Bank Directors Have Ties to Fossil Fuels, Bloomberg Finds

We’re just beginning to understand the myriad ways that incumbent oligopolies have preserved the status quo in global energy markets for so long. Here’s Bloomberg’s latest observation: The world’s largest banks have issued billions in loans to sustainable businesses and taken some steps to restrict funding for some of world’s worst polluters. But the greening […]

Musical Chairs as Volkswagen Flails

Although Volkswagen Group has announced a bold plan to transition all of their vehicles to electric drivetrains, bending reality to fit that plan is another story altogether. As the transition faces setbacks, German Publication “Auto Motor Und Sport” reports that Volkswagen Group executives could be getting ready for a little a game of musical chairs: […]

Dealerships Across America Destroyed in Latest Hit to Legacy Auto

The first half of 2020 has been trying for almost everyone, and that includes legacy auto. As if production and supply chain issues weren’t enough, many stealerships dealerships across America have been vandalized and attacked. In many cases cars were destroyed, crashed, or stolen. Whitney McDonald and Krystal Hur have the story at Automotive News: […]

Department of Energy Provides Battery500 Project Update

In July of 2016, right before the election that would transform the federal government, Obama’s Department of Energy launched the Battery500 consortium. The goal was to provide funding and resources to a group of top universities and institutions to figure out how to create a next generation battery cell. The reason the project was started […]

Stanford votes against oil divestment, fearing retaliation

Ben Franta, a Stanford PhD student, has some unfortunate news for us on Twitter. This morning, Ben attended a meeting of the Stanford University faculty senate as they prepared to vote on whether they would recommend divestment from fossil fuels to the board of trustees. Surprisingly, “They voted overwhelmingly to *keep* investing in fossil [fuel]s”. […]