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2021-07-23 No More Big Oil To Blame For Suppressing Your Invention

David Cowlishaw It has been more than ten years since that article was written / published, but there still hasn’t been a “water powered car.” So what has been your excuse? You used the excuse that the “oil barons” took this invention and made it disappear. I know this for a fact. In the next

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2021-07-21 Waiting lines at Superchargers

Peter Shieh That should be monitored by Tesla through the usage data. When there is high usage, they should add more Supercharger stations. If the usage is seasonal, they should deploy a portable Supercharger station. Tesla has adapters that allow it to use charging facilities other than Tesla’s. One example is using RV parks with

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2021-07-15 Huge Goldfish In Lakes Threatening Ecosystems

Goldfish dumped in lakes are growing huge, threatening other species. But they might be fun to catch when fishing! https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/12/goldfish-dumped-minnesota-lakes-threatening-ecosystems

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2021-07-14 CLIMATE CHANGE: It’s Urgent We Take Action

https://www.thenation.com/article/environment/climate-crisis-fires/tnamp/ Quote: << It’s impossible to overstate the urgency of the moment. And yet, as a species, we’re acting like the children of indulgent parents who provide multiple “last chances” to behave. Now, nature has run out of patience and we’re running out of chances. So much must be done globally, especially to control the

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2021-07-10 Food Made From Captured Carbon

This is something I haven’t read about, a way to capture CO2 and use it and microbes to grow protein. https://www.dezeen.com/2021/06/29/carbon-solar-foods-pasi-vainikka-solein/ It says we exhale much of the carbon we eat. I started thinking about the possibility of someday we would wear a breathing apparatus that captures the CO2 we exhale and use something, possibly

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2021-07-09 Resilient Grid Proposed For Surging Power Demand

This article is about the proposal to build distribution and transmission infrastructure to allow renewables to get to the consumers. But it’s obvious that the electric utilities are promoting this because the utilities are afraid that rooftop solar will take away the utilities’ control of where the electricity comes from. The rooftop solar plus battery

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2021-07-07 Pro-fossil Groups Stall Rooftop Solar

Solar advocacy groups reveal the playbook pro-fossil groups use to stall rooftop solar. https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/solar/solar-advocacy-groups-unveil-playbook-used-by-pro-fossil-fuel-groups-to-stall-rooftop-solar/ Quote: << California’s heated battle The battle for the future of rooftop solar is at particularly high pitch in California where utilities are using the playbook described in this report to push for drastic changes to net metering in California. Earlier

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2021-07-01 Food Systems Responsible For 1/3 Of GHGs

Food systems are responsible for a third of global GHG emissions according to the paper shown in this episode of Just Have Another Think. The climate impact of the world’s top meat and dairy producers. << Animal agriculture just on its own accounts for nearly 15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. >> https://youtu.be/URZEUx37VTc Paper

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2021-06-30 Starlink Worldwide In August

Starlink will be available worldwide in August. The terminal costs users $500 but costs SpaceX almost $1300 to make. They are partnering with two mobile carriers to provide backhaul service to remote cell sites. https://www.cnet.com/news/elon-musk-said-starlink-will-be-available-worldwide-in-august/

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2021-06-25 California Is Number 1!

California deserves a pat on the back! https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-06-14/california-defies-doom-with-no-1-u-s-economy Quotes: << California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy The Golden State has no peers when it comes to expanding GDP, raising household income, investing in innovation and a host of other key metrics. By Matthew A. Winkler June 14, 2021, 2:00 AM PDT >> <<

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