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Tesla Owners & Shareholders Speak Out Against Alameda County

May 10th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Following the news from Elon Musk that Tesla will be filing a lawsuit against Alameda County's unelected Interim Health Officer, who, seemingly against the wishes of the governor and president, believes that Tesla shouldn't reopen until June first, Tesla owners and shareholders are speaking out against what they see as unfair treatment of Tesla by Alameda County


3 Reasons To Invest In Renewable Energy Now

May 5th, 2020 | by World Resources Institute

As the human tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, global restrictions to stop the spread of the virus — including stay-at-home orders, business closures, and travel prohibitions — may contribute to the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression


Clean Trucks Are Critical To Our Future

April 28th, 2020 | by NRDC

Sadly, big polluters are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to attack vital environmental rules by pressuring government agencies for regulatory delays, rollbacks, or weaken enforcement. One target of their lobbying is the ongoing Advanced Clean Truck rulemaking, which would put clean, zero-emission trucks on California’s roads starting in


A Tale Of Two Oil States: Norway & Alberta, Canada

April 23rd, 2020 | by Barry A.F.

Both Norway and Alberta, Canada are economies that gain huge profits from selling oil. They have huge natural reserves of it and make ginormous profits from feeding our "need" for oil powered transportation. However, their method of deploying those profits is in sharp contrast, and interestingly it even guides their philosophies and how they view climate change


Tesla: May The 4th Be With Gigafactory Nevada As It Reopens

April 23rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla Gigafactory 1 in Nevada will be reopening on May the 4th, which is also linked to Mark Hamil's May the 4th series referencing Star Wars (of course)*. It's pretty iconic, actually. Many Tesla supporters and employees will be eager for the company to get back to work producing vehicles in as safe a manner as possible. The idea of a positive force having your back is encouraging in such times


Why #ElonMuskDay Is Trending On 4/20 On Twitter

April 20th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Usually, #ElonMuskDay is trending on June 28 — his birthday — but this year it came a bit earlier. The idea of 4/20 for many people is to celebrate smoke day, smoking weed. As you've probably known since high school, 4/20 or 4:20 is associated with smoking weed. There are different historical explanations of why that's the case


Echo Chambers Warp Policy Debate — CleanTech Talk Podcast

April 20th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In the second half of this interview for our CleanTech Talk podcast series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, sits down to continue a conversation with Ed Dolan, economist, writer, and Senior Fellow at the Niskanen Center, about climate change communication and action across political divides


Adventures In Municipal Data Science

April 17th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

As we deal with the fallout of the big Cs -- climate change and the coronavirus -- we need to be able to rapidly adapt our urban fabric and buildings


Coronavirus, Climate, & Commercial Real Estate – Part 2/2

April 3rd, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

We foresee a softening of new commercial construction, a reduction in cosmetic renovations of existing stock, an increase in renovations focused on improving the net operating income including a strong focus on heat pumps displacing gas furnaces and existing air conditioning and an increased shift to distribution-center business models


Politics Of Coronavirus, Climate, & Commercial Real Estate – Part 1/2

April 3rd, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

We foresee a softening of new commercial construction, a reduction in cosmetic renovations of existing stock, an increase in renovations focused on improving the net operating income including a strong focus on heat pumps displacing gas furnaces and existing air conditioning and an increased shift to distribution-center business models



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