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Dana Hull covers clean technology and energy policy for the San Jose Mercury News. She often writes about electric vehicles, the smart grid, the solar industry and California energy policy, from RPS goals to Gov. Jerry Brown's big dreams for distributed generation.

Michigan governor signs anti-Tesla bill

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed the "Anti-Tesla" bill into law Tuesday, making one of the nation's most restrictive laws governing direct auto sales even stricter. Tesla has more than 200 Model S drivers in Michigan, home of the Big Read More →

Where’s the Model X? Morgan Stanley’s Adam Jonas says it may be delayed, but doesn’t matter

Celebrity Tesla analyst Adam Jonas of Morgan Stanley thinks the electric auto maker's Model X, which is expected to begin deliveries to customers in the second quarter of next year, might be slightly delayed into the third quarter of Read More →

SolarCity unveils solar bonds

San Mateo-based SolarCity launched the first registered public offering of solar bonds Wednesday, making it possible for consumers across the country to invest in clean energy for as little as $1,000. "We wanted this product to be investor friendly to Read More →

Model S owner launches petition demanding retrofit; Tesla stock continues slide

Shares of Tesla Motors were down more than 3 percent in early trading Monday. Last week, Tesla revealed that the "D" stood for dual motor and that the "something else" referred to new safety and autopilot hardware that are standard Read More →

SolarCity, pioneer of the lease, rolls out a home solar loan

SolarCity, the company that pioneered the concept of a no-money-down solar lease, is rolling out a new financing product: the home loan. SolarCity says that "MyPower" combines the low upfront cost and utility savings of a power purchase agreement with Read More →

Churn in the Comms team: Tesla’s Simon Sproule to join Aston Martin

Simon Sproule, Tesla Motors' fast-talking Vice President of Communications, is leaving Tesla after just seven months to join Aston Martin as Chief Marketing Officer, according to a report in PR Week. Sproule could not be reached for comment Monday; Read More →

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