Author: Steve Hanley

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Socialism for the rich: Coal companies want you to make them great again

The coal industry — what’s left of it — wants American taxpayers to cover more of the cost of treating black lung disease and cleaning up abandoned mines, according to The Washington Post. This is precisely the kind of corporate money grab that free market apologist who call themselves conservatives celebrate. By Steve Hanley Cleantechnica It’s a […]

April 11th

Take a sneak peek inside the Tesla factory in Shanghai, China

Getting a peek inside a Tesla factory is not something that happens every day. The CleanTechnica crew was fortunate enough to get a rare glimpse inside the Fremont factory last year but the latest factory in Shanghai takes everything Tesla has learned about manufacturing automobiles and distills it into the most cutting edge factory on the planet. By Steve […]

April 10th

Australia could be 3rd largest market for Tesla EV cybertruck

You may think the US is crazy for SUVs and pickup trucks, but one nation outdoes America in its passion for big, bold, brawny vehicles, and that is Australia. According to The Driven, Australia has the third largest number of reservation holders (3.19%) for the Tesla Cybertruck, after the US (76.25%) and Canada (10.43%). It says […]

April 2nd

Last coal fired power plants closing in NY and UK

The end of burning coal to generate electricity is continuing. In the UK, two large coal-fired facilities have been closed recently — Fiddler’s Ferry in Cheshire and Aberthaw in Wales. Fiddler’s Ferry was first commissioned in 1973 and had a peak capacity of 2,000 megawatts. Aberthaw was rated at 1,560 megawatts. By Steve Hanley Cleantechnica […]

April 2nd

Trump finalizes auto-emissions rollback (How many will die?)

This is not an April Fool’s joke. Even amidst the exigencies of the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump maladministration pushed ahead with its plan to gut the auto emissions standards put in place during the Obama administration. The rules were agreed to by the major auto manufacturers when they were clamoring to suckle on the government teat during […]

April 2nd