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No One Saw Tesla’s Solar Roof Coming

This story originally appeared on Bloomberg.com on October 31, 2016; click here to view. 

Elon Musk just showed us the grand unification of Tesla: Fast cars, big batteries, and a stunning solar rooftop.

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On Friday evening as the sun descended over the …

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Lithium fantasies vs. bitter realities

This story originally appeared in the Financial Post on September 2, 2016; click here to view. 

Joe Lowry, often revered as “Mr. Lithium” among investors, recently opined in a tweet, “Convinced ‪#lithium supply won’t exceed demand in this decade.” In …

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Elon Musk Is Pushing Tesla Hard

This story originally appeared in BloombergBusinessweek on September 1, 2016; click here to view. 

Tesla Motors Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk stunned investors in May when he announced that, thanks to phenomenal demand for the forthcoming Model 3, he was …

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An increasingly precious metal

This story originally appeared in The Economist on January 19, 2016; click here to view. 

jan19economist1SQM, Chile’s biggest lithium producer, is the kind of company you might find in an industrial-espionage thriller. Its headquarters in the military district of Santiago …

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