Tesla seeks tariff waiver for graphite from China for batteries

Tesla CEO Elon Musk attends the opening ceremony of the Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory in Shanghai, China, January 7, 2019. on the song | Reuters Tesla is among hundreds of auto industry players asking the United States Trade Representative for extended tariff exemptions on parts and materials imported from China used to make or repair cars. … Read more

Apple, ex-Tesla, engineer Michael Schwekutsch jumps to Archer aviation

Attendees watch as aircraft maker Archer is unveiled on June 10, 2021 in Hawthorne, California. Patrick T. Fallon | AFP | Getty Images Michael Schweikoch, director of engineering at the Apple Special Projects Group that is said to be working on self-driving cars, has left to join air taxi startup Archer as senior vice president … Read more

Renewable power installations set for record year: IEA

Wind turbines and solar panels in Kayseri, Turkey. Timeswork | E + | Getty Images The world is set to add nearly 290 gigawatts of renewable energy this year, according to the International Energy Agency, with the Paris-based organization expecting “2021 to set an all-time record for new facilities.” The International Energy Agency’s Renewable Energy … Read more

Allbirds (BIRD) reports Q3 2021 earnings

A woman walks past an Allbirds store in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images Allbirds Inc said Tuesday its third-quarter revenue was up 33% from a year ago, while its losses widened as the cost of opening stores and listing its stock weighed on … Read more

Read the e-mail Elon Musk sent Tesla workers on cutting delivery costs

Tesla’s Model Y crossovers are seen at a showroom in Shanghai, China, on January 18, 2021. VCG | China Optical Group | Getty Images Amid ongoing port restrictions and rising shipping costs, Tesla CEO Elon Musk urged employees Friday, in a company-wide email obtained by CNBC, to look for ways to reduce the cost of … Read more

Sustainability is on the wish list this holiday season

SustainAble Home Goods sells a selection of eco-friendly products online and also offers reusable fabric packaging. Source: Sustainable Home Goods Some kids might wake up on Christmas morning to find more homemade gifts and much less wrapping paper under the tree. One in three shoppers said they plan to ditch traditional wrapping paper for environmental … Read more

How to cope with climate disasters, anxiety

Sarah Lowe is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor in the department of social and behavioral sciences at Yale School of Public Health. Photo courtesy Jeffrey R. Moran Climate change is changing how human beings live on the earth as floods, wildfires and extreme weather change the land and destroy property. Living with climate change … Read more

5 big issues from regulation and EVs to semiconductors

A technician inspects a computer chip. Safa Ozil | E + | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China – China’s tech sector has embarked on a wild ride over the past year, with tightening regulations, wiping billions of dollars from companies’ market value and a steady push from Beijing to achieve tech self-sufficiency. These are among the … Read more

California docks see ‘significant progress’ with supply chain backlog, port chief says

Container cargo ships sit off shore from the Long Beach/Los Angeles Port complex in Long Beach, California, on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021. Jeff Gretchen | Media News Group | Getty Images The Port of Long Beach CEO said Wednesday that California’s twin ports are making “significant progress” in addressing the backlog of cargo ships and … Read more

Shell to buy power from world’s ‘largest offshore wind farm’

Makinsa | iStock | Getty Images Shell said on Wednesday it had signed an agreement to purchase power from a project it called “the world’s largest offshore wind farm”. The 15-year power purchase agreement relates to 240MW from Dogger Bank C, the third and final phase of the 3.6GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm, which will … Read more