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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.

Musk goes to China

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is in China to officially kick off sales of Tesla's all-electric Model S sedan. Bloomberg has a good story. At the Geekpark Conference in Beijing Monday, Musk said Tesla is building a network Read More →

Tesla Motors unveils business lease

Tesla Motors announced Tuesday that it is launching a lease for business owners, in response to request from small and medium-sized businesses that want a leasing program so they can deduct the payments from their business taxes.

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Elon Musk on 60 Minutes: ”I didn’t really think Tesla would be successful.”

The CBS news program "60 Minutes" came under a lot of fire for its piece on the "Cleantech Crash." So perhaps to make amends, the program was back Sunday with a glowing profile of Elon Musk, the CEO Read More →

Khosla-backed Lanzatech raises $60 million

Khosla Ventures-backed Lanzatech, a developer of  fuels and chemicals from waste gases, has raised $60 million in a Series D round. The biofuel start-up is working in two spaces at once: carbon emissions mitigation and turning waste gases into useful Read More →

Texas Gov. Rick Perry: the pros of allowing Tesla to sell direct to customers outweigh the cons

In the which-state-will-land-Tesla's gigafactory bracket, we've got four contenders: Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas. Tesla is currently unable to sell its vehicles directly to customers in Texas. Each state is eager to land the $5 billion Read More →

Tom Steyer: Keystone XL doesn’t meet the President’s test for approval

The battle over TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline has become the environmental issue of the year. Climate change activist and billionaire Tom Steyer, a vocal opponent of Keystone XL, has vowed to spend $100 million to make Read More →
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