Tesla’s use of clean power for its battery factory would be unprecedented

doonbelieve:

truly green electric car begins with a battery built from clean energy like Tesla’s new battery factory.

Originally posted on Gigaom:

Amid the news that Tesla and Nevada have come to an agreement over a deal that would see Tesla’s massive battery factory built in the state was another head-turning bit of information. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the factory will produce its own energy through a combination of geothermal, wind and solar, and it’ll produce all of the energy that it needs — Musk described it as “a self contained factory.”

Tesla's image of its clean powered factory. Courtesy of Tesla.

Tesla’s image of its clean powered factory. Courtesy of Tesla.

In Tesla’s communications materials, the company called the factory “a net zero energy factory” that will be “powered by renewable energy.”

If [company]Tesla[/company] builds — or even buys — enough clean power to run the entire 10 million-square-foot factory, which will be filled with energy-intensive battery manufacturing machinery, it would be unprecedented in the history of industry and manufacturing. Energy-intensive manufacturing factories don’t often build their own power…

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the terrible 20 (companies) trying to stop truth in labeling

the terrible 20 (companies) trying to stop truth in labeling

these companies make up the Grocery Manufacturers Assciation GMA and want to stop the labeling of their food products as GMO.  Now why would they want to stop the truth from being advertised about their product line ?  They are going to spend millions to fight the state of Vermont which now has a bill that requires food manufacturers to label genetically engineered foods.  Too bad the GMA couldn’t just donate those millions to all the hungry, sick and homeless Americans instead.  They rather give the money to lawyers.