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Brian, what's your source for the claim "[Sandy] Munro Says Tesla Has Million Mile Batteries Installed"? It's not in the article to which you link. In 2018 Tesloop reported its Model S had driven 400,000 miles, but the initial battery only lasted 194,000 miles:
Oil and gas firms, which report second-quarter earnings in the coming weeks, are cutting investment and trying to sell billions of dollars’ worth of resources. So who's buying these resources if they're no longer a sure bet?
They are typically bought by smaller firms which are taking bigger risks and might quickly disappear if it goes wrong. It's not really good for the industry and certainly not good for the resources and the environment. That's another issue and it should be addressed soon by establishing clear rules before it gets worst or out of control.
I wonder if part of what's happening in the political climate and the national Democratic party is simply that carbon pricing would be a 'boat rocking' proposal-- drawing major money and attention from fossil fuel companies, getting a rise out of many political groups that would oppose the idea-- and staying silent on the issue so as to not energize any influence that would undercut the...
Thanks, Matt. I shared an article from the Alberta System Operator that shows the real effects of Carbon pricing, and it's not good for consumers or as a means to incentivize zero-carbon resources: https://energycentral.com/c/ec/aeso-2019-annual-market-statistic-real-world-example-carbon-pricing
The geopolitically ramifications of different countries being in somewhat sole possession of certain fuel types is always a really important one to look at-- and seems to be one that strikes political leaders more than it does the general public (see also: positioning of countries who are able to export nuclear energy technology and what that means for their relative power).
Sebastian, how is hydrogen transported by tankers burning the dirtiest of fossil fuel - bunker oil - in any way, shape, or form "green"? "...widespread global trade of hydrogen aboard ocean-going tankers is not a realistic commercial proposition this side of 2030." Good thing too - it's not a realistic environmental proposition, either.
Interesting development-- as we learned in Jurassic Park: "Life, uh, finds a way." I find it most interesting that, at least in this article, it doesn't seem the like those studying are investigating it as a positive or a negative, but just rather looking to evaluate the impact. But hey, that's what good, non-agenda driven science looks like!