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Clean Power

UK & Chinese Offshore Wind Research Center Opens

Published on March 22nd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

A new $2.63 million joint UK-Chinese offshore wind research center was opened on Thursday in Yantai City, with its purpose to act as a leading renewable energy research and development center situated to support the growth of its two respective offshore wind industries. ... Read More

Green Economy

The Sustainable Fashion Challenge

Published on March 22nd, 2019 | by The Beam

We all know the ‘Fast Fashion’ industry is a disaster for the planet and for workers, who are often women in the developing world earning less than three dollars a day in unsafe conditions. It’s not as difficult or as expensive as you might think to shift to ecological and fair-trade clothing. ... Read More


The Tesla Model Y Performance Might Be The Best Bang For Your Buck (Versus Tesla Model 3 Trims)

Published on March 21st, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The prices of Tesla's vehicles have been bobbing up and down lately — to the tune of several thousand dollars in each direction. As of today, they have reached what feels like an equilibrium. At the current prices, Tesla's new Model Y CUV, slated for its first deliveries in the fall of 2020, aren't too far off from the platform it was built on, the Tesla Model ... Read More

Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla START Program Trains Automotive Technicians At Miami Dade College

Published on March 21st, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The high-tech auto repair shop of the future will look very different from the oily garage of the 20th century. Tesla is doing its part to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs -- last summer, the company launched its Student Automotive Technician Program (START), designed to provide a smooth transition from college to full-time employment as EV technicians. Tesla has partnered with six North American colleges to integrate its START program into their curricula. So far, some 125 students around the country have graduated from the program... Read More


Tesla: Scale Today For Profits Tomorrow, Or Profits Today For Scale Tomorrow?

Published on March 21st, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Editor's note: Contrary to some core points in the article below, Elon Musk has said on a few occasions that Tesla's more or less continuous profitability will not slow Tesla's growth — that it's still growing as fast as it can. We also have a Tesla financials deep dive coming in a couple of days that should help anyone interested in that aspect of the business to walk through the numbers in detail yet hopefully without getting lost if you don't have an MBA or accounting degree. In any case, it is a common concern among Tesla supporters that a focus on achieving quarterly profits could slow Tesla's overall growth. This author chimes in on that topic through a bit more than 1,000 words... Read More


Tesla Service Struggles To Keep Up With Sales Volume

Published on March 21st, 2019 | by Chris Boylan

While Tesla's car production and sales volumes have grown at an unprecedented pace, the company continues to struggle with the challenges of servicing this massive influx of new customers. As the volume of cars delivered has grown, so have the complaints about long waits for scheduled service, extended delays in having even basic service jobs completed, and the inability to get replacement body and mechanical parts in a timely fashion... Read More

Clean Power

Early Customer Basks In The Glow Of His New Tesla Solar Roof Tile Install

Published on March 21st, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Another Tesla Solar Roof Tile customer has taken to the interwebs to show off his new system, and it gives us a view of what an installed retrofit system looks like. To date, installations of the sexy new Tesla Solar Roof Tiles have only trickled out, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk said at the Model Y unveiling last week that, "this is definitely going to be the year of the Solar Roof and Powerwall."... Read More


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Join Our Hubject × CleanTechnica Plug&Charge Webinar Today

Published on March 21st, 2019 | by Andrea Bertoli

Join CleanTechnica’s Zachary Shahan in conversation with Barton Sidles, the Director of Corporate and Business Development at Hubject Inc.’s North American subsidiary, for a free webinar 21 March, at 9am PDT/12pm EDT.: register here to join the conversation live. This webinar will also be livestreamed on CleanTechnica’s Facebook page... Read More

Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Hints At Semi Sales In China

Published on March 21st, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

During the recent unveiling of the Tesla Model Y, Elon Musk discussed the future Shanghai Gigafactory (Gigafactory 3). The Tesla Semi appears in renditions of the future factory. Was that just for illustration, or would the [&hellip... Read More


Aviation Biofuel Research Kicks Into High Gear

Published on March 20th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Researchers at the DOE Joint Biofuel Institute say they are getting closer to making jet fuel from plants at a cost that will be competitive with convention jet fuel. Few things are as important as reducing or eliminating the more than 2 million tons of carbon dioxide that the airline industry creates every day. ... Read More

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