Battery assembly issues at the Tesla Gigafactory are causing the company to miss its ambitious targets

Tesla is smack dab in “production hell” for its Model 3 electric car, and one of the main demons is putting together the batteries at its massive battery factory outside of Reno, Nevada.

No wonder Tesla CEO Elon Musk has camped out on the roof of the structure trying to solve the problem.

On Wednesday afternoon, on Tesla’s third quarter earnings announcement, the car company revised its early production goals for the Model 3. Previously, Tesla said it planned to make 5,000 Model 3 cars per week at some point this year. Instead, Tesla said it will now attempt to hit that

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Research finds that home buyers are largely indifferent to energy labels, echoing concerns among some green builders in the U.S.
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Getting fair credit for energy-saving and green features from lenders and real estate appraisers has long been a sore point for builders specializing in high-performance houses, and new research from Europe suggests a lack of enthusiasm in the marketplace isn't limited to the U.S.

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LO3, a startup that brands itself as a "transactive energy company," is preparing to expand internationally after building the world's first blockchain microgrid.

The company pulled in new investments last week from Braemar Energy Ventures and Centrica Innovations. The capital raise completed a Series A round for the Siemens-backed firm, based in Brooklyn, New York.

For the past couple years, blockchain has been lauded as a potential game-changer in the energy industry, garnering millions of dollars in investment.

“There’s a lot of interest, a lot of hype in the blockchain industry right now,” said Scott Kessler, LO3’s director of business development, during a

The battle over whether storage will replace the proposed Puente gas peaker plant has taken some new twists and turns.

A move that was read by some as a sign of surrender in NRG's Puente natural gas plant application isn't really that.

After two members of the California Energy Commission said they would recommend rejecting the controversial peaker plant's siting application, NRG came back with its own surprise. Its counsel, Michael Carroll of law firm Latham and Watkins, filed a motion to suspend the application process, "while Applicant considers whether or not to withdraw."

"Granting this motion will ensure effective use of resources of the Committee and the parties to these proceedings in the event that Applicant determines to withdraw the

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is unlike to approve a new rule before the end of the year.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s proposal to give cost-recovery status to coal and nuclear plants in competitive energy markets in the name of grid “resilience” continued to draw heated debate this week, as estimates of how much it would cost U.S. ratepayers continued to mount into the tens of billions of dollars per year. 

Meanwhile, with little likelihood of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission passing anything like the proposed rule as written before year’s end, parties on both sides of the debate are preparing for the next steps with their own alternative plans for how FERC might value energy reliability, security and resilience -- or, first, define

Are renewable energy tax credits safe in the GOP tax plan?

Much remains unknown about the tax bill House Republicans plan to unveil this week. Politico recently reported that even “rank-and-file House Republicans are increasingly alarmed by the secrecy shrouding the massive tax bill.”

The closed process has left solar, wind, and other clean energy companies scrambling to discover how the bill might affect their industries. Representatives from solar and wind companies in particular are concerned that Republican lawmakers, in search of revenue to pay for tax cuts for corporations and high-earners, might scrap federal tax incentives for their industries agreed to in December 2015.

On October 30, Bloomberg BNA’s Ari Natter

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is unlikely to approve a new rule before the end of the year.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s proposal to give cost-recovery status to coal and nuclear plants in competitive energy markets in the name of grid resilience continued to draw heated debate this week, as estimates of how much it would cost U.S. ratepayers mounted into the tens of billions of dollars per year. 

Meanwhile, with little likelihood of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission passing anything like the proposed rule as written before year’s end, parties on both sides of the debate are preparing for the next steps with their own alternative plans for how FERC might value energy reliability, security and resilience -- or, first, define what those terms

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