About the Author

Phil Dzikiy

Phil Dzikiy is an Editor/Writer with Electrek/9to5Mac. He covers green energy and other topics.

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.

Follow him on Twitter @phildzikiy and send tips to: phil@electrek.co

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Shell has announced its acquisition of Sonnen, a German company that specializes in home energy storage. Mostly known for its home battery packs, Sonnen also expanded into home EV charging last year. What does it mean for the industry which includes Tesla’s Powerwall?

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Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

Today in EGEB, Vestas extends its lead in onshore wind turbines. A Trump-backed Kentucky coal plant has been marked to close. New wind investments for Citi and Home Depot.

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February 14

The 2020 Kia Soul EV was given a 243-mile range rating by the EPA, slightly besting Kia’s own Niro EV in range.

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Electrify America, the electric vehicle charging network born out of the VW Dieselgate settlement, announced it has topped 100 charging sites with 465 chargers.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

Today in EGEB, Connecticut lawmakers eye legislation for increasing offshore wind energy. AEP acquires wind and battery assets from Sempra Renewables. A poll of conservative voters in Ohio shows support for clean energy policies.

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February 13

A new energy facility in eastern Oregon will be the first of its kind in the U.S., combining wind power, solar power, and battery storage on a large-scale.

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Solar jobs in the U.S. dropped for a second straight year in 2018. But overall trends in the industry are largely positive, as detailed in a new report.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

Today in EGEB, Wisconsin joins the U.S. Climate Alliance. An offshore wind council is formed in New England. And Los Angeles scraps a plan to rebuild three natural gas plants.

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February 12

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is seeking a vote on the recently proposed Green New Deal according to a report today. Republicans, who are often financed by the fossil fuel industry, have been extremely hard on the prospects of the so called “Green New Deal”. So is it surprising that McConnell is calling for a vote, especially after refusing to do so on any opportunities to stop the government shutdown in recent weeks? Not really…

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Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

Today in EGEB, the Hornsea One offshore wind farm that will eventually become the world’s largest is ready to start supplying power. An Australian court rejects a coal mine based on climate concerns. An energy company and solar installer team up to promote thin-film panels for use on petroleum tanks. And an Illinois representative introduces legislation for carbon-free electricity in the state.

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February 11

Survey: Two out of three might pay more for alternative powertrain vehicle

A recent nationwide survey revealed that 66 percent of automotive consumers would consider paying more for a vehicle with an alternative powertrain.

Anthony Levandowski is aware of his reputation.

One of the most controversial figures in autonomous driving, his background has been well-covered, from building the Ghostrider motorcycle that competed in the DARPA Grand Challenge in 2004 and 2005, to his work on Google’s self-driving car.

It continues with his founding of Otto, a self-driving trucking startup acquired by Uber, to his role at the center of the Waymo vs. Uber case. Levandowski was accused of stealing Waymo’s self-driving secrets and bringing them along to Uber, which fired him. Waymo eventually accepted a settlement of $245 million. 

There’s more of course, including the founding of a AI-focused religious organization, Way of the Future. It seems with Anthony Levandowski, there’s always more… expand full story

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

Today in EGEB, New England energy company Eversource buys into offshore wind. Wind turbine technician an in-demand job in Texas. Georgetown University solar farm draws criticism.

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February 8

Aidan McClean rented a lot of cars during his years of business travel. After visiting nearly every international airport in Europe and the U.S., and trying all sorts of different rental companies, the experience never got any better. “It just didn’t work,” he said.

So he started his own car rental company — and it only rents EVs.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

Today in EGEB, Japan and China lead the way in floating photovoltaics. A look at the world’s largest concentrated solar farm in Morocco. Enphase writes to customers about the shortage of a key part.

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February 7

The wait is over. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., are ready to formally introduce a resolution Thursday for a “Green New Deal.”

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Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

Today in EGEB, wind power installations are up in the Americas. Puerto Rico unveils plans for the largest solar and battery storage buildout in the U.S. A look at recent small-scale solar installation numbers in the Northeast U.S. expand full story

February 6

Lyft is bringing a new “Green Mode” to its app which allows riders to specifically request an EV or hybrid vehicle.

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Today in EGEB, Connecticut solar policy is in the crosshairs, in more ways than one. The Department of Energy offers funding for a floating wind turbine project.

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February 5

EVgo network powered 75 million EV miles in 2018, plans to double again by 2020

EVgo’s fast charging network powered EV owners to drive more than 75 million miles last year, representing 88 percent annual growth over 2017.

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