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Why 2nd Half Of 2019 Will Be Better For Tesla Than 1st Half (Part 2)

Tesla’s road to delivering 360,000+ cars in 2019 starts in the United States, runs through Europe, and ends in China. In Part 1 of this analysis, we detailed Tesla’s production capacity and how many cars the company will be able to deliver in the United States this year. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what Tesla must do in Europe, China, and other major markets, along with the challenges that await the electric car maker

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Offshore oil and gas rigs leak more greenhouse gas than expected

A survey of offshore installations extracting oil and natural gas in the North Sea revealed far more leakage of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, than currently estimated by the British …

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Mining for coal reserves would not be better than fracking – Yorkshire Post letters

He claims that fracking will industrialise the area with “grids of drill … Considering the situation in the Persian Gulf at present, plus the fact that Vladimir Putin may well decide to shut off the …

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Does Range Anxiety Affect Gas Car Drivers More Than Tesla Drivers?

Editor’s note: Aside from the points made in the article below, something that I think non-Tesla drivers can’t appreciate (until they experience it in a Tesla) is Tesla’s navigation system for road trips. The brilliant navigation system plans out your trip and tells you where to charge and for how long. I drove a Model S from Poland to Paris and back, and my conclusion after (or during) the trip was that this navigation system actually made the journey simpler and less stressful than it would have been in a gasoline or diesel vehicle

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An oil spill that began 15 years ago is up to a thousand times worse than the rig owner’s estimate, study finds

(CNN)For 15 years, oil from one particular spill has been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. A new federal study estimates that each day, about 380 to 4,500 gallons of oil are flowing at the site where …

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New Estimate for an Oil Leak: A Thousand Times Worse Than Rig Owner Says

WASHINGTON — A new federal study has found that an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that began 14 years ago has been releasing as much as 4,500 gallons a day, not three or four gallons a day as the rig …

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‘Storms on Steroids’: Severe Weather Warnings in 2019 Already Higher than All of 2018 for Philadelphia Region – NBC 10 Philadelphia

‘Storms on Steroids’: Severe Weather Warnings in 2019 Already Higher than All of 2018 for Philadelphia Region  NBC 10 Philadelphia

The seemingly daily threat of thunderstorms this week illustrates a bigger picture: climate change melting ice in the Arctic has pushed the jet stream south — to …

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Perspective | A $1 trillion economic blow? The cost of extreme weather in the U.S. is worse than we thought. – Washington Post

Perspective | A $ 1 trillion economic blow? The cost of extreme weather in the U.S. is worse than we thought.  Washington Post

An assessment of the costs of climate change – using basic economic principles – is scary.

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Large Swaths Of Incoming Solar & Onshore Wind Are Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels

A new report published this week by the International Renewable Energy Agency has found that 77% of onshore wind projects and 83% of utility-scale solar PV projects set to be commissioned in 2020 will be cheaper than the lowest fossil fuel-fired generation prices. 

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Lawmakers say partial fracking ban is better than nothing. Environmentalists disagree.

Both bills have loopholes that would allow use of another type of drilling technique called matrix acidizing, a process that involves injecting an acid solution at a pressure low enough to not be …

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