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#31 Rogerdodger

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Posted 07 October 2022 - 10:22 PM

General Electric Abandoning Wind Power?

The multinational corporation General Electric is relinquishing some of its efforts to utilize wind power, shutting down 20% of the sector’s workforce. According to an anonymous source close to the company, hundreds of workers will be removed from onshore wind facilities.



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Posted 14 October 2022 - 01:23 PM

Under Investment In Energy Production Dooms Your Future

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BofA says: 'Get ready for an economic ‘regime change’

 

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“Fundamental shifts” in demographics and labor markets, along with trends like deglobalization and underinvestment in energy production, have caused an economic “regime change.”
Bank of America’s strategists also argued that the world has underinvested in energy production for the past decade, which will keep oil and natural gas prices elevated moving forward.
They noted that annual oil and gas investments worldwide fell to around $450 billion this year, after peaking at $750 billion in the mid-2010s.
“Regime change happens in fits and starts, not a straight line. There will be rallies in oversold long-duration assets like tech and Treasuries, useful for rotation to energy and value,” they wrote. 

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#33 Rogerdodger

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Posted 14 October 2022 - 09:21 PM

TESLA Stock -50% as Troubles Pile Up...

 

Tesla fires after hurricane raises alarm for Florida officials

EV batteries are catching fire after saltwater damage.

“This emerging threat has forced local fire departments to divert resources away from hurricane recovery to control and contain these dangerous fires,” Scott said. “Car fires from electric vehicles have proven to be extremely dangerous and last for a prolonged period, taking in many cases up to six hours to burn out.”

Two houses burned down this week after an EV caught fire.

 

So much for the so called "Clean Energy" religion... 

Burning batteries and houses pollute...As the planet continues to be raped in search for these elements.

 

Lithium batteries can cause landfill fires that can smolder for many years. As a result, the toxic chemicals released into the air negatively affect our breathing and contribute to global warming

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But at least the source of this pollution is "NIMBY"...Not in my back yard.

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#34 Rogerdodger

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Posted 16 October 2022 - 10:40 AM

California’s 2004 ‘Hydrogen Highway’ never happened.

California has been dreaming of a clean, modern hydrogen highway since 2004, when former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger ordered preparations for a traffic jam of zero-emission, hydrogen-fueled cars, buses and trucks.

Proponents say hydrogen is the “fuel of the future”.

However, "A completely efficient electrolysis system would require an average household's entire days supply of electricity ( 30 kWh of electricity) to produce 2 pounds of hydrogen"

Price is also an issue.

A regular city bus may cost $450,000. A comparable hydrogen bus is more like $1 million

 

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And then there is this: 

 

Most Hydrogen (and electricity) is produced from fossil fuels!

 

And again I ask, "Where are we going to get all of that electricity when there are already brown-outs?


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Posted 18 October 2022 - 04:49 PM

Electric vehicle owner took 15 hours to drive 178 miles  in his electric Nissan Leaf

 

The distance between Cheyenne and Casper is 178 miles, which with the speed limit taken into account should take less than 2 1/2 hours.
Since that first attempt, O’Hashi has made the trip again but was only able to cut the total travel time down to 11 hours. While waiting to charge, he noted that he often spends extra money shopping or eating, in addition to the charging cost.

O’Hashi added that the unpredictability of a battery’s range causes anxiety because electric vehicle owners must factor in extra distances to charging stations, along with hilly terrain and winds that negatively impact battery range.

His experiences inspired him to write a book, On the Trail: Electric Vehicle Advice and Anxiety.

He observes, "If anything, EVs slow the world down. Maybe there’d be less road rage if traffic moved slower and drivers put less pressure on themselves to get from place to place."


Edited by Rogerdodger, 18 October 2022 - 04:56 PM.


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Posted 21 October 2022 - 11:08 AM

Just charging an EV can be shocking!

 

The RAC says the price of recharging an average family-size car at public points has risen by 42 per cent since the spring.

Rapid networks are likely to be the most expensive.

The BP Pulse charging point in Hammersmith charges 57p ($56.12) per kWh for fast charging, 65p ($73.32)per kWh for rapid, and 69p ($85.29) per kWh for ultra-rapid.

 

Those who hoped an electric car would be cheap to run will be worried to hear that the UK domestic Energy Price Guarantee is now due to end in April 2023, which is much earlier than originally expected.

 

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Posted 23 October 2022 - 10:11 PM

Not enough Lithium, not enough electricity in 2022. Wait until 2050!

 

And I thought EV's are all about saving the environment...

 

234 New Lithium Mines needed by 2050 to meet the staggering demand

Lithium producers in ‘generational challenge’ to meet 2050 demand
The world will need 234 new lithium mines by 2050 to meet the staggering demand,  20 times 2021 output.
Lithium production from new mining projects can take over five years to bring online.
By 2040, all of the lithium mined last year will only meet one month’s demand, even with the supply from recycled batteries.
Lithium carbonate price reached an all-time high of US$74,475 a tonne, more than doubling in price from last year.

 

 

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Posted 25 October 2022 - 08:52 PM

MSN:

US now has just 25 days of diesel supply

The administration seems to be left with very few sustainable options for long-term relief.

New England’s stockpiles have been depleted to less than a third of its usual levels for this time of year, which is concerning since those states rely on fuel for heating more than other parts of the country.

Diesel demand is so high, that if a million barrels of diesel were delivered from the Northeast reserves, they would be depleted in less than six hours.



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Posted 27 October 2022 - 08:19 PM

While apartment renters have no place to charge their EVs...

A YouTuber built a gas-generator powered Tesla to avoid plugging in on an 1,800-mile road trip

2% battery left..."No chargers within 50 miles"

 

All I can say is ROFLMAO!

 


Edited by Rogerdodger, 27 October 2022 - 08:25 PM.


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Posted 15 November 2022 - 10:46 AM

Solar and wind power shutdown forecast as SA remains cut off from national electricity grid

In a scene reminiscent of the 2016 statewide blackout, wild weather ripped down the transmission tower just south of Tailem Bend about 5pm on Saturday, isolating South Australia from the rest of the national grid.

That has created the risk of what some experts call a "solar spill", in which too much electricity from renewables is generated during periods of low demand and threatens to overload the system.