Katie Fehrenbacher, GreenBiz

Katie Fehrenbacher


San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Katie:

Investors keep early-stage cleantech alive with lessons learned

The cost to fund and grow young science and hardware startups has dropped in recent years, says the investors of a new firm. → Read More

Inside automakers' Jekyll-and-Hyde approach to emissions rules

The auto industry is embracing electrification like never before. Why is it also looking to relax crucial fuel efficiency standards? → Read More

What's behind the California bill to ban internal combustion car sales by 2040

A bold bill follows in the footsteps of England, France, China and others. → Read More

The future of sustainable transportation is — Uber Pool?

The rise of self-driving cars could be a disaster unless many of those cars get more than one occupant. → Read More

How drones are lowering the cost of clean energy

Will most wind turbines get a shower from an unmanned aerial vehicle one day? → Read More

Why a nuclear fusion company is lasering in on cancer

An energy technology with an incredibly long time to market finds a more immediate product shrinking tumors. → Read More

Here's what would drive even more electric buses into U.S. cities

Diesel buses prepare to die. → Read More

Tesla Plans to Triple Battery Deployments in 2018

Tesla said residential solar deployments were affected by the short supply of Powerwalls for customers who wanted solar plus Powerwall in their house. → Read More

What Tesla’s Big-Box Retail Play Says About Its Place in the Solar Market

Tesla may soon sell rooftop solar and home batteries in Home Depot and Lowe's. → Read More

Efficient Engine Startup EtaGen Attracts High-Profile Strategic Investors

AEP, Statoil and Centrica have joined Bill Gates and Khosla Ventures as backers in a company that makes engines for buildings and microgrids. → Read More

A New Lithium-Metal Battery Takes Flight in Drones

SolidEnergy Systems, a spin-out from MIT, has developed a battery that it says has double the energy density of current lithium-ion batteries. That means that a battery from SolidEnergy Systems could be half the size of a standard lithium-ion battery and hold the same amount of energy, or it could be the same size as a lithium-ion battery and hold twice as much energy. → Read More

Report: Tesla Ranks Last for Automated Driving

This isn’t the first criticism of Tesla’s Autopilot software. → Read More

The Promise and Challenge of Scaling Lithium Metal Batteries

Lithium metal battery technology could be transformative for electric vehicles and energy storage for the grid. → Read More

Generate Capital Raises $200M for Distributed Energy, Led by Alaska Permanent

The company backs distributed clean energy technologies like batteries, anaerobic digesters and fuel cells for forklifts. → Read More

Electric Cars in China Are On Track for a Record Year

According to an industry group, automakers are predicted to sell 700,000 of them in the country. → Read More

Novel Power-to-Gas Tech Begins Testing in the US

A new pilot combines hydrogen, microbes and biogas to perform energy storage. → Read More

Tesla Falls Short on Early Model 3 Shipment Goal

Tesla’s first mass-market electric car languishes in “production hell.” → Read More

AI for Energy: A Huge Opportunity, but Still Early Days

AES and others are actively exploring how artificial intelligence can improve the electricity system. → Read More

Proterra’s Electric Bus Breaks a World Record for Range—1,100 Miles on a Single Charge

Proterra and LG Chem step up their battery game. → Read More

Tesla Installs Its First Solar Roofs, as SolarCity Disappears

The company’s conventional solar business shrinks as Tesla focuses on ramping up the roof product and the Model 3 electric car. → Read More