Electrek Green Energy Brief Overview Updated November 21, 2019

Electrek Green Energy Brief

A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news

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December 2016 - November 2019


Welcome to the Electrek Green Energy Brief. Put together by our Electrek authors, the Energy Brief is a daily technical, financial, and political review of important green energy news.

 

Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories Yesterday

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Natural historian Sir David Attenborough says the US could still stay in the Paris Agreement — with a new president.
  • The World Economic Forum highlights three great green energy innovations in Europe in a cool video.
  • Florida’s new municipal solar project is a small step in the right direction.
  • If you’re an innovator who can help reduce air pollution in India, check out the UNDP Air Pollution Innovation Challenge.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories November 20

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • London’s Citicape House will feature a green wall that will absorb more than eight metric tons of carbon annually.
  • Yemen has embraced solar out of necessity after years of air strikes.
  • EasyJet becomes world’s first carbon-neutral airline by offsetting all emissions.
  • Oregon biodiesel fuel company SeQuential has boosted production capacity by 30%.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories November 19

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • The latest Keystone pipeline leak spread 10 times more oil across the land than originally thought.
  • Bill Gates and Patrick Soon-Shiong-backed solar startup Heliogen announces major breakthrough for heavy industry.
  • Wind speeds are picking up due to climate change — and this could benefit wind farms.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories November 15

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • The European Union will stop funding fossil fuels by the end of 2021.
  • Oil giant Aramco gears up for its initial public offering.
  • The first-ever hydrogen-powered train is coming to the US.
  • Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette had his first US Senate energy secretary hearing yesterday.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories November 14

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • African Development Bank pulls out of an eastern Kenyan coal plant project at Lamu.
  • Seoul is putting solar on all public buildings and 1 million homes.
  • German steel giant Thyssenkrupp uses hydrogen as a step toward its net-zero-by-2050 pledge.
  • An earthquake in France earlier this week prolongs the shutdown of nuclear reactors until December.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories November 7

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Los Angeles has approved the largest solar and storage system in the US — enough for nearly 1 million residents.
  • Italy is going to make climate-change study mandatory in state schools.
  • A new report names the countries responsible for the most fossil-fuel emissions. 

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories November 5

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Royal Dutch Shell is buying French green energy company EOLFI.
  • Mike Pompeo announces the US’s formal withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.
  • More than 11,000 scientists endorse a letter that warns of a global climate emergency.
  • A quarter of Europe’s electricity needs could be met by rooftop solar, says new paper.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories November 4

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • EPA weakens pollution rules on how power plants store coal waste and release metals into waterways.
  • The UK puts a moratorium on fracking.
  • New Delhi declares a health emergency due to the worst pollution in three years.
  • The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s new report says a US coast-to-coast transmission “super-grid” is possible.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories November 1

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • The Keystone oil pipeline has spilled around 383,000 gallons of tar sands oil in North Dakota.
  • Non-hydro green energy grew in the US by 6.15% compared to 2018.
  • Credit Suisse senior banker says investments could ‘go to zero quickly’ if companies ignore climate change.
  • Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R-AK) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) have Twitter “words” over the Green New Deal.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories October 21

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Big Oil and Big Tobacco use the same tactics to mislead the public, says a new report.
  • Cornwall’s Eden Project and the EU launch a £16.8 million geothermal project.
  • Jane Fonda arrested for a second time for protesting the climate crisis and fossil fuels.
  • Global solar PV market will see “spectacular growth” over next five years

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