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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Today

A new report asked all 18 declared candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination about various views on climate issues, and finds that just 7 of them would absolutely favor carbon pricing.

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As citizens, governments, and investors alike look for ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, help looks to be coming from a series of new satellites that aim to identify those emissions as they occur.

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A Maine company announced the commercial launch of a renewable river-driven energy system that it hopes will be used to power remote communities around the world — communities which often rely on diesel to generate electricity at extremely high prices.

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In today’s EGEB:

  • Duke Energy announces contracts for 602 megawatts of Carolina solar.
  • Europe invested $30 billion in wind projects last year.
  • The Trump administration is trying to steer Puerto Rico away from renewables and toward natural gas.

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Yesterday

The New York International Auto Show opened to the press today and we were there to see what electric vehicles carmakers brought to the floor.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils special EQC Edition 1886 electric SUV

At the New York Auto show today, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the EQC Edition 1886, a special early edition of the electric SUV that will hit the market later this year.

In today’s EGEB:

  • Vermont’s Green Mountain Power sets a goal for 100% renewable energy by 2030.
  • One of the largest proposed solar projects in the US gets approval to proceed.
  • Germany inaugurates the Baltic Sea’s largest wind farm.
  • Japan ups renewables and sees carbon emissions drop.

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April 16

US electric bus manufacturer Proterra is scaling up its battery leasing program, removing one of the largest barriers to widespread e-bus adoption as it looks to put its buses on even footing with diesel counterparts when it comes to upfront costs.

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The US market for electric vehicles reached record highs in 2018, with new registrations more than doubling year-over-year, according to a new analysis. But will the market continue to double and what factors will play a role?

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Toyota has unveiled new battery electric versions of its C-HR/IZOA at the Shanghai Auto Show. The models are set to hit the Chinese market in 2020.

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In today’s EGEB:

  • Starbucks partners with Cypress Creek Renewables to power Texas stores with solar farms.
  • Iowa Democratic voters list climate change second on a list of important issues.
  • A report takes note of GOP-backed anti-wind bills.
  • Crowdfunding for a UK wind project.

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April 15

A global transition to 100% renewable energy is possible across the electricity, heat, transport and desalination sectors by 2050, and it can be done for cheaper than the current global energy system, a new study claims.

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Audi has unveiled AI:ME, a new electric mobility concept vehicle with level 4 autonomous driving abilities and retractable controls.

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Toyota is selling its electric vehicle tech to Chinese startup Singulato, according to a new report. Singulato plans to design a small EV based on Toyota’s short-lived eQ.

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In today’s EGEB:

  • Wisconsin gives the go-ahead for the state’s first utility-scale solar farms.
  • Extremely tall wind turbines are going up in Texas.
  • Puerto Rico makes its 100% renewable energy commitment official.
  • China prioritizes subsidy-free renewable projects.
  • Which state had the most wind power growth last year?

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April 12

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler believes a huge surge in electric vehicle purchases was “the only way” for automakers to comply with fuel economy standards set by the Obama administration, according to a recent interview.

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The UK has made recent progress in reducing emissions, but a new government report reveals it’s set to miss future carbon budget goals by a widening margin.

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In today’s EGEB:

  • Researchers figure out a new way to pair perovskites with silicon for a solar boost.
  • Hawaiian Electric sets new goals for solar and storage.
  • Chicago officially commits to its 100% renewable energy goal for 2035.
  • Anaheim builds nine new solar projects at public schools.
  • Amazon employees want the company to take action on climate change, stop supporting fossil fuels.

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April 11

U.S. energy consumption set a record high in 2018, with wind, solar, and natural gas making the largest increases in energy supply, according to a new analysis.

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Norway aviation firm orders 60 all-electric airplanes, drops operation costs 80%

Norway’s OSM Aviation, a firm that specializes in recruitment and training for the aviation industry, has ordered 60 all-electric planes from Colorado-based electric aircraft manufacturer Bye Aerospace.

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