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Old 06-13-2019, 06:42 PM   #1041
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Yeah I figured it was something to get used to. Every car drives a little different.
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:14 PM   #1042
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If you have HBO or know someone who does, you should watch this new doc called Ice on Fire. I just finished watching it and it's right behind Before the Flood in terms of summarizing what we are doing to our planet and the best solutions that could improve our situation.

The way they visualize the data for the viewer gives it a different feeling than other climate docs in the past.

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Old 06-13-2019, 09:40 PM   #1043
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Here are a few slides from the Tesla Shareholder meeting that I thought were quite useful to share:

1) shows model 3 is breaking into the lower markets (I would be included in the 60% data as I came from a Honda Accord)

2) shows nobody has matched Tesla's efficiency yet

3) shows nobody has succeeded in creating an EV with more range since the Model S came out in 2012

The idea here is that the other automakers shouldn't be trying to compete with Tesla, they will never win because Tesla continues to learn and innovate. Instead, it is EV sales vs. ICE sales that should matter.





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Old 06-18-2019, 10:37 AM   #1044
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What do you guys think? Never been into trucks, but this looks good.

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Old 06-18-2019, 12:33 PM   #1045
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The new data for 2018 show a one-third increase in the estimated value of these subsidies, to more than $400 billion. The estimates for oil, gas and fossil-fuelled electricity have all increased significantly, reflecting the higher price for fuels (which, in the presence of an artificially low end-user price, increases the estimated value of the subsidy). The continued prevalence of these subsidies – more than double the estimated subsidies to renewables – greatly complicates the task of achieving an early peak in global emissions.
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:30 AM   #1046
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:57 AM   #1047
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Exxon (oil market), Climate Change, Tesla

Alyson Hannigan converted her Tesla?
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:48 AM   #1048
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Alyson Hannigan converted her Tesla?
kinda see it....
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Old 06-20-2019, 08:30 AM   #1049
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"Over one generation, the melt has doubled and these glaciers are now shrinking fast.

"Why does this matter? Because when the ice runs out, some of Asia's most important rivers will lose a water supply that keeps them flowing through drought summers, just when water is at its most valuable.

"Without mountain glaciers, droughts will be worse for millions of water-stressed people living downstream."
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Old 06-20-2019, 09:35 PM   #1050
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David Gilmour's guitar auction today raised a cool 20 million for ClientEarth.
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:44 AM   #1051
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David Gilmour's guitar auction today raised a cool 20 million for ClientEarth.
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:01 PM   #1052
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The Trump admin is playing the fan base. Coal ain't comin back little buddy and "natural" gas is on its way out as well....

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"the plant is no longer economically viable in a state where wind and solar supply a growing share of inexpensive electricity."
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Old 06-21-2019, 09:14 PM   #1053
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Update on the Boring Tunnel:

-paved the tunnel
-car has route on screen

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Old 06-23-2019, 11:22 AM   #1054
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“Talks without action are no longer fit for purpose given the urgency to address climate change,” says Omi. “This is no fad. The world is truly in the midst of a climate emergency, which could have drastic consequences for markets, companies and, therefore, our clients’ assets.”
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Old 06-23-2019, 11:39 AM   #1055
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Great article showcasing that Tesla is always learning and improving from what they have done before.

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“The current manufacturing process requires a mix of 70 aluminum and steel parts being pieced together into the rear frame for the Model 3. Tesla is swapping all of these parts out for a cast part from a small casting machine that will allow the company to initially go down to just 4 parts. Tesla is already looking at a larger casting machine that would allow it to consolidate this down to just one part.”
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Old 06-23-2019, 06:29 PM   #1056
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Reported spending outweighed income for a group of 29 large public shale gas companies by $6.7 billion in 2018, bringing the group’s 2010 to 2018 cash flow to a total of negative $181 billion, according to a March 2019 report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.
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“Really indicates to me that there's a lot of these companies that still don't get it,” he said. “They still think they're gonna earn 40, 50, 60 percent returns on their investment, even after six years now of saying that and getting negative returns.”
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Old 06-26-2019, 09:32 AM   #1057
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Oh man, hahaha, this is great.

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Old 06-27-2019, 09:11 AM   #1058
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Great video explaining how the Model 3 is the safest car ever built....a sub-reason why I bought mine.

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Old 06-27-2019, 01:09 PM   #1059
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Things change and society adapts. As I stated in my 7th post of this thread - my grandfather was a regional exec for Exxon. It's not personal, it's business...as in the business of humanity surviving.

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"One such family is certain descendants of Lauren J. Drake, past president of Standard Oil of New Jersey, which eventually merged into ExxonMobil. These descendants have sold off their inherited shares, a healthy six-figure sum, on the basis of environmentalism."
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"...one should not be sentimental about an investment: “Be grateful you received it, but if it is doing something wrong, try to change the company.”'
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Along with the new type of plastic, PDK, there is another way of creating sustainable products taking shape.

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Mycelium is technically a kind of a yeast, but unlike most yeast cells, which grow as a single cell, mycelium is multicellular and can grow into macro-size structures
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the mycelium can be coaxed to build predictable structures by controlling temperature, CO2, humidity and airflow to influence the growth of tissue.
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Mycelium's fast-growing fibers produce materials used for packaging, clothing, food and construction—everything from leather to plant-based steak to scaffolding for growing organs. Mycelium, when harnessed as a technology, helps replace plastics that are rapidly accumulating in the environment.


See, we don't have to be fearful of the government taking away our "cows and transportation", we just need to use our brains and come up with new ways to live that doesn't set us back. Imagine if our society(gov't) rallied behind new ideas instead of trying to control the population through fear.....
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