Phoebe Skok
Phoebe Skok

Phoebe Skok

Phoebe Skok served as Latitude Media's first Reporting Fellow from January - June 2024. She recently completed her Master's in Climate Science and Policy from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, CA, and will be starting as a Communications Associate at DG+ Design, a clean energy and climate tech communications agency. Phoebe has published nearly 100 articles on topics ranging from energy and climate tech to higher education and study abroad to environmental justice and sustainable food systems. Beyond journalism, Phoebe's background lies mostly in climate communications, media relations, and non-profit communications. Additionally, for her master's project, Phoebe created a 105-page guidebook aimed to help performing arts theatres become more sustainable, which is freely available in both English and French (https://sites.google.com/view/spotlight-theatre-sustainable/home). Beyond the master's degree, Phoebe also holds a BA in environmental anthropology with a minor in French from UC San Diego, where she was selected as a 2023 Climate Justice Action Resilience Scholar. Outside of work, Phoebe enjoys jumping into cold water, testing new vegan recipes, and doing the New York Times crossword.

Phoebe Skok is a contributing writer to Latitude Media.
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Small businesses struggle to claim IRA tax credits. This startup aims to help.

The startup Giraffe Financial's platform connects nonprofits and small businesses with IRA credits and cash refunds.

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Jun 14, 2024
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Swift Solar is betting perovskite can loosen China's grip on the solar supply

The startup's $27 million Series A is aimed at finetuning their tandem panels and building out a domestic perovskite supply chain.

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Jun 13, 2024
Transmission lines
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Outgoing FERC commissioner pushes long-term grid planning

Order 1920 is out. But it’s just one piece of the “Rubik’s cube” of grid planning needed to protect customers and reliability, Clements said.

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Jun 10, 2024
Rooftop solar
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It’s an unsettled time for VPPs in California

PG&E said it expects to have 412 MW of virtual power plant capacity this year. But deep potential budget cuts may complicate further growth.

As higher tariffs on China loom, the U.S. has enough batteries on its own

A new report found that U.S. battery supply will meet demand by 2030, though EV manufacturing will still need to grow.

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Jun 4, 2024
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Mapping the data center power demand problem, in three charts

Load growth from data centers is increasing dramatically — the only question is by how much.

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Is Google’s data center location strategy at odds with its emissions goals?

Many tech companies incorporate place-based emissions data into project siting decisions — but research suggests that Google may be an exception.

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May 31, 2024
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What it takes to decarbonize a steel mill

A coal-fired steel mill’s transition could incentivize bringing electrolytic hydrogen behind the meter, new research found.

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May 13, 2024
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How Albuquerque secured Array's new solar factory

Both tax credits from the IRA and local-level incentives spurred the solar tracker company’s plans.

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May 6, 2024

New partnership aims to help green banks capitalize on federal funding

The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund-focused collaboration comes from Banyan Infrastructure, Elemental Excelerator, and the Milken Institute.

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May 2, 2024
A lithium mining machine at work

Report: Clean tech mining is getting less extractive as efficiency improves

Research from the Breakthrough Institute found that clean energy options, including nuclear, have much smaller mining footprints than fossil fuels.

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Apr 29, 2024
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BlackRock, Temasek close inaugural decarbonization fund at $1.4 billion

The Decarbonization Partners close comes as BlackRock and other investors walk back climate ambitions — and focus on funding energy transition startups.

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Apr 26, 2024

Hitachi Energy pours $1.5 billion into transformers

In the next three years, the Swiss company plans to build out its production capacity in an effort to shorten lead times.

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Apr 24, 2024
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The EPA just gave rooftop solar a $7 billion boost

Bound for disadvantaged communities, the federal investment in new residential solar could yield more than 200,000 new green jobs.

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Apr 22, 2024
A new geothermal power plant in California is under construction.

Trellis Climate offers a leg up for first-of-a-kind cleantech projects

The new catalytic capital program promises to fill a financing gap for promising but unproven technologies and infrastructure projects.

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Apr 18, 2024