In May 2017, she spun the company out and assumed the role of CEO of Dandelion Energy. She’s now in the role of president of the company, which allows her more free time, which means she can talk to us!

Hunnan spoke with Electrek‘s publisher Seth Weintraub and writer Michelle Lewis about why home geothermal systems are more affordable, convenient, and energy-efficient than anything else out there. At the same time, geothermal eliminates the fossil-fuel-based heating oil and gas systems currently in use.

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  • Dubai’s Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is entering into stage 5 of its expansion.
  • A new hydrogen hybrid engine out of Belgium will help the shipping industry meet EU emissions targets.
  • The European Commission president calls for tougher 2030 emissions cuts goals.
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September 16

Net metering allows residential and commercial customers who generate their own electricity from solar power to sell the electricity they aren’t using back into the grid. That saves money on electric bills.

But electric companies perceive that they make less money as a result, and they’re not so keen on that. So in Florida, utilities want to roll net metering back — and there’s a hearing about it tomorrow.

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  • LEGO switches to recyclable paper bags in its toy sets (and they’re working on their plastic bricks).
  • Enevate achieves more than 300 Li-ion battery patents, far surpassing its competitors.
  • 175-year-old Scientific American magazine has never backed a US presidential candidate — until now.
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September 15

Scotland’s government will extend the Low Carbon Transport Loan to cover used EVs for the first time, starting on September 28. The extension will now enable an individual or business to obtain a loan of up to £20,000, interest free, over five years.

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  • One in four cars produced in Europe will be fully electric by 2025, according to a new study.
  • The UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Environment makes the Green Alliance its secretariat.
  • Scotland makes its interest-free Low Carbon Transport Loan available for used electric vehicles.
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September 14

BP stated in a forecast published today that oil may have reached its peak due to the pandemic and that renewables will take the place of fossil fuels.

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  • The European Commission will propose that the EU further tighten its auto emissions.
  • BP: Green energy is growing faster than any fuel in history.
  • Google is aiming to run entirely on green energy by 2030.
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September 12

  • The Western US is experiencing devastating wildfires. Temperature increases are fueling them.
  • The first US government study focused on the impacts of climate change on Wall Street was released.
  • Many Europeans see climate change as the greatest threat — even more so than the pandemic.
  • And more…

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September 11

  • Oil giant BP buys 50% stakes in offshore wind company Equinor for $1.1 billion.
  • Zimbabwe bans mining in all of its national parks.
  • The world’s biggest rooftop greenhouse is in Montreal and can feed 2% of the city.
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September 10

The Polish government announced on Tuesday that it would be making a major pivot away from coal and toward green and nuclear energy. Here’s why.

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  • The number of connected charging points in the two regions is expected to reach 4.4 million in 2024.
  • Greece will spend $5.9 billion to phase out coal by 2028.
  • Poland, the most coal-dependent EU country, will spend billions on green and nuclear energy.
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September 9

World EV Day is a simple yet effective concept: “Celebrating EV ownership, worldwide.” And we all know it seems like there’s a “day” for everything — it’s also National Teddy Bear Day today, too (seriously) — but World EV Day could really make a difference. This is the very first annual World EV Day. So what’s going on around the world to mark it?

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  • The US has spent the most stimulus money compared to other major economies — and the least on green energy.
  • The UK government marks World EV Day today with a £12 million funding tech competition package.
  • Big Mattress company Tempur Sealy embraces 100% green energy in the US and Europe.
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September 8

  • Researchers discover an eco-friendly way to recycle silicon — used in solar panels — into nanoparticles.
  • South Korea will increase the number of EVs from the current 110,000 to 1.13 million by 2025.
  • A Scottish distillery has designed a “climate-positive” vodka made of peas.
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced virtually, at the first International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies, that in a $17 billion investment, the country will boost the number of electric cars from the current 110,000 to 1.13 million by 2025, and increase the number of hydrogen vehicles from 8,000 to 200,000.

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September 7

The University of Texas at Austin and Technische Universitaet Muenchen perform a cheer at their solar decathlon house at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California, 2017
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  • Nearly half of polled Generation Z’ers think climate change can be slowed — and want to help.
  • New research suggests Biden’s green energy plan could get the US to decarbonize by 2035.
  • Nestlé is on track to reach its 100% sustainable goal by 2025.
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September 5

  • The UN secretary-general urges G20 nations to ditch coal completely in a climate conference.
  • Planting seagrass needs to play an important part in reducing emissions. Here’s why.
  • Writer Andrew McCormick asks, “The sitting president has no climate plan. Why isn’t that headline news?”
  • And more…

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September 4

  • Volta Trucks launches the Volta Zero, a fully electric 16-tonne commercial truck.
  • Investment firm The Carlyle Group acquires Maine’s largest solar portfolio under construction.
  • France will spend €30 billion in its stimulus package on green energy policies.
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