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MONTHLY ENERGY NEWS

Every month, our team pulls together the top headlines in clean, local energy news and summarizes them for you here.

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July 2021 Clean Energy Headlines

July 2021 clean energy news and a quick look at why installing local energy in the US is 2.5-times more expensive than Australia! Other news include problems with Europe’s RED, and 2 million EVs sold in the US…

June 2021 Clean Energy Headlines

California’s new hybrid microgrids, NASA’s new local energy, Holy Grail’s fund for carbon capture devices, lots of coverage of Ford’s new F150 lightning EV pickup truck, and much more…

May 2021 Clean Energy Headlines

* A cyberattack crippled the east coast’s gasoline supply
* The top-selling pickup in the U.S. goes electric
* Increased radioactive activity inside the ruins of Chernobyl
* Plus articles and podcasts from the Freeing Energy team

April 2021 Clean Energy Headlines

* New data on wind’s role in the Texas energy crisis
* Updates on the Tesla Powerwall and their new solar roof
* New growth in the advanced energy sector
* Plus articles and podcasts from the Freeing Energy team

March 2021 Clean Energy Headlines

* South Korean investment into U.S. battery manufacturing
* Utilities attempting to shift costs to homeowners with solar
* Record-breaking adoption of batteries and PV solar in 2020
* Plus articles and podcasts from the Freeing Energy team

February 2021 Clean Energy Headlines

* Breaking down the situation in Texas
* A look at the forces seeking to limit residential solar
* Diving into arguments against renewables
* Plus two exciting podcasts from the Freeing Energy team

January 2021 Clean Energy Headlines

* Clean energy investment breaks $500 billion last year
* A simple plan to remove barriers for residential solar
* California’s oil and gas wells hiding in plain sight
* Plus three exciting podcasts from the Freeing Energy team

December 2020 Clean Energy Headlines

* Solar thrives through the pandemic
* The ITC extension super-charges solar in 2021
* A breakthrough in solid-state batteries
* Plus two exciting podcasts from the Freeing Energy team

November 2020 Clean Energy Headlines

* A new report on the huge financial advantages of a US grid built around more local energy
* An update on the future of America’s biggest small-module reactor project

October 2020 Clean Energy Headlines

* Analyzing the downward trajectory of ExxonMobil
* A exciting leap forward for Tesla’s batteries
* A California town’s pioneering microgrid project
* Plus articles and podcasts from the Freeing Energy team

September 2020 Clean Energy Headlines

* General Electric’s decision to abandon coal
* An analysis of electric vehicle maintenance costs
* An unprecedented 50-year solar cell warranty
* Plus articles and podcasts from the Freeing Energy team

August 2020 Clean Energy Headlines

* California’s rolling blackouts
* A plan for the world’s most efficient lithium-metal batteries
* The continuing global decline of coal
* Plus articles and podcasts from the Freeing Energy team

July 2020 Clean Energy Headlines

* A new consumer-friendly in-home energy storage solution
* The positive feedback loop between lockdowns and solar generation
* A McDonald’s that could run 100% on solar energy
* Plus articles and podcasts from the Freeing Energy team

June 2020 Clean Energy Headlines

* Amazon’s new Climate Pledge Fund
* More hurdles facing the Vogtle nuclear plant
* A group fighting to take control over rooftop solar away from states
* Plus articles and podcasts from the Freeing Energy team

May 2020 Clean Energy Headlines

* Solar and Wind replacing Gas and Coal worldwide
* A surprise hiding the battery of Tesla’s Model 3
* The world’s largest wind turbine
* Plus articles and podcasts from the Freeing Energy team

April 2020 Clean Energy Headlines

* The COVID-19 pandemic slows the growth of the renewable energy industry
* The amount of coal in the US energy portfolio continues its nosedive
* A sharp decline in oil demand tests storage limits
* Plus articles and podcasts from the Freeing Energy team

March 2020 Clean Energy Headlines

* The EPA announces a temporary loosening of regulations due to COVID-19
* Coal just had its worst year since the 70’s, while storage saw healthy growth
* Florida approves the biggest community solar program in the US
* Plus articles and podcasts from the Freeing Energy team

February 2020 Clean Energy Headlines

* Tesla’s battery costs continue to drop
* Jim Cramer declares fossil fuels dead
* US energy production is expected to outpace demand
* Plus articles and podcasts from the Freeing Energy team

January 2020 Clean Energy Headlines

* US research teams aim for long-duration storage at $0.05/kWh
* Microgrids up and running despite earthquake and massive power outage in Puerto Rico
* New electric generating capacity in 2020 will come primarily from wind and solar
* Plus articles and podcasts from the Freeing Energy team

December 2019 Clean Energy Headlines

* Goldman Sachs bails on coal
* Breakthrough research on a clean energy grid
* The first peer to peer energy trading market in the US
* Plus articles and podcasts from the Freeing Energy team

November 2019 Clean Energy Headlines

* Global use of coal-fired electricity set for largest decline in history.
* Solar on track to become top energy resource by 2035
* Electric cars are lowering the cost of driving.
* Plus articles and podcasts from the Freeing Energy team

October Clean Energy Headlines

Every month, we sift through hundreds of news items and research reports about clean, renewable energy and deliver the best ones directly to your inbox.

