SolarCity presents unique possible chemical fire hazard

The SolarCity complex in South Buffalo is getting intense attention from the Buffalo Fire Department, looking for safety in construction and operation in the future. The mammoth plant is being watched as construction continues because firefighters have to approve some parts of construction, like sprinkler systems, and because firefighters have to know and understand the […]

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SolarCity Using Inmates as Workers

“And about those green jobs…” Though they saved the tax credits, state university officials didn’t show the same ambition to save the new jobs promised by Kitzhaber. After the Redco debacle, the university system quickly hired its third developer in the spring of 2012.  SolarCity was no solar rookie. It had been around for five […]

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Investors want Tesla to separate Musk’s chairman, CEO roles

Billionaire Elon Musk’s grip over Tesla Motors has grown too tight as he pursues a controversial merger of the company with solar-panel maker SolarCity, an investor group complained. CtW Investment Group, a manager of union-based pension funds that hold 200,000 Tesla shares, demanded in a letter that Tesla separate Musk’s chairman and CEO roles. CtW […]

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