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The MBA-ization of Tesla Fandom

January 2nd, 2021 | by Jennifer Sensiba

A couple weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal reported about comments Elon Musk made during an online event. “I think there might be too many MBAs running companies,” he said. “There’s the MBA-ization of America, which I think is maybe not that great. There should be more focus on the product or service itself, less time on board meetings, less time on financials.”

Institutional Investors Are Running Away From Big Oil, & Towards The “Safe Haven” Of Clean Tech

January 1st, 2021 | by Guest Contributor

The global transition from fossil fuels to clean energy isn’t going to happen because it’s the best choice for human health and the environment. Observing the way humans have responded to the current pandemic should put to rest any delusions about our propensity to “do the right thing.” No, companies and investors will abandon polluting energy sources when they become convinced that it’s the profitable thing to do

Signs of Hope for US Federal Climate Action in 2021

December 31st, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

As we enthusiastically bid 2020 farewell, for many reasons 2021 is starting to feel like a year to be hopeful. While the rollout of vaccines signal an impending slow-down to the pandemic, recent activity in DC is offering a similar glimpse to solutions on the horizon for the climate crisis

Big Supporters Of Tesla Stock Have Become “Teslanaires”

December 31st, 2020 | by Matt Pressman

Investing in Tesla has always been a rollercoaster ride. This year, however, Tesla's stock has surged higher and higher all while settling into the prestigious S&P 500. It's been quite rewarding for retail investors — minting some surprised (and happy) millionaires in the process

New Cleantech Stock Resources

December 30th, 2020 | by Daryl Elliott

There are many stories about people who made enough money in Tesla (TSLA) stock to buy a Tesla vehicle. Some are now even "TSLA millionaires." Many electric vehicle fans and followers have made money on Tesla's stock as well as that of other young electric automakers, like NIO, which is a Chinese automaker whose stock has risen from $3.72 to $45+ in the past year

Is Apple’s Car Really Still a Thing?

December 30th, 2020 | by Jennifer Sensiba

A couple weeks ago, people made a big deal about Apple's possible continued work on an electric car. Production was supposedly planned around 2024, with talk of a revolutionary "monocell" battery that could change the whole industry

Tesla Gets 5-Year Lithium Hydroxide Deal With China’s Yahua

December 30th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

We've written at length about the vast need for lithium if the electric vehicle market is going to keep growing at the pace it's been growing at. Lithium is abundant on Earth, but it takes years to set up lithium mines and manufacturing facilities to get that lithium ready for use in a battery, so it's not a resource issue, but rather a business and investment issue

Deconstructing A Tesla Hit Job

December 30th, 2020 | by Chanan Bos

It is a bit hard to believe how the times have changed. Just two years ago, all major news outlets would have jumped at any negative news article related to Tesla. Today is the first time we've seen where a very concerning article questioning quality standards and worker conditions in Giga Shanghai has not gone viral in US and European media

2021 — A Pivotal Year For Clean Energy In North Carolina

December 29th, 2020 | by NRDC

As we look back at 2020 and reflect on what comes next for North Carolina in clean energy and climate, one thing becomes clear, Governor Cooper’s climate and clean energy legacy will be determined by the ability to take the many critical policy initiatives from discussion to implementation in

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