July 11, 2017

Tesla’s Dependence On Subsidies And Credits Spells Trouble

Tesla’s Dependence On Subsidies And Credits Spells Trouble

In an interview on Fox Business, “Car Coach” Lauren Fix said Tesla’s dependence on taxpayer subsidies for electric car buyers, which are set to be phased out, spells trouble for the company:
July 10, 2017

Tesla Sales Collapse Without Subsidies

Tesla Sales Collapse Without Subsidies

The Wall Street Journal reports that on April 1, Hong Kong slashed a tax break on electric vehicles, and Tesla’s electric vehicle sales dropped to zero: Not a single newly purchased Tesla model was registered in Hong Kong in April, according to official data from the city’s Transportation Department analyzed by The Wall Street Journal.
July 5, 2017

Would Environmentalists Support Rare Earth Mining In The U.S.?

Would Environmentalists Support Rare Earth Mining In The U.S.?

The Bismarck Tribune reports that “North Dakota coal companies are hoping to have a hand in solving the nation’s supply problem of rare earth elements.”
June 28, 2017

New Study Reveals Solar Industry’s Environmental Problem

New Study Reveals Solar Industry’s Environmental Problem

A new study by Environmental Progress revealed a dirty secret of the supposed “clean energy” sector, solar panels. The study found that increased usage of solar panels pose a global threat due to the toxic waste created when solar panels are disposed.
June 26, 2017

No Tesla Without Congo’s Cobalt

No Tesla Without Congo’s Cobalt

The CEO of a Canadian mining company that is set to invest in mining cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was refreshingly honest about electric vehicle maker Tesla’s dependence on Congo’s cobalt:
June 22, 2017

Tesla To Open China Plant To Avoid Taxes

Tesla To Open China Plant To Avoid Taxes

Bloomberg reports that Tesla plans to open a manufacturing plant in China in an effort to avoid taxes:
June 13, 2017

Electric Vehicles Are Creating A Huge Demand For Copper

Electric Vehicles Are Creating A Huge Demand For Copper

A recent report predicts a “nine-fold increase in copper demand” by 2027 due to electric vehicles.
June 12, 2017

Electric Vehicles Rely On Child Labor

Electric Vehicles Rely On Child Labor

Germany’s Deutsche Welle (DW) highlighted the rampant use of child labor in mining cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: According to the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, about 40,000 children work in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo. For a shift of up to 24 hours underground, most earn less than $2 […]
June 8, 2017

Research Report Exposes Costs Of Rare Earth

Research Report Exposes Costs Of Rare Earth

An op-ed from America Rising Squared’s (AR2) Executive Director Brian Rogers published in RealClearEnergy marked the release of a new AR2 white paper that exposes the very serious human and environmental costs of materials that are critical to so-called “clean energy.”