Business Insider: Apple Has an Official Permit to Test Self-Driving Cars in California, DMV Confirms

Apple has received a permit to test autonomous cars in California, the first official confirmation that the maker of the iPhone sees the century-old automobile as a product that's ripe for reinvention -- and a reflection of its need to find new markets to sustain its growth.

The California DMV updated its website on Friday, adding Apple's name to 29 other companies testing self-driving vehicles in the state, including Tesla and Google.

Xinhua: Chinese Solar Firms Eye Kenyan Market

Chinesesolarfirms are keen to venture into the Kenyan market where uptake of cleaner energy sources has accelerated amid policy and regulatory incentives alongside greater awareness on their benefits.

Senior executives from these companies who to talked to Xinhua recently at an energy and power expo held in Nairobi were upbeat about the future of Kenya's market for solar lighting technologies.

Susan Lee, vice president of Shenzhen Power Solution Limited, said Kenya presents a lucrative and expanding market for solar equipment as the East African nation accelerates the shift to renewable energy sources.

InsideEVs: Popular Mechanics Calls Chevrolet Bolt the “Electric Car Of Your Dreams” Without a 400,000-Deep Waiting List

DIY editor for Popular Mechanics, Timothy Dahl, and his gas-guzzling F-150 loving self, spent two days in possession of a Chevrolet Bolt, and he was beyond impressed. He was enamored with the fact that the car performed so well, and he couldn’t believe its range.

Keep in mind that Dahl’s primary function as a journalist is not to review cars.

So this is coming from someone that can be thought of as your “average Joe,” with no in-depth EV knowledge or passion, or vast grounds for comparison -- although he can tell you how to fix a running toilet, how often he sharpens his chainsaw, or six ways to recycle your Christmas tree.

InsideClimate News: U.S. Should 'Exit' Paris Climate Agreement, Says Pruitt

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday that the United States should exit the Paris climate agreement. The comments are his strongest yet on a question that has divided the Donald Trump administration, even as it seeks to roll back the nation's commitment to act on climate change.

"Paris is something we need to look at closely. It's something we need to exit in my opinion," Pruitt said in an interview on the Fox & Friends morning news program.

"It's a bad deal for America," he said. "It's an 'America second, third or fourth' kind of approach."

The Hill: Trump Officials to Deliberate on Paris Climate Pact

Top Trump administration officials plan to meet to decide whether the U.S. should end its participation in the Paris climate agreement.

Politico reported Friday that the meeting is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday at the White House.

As planned, the meeting would include National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, national security adviser H.R. McMaster, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, senior adviser Jared Kushner and chief strategist Stephen Bannon, Politico said.