Solar Stories Today

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

  • US coal shipments reach the lowest level since 1983.
  • #CoveringClimateNow — more than 250 media outlets are on the green energy and climate change beat this week.
  • The pros (yes, you read that right) and cons of fossil fuels.
  • Women’s leadership in clean tech: London’s action plan.

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Solar Stories September 16

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

  • EV supporters tweet about the Saudi oil refinery drone attack.
  • South Africa kicks off a US$11 billion green-energy initiative.
  • A South Carolinian lists the benefits of solar energy for her state.
  • Green energy is important, but so are the batteries that store it.

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Solar Stories September 14

  • 2019 could feature some of the most extreme weather in 20 years. And yes, climate change is a major catalyst.
  • The UN says that the climate crisis is the greatest threat ever to human rights.
  • Why are hurricanes getting stronger? Three reasons.
  • British farmers say we don’t need to stop consuming beef to address the climate crisis.
  • And more…

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Solar Stories September 13

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

  • India bans single-use plastics.
  • Here’s a handy tool to calculate your solar ROI.
  • Wind farms in Australian canola fields by drone.
  • A thermoelectric device generates energy from the cold night sky.

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Solar Stories September 12

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

  • New Hampshire’s GOP governor, US House of Representatives ban offshore oil and gas drilling.
  • Scotland builds the world’s first ocean-powered data center.
  • Italian design firm Carlo Ratti experiments with orange peels as possible future biofuel.
  • St. Louis Zoo gets a seating area shaded by solar panels.

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Solar Stories September 11

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

  • Methane leak detection monitoring goes mobile — and into the sky.
  • Los Angeles gives the go-ahead for the largest solar energy plant in the US.
  • Hawaii is testing the manufacturing of concrete that reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Former senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) calls for green energy jobs for veterans.

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Solar Stories September 10

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

  • Green energy will push out natural gas by 2035.
  • Solar garden fences are popping up in the Netherlands.
  • Amazon employees will strike to protest climate change.
  • California passes a law that prevents cities and counties from taxing solar rooftop energy.

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Solar Stories September 9

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

  • Oil and gas companies investing $50 billion in projects that won’t help fight climate change.
  • The countries that produce a greater proportion of CO2 emissions than their proportion of the global population.
  • Calcium could be safer and cheaper than lithium-ion in batteries that store solar and wind power.
  • 5 of the best solar-powered portable chargers.

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Solar Stories September 6

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

  • UN: A decade of renewables quadruples capacity — and it’s led by solar.
  • The advantages and challenges of super-tall wind turbine towers.
  • Extreme weather is driving battery-powered energy storage.
  • Crops under solar panels is a win for both.

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Solar Stories September 4

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

  • Cory Booker announces $3 trillion climate change plan — here are five green energy highlights.
  • Elizabeth Warren pledges another $1 trillion to achieve clean energy by 2035.
  • The New York Times pulls out of sponsoring the Oil and Money conference.
  • Everyone can use these small solar panels for outdoor fun.

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