EGEB Overview Updated July 19, 2019

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132 'EGEB' stories

May 2018 - July 2019


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

EGEB Stories Today

In today’s EGEB:

  • Five Georgia regulators, all Republicans, call for more solar — and to shut down coal.
  • A porous, recyclable silicon battery said to offer more energy density, longer life, for half the price of lithium.
  • New York awards offshore wind contracts to Equinor, Orsted.
  • Hawaiian Electric looks to build more than 900 new megawatts of solar generation.

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EGEB Stories Yesterday

In today’s EGEB:

  • GE and BlackRock come together to work on solar.
  • A look at the “true value” of rooftop solar.
  • The largest offshore wind auction in a decade is coming to the UK.
  • Advocates hope a new Iowa project kickstarts solar in the state.

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EGEB Stories July 17

In today’s EGEB:

  • A new study reveals the EROI for fossil fuels is worse than believed.
  • An architecture firm’s winning design for a Czech concert hall, which will be solely powered by rooftop solar.
  • Scotland’s massive amount of wind power.
  • Saudi Arabia to get its first utility-scale wind farm.
  • LA looks from coal…to gas?

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EGEB Stories July 16

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In today’s EGEB:

  • The majority of Americans support mandatory rooftop solar, according to recent surveys.
  • The Affordable Clean Energy rule isn’t showing any signs of saving coal plants.
  • India’s renewable energy workforce quintuples.
  • Solar installations and capped landfills — it’s a match.

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EGEB Stories July 15

In today’s EGEB:

  • A thermal battery is being developed that could be used in a solar power system for overnight electricity.
  • One developer pulls out of the running for a Long Island-area offshore wind farm.
  • The first solar project in Anchorage, Alaska comes online.
  • Solar panels in the popular video game Fortnite.

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EGEB Stories July 12

In today’s EGEB:

  • New York introduces the first round of funding for its Future Grid Challenge.
  • A look at how floating solar could take off in the US.
  • Massachusetts offshore wind farm Vineyard Wind could see development delays.
  • The largest municipal rooftop solar project in Canada is now online.

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EGEB Stories July 11

In today’s EGEB:

  • Researchers have invented a device that can produce both electricity and fresh water from solar.
  • Renewable investments drop in the first half of 2019 to the lowest half-year period since 2013.
  • More utility solar plants coming to Florida by next year.

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EGEB Stories July 10

In today’s EGEB:

  • Florida utilities draw criticism for the state’s home solar issues.
  • Global wind power capacity expected to grow 60% in the next five years.
  • A Massachusetts city mayor shuns short-term natural gas.
  • India adds a record amount of rooftop solar.
  • A big US solar investor eyes smaller installations.

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EGEB Stories July 9

In today’s EGEB:

  • The newest FERC energy infrastructure update reveals even more coal retirements.
  • A new study claims Europe could get 10x of its electricity needs through onshore wind alone.
  • Solar installations pick up in New York City.
  • Cleaning up China’s air pollution can increase solar output.

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EGEB Stories July 8

In today’s EGEB:

  • Vietnam’s huge leap in solar installations catches some observers by surprise.
  • A Thai group is taking over two Vietnamese solar farms.
  • Solar-cell producer Oxford PV earns millions more in funding.
  • A wind farm will observe the flight patterns of birds in a first-of-its-kind study.

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