October 24 2017

Tesla Calls on U.S. to Drop Perry’s Plan to Rescue Nukes, Coal

Written by Lynn Doan. This article first appeared in Bloomberg News. Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. waded into an intensifying debate on Monday over whether U.S. coal and nuclear power plants should be paid for their ability to supply around-the-clock power. U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry laid out a plan last month to create special payments […]

October 23 2017

California Cars Are Running on Restaurant Grease

Written by Robert Tuttle. This article first appeared in Bloomberg Technology.  California’s battle against climate change is being fought more fiercely in fast food restaurants than in Tesla Inc.’s car factory in Fremont. Seven years after the Golden State began offering credits to producers of low-carbon fuels, cities and companies across California are using diesel […]

October 23 2017

Tesla Ranks No. 1 for Safety Feature Availability

Written by Dana Hull. This article first appeared in Bloomberg Technology. Tesla Inc. leads the pack among automakers offering the safety features that are making vehicles more autonomous, according to a report by car-shopping researcher Edmunds. Volvo Cars and Honda Motor Co. round out the top three carmakers that Edmunds ranked by the prevalence within […]

October 23 2017

Swedish Startup Tilts Into Power With Wooden Windmills

Written by Anna Hirtenstein. This article first appeared in Bloomberg News. A Swedish startup says its modular windmills can cut costs and help solve the logistical challenge of transporting giant masts to wind farms. Modvion, a Gothenburg-based company backed by the Swedish Energy Agency, has designed a wooden tower for wind turbines that can be taken […]

October 23 2017

Puerto Rico Lays Out Energy Future With Tesla, Privatization

Written by Jonathan Levin. This article first appeared in Bloomberg Markets. A Puerto Rican official who has been in talks with Tesla Inc. said the island is serious about transforming its energy infrastructure after it was leveled by Category 4 Hurricane Maria, despite questions about how such an overhaul would be funded. Speaking in a […]

October 23 2017

Tesla Suppliers Jump After China Production Commitment Affirmed

This article first appeared in Bloomberg News. Tesla Inc. suppliers jumped in Asian trading after the electric-car maker reaffirmed its commitment to finalize plans for manufacturing in China by year-end, potentially becoming the first foreign automaker with wholly owned production in the world’s biggest car market. Auto-parts maker Ningbo Xusheng Auto Technology Co. led gains […]

October 23 2017

How Asia’s Oil Hub Is Going Green

Written by Dan Murtaugh. This article first appeared in Bloomberg Markets. Singapore plans to develop solar power and energy-storage technologies as the oil-trading hub of Asia pushes to generate more of its power from renewable sources. The city-state is testing floating power projects in its reservoirs, a technology that could help solar meet as much […]

October 23 2017

London Clamps Down on `Toxic’ Vehicles With New Daily Fee

Written by Jess Shankleman and Charlotte Ryan. This article first appeared in Bloomberg News. Drivers of the most polluting diesel vehicles will pay a charge to enter central London starting Monday in the latest attempt by the city’s mayor to crack down on air pollution. The 10-pound ($13) T-Charge targets older, more polluting vehicles that are […]

October 23 2017

Auto Suppliers Jump on Report Tesla to Fully Own China Plant

This article first appeared in Bloomberg News. Auto-parts suppliers shares jumped in Asian trading after Wall Street Journal reported that Tesla Inc. reached an agreement with Shanghai’s government to build a fully owned manufacturing facility in the city’s free trade zone. “As far as I know, there is no such agreement,” Guo Lei, an official at […]

October 20 2017

Saudi Companies Turn to Solar to Blunt Rising Power Price Risk

Written by Anna Hirtenstein. This article first appeared in Bloomberg Markets.  Saudi companies are looking to solar electricity to hedge the risk of rising power prices if energy subsidies are cut, according to one of the Kingdom’s biggest plant developers. “Everybody is very convinced that electricity prices are going to be reformed over the next […]

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