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Phil Dzikiy

@phildzikiy

Phil Dzikiy is an Editor/Writer with Electrek/9to5Mac. He covers renewable energy, electric vehicles, and climate change.

An award-winning journalist who started in newspapers before getting into digital journalism, Dzikiy was formerly Editor-in-Chief of iLounge and Editor of Security Baron. His writing has also appeared on Wirecutter, among other outlets.

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July 31

In today’s EGEB:

  • Another California gas-fired plant is looking toward solar and battery storage for its future.
  • China is funding more renewables abroad! And also, coal.
  • Earth Overshoot Day lands earlier than ever.
  • DC moves to streamline solar installations.

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July 30

Ford announced that it has acquired Quantum Signal, a mobile robotics defense contractor, to aid with its self-driving car development.

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In today’s EGEB:

  • Australia is quickly becoming a world renewable energy leader.
  • North Dakota unveils its first solar farm.
  • Scotland opens its largest offshore wind farm.
  • High schoolers learning the solar industry in Philadelphia.

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July 29

A new bipartisan piece of legislation which aims to repair highway infrastructure in the US includes billions in funding for projects that include reducing carbon emissions and installing electric vehicle chargers along designated highway corridors.

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Honda e’s dual touchscreen dashboard featured in video demonstration

Honda recently posted a new video detailing the dual touchscreen experience in its all-electric Honda e.

An Indian government committee has sanctioned 5,645 electric buses for 65 cities in one of the largest electric bus initiatives the world has seen outside of China.

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In today’s EGEB:

  • The largest wind/solar/storage project in the US is coming to Oklahoma.
  • Senators introduced the American Energy Efficiency Act of 2019.
  • A California natural gas company earns astroturfing accusations.
  • Guess who’s spent millions lobbying against the Green New Deal?

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July 27

In this edition of Climate Crisis Weekly:

  • Recent global warming is unprecedented, scientists say.
  • It may not be a debate, but the Democratic presidential candidates will do a climate-crisis town hall event.
  • Iceland honors its first glacier lost to climate change with a monument.
  • The importance of the next 18 months when it comes to long-term climate change.
  • Climate-related terms disappear from federal websites under Trump administration.
  • And more…

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July 26

A newly released report tracks the progress of American cities when it comes to clean energy efforts, and finds that fewer than a dozen are currently on pace to meet greenhouse gas emission goals.

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In today’s EGEB:

  • Wind power has passed coal in electricity generation so far this year in Texas.
  • A newly demonstrated technology can make carbon-neutral fuels from a rooftop solar refinery.
  • Renewables + nuclear made up more than 50% of UK electricity last year.
  • One of the oldest utilities in the US vows to go carbon-free by 2050.

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July 25

Florida’s Turnpike plazas will be getting fast charging stations, as the state recently introduced its mitigation plan from its share of the Volkswagen Dieselgate settlement.

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Four big automakers have cut a deal with California to adopt the state’s vehicle emissions rules in a compromise agreement, bypassing the Trump administration’s plan to freeze fuel economy standards.

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In today’s EGEB:

  • A 302 megawatt Texas wind farm reaches completion.
  • A Japanese corporation invests in a blockchain platform that enables wind, solar purchases.
  • Pakistan aims for 20% renewable energy capacity with new projects.
  • Another new poll shows support for the Green New Deal.

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July 24

Arizona is moving forward with a plan to develop EV infrastructure in the state, as a recent push by a Chevron lobbyist apparently hasn’t succeeded in derailing the progress.

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GM’s self-driving unit Cruise issued an update on its progress as it looks to achieve large scale deployment in San Francisco, including a scaled buildout of electric vehicle infrastructure.

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In today’s EGEB:

  • Ohio votes for a bill that will bail out nuclear plants and offer coal subsidies while cutting renewable funding.
  • The importance of building renewable energy to complement existing ecosystems.
  • A Washington State wildfire was started by a wind turbine.
  • Maryland is getting an offshore wind energy staging center.

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July 23

Warsaw has placed an order for 130 articulated electric buses from Polish bus maker Solaris in one of the largest European orders for e-buses to date.

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Daimler and Bosch announced today that their driverless valet parking system in Stuttgart, which will park cars independently without any safety personnel, is the first such autonomous parking function to be approved for everyday use.

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CUPRA has teased its first all-electric vehicle ahead of its official debut at the Frankfurt motor show next month.

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In today’s EGEB:

  • Berkeley, California becomes the first US city to ban natural gas in new homes.
  • Africa’s largest wind farm launches in Kenya.
  • A new consortium looks into high-wave offshore solar technology.
  • Melbourne’s trams to run on 100% solar power.

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