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climateClimate Change Demand is Telling Putin and Texas Oilmen to Stop and French to Sacrifice

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The IPCC (UN Climate Change committee of scientists) and other climate groups have put out reports with dire warning about the climate crisis. They are demanding that the world shift from fossil fuels to clean energy and for ALL industry …

climate changeTexas Has Oil Past 2050 and Telling Real-Life JR Ewings to Stop Will Not Work

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The US Geological Survey has performed an updated survey of the primary oil basin in Texas and doubled their estimate of technically recoverable oil and gas from 2016. Fracking Technology Keeps Improving They did not change how much oil they …

energyTaiwan is Still Moving to Shutdown Nuclear Reactor Despite Pro-Nuclear Vote

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Taiwan’s recent election passed a pro-nuclear measure with a 59-41 majority. The will of the Taiwan people was to stop the phasing out of nuclear power. The ruling DPP party has an anti-nuclear power policy and passed a law in …

energyOPEC and Russia Will Cut 1.2 Million Barrels per Day for 6 Months

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OPEC and Russia have agreed to a 1.2 million barrel per day production output cut. World Oil production is just over 100 million barrels per day, so this is a 1.2% global cut. This is about 3% cut for OPEC …

air pollutionChina Will Help Tesla Go to Foxconn Scale to Stop Air Pollution and Save the Planet

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No one questions the ability for giant factories, cities, infrastructure and supply chains to be built in China. No one questions that Elon Musk is perhaps the greatest living industrial and technological innovator and he is in the running for …

batteriesChina Will Ensure Tesla Survives by Getting Gigafactory Built and Operating in 6 to 12 Months Instead of Years

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Chinese site Caijing.com reports that Tesla Gigafactory 3 construction has started in China and that production will start and ramp up in the second half of 2019. Tesla initially claimed vehicle production in Gigafactory 3 would start roughly two years …

australiaTwenty Month Payback for Tesla 100-MW Utility Scale Battery Storage System

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Australia has determined that Tesla 100MW battery system saved $40 million and the system had cost only $66 million. This is a 20-month payback on the investment. Tesla’s 100MW/129MWh Powerpack project in South Australia provide the same grid services as …

batteriesElon Lesson from Model 3 is Don’t Be Overconfident and Change in Manageable Phases

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Although Elon feels the Tesla 3 manufacturing issues are mostly behind them he shared what he felt caused the problems with the Tesla 3 to be worse than expected. An older video with CBS reviewed what went wrong with the …

batteriesMolten Salt Heat Energy Storage and Efficiency of Conversion of Heat to Electricity

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MIT researchers have a new energy storage design that will store heat generated by excess electricity from solar or wind power in large tanks of white-hot molten silicon. It converts the light from the glowing metal back into electricity to …

energyExamining Challenges and Chances for a Successful Coup in Venezuela

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Nextbigfuture wrote several articles in early 2018, where we looked at the rapid economic and social collapse in Venezuela and believed it would lead to a military coup. Nextbigfuture predicted the coup would happen by the end of 2018. There …