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Young Companies Create Thriving Local Businesses

Young Companies Create Thriving Local Businesses
While San Francisco’s new technology economy is stereotyped by buses full of workers leaving a trail of gentrification in its wake, other young companies are betting on the local community to create thriving businesses. By John Zip Lehnus Originally published in Medium.com Last week 128 young San Francisco companies and start-ups opened their doors to venture capitalists, elementary school students and the simply curious at the two-day NewCo ... Read more

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

The Scourge of ‘Peak Oil’

When demand for oil consistently surpasses supply, experts warn that our lives will look “very differently”. By Dahr Jamail Al Jazeera, Juyly 26, 2011 Energy derived from oil reaches, quite literally, every aspect of our lives. “We’re going to see major changes in industrial civilisation … anything with a parking lot is going to be in trouble” [EPA] From the clothes we wear, to the food we eat, to how we ... Read more