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CelloMomOnCars, to climate
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"While belief in has waned a bit nationally, 90% of Floridians still believe it’s real, according to a recent survey by Atlantic University.

Most Floridians — nearly 70% — want both the state and federal governments to do more to address climate change, the study found."

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/2024/05/14/90-of-floridians-think-climate-change-is-real-much-higher-than-across-the-u-s/

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@CelloMomOnCars 10% is about the same who believe the world is flat, wonder if it's the same set?

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@CelloMomOnCars 😀
On the plus side, that climate denial is now on par to flat earth belief is a positive

kevinrns, to climate
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Some BS (bovine fecal) AI accounts say there isn't enough land for solar.

Solar, which has fallen in price 98.7% What once cost 'dinner for two with candles and three courses,' now costs 'light bulb,' is so efficient-

How efficient is it?

Solar is so efficient, solar collectors on half the world's roofs, just on the roof, is MORE ELECTRIC ENERGY THAN WE USE, world wide.

World wide.

Build it all now, stop pouring money into the tar pit.

https://theconversation.com/solar-panels-on-half-the-worlds-roofs-could-meet-its-entire-electricity-demand-new-research-169302

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@kevinrns France has mandated all car parks over a certain size must have solar. What’s happening is companies have worked out its making them money so are adding them to car parks of smaller size. Farmers are adding solar to fields with livestock and crops, as they add shade. There’s lots of places you can stick a solar panel without needing more land

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/09/france-to-require-all-large-car-parks-to-be-covered-by-solar-panels

richardknott, to TeslaMotors
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Tesla Rehires Some Supercharger Workers Weeks After Musk’s Cuts

Glad they have jobs back but it’s no way to instil morale or loyalty
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-05-13/tesla-rehires-some-supercharger-workers-weeks-after-musk-s-culling

richardknott, to climate
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Protest groups such as Just Stop Oil and Palestine Action could be banned in a similar way to terrorist organisations, under a proposal from the government’s adviser on political violence.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c2qv7425gvwo

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Worth also mentioning the ULEZ protesters have used explosive devices and constantly criminally damage public property but not in that list?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-67754598.amp

richardknott, to TeslaMotors
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Uh oh.
Surely this is one of their biggest money spinners, if not a key reason to by a Tesla?

richardknott,
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@hankg Yep, and Sod knows.

richardknott, to climate
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drahardja, to TeslaMotors
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I think Toyota was right all along.

It’s an unpopular opinion among EV purists, but I think hybrids will reduce a lot more carbon emissions than BEVs, for the simple reason that way more people can switch. Even without access to charging outlets, hybrids are far more efficient thanks to their regenerative braking. With access to outlets, they are as good as EVs within their electric range, which will account for most of the daily commutes of their owners, and all with far smaller batteries and better costs of ownership than BEVs.

The way to eliminate emissions due to personal transportation is not to put people in BEVs. It’s to eliminate commutes and massively invest in (electrified) public transportation.

“Hybrid vs. Electric Cars: Why Hybrids Make More Sense”

https://www.kbb.com/car-advice/hybrid-vs-electric-why-hybrids-make-more-sense/

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@drahardja trouble is they’re not driven as efficiently as they could be, by a long way:

https://thedriven.io/2024/04/18/toyotas-plug-in-hybrids-emit-four-times-more-co2-than-company-claims/

richardknott, to TeslaMotors
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Maserati Unveils GranCabrio Folgore all-electric four-door convertible touting 270 miles range

Oh hello! Does it come in black?

https://www.yankodesign.com/2024/04/20/maserati-unveils-grancabrio-folgore-all-electric-four-door-convertible-touting-270-miles-range/

richardknott, to Hydrogen
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@CrackedWindscreen a lot of the push for hydrogen in road cars is either from the fossil fuel industry or outright disinformation. how many times have you heard "Ev's are a fad, will be replaced by Hydrogen cars"?

richardknott, to TeslaMotors
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EU funding 4,200 EV charging points and 48 hydrogen refuelling stations

Cool, but why hydrogen? https://electriccarsreport.com/2024/04/eu-funding-4200-ev-charging-points-and-48-hydrogen-refuelling-stations/

richardknott, to climate
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Why has the ‘15-minute city’ taken off in Paris but become a controversial idea in the UK?

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2024/apr/06/why-has-15-minute-city-taken-off-paris-toxic-idea-uk-carlos-moreno

ai6yr, (edited ) to TeslaMotors
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@colo_lee @ai6yr not with that light cluster. Kinda looks like a ID3, but those lower door panels don’t match?

richardknott, to random
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The size of modern ships is staggering

GottaLaff, to random
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I want to puke.

Via Roger Parloff:

Belatedly noticing that 's lawyers, in motions, have begun referring to his presidency as "President Trump's first term."

richardknott,
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@GottaLaff probably on the instructions of their client. Surprised they didn’t include “and 2nd hand bible salesman”

richardknott, to random
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In France at the moment, not only is their a legal requirement for car parks over a certain size to have solar panels, supermarkets with smaller car parks are now doing it voluntarily as it makes them money

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richardknott,
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@soviut this is rural France, on the edge of a small town. While there’s some scope for increased public transport most of the customers are outside walking distance and it would never be economical for public transport to cover all their needs.
In towns it still can take decades to implement transit routes where as these panels are going up in a few years and it’s hoped will cover the capacity of around 10 nuclear power stations.

richardknott, to random
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richardknott, to TeslaMotors
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Renault aims to be first European carmaker to recycle batteries on mass scale

https://electrek.co/2024/03/26/renault-aims-to-be-first-european-carmaker-to-recycle-batteries-on-mass-scale/

richardknott, to TeslaMotors
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BYD’s new EV, starting at less than $10,000, is stoking fear across the industry


https://electrek.co/2024/03/22/byds-new-ev-starting-under-10000-stoking-fear-rivals/

CelloMomOnCars, to random
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A multi-trillion dollar showdown over energy's future

"At stake are the energy policies of 10 emerging countries in Asia and Africa that will account for more than half the world's additional population between now and 2050, and a concomitant share of its energy.

If rich nations don't provide the funding for to fuel their growth, oil producers and their allies stand with chequebooks ready for the dirty alternative."

https://www.tbsnews.net/features/panorama/multi-trillion-dollar-showdown-over-energys-future-762226

richardknott,
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@CelloMomOnCars UK is working with Morocco to send energy collected via solar to the UK.

What I wouldn’t mind seeing is the production of renewable technologies to be in Africa too, so they get the benefit of the entire supply chain.

https://xlinks.co/morocco-uk-power-project/

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@CelloMomOnCars @richardknott possibly because it’s a conservative government plan? They’re also running a cable past Portugal, Spain and France to the UK, which is nuts

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