Big Solar Energy Projects Are Quietly Happening Under Trump

A massive solar project has just been completed, and its specs are impressive.

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Environmentalists so far are infuriated by the actions of the Trump White House. With a little less than a year in office, the administration has opened up public and protected lands to energy exploration, removed the US from the Paris Agreement, and scrapped the Clean Power Plan. In the near future, there are plans to expand offshore drilling, sell off public lands in the West, and allow for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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Tesla and Elon Musk Offer Green Energy to Hurricane Ravaged Puerto Rico

A children’s hospital is “the first of many solar + storage projects going live” on the island, Elon Musk announced.  

Construction of the solar field. Credit: Tesla.

Hurricane Maria, a category 4 storm struck Puerto Rico, a US territory, on September 20 flattening it. The island was already in trouble with crumbling infrastructure, soaring debt, and an antiquated electrical grid. This wiped all three out, at least for the time-being.

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That Time Tesla (Briefly) Became the Most Valuable Car Company in the U.S.

Tesla's market cap surpassed that of GM and Ford on April 10, 2017.

Tesla showroom in New York [Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty]

Tesla’s market cap reached about $51 billion on April 10, briefly pushing the company ahead of GM and Ford as the most valuable car manufacturer in the U.S.

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