When I was working my company was heavily involved in developing offshore windfarms in Europe. There are so many over there because the governments gave companies a choice - pay your taxes or invest the money in wind energy. They are hopelessly inefficient, if there’s not enough wind they don’t work, if there’s too much wind they can’t work. In rough terms, 25% of the UK’s electricity comes from wind but over one third of your bill goes to pay for it. But, if it makes us feel all warm and fuzzy it’s worth it, right?We have 4000 solar windmills near us in Altamont Pass. They are idle:
"It turns out Altamont Pass is a major migratory route and offers prime hunting grounds for golden eagles, American kestrels, and red-tailed hawks. Further studies have shown that 2 to 4 thousand birds, including the federally protected golden eagle, die each year from colliding with a turbine while flying through Altamont Pass" www.mobileranger.com
Seems like they would check on this before installing that many wind mills.
A small displacement diesel is more energy efficient than a hybrid.
'A trivial aside...but one that irritates me to no end: According to various sources, the Porsche Taycan won't have the suicide rear doors seen on the concept. Cynic that I am, I'm betting it won't have the concept's 4 race-style buckets and full-length console either....Sitting out e-cars till I see what Porsche, Audi, and others offer.
As you may have noticed, some dislike Elon Musk to such an extent that they are willing to believe fabricated issues about the cars in an attempt to justify their personal feelings.Curious if those of you putting down the cars Tesla builds have ever had a tour of the factory, owned or driven a Tesla or if your information is coming from someone that has? I have owned 4 Model S Tesla's and have had nothing but good luck with our cars.
The issues we have had were minor. When it was time for a service they actually brought us a loaner Tesla and took our car on a trailer to the closest service department for repairs which were done quickly and professionally.
The fit and finish on all 4 of the Model S Tesla's have been spot on. I am not saying the company doesn't have issues, but to say the cars are a disaster seems a bit out there.
Yes, it's truly baffling that some people are unwilling to irrationally pump a company that routinely lies and misleads at the expense of ordinary investors. I'll give any Lehman comparisons credence on that front. I suppose everyone should just join in for the big win, get together with Ross Gerber and Cathie Wood, and separate Grandma from her savings. Would you be negative if you dumped in at $350 because of the funding secured lie?The level of negativity for an an American Car company, from car guys,
is still baffling.