Tesla reported Wednesday that it has exceeded its 2020 jobs target for New York state, with 632 full-time and four part-time jobs through the end of April — more than the 500 it was required to have.

The electric-vehicle, solar and storage producer must meet certain jobs requirements under an agreement with New York that offered Tesla tax benefits for siting its Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo. 

There are now 730 full-time workers employed at the Buffalo plant where Tesla's solar roof is produced, a number that encompasses both Tesla's own workers as well as those of Panasonic, its partner at the factory. A filing from Tesla shows

The floating offshore wind market looks likely to be dominated by semi-submersible platforms despite the early lead taken by Equinor using spar-buoy technology.

Figures collated by the research firm IHS Markit indicate that semi-submersible platforms could be used for at least 163 megawatts out of almost 178 megawatts of floating wind projects currently financed, consented or applied for worldwide, potentially giving it an early market share above 90 percent.

The level of interest in semi-submersible platforms far outstrips that for Equinor’s spar-buoy foundations, which helped the Norwegian developer become the first to market with its 30-megawatt Hywind Scotland project, completed in 2017.

The

Tesla reported Wednesday that it has exceeded its 2019 jobs target for New York state, with 632 full-time and four part-time jobs through the end of April — more than the 500 it was required to have.

The electric-vehicle, solar and storage producer must meet certain jobs requirements under an agreement with New York that offered Tesla tax benefits for siting its Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo. 

There are now 730 full-time workers employed at the Buffalo plant where Tesla's solar roof is produced, a number that encompasses both Tesla's own workers as well as those of Panasonic, its partner at the factory. A filing from Tesla shows

Utility energy data specialist Tendril, flush with cash from last year’s investment from private equity firm Rubicon Technology Partners, has made its second acquisition to fill out its portfolio of utility software and services. 

Early this month, Boulder, Colo.-based Tendril acquired EnergySavvy for an undisclosed sum. The Seattle-based startup, which has raised $30 million in venture investment since its 2008 founding, has about 45 utilities and public agencies using its software under white-labeled brands, including National Grid, Seattle City Light, Minnesota Energy Resources, and New Mexico Gas Company. 

With EnergySavvy, Tendril gains a new set of capabilities to apply to the data from roughly 123 million U.S. homes

Uber and Lyft are now public — and now under more investor pressure to expand quickly. What does that mean for energy use and carbon emissions as more cars hit the roads?

Multiple new studies show that these transportation networking companies are causing more traffic and pulling people away from public transit. Meanwhile, cities and states are trying to clean up those fleets by promoting electrification.

Will we be able to clean up ride-hailing fleets fast enough? And how will we do it?

This week, in honor of the Uber and Lyft IPOs, we are looking at the negative and positive consequences of

The U.S. solar industry is beginning meticulous preparations for dealing with the phase out of the federal investment tax credit (ITC). At the same time, voices calling for an extension of the ITC or a softening of its decline are getting louder.

“Climate change is topical thanks to the Green New Deal, among other things,” SunPower CEO Tom Werner said onstage Tuesday at Greentech Media's Solar Summit in Phoenix. “We need to do something about climate change, and the most straightforward thing is to extend the ITC and the [wind] PTC.”

2019 is the last year that the solar industry can take advantage of the

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