A Tesla Semi prototype made a rare appearance at Pixar’s headquarters – along with several other electric vehicles. expand full story
- The (truly) Global Climate Strike draws millions to the streets…
- … But Donald Trump is snubbing the UN climate summit on Monday.
- Climate change is Canadians’ No. 1 concern.
- In West Texas, wind power means jobs.
- Hurricanes Humberto and Imelda cause damage in Bermuda and Texas, respectively.
- And more…
On Thursday, the Environmental “Protection” Agency moved to revoke California’s authority to set higher emissions standards, established more than 50 years ago under the federal Clean Air Act, after signaling the move earlier in the week.
The EPA’s announcement stated that their main focus was to set a unified, national rule for fuel efficiency standards. However, there was already a unified, national rule for fuel efficiency standards in place under President Barack Obama until the EPA repealed that rule earlier this year, causing regulatory uncertainty for automakers who opposed the repeal.
California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) reacted to this news by voting 12-0 to accept an agreement made between the state and automakers to voluntarily exceed federal emissions standards, roughly meeting the previous national standard in defiance of the federal rollback.
A Porsche Taycan drove past a Tesla Model S prototype that broke down while testing on the Nurburgring racetrack, and the TSLA short community is going crazy over it.
You know you’re doing pretty well when your detractors have to grasp at irrelevant events like these to justify their views. expand full story
In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):
- Food shortage due to climate change is forcing Guatemalans to migrate north.
- Why nitrous oxide is as much of a problem as CO2 emissions.
- Florida’s 100% renewable energy bill has been revived — with hope.
- Serbia launches the country’s largest wind farm.
Tesla is still facing some direct sales bans in the US, and the saga seems to have no end. The company is now being sued by the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers who took them to court to try to avoid competing with Tesla. expand full story
Tesla’s head of energy division and North American sales, Sanjay Shah, is leaving the automaker to join Beyond Meat. expand full story
Tesla had to make some adjustments to the previously reported incentives for customers that were implemented for an end-of-the-quarter push as there was some “abuse.” expand full story