November 17 2017

Bid to Revive U.S. Solar Factories Runs Into Familiar Job-Killer

A bankrupt Georgia company is pushing to revive U.S. solar manufacturing with a trade case that’s headed for the president’s desk. The simmering dispute from Suniva Inc. stands a good chance of leading to import tariffs, but don’t expect that to bring the jobs back. While at least six Asian solar companies say the prospect […]

November 17 2017

Tesla Unveils ‘World’s Fastest Production Car’ and Electric Big Rig

  Elon Musk pulled off a Steve Jobs-ian “one more thing” surprise at the unveiling of Tesla Inc.’s Semi model, rolling a new Roadster sports car out of the back of a big rig on stage. Tesla’s new Roadster. Source: Tesla Inc. The Semi truck going into production in 2019 will boast 500 miles of […]

November 16 2017

This Cryptocurrency Miner Says It Solved Bitcoin’s Power Problem

A green-energy startup says it can solve bitcoin’s surging electricity consumption without boosting pollution, an issue threatening to halt the meteoric rise of the virtual currency. Austria’s HydroMiner GmbH raised $2.8 million after closing its first initial coin offering on Wednesday, according to its website. The cash will be used to install high-powered computers at […]

November 16 2017

World’s Biggest Wealth Fund Wants Out of Oil and Gas

  The $1 trillion fund that Norway has amassed pumping oil and gas over the past two decades wants out of petroleum stocks. Norway, which relies on oil and gas for about a fifth of economic output, would be less vulnerable to declining crude prices without its fund investing in the industry, the central bank said Thursday. The […]

November 16 2017

The Bond That Really Asks You To Bet on the Future of The Planet

Orsted A/S, the Danish company built on oil and gas extraction, will issue its first green bonds as it moves toward completing a transition to renewable energy. Orsted, which sold its oil division earlier this year, plans to offer a hybrid note due in 3017 (it’s a 1,000-year bond) and a senior unsecured bond maturing in […]

November 16 2017

China Could Teach India How to Clean Its Toxic Air

As New Delhi suffers through a surge in the most harmful type of smog — a toxic stew that makes India’s capital one of the most polluted in the world — Beijing offers lessons in how another troubled city made progress clearing the air. China, which for more than a decade has been the world’s […]

November 15 2017

Buffett-Backed BYD to Open Electric-Truck Plant in Canada

BYD Co., the Chinese electric-vehicle maker backed by Warren Buffett, plans to open its first assembly plant in Canada, anticipating a surge in demand for electric trucks from municipalities and businesses. BYD, often described as China’s Tesla, will open the plant next year in Ontario and hire about 40 people to start, BYD Canada spokesman Ted […]

November 15 2017

A Tiny Island Prepares the World for a Climate Refugee Crisis

As rising sea levels threaten to leave millions homeless, a South Pacific island paradise is upstaging wealthier nations in forging a response to the unfolding crisis. Most countries lack policies and laws to effectively respond to those displaced in low-lying coastal communities from Florida to Bangladesh, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency. Fiji, an archipelago […]

November 14 2017

MAN’s $583,000 Electric Urban Bus to Test Cities’ Spending Plans

Volkswagen AG’s MAN commercial-vehicle division expects its electric city buses, on sale as of 2019, to cost about 2.5 times more than conventionally powered ones, with the difference easing only in the following few years. MAN SE Chief Executive Officer Joachim Drees’s estimate for the models, giving a price tag of around 500,000 euros ($583,000) […]

November 14 2017

China Will Consider Resumption of New Electric Car Permits

China’s government is considering a resumption of new permits to make electric vehicles as early as the first half of 2018, a move that would clear the way for Ford Motor Co. and Tesla Inc. as well as a string of local manufacturers to start production, people with knowledge of the matter said. The National Development […]

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