Based in Fresno, California, Leon Kaye is a business writer and strategic communications specialist. He has also been featured in The Guardian, Sustainable Brands and CleanTechnica. When he has time, he shares his thoughts on his own site, GreenGoPost.com. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com. You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost).

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Tesla Finalizes $2.6 Billion Acquisition of SolarCity

On Sunday, high-end electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors announced the final terms of its acquisition of SolarCity. The deal will cost Tesla approximately $2.6 billion. But is it the right move?

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Shampoo and Conditioner Startup Ditches Plastic Bottles

If there is one personal care startup that has the potential to disrupt a stodgy industry, and score enough venture capital funding to expand, Ethique and its bar-shaped shampoos are at the front of that line.

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Climate Science Witch Hunt Continues in Congress, NGOs Push Back Hard

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) is leading what NGOs call a McCarthyite investigation of government agencies, state attorneys general and, now, nonprofits. These stakeholders have one thing in common: They’re working to research ExxonMobil’s alleged climate deception. And now, they’re joining together to fight back.

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Report: Energy Companies Hugely Underestimate Risks to Investors

Carbon Tracker called out the energy industry for lagging in filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission. By submitting the same boilerplate risk disclosures, the group says, energy companies exacerbated the collapse of coal and left investors — and coal miners — blindsided.

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Personal Care Companies Are Lagging on Microbeads, Greenpeace Says

Microbeads are banned from “rinse-off cosmetics” in the U.S. as of July 1, 2019. But the world’s largest personal care companies are lagging when it comes to removing this destructive ingredient, says Greenpeace — which is advocating for a global ban.