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The Key To Alternative Energy's Future: Better Batteries

XPRIZE | Posted 10.30.2016 | Green
XPRIZE

Utilities that continue to rely on old-fashioned centralized power generation and don't embrace flexibility could be doomed, in part because the cost of battery storage could fall from $230/kWh in 2020 to as low as $150/kWh several years later. (Thanks, Tesla.)

Forget Vegas, Nevada is Now About Reno and Lithium

James Stafford | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
James Stafford

As the state's southwest corner fills up with new lithium players, Tesla gears up for its battery gigafactory and the world's largest data center sets up shop, Nevada is poised for one of the greatest economic revival stories of the century.

Tesla Accuses Journalists Of Attacking Workers At Gigafactory

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.14.2015 | Business

Two Nevada journalists struck and injured a Tesla employee with a Jeep, the company said Tuesday. The electric car manufacturer said reporters from th...

Lithium Market Set to Explode: All Eyes Are on Nevada

James Stafford | Posted 10.07.2016 | Business
James Stafford

While other commodities are floundering or completely collapsing in this market, lithium--the critical mineral in the emerging battery gigafactory war...

Tesla, The American Dream And The New American Reality

Jeff Wald | Posted 10.01.2016 | Business
Jeff Wald

Tesla is only freely allowed to sell cars directly to consumers in six states, four more allow it with restrictions. In many states your government outright bans you from directly buying the best and safest car ever made.

Demand for Lithium Drives Innovation

XPRIZE | Posted 09.22.2016 | Technology
XPRIZE

With shortages of lithium predicted and demand for the element growing, looking for new and cost-effective ways to extract it from one of our largest natural resources certainly makes sense.

What's Musk's 'Missing Piece?' Tesla Insider Shares Insights

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Alison van Diggelen

This evening, Elon Musk announces details of Tesla's new products: not cars, but battery storage for the home and for the business/utility. So why does Musk call battery storage "the missing piece" and why is it so significant?

Ben Hallman

Nevada Taxpayers Lose With Tesla Deal, Even If Factory Succeeds

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business

Gamblers who play a hand of poker in Las Vegas may go home broke, but the house always wins. That's because casinos collect a percentage of every pot,...

Wall Street Big Shot Tells Elon Musk To Stop Making Cars

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business

Tesla CEO Elon Musk should get out of the car business, according to one Wall Street big shot. DoubleLine Capital founder Jeff Gundlach, considere...

Texas, Arizona Beg Tesla To Build Factories While Banning It From Selling Cars

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business

Lawmakers in two states where Tesla can’t sell its cars are hoping the company will bring them thousands of jobs anyway. Texas and Arizona are e...