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About Steve Hanley

Steve Hanley Steve writes about the interface between technology and sustainability from his home in Rhode Island and anywhere else the Singularity may take him. His muse is Charles Kuralt -- "I see the road ahead is turning. I wonder what's around the bend?" You can follow him on Google + and on Twitter.



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Ford Layoffs & Trump Tariffs: The Real Story

October 16th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The Trump tariffs on steel and aluminum have hit Ford hard, but they are not what is causing the company to begin a $24.5 billion restructuring and they are not the reason for layoffs. Here's what the MSM got wrong about the Ford story.


Jaguar Mulls Transition To Fully Electric Lineup

October 15th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Jaguar is considering transitioning to an all electric lineup by 2025, partly because the I-PACE has been so well received and partly because sales for the brand are sagging. Electric cars may be the shot of adrenaline the company needs to remain relevant in the future.


“Short Arms Syndrome” Sinks TerraE Consortium Plan

October 15th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

TerraE, the consortium of German vehicle manufacturers that was supposed to build "green batteries" in Germany, is dead -- a victim of timid industrialists who don't want to put up the money needed to bring the plan to fruition.


It’s Time For The Adults To Take Charge — 100 Corporations Responsible For 71% Of Carbon Emissions

October 14th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The 6th IPCC Climate Assessment Report makes it crystal clear: Human society is facing a life or death. The only way to save ourselves is to drastically, dramatically, and deliberately reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. There are two ways to do that -- put less carbon dioxide in and/or take carbon dioxide out. Those are the choices. Deal with it like adults or suffer the consequences. End of story. Full stop


Tesla Speeding Up Chinese Factory Due To Trump Trade War

October 7th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The tariffs imposed by the Trump administration are encouraging Tesla to get its Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai built sooner so it can start manufacturing cars in China. The company says it costs up to 60% more to build a car in the US than in China.



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