As Demand for Green Energy Grows, Solar Farms Face Local Resistance

Developers say industrial-scale farms are needed to meet the nation’s climate goals, but locals are fighting back against what they see as an encroachment on their pastoral settings. Hecate Energy, a renewable energy developer, had hoped to install a 500-acre solar farm in Copake, N.Y., a quiet town nestled between the Catskill and Berkshire Mountains. …

Elon Musk says Tesla has not signed a deal with Hertz yet.

Tesla’s chief executive, Elon Musk, said Monday that the electric vehicle manufacturer had not yet signed a contract with Hertz to sell the car rental agency 100,000 of its vehicles, a deal that was announced last week as Tesla’s stock value pushed past $1 trillion for the first time. Mr. Musk made the comment on …

More same-sex couples may be eligible for Social Security survivor benefits.

Surviving members of same-sex couples who weren’t able to marry because it wasn’t yet legal may be newly eligible for survivor benefits from Social Security. Even after winning the right to marry across the United States more than six years ago, some same-sex couples have faced challenges accessing certain benefits. To qualify for survivor benefits, …

Regulators Sound the Alarm on Stablecoins

A fast-growing part of the cryptocurrency industry needs more oversight, the Treasury Department warns. Financial regulators have urged lawmakers to act fast on legislation to address the rising risk of stablecoins. This type of cryptocurrency — ostensibly backed one-to-one by a stable asset like the dollar, making it more practical as a means for trades …