Solar power Stories January 13

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

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev is going to be powered by 100% solar.
  • London mayor Sadiq Khan has formally launched London Power, a new green energy company.
  • Construction starts on what will be the Netherlands’ largest offshore wind farm.

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Solar power Stories January 3

Green energy overtakes fossil fuels in the UK in 2019 for the first time

The UK’s National Grid reports that green energy became the largest power source in the country in 2019. Last year was the UK’s cleanest energy year on record.

Solar power Stories December 30, 2019

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB), as the year comes to a close, here are your top 5 favorite EGEB stories of 2019. We start with the most popular.

  • Solar that can deliver electricity at night
  • Solar cell breakthrough
  • Exxon scientist: “They knew” that fossil fuels would cause CO2 to rise
  • “Treelon” Musk
  • Caffeinated solar

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Solar power Stories December 24, 2019

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

  • FTSE adds more fossil-fuel companies to its “ethical” investment list, the FTSE4Good indices.
  • YouTubers have successfully planted 20 million trees in less than two months w/ #TeamTrees.
  • New Jersey awards 45 community solar projects to low- to moderate-income communities.

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Solar power Stories December 17, 2019

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

  • Solar startup Heliogen attracts interest of 1,600 companies, and targets the Middle East.
  • Goldman Sachs CEO says governments must put a price on cost of carbon.
  • An American science professor who observed at the Madrid climate summit shares what she saw.

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Solar power Stories December 9, 2019

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

  • Nevada’s NV Energy has more solar coming than 37 other states combined.
  • America’s Pledge releases its climate action report at the UN Climate Summit in Madrid.
  • Green energy will cause Australian power prices to fall in the next three years.

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Solar power Stories December 2, 2019

India launches blockchain-backed solar trading

Uttar Pradesh (UP) is India’s most populous state, not to mention the most populous country subdivision in the world. UP is piloting a blockchain-based platform that will allow residents there to trade energy from solar panels between themselves.

Solar power Stories November 30, 2019

  • Big youth climate emergency marches yesterday ahead of the Madrid talks next week.
  • No-show British PM Boris Johnson is replaced with a melting ice sculpture at climate crisis debates.
  • Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee’s brother Mike says unnecessary emails are hurting the environment.
  • Scottish farmers are successfully growing and irrigating crops with seawater.
  • And more…

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Solar power Stories November 21, 2019

Florida’s new solar installation: a big step for the state’s utilities, a small step overall

Florida broke ground this week on a big municipal-backed solar project.

It’s being coordinated by The Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA), which is owned by 31 municipal electric utilities, is working with 12 of those local electric utilities, and Florida Renewable Partners, a subsidiary of Next Era Energy, the world’s largest generator of wind and solar energy.

Solar power Stories November 15, 2019

Senate interviews deputy energy secretary for top position at DOE

US Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette had his first Senate hearing for the post of secretary of energy yesterday. He was tapped by Donald Trump to replace Rick Perry. Brouillette previously worked for Ford as a VP of their policy team. Here’s a snapshot of his thoughts on green energy and fossil fuels.

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