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Punch Powertrain acquires power electronics specialist Apojee

Punch-PowertrainBelgium-based Punch Powertrain is acquiring France-based power electronics expert Apojee, which supplies inverters for Formula E, as well as components for OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in the German and French automotive industries.

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Tesla Model 3 review: first drive of Elon Musk’s affordable EV

model_3_blue_driving_copyWhat’s this, then?

This is the Tesla Model 3, Elon Musk’s first foray into proper mass production and his company’s most affordable car yet.

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Tesla Unveils Batteries for Homes, Businesses

Tesla Unveils Batteries for Homes, Businesses

LOS ANGELES (Bloomberg) — Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk unveiled a suite of batteries to store electricity for homes, businesses and utilities, saying a greener power grid furthers the company’s mission to provide pollution-free energy.

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Corn Ethanol: Not the Greatest Thing Since Sliced (Corn)bread

Corn Ethanol: Not the Greatest Thing Since Sliced (Corn)bread

This is exactly the problem with corn ethanol. Just a few years ago corn ethanol was promoted endlessly by politicians of all flavors, industry processors, farmers organizations, lobbyists – you name it. Politicians famously promoted corn ethanol on the basis of fighting global warming. Now let me ask you…

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How Much More are We Projected to Consume?

How Much More are We Projected to Consume?

The US budget deficit has been for several years relentlessly in the public’s eye. But is this focus really warranted?

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Phew!! NSA Announces the First Amendment is Still Okay with Them

Phew!! NSA Announces the First Amendment is Still Okay with Them

In case anyone forgot (seems some people have) here is, for your reference, the 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.

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Contribute to Survivors of Hotshot-team Yarnell, Arizona Firefighters

Contribute to Survivors of Hotshot-team Yarnell, Arizona Firefighters

Yesterday, 19 heroic firefighters were killed after being overrun by an out of control wildfire near Yarnell Arizona.

You can make a contribution to the families and survivors of the Arizona fire using the links below.

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Pink Sky: The Fracking “Debate” in New York (Hint, There is No Debate)

Pink Sky: The Fracking “Debate” in New York (Hint, There is No Debate)

This film by Josh Fox, maker of Gasland and Gasland II, explores the manufactured debate about the safety of fracking in New York.

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