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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Elon Musk Will “Transform Civilization As We Know It”

January 8th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Elon Musk remains a frequent target in the media. Clickbait journalists clack away at their keyboards and smear the Tesla and SpaceX CEO on a regular basis. Sometimes an outside perspective is needed — especially from someone who really knows science and space. To that end, CNBC recently sat down with renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to get his take on Elon Musk


Tesla’s Business Model More Similar To Amazon’s Than You Think

July 30th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

Tesla is more than just a car company. According to Miriam Tuerk at Forbes, "The electric-car company is working to decentralize power distribution and offer an alternative to today’s utility... Tesla is demonstrating that if the challenge goes unmet by traditional power utility companies, they’ll have their lunch stolen."


Hmm, Why Hasn’t Amazon Reserved A Tesla Semi Yet?

May 11th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Amazon is as much a logistics company as it is an online retailer. When you click to order a package, it needs to get from the company's warehouse to your door. Contrary to popular belief, this doesn't happen with magic. Amazon relies on a remarkably complex network of trucks, planes, trains, and boats to get its packages to its customers


Elon Musk & Jeff Bezos — Lifting Society, Eyes On The Future

April 1st, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are two of the most familiar names in the current business world, and the two have much in common. Each of these visionaries has leveraged modern technology to transform an industry, forsaking short-term profits in a quest to change the world. Both have a deep interest in space exploration, both have attracted loyal followings who share their visions, both are great philanthropists, and, of course, both have become rather wealthy


Amazon & The Future Of Food

November 13th, 2017 | by Alex Cocan

A few months ago, Amazon (AMZN) bought Whole Foods at a whopping $13.4 billion, with a promise to bring cheap, organic, nutritious, low carbon*, and pesticide-free food to the masses. Soon after the acquisition, Whole Foods cut prices by as much as 43%, bringing prices of organic food at or below non-organic food


Amazon’s Mighty Wind (Cleantech Talk #38)

October 31st, 2017 | by Matthew Klippenstein

Episode 38 of Cleantech Talk kicks off with a discussion of how, while China may be overperforming with its solar panel buildout, those panels are underperforming due to the low air quality there. Which is a polite way of saying that coal-combustion aerosols are reducing solar panels’ electricity harvest -- by up to a third! (Dark aerosols, like soot, tend to absorb light; other aerosols such as sulfates and nitrates, reflect light. In both cases, the aerosols prevent light from reaching solar panels below.)


Old King Coal Needs New Energy Team

May 13th, 2011 | by Glenn Meyers

Can the coal industry ever become a partner to the renewable energy industry, searching for the higher good concerning this planet’s energy needs? With enough coal to last for over a century, is there even a need to worry about such matters – at least right now? Will King Coal eventually wither into an old maid bride’s maid



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