• Tesla Week: Media Begins Death Watch

    • Date: 01/04/18
    • Brooke Crothers, Forbes

    This week the media started entertaining the possibility of the company’s demise as it faced a rash of especially bad financial news and a deadly Model X crash. Tesla’s Model 3 production woes are well-known, evidenced by the fact that it has taken this long to hit around 1,000 Model 3’s produced per week. But things […]

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  • Tesla Looked Like the Future. Now Some Ask if It Has One

    • Date: 31/03/18
    • The New York Times

    Just a year ago, Tesla looked like a rising force destined to revolutionize the auto industry. Some analysts are asking whether the company could run out of money by the end of the year. Its battery-powered Model S sedan was the rage among luxury-car buyers. Its Autopilot system seemed far ahead of its competitors in […]

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  • Germany’s Green Energy Shift Is More Fizzle Than Sizzle

    • Date: 27/03/18
    • Politico

    Germany’s enormously expensive Energiewende green energy transformation is sputtering. The numbers tell the story. Despite spending about €150 billion and years of political effort to scrap nuclear and fossil fuels and switch to renewables like wind and solar, Germany is expected to fall short on pretty much all its national and EU emission reduction and clean energy targets for 2020.   […]

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  • Is EPA’s Scott Pruitt Planning A Final Blow To Obama’s Climate Agenda?

    • Date: 21/03/18
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    It was “absolutely false” the White House shot down plans for a public debate on global warming science, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said Monday. The concept of a “red team, blue team exercise” had “evolved” since he first proposed it last year, Pruitt said. “Don’t believe everything you read,” Pruitt told The Daily Caller […]

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  • Hail Shale: Germany Looks To LNG to Cut Germany’s Dependence on Russian Gas

    • Date: 19/03/18
    • Bloomberg

    Angela Merkel’s government is seeking to build a liquefied natural gas industry in Germany basically from scratch to reduce the nation’s dependence on supplies arriving by pipeline from Russia and Norway. With gas reservoirs depleting from the U.K. to the Netherlands, Germany is becoming increasingly reliant on Russia for its energy needs at a time when political […]

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  • Green No More: Climate & Environment Only A Side Issue For Germany’s New Coalition Govt – Report

    • Date: 19/03/18
    • Clean Energy Wire

    In their third grand coalition, Germany’s governing parties CDU/CSU and SPD are showing less interest in environmental protection than ever before, Veit Medick, Ralf Neukirch, Michael Sauga and Gerald Traufetter write in Der Spiegel. The coalition agreement has been a “document of cowardice” as it scraps the 2020 climate target and postpones the coal exit indefinitely, and the parties’ protection of carmakers points in […]

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  • Australia’s Liberals Win State Election In Blow For Renewables Lobby

    • Date: 18/03/18
    • Reuters

    SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s governing Liberal party has won a tight regional election in South Australia, a victory that could deal a blow to national renewable energy plans. Saturday’s poll pitted the conservative Liberals against the state’s ruling center-left Labor party, while independent Nick Xenophon’s new party SA Best failed to win the balance-of-power and […]

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  • Russian Agents Attempted to ‘Influence’ and ‘Directly Undermine’ U.S. Shale Gas, House Report Finds

    • Date: 17/03/18
    • Erin Mundahl, Inside Sources

    For months, House Committees and a Special Counsel have been investigating Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election. Even as these investigations continue to make headlines, interference in American energy markets, which was likely even more successful, has received relatively little attention. According to new findings from the House Committee on Space, Science, and Technology, […]

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