Dana Hull Dana Hull (231 Posts)

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.

Elon Musk responds to full-page ad seeking Model S improvements

A New York couple took out an ad in the Palo Alto Weekly asking Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk to make some improvements in the all-electric Model S sedan, including moving the cup holder forward, voice-activated phone dialing and Read More →

BrightSource pushes back against reports of burned birds

When BrightSource Energy first started construction on the Ivanpah solar thermal plant in the Mojave Desert, it came under scrutiny because of the project's impact on the desert tortoise. Now that Ivanpah is operational, there's another issue: burning birds. Read More →

Tesla: We have to respect the integrity of CEQA

A story by the Los Angeles Times floats the idea that Tesla is seeking exemptions from the California's landmark environmental legislation, known as CEQA. Reporter Marc Lifsher says that California would exempt Tesla from some of its toughest Read More →

Republican Ted Gaines grovels for the Gigafactory

Tesla Motors has five Southwestern states - Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas - on the ropes. Each would love to land the company's massive, $5 billion gigafactory for battery production. Tesla has acknowledged breaking ground on Read More →

Juniper’s Robyn Denholm joins Tesla’s board

Tesla Motors announced Wednesday that Robyn Denholm, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Operations Officer at Juniper Networks, Inc., has been appointed to its board of directors, effective August 11, 2014. Denholm has also been appointed to chair the company‚Äôs Read More →

Job Opening: Gigafactory Architect

If you have a Master's Degree in Architecture from a top university, direct experience designing innovative high-tech facilities, can travel when needed to construction sites and desire to do the impossible, then Tesla Motors has a job for you. The maker Read More →
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