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Elon Strikes Again: Tesla Solar Customer in Hawaii Has Waited *4 Years* to Generate Power

A man in Hawaii likely thought he would free himself from electric bills while saving the environment when he bought into Elon Musk’s promises about solar power — but all he has gotten is a Tesla nightmare. Ben Kulia’s Tesla solar panels were installed in 2018, but haven’t generated a single watt of power in the four years since. “I feel really mental anguish every time I come home,” Kulia said in describing his relationship with Elon Musk’s company.

Dan Neil and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk attend Tribeca Talks After The Movie: 'Revenge of the Electric Car' during the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival at the SVA Theater on April 23, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

Chinese Solar Power Mogul Doubles Wealth Despite U.S. Forced Labor Sanctions

Chinese solar power company Hoshine Silicon Industry was targeted by U.S. sanctions in June 2021 for allegedly using forced labor to create its products. A little over a year later, Hoshine stock is up 111 percent, the personal fortune of founder Luo Liguo has doubled, and the Luo family is spending a billion dollars to expand the company’s presence in Xinjiang province, home of the enslaved Uyghur Muslims.

ZHANGYE, CHINA - JUNE 16 2022: Workers install solar panels at the construction site of a photovoltaic power station in Zhangye in northwest China's Gansu province Thursday, June 16, 2022. (Photo credit should read XUE LEI/ Feature China/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

Solar Energy Sector Failing as Biden Continues War on Reliable Oil and Gas

On Day One of his presidency, Joe Biden shut down the Keystone XL Pipeline and banned drilling on federal land as part of his plan to save the planet from so-called climate change. But one of the “alternative energy” sources he is promoting is on the skids, and solar power advocates say they need a government bailout.

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India’s PM Narendra Modi Wants $1 Trillion to Reduce Pollution

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland on Monday that his country will target “net zero” carbon emissions by the year 2070. However, Modi said this goal was only attainable if wealthy countries contributed at least a trillion dollars toward international climate change programs.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the World Leaders' Summit "Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Deployment" session at the COP26 Climate Conference at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, Scotland on November 2, 2021. - More than 80 countries have signed up to a US and EU pledge to …

Report: Tesla Is in Deep Trouble with Solar Power

Tesla’s solar ambitions are in deep trouble according to reports. Solar cells designed to replace roofing shingles are reportedly not working out well for the company, with the majority of solar cells being exported overseas. The company is facing fresh scrutiny about its factory in Buffalo, New York, and the promises it made to the state to employ a certain number of workers at the facility.

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