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How to power the whole world? Ask Elon Musk.

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While pipelines are approved and rig counts go up, Elon Musk and Leonardo DiCaprio are talking lithium ion batteries, climate change and alternative energy. Is all of this just talk, or is there some truth to their rhetoric? We actually did the calculations to figure out what it would take to transition the whole world to sustainable energy. You’d need ...

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Orders for lower-price Tesla reach 325,000

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DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Motors says worldwide orders for its new lower-priced Model 3 electric car have hit 325,000. CEO Elon Musk says on Twitter Thursday that the number is still rising. Customers must put down $1,000 to order the cars, which start at $35,000 and have a range of 215 miles per charge. The deposits are refundable. The Palo ...

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Nevada lawmakers meeting with Elon Musk at Tesla Gigafactory

A digitally rendered aerial view of the Tesla Gigafactory. (Image courtesy of Tesla Motors)

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers and economic development officials are getting a closer look at Tesla’s massive Gigafactory and hearing directly from CEO Elon Musk about the future of energy technology. Several lawmakers visited the operational battery plant for the first time Wednesday evening. They met with Musk and his cousin Lyndon Rive, who’s CEO of rooftop solar company ...

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Tesla gigafactory job creation slower than first projected

A digitally rendered aerial view of Tesla's proposed Gigafactory in Nevada. (Image courtesy Tesla Motors)

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Electric carmaker Tesla’s northern Nevada battery plant is creating jobs more slowly than first projected, although state officials say it’s still making satisfactory progress. A progress report issued this week by the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development said there were 272 people working at the Tesla and Panasonic factories at the end of the ...

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Tesla’s Elon Musk says transition from fossil fuels inevitable

Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during a Tesla event in Palo Alto, California October 14, 2015. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

PARIS – The switch from fossil fuels to sustainable energies such as wind and solar is inevitable, and the transition could happen within two decades depending on decisions reached at the Paris climate summit, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday. Nearly 200 nations are meeting in the French capital for a two-week United Nations climate conference aimed at reaching ...

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Bill Gates in Paris to launch global clean energy fund

Bill Gates takes part in an interview with Reuters in Singapore April 6, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su

PARIS — Bill Gates and a powerful coalition of top Silicon Valley thinkers, leaders and philanthropists will announce on Monday two initiatives created to spend tens of billions of dollars in the next five years to develop clean energy technology in efforts to fight global warming. Along with the 10-campus University of California system — with its three national energy ...

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Utica and Marcellus activity in Ohio

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Activity in the Utica and Marcellus Shale formations in Ohio have seen some changes compared to the last well activity update, and one energy company is boosting its game when it comes to electric cars. American Electric Power Company Inc. (AEP) is beginning to pay closer attention to the number of customers it serves that have electric cars and the ...

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