September Clean Energy Headlines

The biggest news and research on clean, local energy in September 2019: electric vehicles and the grid, tough news for nuclear, recording-breaking wind and solar+battery deals, and much more.

August Clean Energy Headlines

Every month, we sift through hundreds of news items and research reports about clean, renewable energy to bring the best ones directly to you. Getting

July Clean Energy Headlines

Among the top news and analysis in July:
* After months of debate, Ohio nuclear bailout bill becomes law.
* Tesla opens new V3 Supercharger with solar and battery.
* Europe set to race past US in battery manufacturing.
* Energy transition prompts more insurers to back away from coal.

June Clean Energy Headlines

The biggest clean energy news and analysis from June 2019
* Solar has a new way to duck Trump’s tariffs: two-sided panels
* A radical idea to get a high-renewable electric grid
* Renewables to see $10 trillion in investments through 2050
* Trump administration finalizes revamp of Obama-era coal rule
* More Headlines

May Clean Energy Headlines

*The US tops 2 million solar installations
* Renewables to top coal generation for first time in April/May
* Floating solar panels excel where land is scarce

April Clean Energy Headlines

* Clean energy generation tops coal in Spring 2019
* Batteries are a clean energy technology that both political parties can love
* Explosion at Arizona grid storage project

March Clean Energy Headlines

Record-breaking March headlines:
* battery prices plummetted 35% in 2018 along with record deployments
* biggest virtual power plant
* lowest price solar deal in US?

February Clean Energy Headlines

February headlines: the Green New Deal, corrupt coal lobbies, the biggest solar battery ever built, and the culprit behind California’s devastating Camp Fire wildfire, and much more!

January Clean Energy Headlines

Clean energy headlines from January:
* Corporate clean energy purchases in 2018 shattered all previous records. 
* Tesla Model 3 outsold every other luxury vehicle in 2018.
* Germany gets more energy from renewables than coal in 2018. 
* US Government predicts clean energy will dominate grid buildouts in 2019. 

2018 was an amazing year for clean energy

Looking back, 2018 was an amazing year for clean energy. Price and installation records were shattered across the globe. EVs took off. Grid scale batteries proved they worked at scale. Even the US solar tariffs were not enough to stop the clean energy juggernaut.

November Clean Energy Headlines

Clean energy headlines from November:
– New renewables pull ahead of coal in cost race
– MorningStar: Coal has an ugly future
– Midterm elections were also about clean energy and clean energy lost
– California utilities under a crushing legal assault
– A radical new approach to electrical storage.

October Clean Energy Headlines

The biggest clean energy headlines of October:
* The US is about to surpass 1 million electric vehicles. 
* The US Government has written off $500 million in “clean coal” research since 2010.
* The US is on track for record coal retirements in 2018
* California utilities are proactively creating blackouts to avoid more powerline caused wildfires. 
* Chernobyl is once again generating power but this time it’s solar.

Clean Energy Headlines for September 2018

* Utilities have a problem. The public wants clean energy and quick.
* New battery promises cost-competitive grid-level storage.
* Solar farms across North Carolina were unscathed by Hurricane Florence.
* ARPE-E goes on a quest for the holy grail of the grid – long-term energy storage.

Clean Energy Headlines for August 2018

* Freeing Energy is on Facebook!
* The world reaches 1,000 gigawatts of wind and solar power.
* California is about to commit to 100% clean energy by 2045. 
* “Big oil asks the government to protect it from climate change.” 
* Wind energy is now at 2 cents per kilowatt-hour
* Facebook commits to 100% clean energy by 2020

Clean Energy Headlines for July 2018

* Embattled EPA head, Scott Pruitt, resigns
* Does nuclear power help or hurt U.S. national security?
* Hoover Dam as a giant battery?
* First glimpse of Tesla’s grid controller
* The hottest recorded month on earth

Clean energy headlines for June 2018

Solar prices poised to take another huge plunge – China dropped a bombshell by reducing its financial support for solar deployments across the country. As

Clean energy headlines for May 2018

May was a great month for clean energy….
* A recent California mandate requires all new homes to have solar panels
* A study shows clean energy is actually more economic than natural gas
* Saudia Arabia announces the biggest solar project in history
* The U.S. House and Senate push back on Trump’s plans to wind down clean energy programs.

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