Electrek Green Energy Brief Overview Updated June 5, 2020

Electrek Green Energy Brief

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December 2016 - June 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.

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

  • In the midst of a health and social crisis, Trump rolls back crucial environmental protections.
  • Fossil fuels’ value globally is likely to be slashed by nearly two-thirds, says a new report.
  • Germany’s stimulus package includes $10 billion for hydrogen.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories June 4

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

  • New York State has approved the construction of a 340-megawatt wind farm.
  • Oil giant Total shifts to green energy as it invests in a huge Scottish wind farm.
  • The Environmental Working Group says Duke Energy’s policies hurt low-income customers.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories June 3

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

  • The UK has run without coal-fired power for 55 consecutive days and counting.
  • Wind and solar’s dropping costs mark an energy transition turning point, says IRENA.
  • Green-friendly Virginia will hold its Green New Deal Virginia Coalition Summit virtually.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories June 2

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

  • China said it will adhere to its Paris Agreement emissions reduction pledge.
  • Trump administration limits states’ rights to block pipelines that cross their waterways.
  • Will the Florida Keys lose the battle against rising sea levels? This video discusses options.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories June 1

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

  • Chinese solar companies have had to cut component prices, but there may be a big benefit.
  • 206 companies from HSBC to BP are calling for the UK government to enact a green recovery.
  • Want to try a virtual electric vehicle ride and drive? It’s free.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories May 29

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

  • In 2019, renewables exceeded coal in annual US energy consumption for the first time in more than 130 years.
  • Louisiana has approved a $1 billion wind farm project.
  • Oklahoma’s wind energy is growing like crazy, according to a VP at Goldman Sachs Renewable Energy Group.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories May 28

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

  • 23 US states are suing the Trump administration over its reversal of fuel-efficiency standards.
  • Houston is going to power its government buildings with 100% green energy by July.
  • The EU releases the “world’s biggest green stimulus”: What’s in it for renewables?

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories May 27

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

  • Montana court strikes down 440 oil and gas leases in the West to protect the sage-grouse.
  • 9 million renewable jobs per year could be created for five years for less than the US spent in two months, says a new study.
  • The UK has asked the UN that COP26 Climate Summit be moved to November 2021.

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories May 26

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

  • UK drivers are ready to change their driving behavior to maintain clean air due to lockdown.
  • Portugal is rolling out a €7 billion green hydrogen strategy.
  • How quickly does the US need to ramp up renewables? Look to the narwhal — video

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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories May 25

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

  • Britain’s largest solar farm is expected to get approval from ministers this week.
  • North America’s first offshore freshwater project is planned for Lake Erie.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency has begun its reopening process.

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