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Phil Dzikiy

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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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June 15

In this edition of Climate Crisis Weekly:

  • How the most vulnerable nations are approaching the climate crisis.
  • An effort to move a trillion metric tons of carbon dioxide out of the air and into soil.
  • Cities need to halve emissions by 2030, study says.
  • A Trump-appointed regulator sounds the alarm on how climate change will pose financial risks.
  • Former Republican EPA heads have a dim view of the current EPA.
  • And more…

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June 14

Fiat Chrysler partners with Enel X, ENGIE in Europe on EV charging and research

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) announced a new partnership today with Enel X and ENGIE to offer EV charging solutions in Europe and increase research into tech which would lower the ownership costs of electrified vehicles.

A number of major oil companies expressed their commitment to “economically meaningful” carbon pricing following a Vatican summit on climate change this Friday.

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The anticipated partnership between Volkswagen and Ford to work on both electric vehicles and self-driving cars appears to be inevitable, based on recent comments from VW CEO Herbert Diess.

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In today’s EGEB:

  • Bifacial solar is ruled exempt from Trump tariffs.
  • Renewables added about 700,000 jobs worldwide in 2018.
  • Target aims for 100% renewable electricity by 2030.
  • The UK is closing another coal plant.
  • Dubai mulls floating solar.

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June 13

GM has already confirmed plans to make an electric pickup truck, but recent comments from GM president Mark Reuss don’t make it seem as if the automaker plans to produce such a vehicle any time soon.

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Honda has revealed more information about its Honda e urban EV, including details on the new electric car’s battery and platform.

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As a number of carmakers swap partners and make moves in the self-driving space, Hyundai Motor Group is strengthening its partnership with self-driving startup Aurora through a new investment that will be used to build a platform for the carmaker’s autonomous vehicles.

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In today’s EGEB:

  • Southwestern states have the best solar resources, highest capacity factors in US.
  • France is looking to double its annual offshore wind targets due to dropping costs.
  • Tunisia’s solar tender looks to change the game in the country.
  • A New Jersey theme park is almost completely solar-powered.

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June 12

The UK is set to become the first G7 country to commit to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, with legislation to be introduced in Parliament today.

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Volkswagen is moving away from one self-driving unit in Aurora, and the carmaker could soon be moving on to another in Ford’s Argo.

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Northvolt, a battery startup founded by two former Tesla executives, announced a $1 billion equity capital raise for its battery gigafactory in Sweden, in addition to a planned 50/50 joint venture with Volkswagen on another gigafactory in Germany.

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In today’s EGEB:

  • A Nevada solar project has plans for what might be the world’s largest battery.
  • A company is locating live WWII-era explosives to clear the way for offshore wind farms.
  • Hawaii’s new program offers energy upgrades for renters.

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June 11

Colombian capital Bogotá will add 594 new all-electric buses to its TransMilenio public bus system in 2020, giving the city the largest electric bus fleet in Latin America, Bogotá Mayor Enrique Peñalosa said.

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ChargePoint and Electrify America announced a roaming partnership today that will make it easier for EV owners to charge on both networks, using just one account.

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Electric vehicle maker and prospective GM Lordstown plant buyer Workhorse has received $25 million in financing, which it will use for general working capital and backlog production of its N-Gen electric delivery van.

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In today’s EGEB:

  • Researchers have figured out a flaw in solar panels that’s been studied for decades.
  • Nevada’s booming solar industry has opened the door for scammers.
  • Scottish Power is building a giant industrial-scale battery.
  • The UK is fixing its solar laws.

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June 10

Mazda has been notoriously slow to embrace electric cars, but it now appears we’ll be seeing the company’s first all-electric model next year. expand full story

Volvo has introduced its newest electric bus, an all-electric articulated bus that will come in two lengths and be able to fit up to 150 passengers.

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US electricity generation capacity from renewable energy sources surpassed coal for the first time this April, and that gap looks to grow substantially during the next three years.

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