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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #2059 on: February 05, 2020, 09:59:53 PM »
I think the TSLA discussion was in this thread, right?

I'm astounded by what their stock is doing...
yes it was. I believe you were one of the people who were saying they were going bankrupt and the stock was going to 0. I got in on Tesla when it dropped to 174. Never thought it would go to 900, but knew it was an undervalued stock with nowhere to go but up.

The stock was jump started by retail investors and the reason it went so sky high crazy the past week was because of all the shorts covering (remember it was the most heavily shorted stock out there) and all of the top 1000 institutional investors jumping in on the fear of missing out.

GREAT company that makes GREAT products, Elon Musk is a freakin' genius and I'm holding on for the long-term because I really believe in the product and at the end of the day it's all about the product- but even I was shocked by where it went. No way it's worth $900 or even close to that at the moment- and that's why you saw it come back down to $730 today after spiking to $900+ yesterday. It will be worth that someday though. Not for awhile. They still have lot of work to do and lot of growth to accomplish before it gets there.

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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #2060 on: February 06, 2020, 11:58:35 AM »
The European power sector emitted 12 percent less carbon dioxide in 2019 than during the prior year, suggesting the continent has sped up its shift away from fossil fuel energy sources. During the same period, the share of energy from renewables increased to almost 35 percent, according to a new report by two European climate think-tanks.

According to the findings, published Wednesday in a joint report by Agora Energiewende in Germany and Sandbag in the United Kingdom, emissions fell last year by 120 million tonnes. Power generation from hard coal declined in every European Union country and sank by 24 percent overall.


https://www.aljazeera.com/ajimpact/eu-power-sector-emissions-drop-coal-collapses-europe-200205222402274.html

Changes in European Union electricity generation, in terawatt hours, from 2018 to 2019 [Agora Energiewende
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #2061 on: February 06, 2020, 12:29:33 PM »
yes it was. I believe you were one of the people who were saying they were going bankrupt and the stock was going to 0. I got in on Tesla when it dropped to 174. Never thought it would go to 900, but knew it was an undervalued stock with nowhere to go but up.

Yep, that was me. I do think the company still has significant risk. I think they're over-extended, over-leveraged, and still not consistently profitable. Even now, their net profit is buoyed by sales of regulatory credits, and not driven organically from auto margins. Now, to some extent that's acceptable in a growth company, as they need to spend a lot of money to scale up. 

That said, where I thought there was significant short-term risk of an implosion in early 2019, I think that risk has passed. The capital raise in May helped significantly, and actually getting the China factory functional without significant delays will help as well. 


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GREAT company that makes GREAT products, Elon Musk is a freakin' genius and I'm holding on for the long-term because I really believe in the product and at the end of the day it's all about the product- but even I was shocked by where it went. No way it's worth $900 or even close to that at the moment- and that's why you saw it come back down to $730 today after spiking to $900+ yesterday. It will be worth that someday though. Not for awhile. They still have lot of work to do and lot of growth to accomplish before it gets there.

I could point you to lists and lists of companies that had great products and first mover advantage that failed to scale up and capitalize against incumbents. Some failed when the incumbents woke up. Some were lagging and acquired by the incumbents when they hit trouble. A few managed to get acquired at their peaks and made their founders uber-rich. And far fewer manage to become standalone successes alongside those incumbents. 

I still think, regardless of their success of their current products, that there's a long road, full of a lot of potential potholes, ahead of Tesla. 


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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #2062 on: February 07, 2020, 10:02:37 AM »
It's been 25-35 last two days with rain turning to sleet turning to snow,Suppose to go on and off thru sunday with lows in the teens.Kinda cheerful though with the brightness of the snow
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #2063 on: February 07, 2020, 11:11:02 AM »
I saw quite a few wind turbines today between Chartres and Orleans.

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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #2064 on: March 24, 2020, 10:04:19 PM »
Study: EV Winter Range Loss Averages 19%

The Norwegian Automobile Federation put 20 EVs head to head in freezing temperatures.

https://www.autoweek.com/news/green-cars/a31898441/study-ev-winter-range-loss-averages-19/
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #2065 on: March 24, 2020, 10:45:51 PM »
Like the auto industry as a whole, EV manufacturing is kind of on hold right now.

Tesla is still trying to improve its battery performance*, but there are other battery chemistries besides Lithium Ion in the works that are / could be denser, safer, charge faster and/or even become cheaper. Time will tell which ones get commercialized. That said, the only range issue at this point is for long-distance trips. For commuting and local trips it's not an issue.

*https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Tesla-Plans-To-Ditch-Cobalt-In-New-Batteries.html
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #2066 on: March 24, 2020, 11:43:53 PM »
Is the recharging station thing really going to be the way forward?  I can't shake an ultra-smooth propane tank-type thing.
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You park, someone or a machine removes your easily-removable battery and immediately replaces it with a new one, after you've swiped your card.  Your drained battery goes to the end of the mobile charging station to be used to replaced another car's batter later, when it's charged.  
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #2067 on: March 25, 2020, 12:51:29 AM »
Is the recharging station thing really going to be the way forward?  I can't shake an ultra-smooth propane tank-type thing.
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You park, someone or a machine removes your easily-removable battery and immediately replaces it with a new one, after you've swiped your card.  Your drained battery goes to the end of the mobile charging station to be used to replaced another car's batter later, when it's charged. 
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Crazy?
That could become somewhat common for small - midsize commercial / governmental vehicles (eg. delivery trucks, buses, ambulances) but I doubt it for personal vehicles that will simply be charged each night. Fast-charging technology will eventually improve for long-distance travel, though.
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #2068 on: March 25, 2020, 01:04:37 AM »
I'm not sure how common this is, but I believe Phoenix is about to get to April 1st with no days at 90+ degrees.  It's weird weather here, for sure.  
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #2069 on: March 25, 2020, 07:04:49 AM »
I'm not sure how common this is, but I believe Phoenix is about to get to April 1st with no days at 90+ degrees.  It's weird weather here, for sure. 
That is why the narrative has changed from Global Warming to Global Climate Change. 

From an article I read about a month or so ago, the Sun is entering a 7 year period of a Solar Minimum meaning that the Earths temps are expected to cool. Therefore the hucksters trying to scam us on the climate will not be able to claim the Earth is heating, so they have changed their claim to the Climate is unstable and changing....just like it has done since the Earth had a climate.

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« Reply #2070 on: March 25, 2020, 07:30:16 AM »
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« Reply #2071 on: March 25, 2020, 08:23:53 AM »
The term "climate change" is not some nefarious plot to fool anyone.  There was a  theory that the Atlantic "conveyor" for example might collapse and make Europe much colder than normal.  This theory was largely put to rest, but it's an example of how some parts of the climate could cool while most of it warms.  The term also encompasses weather changes not directly related to warming trends, like droughts.

It's simple a better term for what is projected to happen.

As for sun cycles, there is debate about what is happening as the solar maximum last time around was lower than normal.  During the "Little Ice Age" the sun spot activity was unusually low (the Maunder Minimum) leading SOME to speculate that we may be entering another cooling period of that ilk.   I've also read that parts of the planet were not cooler than normal circa 1550-1850, only the northern hemisphere.  


 

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