Green Energy Stories January 17

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

  • GM names chief sustainability officer to lead carbon-neutral efforts.
  • Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban describes his new climate policy as “Christian Democratic.”
  • Richmond, California, a key export route to Asia, bans the shipping of coal from its port.

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Green Energy Stories January 16

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

  • Natural gas growth is predicted to slow in 2020 while green energy is predicted to grow.
  • Investment giant BlackRock pulls out of financing thermal coal.
  • Indonesia is to get its first floating solar plant.

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BlackRock, world’s largest investment manager, drops thermal coal

BlackRock, the world’s largest investment manager, announced that it will no longer invest in thermal coal. It also said it will drop company directors who fail to act on financial risks from climate change.

Green Energy Stories January 15

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

  • The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority launches 33 diesel buses with solar panel systems.
  • The European Commission has budgeted €1 trillion for European Green Deal.
  • A new $5 million cleantech impact fund — LACI — launches in Los Angeles.

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Green Energy Stories January 14

European Commission budgets €1 trillion for European Green Deal

The European Commission announced today that it will be budgeting at least €1 trillion of investment over the next 10 years to make Europe carbon neutral.

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

  • IBM tests batteries made with seawater components — and they look promising.
  • Ocean temperatures hit a record high in 2019 — and finance is going to alter due to climate change.
  • Scientists at a Scottish university have developed the world’s first recycled brick.

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Scotland scientists invent groundbreaking low-emissions, recycled building brick

Scientists at Heriot Watt University in Scotland have developed the world’s first building brick that’s made from 90% recycled construction and demolition waste.

The K-Briq uses less than one-tenth of the energy in its manufacture, creates one-tenth of CO2 emissions of a traditional fired brick, and can be made in any color.

Green Energy 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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London’s mayor launches City Hall-owned green energy company

London mayor Sadiq Khan has today formally launched London Power, which is owned by City Hall. It will provide 100% green energy to its customers.

London Power is powered by Octopus Energy, the only “Which? Approved” energy supplier in the UK.

Green Energy Stories January 10

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

  • Texas’ use of green energy surpassed its use of coal in 2019.
  • JetBlue announces that it will offset emissions for all domestic flights from July 2020.
  • Everon and Arcadia announce a new partnership to drive clean energy charging.
  • Hydraloop has won Best Startup and Best Sustainable Project at CES 2020.

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