Pity the poor, unloved auto dealerships. If they disappeared, who would mourn their passing? Car buyers certainly wouldn’t miss the pushy salespeople, byzantine pricing, or overpriced repairs. Automakers would surely cry some crocodile tears, but they would probably be glad to adopt Tesla’s direct sales model, which gives the California carmaker complete control over how its products are presented (as well as a larger slice of the profit)
On Day One, President Biden signed executive orders mandating the government determine the social cost of several pollutants include carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. He has also canceled the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline
The year of coronavirus has just ended on a high note for EV markets throughout Europe. With traditional car sales down everywhere by double digit percentages, electric cars have taken charge, offering a taste of things to come. This is also true for Italy, where December monthly EV sales skyrocketed to over eight times last year's levels!
For two decades now, the mainstream press has been feeding peoples’ natural skepticism about new technology, dismissing electric vehicles as a quaint fad that will never “catch on.”
As CleanTechnica has reported in recent months, solar power now generates the cheapest electricity in history — according to the conservative, fossil industry–entrenched International Energy Agency. As a result, demand for solar power has been growing strongly in the United States and worldwide
The Illinois Solar Education Association (ISEA)* is holding its annual fundraising raffle for a Tesla Model X. The Model X is an all-electric SUV that you can recharge at your home or on the road — you’ll no longer be at the mercy of fluctuating gas prices, and you’ll reduce your carbon footprint at the same time!
I hope this letter reaches Tomorrow, and that the Tomorrow of 2050 looks much different than Today. As an envirophile, eco-nut, treehugger, crunchy-granola-hippie, I hope my worst fears (and statistical probabilities) have not been realized by the time this letter is read. I hope we’ve been able to right the ship, to keep it from sinking, even if it’s still a little tilted to one side.
Elon Musk has put up $100 million to spur research into carbon capture technologies that actually work.