Gas to Electricity

Here are two articles about the same subject, the transition from gas to electric vehicles. The first may come from Tesla, the second from a news source.  Their big picture is the same, from slightly different perspectives.

I’ll add comments and “what to do” suggestions afterwards.

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Elon Musk expected to use Tesla ‘Battery Day’ to argue for the end of combustion engines

 

By Tina Bellon

21 September 2020

 

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc TSLA.O CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday is scheduled to showcase the company’s advanced battery technology, with investors expecting he will outline how the company’s electric vehicles will surpass the cost and convenience of internal combustion engines.… Keep reading

Big Oil Turning Electric

Here’s a really positive sign of change, moving away from fossil fuel use on an enormous scale … which is essential if we’re going to do anything about climate change before it’s too late. I’ll add comments afterwards about what each of us might do to help support this trend.

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Europe’s Big Oil Companies Are Turning Electric

 Under pressure from governments and investors, industry leaders like BP and Shell are accelerating their production of cleaner energy.Keep reading

Big Oil Turning Electric

Here’s a really positive sign of change, moving away from fossil fuel use on an enormous scale … which is essential if we’re going to do anything about climate change before it’s too late. I’ll add comments afterwards about what each of us might do to help support this trend.

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Europe’s Big Oil Companies Are Turning Electric

 Under pressure from governments and investors, industry leaders like BP and Shell are accelerating their production of cleaner energy.Keep reading

Water is Destiny

Stephan Schwartz, a futurist, coined this term because … it’s true.  A few years ago, a Colorado town ran dry – meaning that when you went to your sink and turned the faucet on, nothing came out.  They had to truck water into the town until rain finally came.  But – most people saw that as an anomaly … a very rare instance that was not likely to happen again.

Then, southern California had some severe water shortages, and asked people to cease using water for car washing, landscape watering, and many other uses – heavily fining violators.… Keep reading

The Good of the Pandemic

This is big! You may have noticed that, in responding to the pandemic, the air has become clearer, the water cleaner, sea life quickly returned to Venice, etc.  The pandemic wasn’t magically brought here to support environmental health, but the ripple effect is proving positive.

Here’s a report, written over a year ago – well before the coronavirus pandemic – that suggests changes that have to be made in our political and personal life styles to avert total environmental collapse.

Some of these changes will have their beginnings in this pandemic.  … Keep reading