Tesla largely responsible for slide in US home solar sales: Report

After years of double-digit growth, home solar installations in the United States are poised to fall for the first time this year, according to a report released on Thursday by GTM Research The reason? An analysis of installation data suggests that most of the slowdown is traceable to a single company: Tesla, which acquired sister … Continue reading Tesla largely responsible for slide in US home solar sales: Report

Uber’s licence suspended in British city of Sheffield

The firm can continue to operate until Dec. 18 and if it chooses to appeal the suspension, it can still run until that appeal is heard, Sheffield City Council said Next week, Uber will head to court in London to defend its right to operate in the capital, its most important European market    Uber's … Continue reading Uber’s licence suspended in British city of Sheffield

Trump hasn’t deterred Chinese students from enrolling, University of California says

President Donald Trump has signaled his intention to tighten immigration policies, but that has not deterred Chinese students from applying to the University of California In 2016, nearly 20,000 students from China enrolled in the university, almost 10 times more than in 2000, said Christine Gulbranson, senior vice president at the University of California's Office … Continue reading Trump hasn’t deterred Chinese students from enrolling, University of California says

Death spiral’: half of Europe’s coal plants are losing money

Air pollution and climate change policies are pushing coal-fired electricity stations to the brink, says a new report. Closing them would avoid €22bn in losses by 2030   More than half of the European Union’s 619 coal-fired power stations are losing money, according to a new report. As a result, the industry’s slow plans for … Continue reading Death spiral’: half of Europe’s coal plants are losing money

Australia to probe Facebook, Google over media disruption

Australia's competition regulator said on Monday it would investigate whether U.S. online giants Facebook and Alphabet's Google had disrupted the news media to the detriment of publishers and consumers. Like their rivals globally, Australia's traditional media companies have been squeezed by online rivals, as advertising dollars have followed eyeballs to digital distributors such as Google, … Continue reading Australia to probe Facebook, Google over media disruption