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Old 07-31-2017, 07:37 AM   #461
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Another article that just came out with a great graph comparing the Model 3 to its competition.

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Old 07-31-2017, 07:56 AM   #462
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Another sign the industry is moving away from ICE to EVs:

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Old 07-31-2017, 08:02 AM   #463
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There is a pretty misinformed article on BBC today about autonomous vehicles. When I wasn't laughing at what they missed, I was laughing at spelling and gramatical mistakes.
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:03 AM   #464
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:13 AM   #465
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Old 08-01-2017, 02:11 PM   #466
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A reminder: this is out in theaters Friday

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"It is right to save humanity, it is wrong to pollute this Earth. It is right to give HOPE to the future generations."
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Old 08-01-2017, 03:56 PM   #467
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More auto players finally moving towards electrification:

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Old 08-02-2017, 03:19 PM   #468
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From the Tesla Q2 Results that were just released:

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Since the handover event last week, we are averaging over 1,800 net Model 3 reservations per day
Also, spread this to every family and friend you know. Who has the safest cars on the road? Tesla.

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In June, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded Model X a 5-star safety rating, the first such achievement for
any sport utility vehicle. Significantly, Model X achieved a 5-star rating across the board on all nine subcategories covering frontal, side,
and pole impacts for the driver-side, passenger-side, and rollover tests. This is the second-best set of test results for any car ever tested
by NHTSA, behind only Model S, which received the lowest probability of injury score ever.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:11 PM   #469
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In the interview, Diess claims “in the old world [our competition] is Toyota, Hyundai, and the French carmakers. In the new world it is Tesla.”
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:17 PM   #470
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Pretty good summary of what's going on from within the O&G industry, although the authors time is a bit off. It'll happen quicker than they estimate because of falling battery prices and fast battery ramp-ups.

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Old 08-10-2017, 07:28 AM   #471
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While the article says it's an outliner case, this is another example of utility storage starting to take shape:

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The company will purchase two 1-megawatt/4-megawatt-hour storage systems from AES for the small town of Punkin Center.
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The traditional approach, which APS considered, would be to upgrade the 20 miles of 21-kilovolt cables that service the town. That requires construction through hilly and mountainous terrain, with considerable expense and local disruption.

The utility decided that batteries would be cheaper.
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Old 08-15-2017, 09:02 PM   #472
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Excellent presentation on Energy. The only thing I would critique is that he says Tesla just puts Panasonic's cells in their powerwalls which is not entirely true - Tesla uses its own chemistry and package design which enables them to beat all other competitors.


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This is great.

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Old 08-20-2017, 08:33 PM   #474
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Sometimes stupid people are in charge....and this is what happens. Go ahead, climate change isn't going away.....it's only going to get worse. Good luck to my daughter and beyond...............


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New fly-by video of the factory.

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Old 08-23-2017, 09:23 AM   #476
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Twenty-nine researchers from across the globe conducted the analysis of more than 70 studies—covering various types of models, approaches and locations across the world—and found that existing research all led, consistently, in one direction.
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For every degree Celsius that the Earth warms, corn yields will go down an average of 7.4 percent, according to the study, which focused on the effects of rising temperatures and did not directly examine other influences related to climate change.

Wheat yields similarly will drop by 6 percent on average for every degree Celsius that temperatures rise, rice yields by 3.2 percent, and soybean yields by 3.1 percent, according to the study.
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While the study looked specifically at temperature increases, it also concluded that there will be indirect temperature impacts, including increased demand for water, water stress and reduced soil moisture—all leading to decreased yield.
Don't tell me Climate Change won't start wars....it already has made the Middle East unsettling over the past 2-3 years.....
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In one finding, they judged that 83 percent of peer-reviewed papers written by company scientists and 80 percent of the company's internal communications acknowledged that climate change is real and caused by humans. But among Exxon's advertisements on the editorial pages of The New York Times, a proxy for communications aimed at a broad public audience, only 12 percent acknowledged climate change as real and human-caused, while 81 percent expressed doubt.
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Old 08-24-2017, 01:45 PM   #478
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I'm not going to point out every little thing that is wrong with the report the admin put out, but here is just one example of where they are wrong. They took this part out that was in the report that was leaked a few weeks ago....I wonder why.....

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“One of the benefits of renewable energy is that it can serve as a hedge for more volatile fossil-fuelled generation. Many customers seek a steady bill payment because it’s easier to budget for and manage than a bill that varies by month. To the degree that renewable energy stabilizes the cost of an overall energy portfolio (or even just a customer’s bill), that affects perceived affordability.”
Anyone want to guess what the example could be?.............Gas prices. That's just the start.

Gas prices recently went up 12 cents over night where I live and they continue to be volatile on a week-to-week, month-to month basis. One of the reasons I can't wait to get my EV is so I know what my cost will be on a consistent basis - $.10 kWh.

Take it a step further and add solar to your roof and battery storage in your garage.

Then there is utility solar and storage that provide stability, but I just wanted to focus on our individual lives with this example.

Please pass all the info in this thread on so that more are not out witted by those that want to control our energy habits.
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:27 PM   #479
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Naomi Klein is spot on:

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Because the truth is that these events have long been predicted by climate scientists. Warmer oceans throw up more powerful storms. Higher sea levels mean those storms surge into places they never reached before. Hotter weather leads to extremes of precipitation: long dry periods interrupted by massive snow or rain dumps, rather than the steadier predictable patterns most of us grew up with.
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I'm not going to point out every little thing that is wrong with the report the admin put out, but here is just one example of where they are wrong. They took this part out that was in the report that was leaked a few weeks ago....I wonder why.....

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Anyone want to guess what the example could be?.............Gas prices. That's just the start.

Gas prices recently went up 12 cents over night where I live and they continue to be volatile on a week-to-week, month-to month basis. One of the reasons I can't wait to get my EV is so I know what my cost will be on a consistent basis - $.10 kWh.

Take it a step further and add solar to your roof and battery storage in your garage.

Then there is utility solar and storage that provide stability, but I just wanted to focus on our individual lives with this example.

Please pass all the info in this thread on so that more are not out witted by those that want to control our energy habits.
So here we go, another real world example, this time weather related to volatile gas prices......What do you all think of Perry and the Trump team taking out that paragraph on how renewables are less volatile than fossil-fuels? Pretty fucking shady!

This guy says to expect prices to rise $.15 to $.20. Now, I have to deal with this shit a little longer, till Dec/Jan, but you bet your ass the next time something like this happens and pushes prices up, it won't affect me. I'll still be getting around on $.10kWh. And so should you! You shouldn't ever buy another ICE.

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