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Tesla gigafactory: Elon Musk's vision may be game-changer for utilities

Tesla's founder, Elon Musk, sees the $5 billion facility as a key step toward making electric cars more affordable, while ending reliance on oil and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Yet the so-called gigafactory may soon become an existential threat to the 100-year-old utility business model.  
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The West's leading trade group for the oil industry has collaborated with, and in some cases funded, an array of groups to combat what it calls 'aggressive anti-oil initiatives,' according to a presentation obtained by climate activists.  
 
(AP Photo/Courtesy SolarCity)
SolarCity's stock is surging in premarket trading on Friday following the company's announcement that it is teaming with Walmart on some new solar power and energy storage projects.  
 
Green Autos
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Toyota to launch first fuel-cell car this year

There will only be a few hundred, and they won't be cheap, but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles. 
SOLAR
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SolarCity to offer solar loans to homeowners

SolarCity will begin offering loans to homeowners for solar systems, a move that industry analysts say could reshape the market for rooftop solar and propel its rapid adoption. 
Energy
( Gary Reyes )
Q&A: Jim Pape, CEO of energy storage startup EnerVault

Battery-based energy storage -- for homes, businesses and the electric grid -- is a hot new industry in Silicon Valley, driven by advances in battery chemistry and state policies designed to spur technological innovation.  
Tesle file photo
Tesla's founder, Elon Musk, sees the $5 billion facility as a key step toward making electric cars more affordable, while ending reliance on oil and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Yet the so-called gigafactory may soon become an existential threat to the 100-year-old utility business model.  
 
KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images
The West's leading trade group for the oil industry has collaborated with, and in some cases funded, an array of groups to combat what it calls 'aggressive anti-oil initiatives,' according to a presentation obtained by climate activists.  
 
(AP Photo/Courtesy SolarCity)
SolarCity's stock is surging in premarket trading on Friday following the company's announcement that it is teaming with Walmart on some new solar power and energy storage projects.