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Tesla’s Net Zero Factory To Power 500,000 Vehicles

Tesla’s Net Zero Factory To Power 500,000 Vehicles
Above: Drawing of the Tesla battery factory in Nevada, © Tesla. Tesla’s $5bn Gigafactory looks even cooler than expected, will create 22,000 jobs Michael Graham Richard (@Michael_GR) Tree Hugger, September 5, 2014Share on Facebook Net zero energy, powered by renewables As predicted yesterday, Tesla and the Neveda governor have confirmed that the gigantic battery Gigafactory that will make enough battery cells to power 500,000electric ... Read more

Soon We’ll All Be Temp Workers

Soon We’ll All Be Temp Workers
Nissan, the first of many foreign automakers to set up shop in Tennessee, is leading a trend. Companies from Amazon to Asurion to Dell have outsourced their warehouses and call centers to the hundreds of staffing agencies that have cropped up in the region. Tennessee went from having 51,867 temporary workers in 2009 to 80,990 in 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics -- while median wages have stayed flat. That accounts for nearly ... Read more