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Solar & Wind Tax Credit Extension, Tesla Model X Deliveries, & Faraday Future (Cleantech Talk #15)

Our latest episode of Cleantech Talk tackled the huge 5-year extension of the solar and wind energy tax credits, Tesla Model X deliveries, and Faraday Future.

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(This Cleantech Talk was a difficult one for me, as I was quite sick, but hopefully it didn’t hurt the conversation for listeners too badly.)


For more on our recent coverage of the solar and wind tax credit extensions, see:

Boom Times Ahead For US Clean Power, Thanks To Oil Lobby

Solar & Wind Tax Credit Extensions Big Boost To Solar & Wind Growth

Renewable Energy Tax Credits Extended 5 Years, But At What Cost?

Also, since we mentioned Jigar briefly in the podcast because of views he published on CleanTechnica about the tax credits a few years ago, it’s worth adding this new interview with Jigar. He apparently saw this extension as “the perfect deal.” Though, he did say, “I wish it would have phased down faster, and that’s what I was lobbying for, but the phase down was the key thing I fought for.” Nonetheless, Jigar’s overall take was that the extensions combined with the COP21 outcome are going to play a huge part in stimulating a trillion dollars of investment in renewable energy deployment over the next decade. The mass media’s understanding of this seems to be quite limited. “When I look at the coverage so far, it’s been very light. People think oh – you got another extension, which is great. This is literally fundamentally groundbreaking. I think people are missing how extraordinary this news really is.”

For more on the Tesla Model X delivery and production news, check out:

Tesla Model X Production Kicks Into High Gear (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Tesla Model X Signature Series Deliveries Begin! (via EV Obsession)

Tesla Model Xs For Test Drives Coming Soon (Rumor) (via EV Obsession)

And, regarding the last story of the podcast, you can learn a lot more about Faraday Future here:

Faraday Future Factory Location Announced!

Faraday Future Drops Teaser Video in Advance of CES

Taking The Wraps Off Of Faraday Future

Cracking The Mystery Of Faraday Future — Concepts Revealed

$1 Billion Going Into Faraday Future’s New EV Factory

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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director, chief editor, and CEO. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA], NIO [NIO], Xpeng [XPEV], Ford [F], ChargePoint [CHPT], Amazon [AMZN], Piedmont Lithium [PLL], Lithium Americas [LAC], Albemarle Corporation [ALB], Nouveau Monde Graphite [NMGRF], Talon Metals [TLOFF], Arclight Clean Transition Corp [ACTC], and Starbucks [SBUX]. But he does not offer (explicitly or implicitly) investment advice of any sort.


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