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Old 11-02-2018, 01:02 PM   #801
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Great podcast with Elon.

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"The fundamental good that Tesla provides is accelerating the advent of sustainable transport and energy production....it's very important for the future of the world, it's very important for all life on Earth. This supersedes political parties, race, creed, religion, doesn't matter - if we do not solve the environment we are all damned." - Elon Musk
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:21 PM   #802
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:44 PM   #803
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For those that would like to see video on the latest software version for Navigate on Autopilot for Teslas.

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Old 11-07-2018, 08:44 AM   #804
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Sucks Cruz won for my state. Those who voted for him, voted for an outdated candidate. Cruz ran a TV ad multiple times about how Texas is "an oil and gas" state and how it's "the American way" . Sorry Buddy, that ship has sailed and I feel sorry for all the uneducated voters....

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“Wind and solar energy saved Texas ratepayers a whopping $855.9 million in 2017 and $5.7 billion over the last seven years! Wind and solar are good for consumers, good for the economy, and good for Texas."
I've said this a couple of times about renewable energy, but here it is again:

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The fundamental magic of this, as detailed in the report, is the phenomenon of zero marginal cost. Because wind and solar have no fuel cost, low operations and maintenance costs and do not suffer the wear due to ramping that thermal generation does, it’s pretty much the same cost to the plant whether it is generating power or not.

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Old 11-07-2018, 08:45 AM   #805
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Annual energy-storage deployments are now forecast to exceed 50 gigawatt-hours by 2020. That’s three years earlier than BNEF’s outlook from just last year.
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:57 PM   #806
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I like to re-watch some things from time to time in case I have forgotten little tid bits and so I wanted to share this video on climate models.

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Old 11-09-2018, 08:41 AM   #807
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:56 PM   #808
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Morris says the government's analysis didn't fully study the cumulative effects of greenhouse gas emissions, the effects of current oil prices on the pipeline's viability or include updated modeling of potential oil spills.
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Old 11-15-2018, 11:15 AM   #809
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The latest Lazard's report is out:

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-utility-scale solar and wind is cheaper than any new fossil fuel plant, including gas combined cycle

-utility-scale solar and wind is about the same cost as operating the average existing coal plant (meaning, it's cheaper than operating half of the existing coal plants)

-the cheapest utility-scale wind is cheaper to operate than the average existing nuclear plants

-the price declines for solar and wind continue, with solar getting cheaper faster than wind
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- drops in coal prices cannot save the economics of coal plants, they're still uncompetitive

- drops in natgas prices would manage to keep them barely competitive with current solar and wind prices.

-absolutely nothing compares on price to subsidized onshore wind
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Old 11-17-2018, 09:13 PM   #810
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It was delivered yesterday!

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Old 11-17-2018, 09:17 PM   #811
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Tesla received the most google searches in the US, Canada, China, Austria, Norway....
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“To be able to come here and do green energy, to go from coal to this, it’s been an amazing journey. I’ve been here almost three years. It’s been a fantastic ride,” he said.
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I didn't know this, but I'm not surprised. Bottom line is $$$$.

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Old 11-19-2018, 07:16 AM   #815
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I didn't know this, but I'm not surprised. Bottom line is $$$$.

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Damn.....thanks for the article.
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A little background on this author of this article: This guy is on my Tesla boards and I've learned a lot from him over the last 6 years.

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I and my family were heavily invested in oil and gas stocks for many decades because they were highly profitable. It didn’t cost that much to punch a hole in the ground and get a Texas “gusher,” and then the oil spouted out of the ground practically for free – but everyone bought lots of oil because all the alternatives were impractical or too expensive. So, they were good investments at the time.

In 2008, I sold them all, including my personal $384,000 worth of Exxon stock.

This was a wise decision. XOM stock is now worth about what it was when I sold it at the peak in 2008. It hasn’t gained at all. True, it did issue dividends – at a dividend yield of about 3.24%. This is well below any reasonable benchmark.
This is a great summary of what's going on.


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Old 11-26-2018, 08:39 AM   #818
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I took a break from posting articles over the holidays and will resume again after catching up with work.

But here is the first one: Tesla isn't the only one making an electric Pickup Truck!

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Old 11-26-2018, 03:34 PM   #819
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Another great article by Bill McKibben. He has a new book coming out in the Spring and this is supposed to be a preview of it.

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"Human beings have always experienced wars and truces, crashes and recoveries, famines and terrorism. We’ve endured tyrants and outlasted perverse ideologies. Climate change is different....the physical shifts we’re inflicting on the planet will “extend longer than the entire history of human civilization thus far. "
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Old 11-26-2018, 04:53 PM   #820
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A nice video showing off the truck:

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