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8 Industries Mr. Elon Musk Is Trying To Transform (Infographic)

In this modern-day David and Goliath battle (multiplied by eight), one man is trying to take down a bevy of behemoth industries. CB Insights reports, "Elon Musk thinks and acts on a larger, more cosmic scale than we're accustomed to... His main projects take on almost every major industry and global problem conceivable, and imagine a disruptive fundamental rewiring of that space or sector."

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For Elon Musk, Dreams > Risk. Should We All Dream & Risk More?

Much has been written about Elon Musk's use of the scientific method and first principles thinking. Oftentimes, Musk is pigeon-holed as a hyper-logical, robotic decision maker. Not true. It's a misperception that doesn't align with Musk's real-world experience at his companies, SpaceX and Tesla. In contrast, Elon Musk displays a boldly wild imagination and high tolerance for risk

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MLK luncheon: “What matters is what you’re doing”

When former NFL player Wade Davis, as a teenager, first told his mother that he was gay, he wasn't prepared for the response he got: “You're already black!” she told him, adding that she wished he would die of cancer rather than tell her he was gay. Their relationship remained uncomfortable for years, Davis says, but eventually, after many difficult conversations, they came to better understand each other's perspectives. Now, years later, he says his mom and his fiancé happily talk and text each other. That long and …

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Debunking Trump’s Claim of “War on Beautiful, Clean Coal” Using Graphs

In President Trump's first State of the Union Address last week, a wide range of topics in the Administration's agenda were covered extensively while energy was largely pushed to the side. Trump did include two sentences on his self-described push for “American Energy Dominance,” and these two sentences sent wonks in the energy industry into […] The post Debunking Trump's Claim of “War on Beautiful, Clean Coal” Using Graphs appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Charging Electric Vehicles: The Challenges Ahead

Forget the latest Tesla announcement, writes John Massey. What is more important for the future of electric cars is how we will solve the challenge of charging them. Massey, an independent energy analyst and trainer, discusses the four main challenges of EV charging and concludes that the outcome of the process will depend on the […] The post Charging Electric Vehicles: The Challenges Ahead appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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As ESG Goes Mainstream, Methane Disclosure Divide Looms Large on Investor Agenda

The demand for corporate transparency is here to stay. Just last year, 390 investors representing more than $22 trillion in assets signed a letter in support of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, advocating for a unified set of recommendations for corporate climate disclosure. So as financial markets increasingly recognize Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) […] The post As ESG Goes Mainstream, Methane Disclosure Divide Looms Large on Investor Agenda appeared first on The Energy Collective.

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Virginia General Assembly Chews On Spits Out Healthy Energy Legislation, While Still Trying to Digest a Huge Hunk of Pork

If you were bewildered by the sheer volume of bills addressing solar, efficiency, storage, and other energy topics that I outlined last month, take heart: clean energy advocates don't have nearly as many bills to keep track of now. So few bills survived the Finance and Commerce and Labor Committees that it will be easier […] The post Virginia General Assembly Chews On Spits Out Healthy Energy Legislation, While Still Trying to Digest a Huge Hunk of Pork appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full …

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China Is Financing a Petrochemical Hub in Appalachia. Meet its Powerful Backers

Over the past year, oil and gas industry plans to build a petrochemical refining and storage hub along the Ohio River have steadily gained traction. Proponents hope this potential hub, which would straddle Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky, could someday rival the industrial corridor found along the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana. Those plans center around creating what is known […] The post China Is Financing a Petrochemical Hub in Appalachia. Meet its Powerful Backers appeared first on The Energy …

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Reminder to DoE and Congress: U.S. Has a World Beating Fast Flux Test Facility Sitting Idle in Eastern Washington

There is a known gap in fast spectrum testing facilities in the US. Several entities have suggested that the solution to the gap is to create a new project to build a world-class fast spectrum test reactor. In my opinion, and that of many experts to whom I've talked to in the past several years, […] The post Reminder to DoE and Congress: U.S. Has a World Beating Fast Flux Test Facility Sitting Idle in Eastern Washington appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada for Jan: Outlander has landed (plus 2017 analysis)

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV helped the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market to its first 1,000-unit January last month. The company sold 174 of its plug-in hybrid SUV in its first full month on sale, representing about 30 percent of overall Outlander sales. If that ratio holds, the Outlander PHEV could become Canada's second...

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Tesla: IPO To More Valuable Than Ford In 7 Years (Infographic)

The story of Tesla is a fascinating one by any measure: a group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs get together to start a car company, a feat that business-school professors have been using as the definition of economic impossibility for decades, and after only a few years they build a company that rivals the Big Three, and a car that earns every accolade the industry has to offer. Of course, there are several near-death experiences along the way to hold our interest

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Is Coal A Patriotic Issue?

This is a voice from behind the Iron Curtain ... again! It may sound like history is playing a joke on us here in Poland, but the truth is we are being pushed behind an invisible barrier separating us from a more sustainable West. There is no wall anymore (we're lagging behind the USA a bit in that matter ;-) ) but a brief look at any interactive map of air quality/pollution will quickly reveal our place in Europe — 33 out of the 50 dirtiest cities in Europe are in Poland. And yet, if you ask a person in the street, you would be …

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The US Solar Industry Records Its First Year of Job Losses

Last year was a rough one for the U.S. solar industry. Adjustments following the 2016 solar boom, angst surrounding the Section 201 Trade Case, and a slowdown in established solar markets all contributed to an overarching 3.8 percent cutback in solar jobs over the past year, according to The Solar Foundation's latest National Solar Jobs Census. Between 2016 and 2017 the industry lost 9,800 jobs, marking the first drop ever recorded in the National Solar Jobs Census since it started collecting data in 2010. …

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2018 Nissan Leaf electric car gets 151-mile EPA range rating

When the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car was unveiled last fall, the company said it would have a range of "140 miles or more." That had risen to "150 miles or more" by the end of last year, and now we have the final confirmed figure. The EPA combined range rating for the second-generation Leaf is officially 151 miles. DON'T MISS: 2018 Nissan Leaf...

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Byton electric SUV, Tesla keeps Musk, BMW EV plans, lease vs buy, LAPD’s fail: The Week in Reverse

Which legendary British luxury sedan intends to tackle the Tesla Model S head-on? How much of a role is there for radically more-efficient combustion engines in making future vehicles greener? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, January 26, 2018. Friday, we covered...