Electrek Green Energy Brief Overview Updated February 14, 2020

Electrek Green Energy Brief

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

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425 'Electrek Green Energy Brief' stories

December 2016 - February 2020


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 February 14

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

  • Delta Airlines spends $1 billion to offset its greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Egypt is building a factory that will turn rice straw into wood.
  • Japan’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm has successfully reached financial close.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories February 13

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

  • Transparent solar panels might make greenhouses energy-neutral in the future, says a new study.
  • The House Republicans’ released their big climate-change ‘plan’: Carbon capture and trees.
  • Martha’s Vineyard offshore wind farm is delayed due to federal political wrangling.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories February 12

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

  • Fossil-fuel giant BP says it will become net zero by 2050.
  • One-third of the US Senate introduces the Clean Economy Act to launch climate action.
  • Virginia lawmakers pass major green energy legislation.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories February 11

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

  • A new luxury development in Burns, Oregon, will feature 600 homes with solar off-grid microgrids.
  • The US DOJ drops its antitrust investigation against Ford, Volkswagen, Honda, and BMW.
  • Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti signs an enhanced Green New Deal plan to stop using fossil fuels.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories February 10

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

  • Sweden’s EV registrations triple in a year, from 12.7% to 30.3%.
  • The US EIA’s “Annual Energy Outlook 2020” report is out. Here’s the good news and the bad news.
  • The UK may ban gas boilers in order to reach 2050 net zero targets.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories February 7

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

  • NYC’s mayor signed an order requiring all municipal vehicles to be electric by 2040.
  • Democrats in the US House of Representatives introduce a nationwide EV charging network bill.
  • A big storm headed for Europe this weekend is expected to set wind power records.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories February 6

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

  • Brim, the first battery-hybrid-electric catamaran in Arctic waters, is sailing this winter.
  • Schneider Electric will replace its entire 14,000-car fleet with EVs by 2030.
  • The UK moves ICE car sales ban forward to 2035 from 2040.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories February 5

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

  • University of Rochester researchers use lasers to etch highly efficient solar power generators.
  • The UK’s Northern Powergrid launches AutoDesign, new (and free) charge-point tech for EVs.
  • The Tennessee Valley Authority shut down its last unit at the Paradise coal plant.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories February 4

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

  • A tidal energy project in Scotland supplied continuous power to nearly 4,000 homes in 2019.
  • A change to the UK’s company-car tax regulations is going to cause an EV boom.
  • Social entrepreneurs have brought solar power to more than 200,000 people in Sierra Leone, and they’ve only just begun.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories February 3

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

  • UK energy regulator Ofgem will put 10 million EVs on the road within a decade, and power will come from wind farms.
  • Researchers at UC Davis claim that it’s possible for solar panels to work at night.
  • New solar-powered, prefabricated modular homes have been unveiled in Sweden.

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