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Energy bill amendment would cut funding for clean energy permits

Source: 
The Hill

The House approved an amendment to a bill speeding permit decisions for onshore oil drilling that would halve Interior Department and Bureau of Land Management funding for wind and solar energy permits, The Hill reports.

US safety agency opens probe into Tesla fires

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's auto safety watchdog is investigating whether Tesla's Model S electric car is vulnerable to fires because roadway debris can pierce the car's underbody and battery.

US safety agency opens probe into Tesla fires

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating fires in Tesla Model S electric cars.

Tesla stocks take hit as regulators investigate factory accident

Source: 
Bloomberg

Tesla Motors Inc. stock fell 10 percent in trading Monday as California's Division of Occupation Safety and Health investigated a factory accident that injured three workers, Bloomberg reports.

Hyundai to market hydrogen vehicle next year

DETROIT (AP) — For years, the joke in the auto industry was that a mass-produced car that runs on hydrogen was always a decade away.

Honda counts on lean production for hybrid Fit

YORII, Japan (AP) — Honda is making a big push with its new Fit subcompact to get out of being the perennial also-ran of hybrid cars to Japanese rival Toyota, the maker of the Prius.

As demand increases, Tesla may move to battery production

Source: 
The Verge

A boost in demand for Tesla Motors' electric vehicles may force the company to make deals with lithium battery producers or to develop its own operations, The Verge reports.

Hyundai to introduce hydrogen-fueled crossover in 2014

Source: 
Reuters

Hyundai Motor Co. announced it would unveil its Tucson hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle in the U.S. in the first half of next year, Reuters reports.

S&P offers rating for SolarCity bonds

Source: 
The New York Times

Standard & Poor's has given a rating to SolarCity's first bond offering, marking the first attempt for a solar company to sell notes backed by solar power payments in the U.S., The New York Times reports.

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Obama taps Moniz colleague Kastner, Orr for DOE science posts

President Barack Obama has named another former colleague of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to join his leadership team at the Energy Department.

The White House said late Thursday that Obama will nominate Marc Kastner to become director of the department science office. He is currently the dean of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Science.

Obama also moved to fill another top department science position by nominating Stanford University petroleum engineering professor Franklin "Lynn" Orr to become the department's under secretary for science and energy, the White House said.

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