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Short-Seller Jim Chanos Adds To Short Position On Tesla, Says CEO Elon Musk To Be Out By 2020

Tesla short seller extraordinaire Jim Chanos of Kynikos Associates — who hasn't been served well by his positions on the company in the past several years — has continued to add to his short position on Tesla in recent days, he revealed at the recent Reuters Global Investment 2018 Outlook Summit

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Real Life Experience with Tesla Powerwall 2: installation, app, and backup capacity

Tesla, an innovative tech company setting the pace in the world of energy storage is certainly a force to reckon. The company has ramped up its production of the Powerwall 2, the newest model of their smart home battery pack. And while reservation holders await the device, Tesla is already making installations in a few chosen markets. This post was originally published on Australian Solar Quotes by

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Electric Car S-Curve Adoption By Country (Fun Chart!)

Electric car sales are increasing at very different speeds around the world. Some developed countries still only see a handful of electric car sales per month. Others are moving hundreds of cars off of lots and into garages every day Electric Car S-Curve Adoption By Country (Fun Chart!) was originally published on CleanTechnica. …

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Tesla Exploring Opening Service Stations Alongside Superchargers

Tesla is reportedly exploring the possibility of opening service stations to be co-located with its Superchargers, reports GrubStreet Tesla Exploring Opening Service Stations Alongside Superchargers was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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RWD Tesla Model S 75 gone after September 24, as electric-car range continues to change

This year has seen a dizzying profusion of changes to the features, options, and available versions of the Tesla Model S luxury electric car, now in its sixth model year. Anyone who wants to buy a new Model S with rear-wheel drive, however, must act fast. The 2017 Tesla Model S 75, the sole variant without all-wheel drive, will be removed from the...

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Proposal From Lyft Would Slash Traffic Congestion In Los Angeles

Lyft is working on a plan to slash traffic congestion in Los Angeles. It emphasizes more autonomous cars and ride hailing technology. Proposal From Lyft Would Slash Traffic Congestion In Los Angeles was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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Jefferies Analyst Warns Tesla May Take Longer To Reach Profitability Than Expected, Stock Falls On Cue

An analyst for Jefferies by the name of Philippe Houchois has warned that Tesla's stock is highly overvalued, and that the company may end up rising far longer to achieve "profitability" than is commonly supposed Jefferies Analyst Warns Tesla May Take Longer To Reach Profitability Than Expected, Stock Falls On Cue was originally published on

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Mercedes EQC electric SUV reservations open in Norway, for 2019 delivery

The country of Norway has been among the most ardent in urging drivers to buy zero-emission vehicles, offering a friendly market in which automakers can launch new electric cars. In fact, Norway was the first nations to announce a ban on the sale of new vehicles powered by fossil fuels; it's due to take effect after 2025. Mercedes-Benz has chosen...

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Germany’s Biggest Union Calls On Government To Help With Shift To EVs, But Also To Not Force Gas/Petrol Or Diesel Car Phaseout

The largest union in Germany, IG Metall, has along with the car industry association VDA now called on Germany's politicians and government to aid in the shift to electric vehicles — but also to not "force" the phaseout of internal combustion engine vehicles — according to recent reports Germany's Biggest Union Calls On Government To Help With …

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The US Senate once had its own electric cars: two Studebakers that ran underground

One advantage of electric cars is that unlike gasoline or steam cars, they have no emissions. More than a century ago, that was why the U.S. Capitol acquired two custom-built electric cars, nicknamed "Tommy" and "Peggy." They were built by Studebaker, an early and hallowed U.S. car brand that finally folded up shop in 1965. DON'T MISS: Electric...

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Dynamic Growth In Sustainable Investments Driven By Greater Interest From Institutional Investors

As their importance for asset owners has steadily risen, assets from institutional investors now account for 82% of the Swiss sustainable investment market. Sustainable investment funds are gaining ground and currently account for 7% of the total fund market Dynamic Growth In …

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Sensor traces dopamine released by single cells

MIT chemical engineers have developed an extremely sensitive detector that can track single cells' secretion of dopamine, a brain chemical responsible for carrying messages involved in reward-motivated behavior, learning, and memory. Using arrays of up to 20,000 tiny sensors, the researchers can monitor dopamine secretion of single neurons, allowing them to explore critical questions about dopamine dynamics. Until now, that has been very difficult to do. “Now, in real-time, and with good spatial resolution, …

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Small, Distributed Solar Companies Are Retaking the Industry. Here’s Why

Powerhouse is a solar start-up incubator in Oakland. The effort was founded by the industry veterans Emily Kirsch and Danny Kennedy, both of whom have ridden through the many ups and downs of the solar industry over the last decade. Of course, like any good incubator, they needed some swag to share with visiting dignitaries. Given their history in the space, then, it's no surprise that Emily came up with drink coasters to share, calling them “solar coasters.” The solar industry's famous ups and downs are often …

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America’s Community Solar Market Will Surpass 400 MW in 2017

Community solar is about to go mainstream. According to GTM Research's latest solar report, 410 megawatts of community solar will be installed in the U.S. in 2017. The report, U.S. Community Solar Outlook 2017, describes community solar as an increasingly attractive offering for utilities as they move beyond pilot programs. FIGURE: Annual U.S. Community Solar Installations, 2010 – …

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Springtime May Be Coming Early for Britain’s Energy Storage Market

Last fall, the U.K. government reached out to players across the electricity industry for suggestions on how to reform the grid. Now industry observers are expecting the country's energy storage market to take a major leap forward if legislation is enacted this spring. The U.K. is set to become “the world's best market for scaling up storage,” said Simon Daniel, CEO of energy storage developer Moixa. “There's a perfect storm on its way” thanks to a combination of new government promotion programs, a …

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Bolt EV owner impressions, VW diesel modifications, oil companies & electric cars: Today’s Car News

Today, we have first impressions from a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV owner, an explanation of which Volkswagen diesel cars can be modified to meet emissions standards, and a look at which oil companies are investing in renewable energy and electric-car services. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Read about Bill Nye's Bolt EV, the Volkswagen...

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Energy Technologies, Markets, and Government Policies Major Impacts on U.S. Carbon Emissions, 2005-2016

The U.S. continues to make fairly good progress in reducing its fossil fuels consumption and associated carbon emissions since the mid-2000's. This article updates a previously posted analysis, which detailed government policies, technologies and market factors that have most enabled the U.S. to continue reducing its total fossil fuels consumption and carbon emissions. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Can Climate Change Be Easily Explained?

When it comes to galvanizing public support, climate change remains an elusive issue. While public polling will show that most people are concerned and agree action should be taken, there are only modest signs of the groundswell of support needed to drive policy makers to take the necessary steps, such as implementing a meaningful carbon price across a broad swathe of the economy. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]