“This is something that we have been thinking about and debated for many years,” Musk, who recused himself from the vote, said in June following the decision.
The move to meld the two companies has all the earmarks of being a family affair.
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In usual Musk fashion another project has been delayed.
Musk had always promised to get his rocket up for all to see, but the plan was delayed In because the factory is so close to Hawthorne Municipal Airport and the FAA was worried about the flight risk. It will join the company’s first Dragon capsule to make it back to earth on permanent display, although that hardware is stored inside the facility.
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The most important sentence on energy in the Democratic National Committee (DNC) platform document is the one it took out: this version of the platform no longer supports an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy.
Coal is out. Nuclear energy and hydropower aren’t even mentioned once in the platform. This version seeks to pick winners and losers in the energy space and remake the energy mix the way the DNC platform committee sees fit, regardless of what the market wants.
You know why that’s a bad idea? Because just about every time the government tries to pick winners and losers in the energy space, the government gets it wrong—like really, really wrong.
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Last week, news broke of the first fatal car crash involving a Tesla running in autopilot mode. But while the world only just learned about the accident, which killed a 40-year-old man in Florida, the accident itself occurred in May — a potentially material piece of information, first noted by Fortune’s Carol Loomis, that Tesla […]
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If you’ve ever watched the movie Wall-E, then you probably remember how the world looked after humans over-saturated the atmosphere with satellites and pollution. Because of this, the planet was no longer habitable, resulting in the humans having to live in a massive spaceship. Although this is a very exaggerated scenario, the issue of climate change […]
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“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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