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  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    So which of this are you disputing?

    "On average, there were two quakes a year in Ohio greater than magnitude 2.0 between 1950 and 2009. But between 2010 and 2014, that average rose to nine, according to a Dispatch analysis of Ohio Department of Natural Resources data"
    Apr 12 09:32 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    Good post. The polarized political postings are tiresome.
    Apr 12 09:31 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    "On average, there were two quakes a year in Ohio greater than magnitude 2.0 between 1950 and 2009. But between 2010 and 2014, that average rose to nine, according to a Dispatch analysis of Ohio Department of Natural Resources data"

    If they are lying, this is a finding that would be easily disputed.
    Apr 12 09:30 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    Obviously the modern use of the word "fracking" has come to mean "fracking + horizontal drilling". Which you well know has only really taken off in the 21st century. Let's please be intellectually honest in these discussions.
    Apr 12 09:29 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Doctors group criticizes EPA's lack of disclosure in its experiments [View news story]
    40 years -- okay. Even more proof that people in power like to abuse it, no matter what their political persuasion.
    Apr 12 09:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla - 20 Key Risks That Longs Are Ignoring [View article]
    Valid point -- I should have qualified "the economics are clearly there" with "on paper"
    Apr 11 05:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla - 20 Key Risks That Longs Are Ignoring [View article]
    Tell me more about this H2 grid that is going to get built out.

    Press releases aside, the natgas truckers are having a very difficult time getting a network built out, and the economics are clearly there... for the truckers. But they are facing big resistance getting the private sector to pony up for the very large cost to build the stations, because they don't want to suffer thru the early days w/ little demand. And this is with very established long haul trucking corridors (e.g., "Texas triangle" of Dallas-Houston-San Antonio).
    Apr 11 03:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla - 20 Key Risks That Longs Are Ignoring [View article]
    Yes, it's a coincidence.
    Apr 11 03:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Doctors group criticizes EPA's lack of disclosure in its experiments [View news story]
    Did you read your own link? I'm not disputing that it happened. I'm replying that it appears to have happened across multiple administrations. So there's nothing er "uniquely totalitarian" about the Obama Administration in this particular regard. So why only call out Obama?

    "Even worse, the EPA has openly admitted, in a now-public document detailing these bizarre medical experiments on humans, that it conducted these human experiments for the last decade:

    Over the last 10 years, the EPA has conducted 13 human exposure studies using CAPS and four studies using diesel exhaust."
    Apr 11 02:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla - 20 Key Risks That Longs Are Ignoring [View article]
    I don't necessarily disagree. The best pieces I've ever read on the overall topic conclude that grid-tied electrical transport is the best way to address it, on a large-scale. But I guess that would be too "Socialist" for many.
    Apr 11 02:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Doctors group criticizes EPA's lack of disclosure in its experiments [View news story]
    I'm a centrist who seeks to be intellectually honest. I was going off the Current. I had never heard of the Daily Caller. Based upon an open-minded perusal just now, sorry, I can't take that source seriously (anymore than I'd take MSNBC seriously as a source). I tried Googling this, but just keep coming up with this Seeking Alpha current, the AAPS press release (which doesn't specify the timeline), and EPA (which I'm going to dismiss as non-objective on the matter).
    Apr 11 01:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Doctors group criticizes EPA's lack of disclosure in its experiments [View news story]
    Well... since the doctors are citing that this practice has been in place for the last 10 years, it would appear that the Obama Administration is not the only one doing it.

    You might have had a good rant if you had generalized it to "the government".
    Apr 11 12:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla - 20 Key Risks That Longs Are Ignoring [View article]
    I have stated where I disagree with the author's premises. This is an area where I am more sympathetic. While some have stated that 500k cars/yr is only a small fraction of the worldwide sales of autos (~83m units), that is not the right way to look at it. 500k cars/yr would make the Gen III the 2nd best selling car in the US. So it has to have very broad appeal and be able to service a very broad market -- including lots of people who don't have an ability to charge at their residence, for one reason or another.

    I'm not saying this is an impossible thing to overcome, but it's not straightforward either. For instance, in some markets, a local utility has the monopoly on selling electricity and retailers just can't elect to get into the charging business. Also, so far, by itself, charging hasn't proved to be all that lucrative (I know of research institutes who have done private studies for utilities -- the economics are "meh"), so it will rely on someone being willing to subsidize that cost for one reason or another.
    Apr 11 12:11 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla - 20 Key Risks That Longs Are Ignoring [View article]
    From that article: "researchers warn it will be at least a decade before US ships are able to produce their own fuel on board."

    The Navy is going to be willing to pay a higher cost to produce onboard than us landlubber civilians will be willing to buy it at. This is several decades away from being economically viable for large-scale usage for civilian purposes.
    Apr 11 10:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla - 20 Key Risks That Longs Are Ignoring [View article]
    Indeed. Furthermore, these autocratic OPEC countries and Russia need a price that is higher than just pure production costs, in order to continue funding programs that "keep the internal peace" (e.g., subsidies, social welfare programs). I doubt we'll even see $60/bbl oil ever again, some analysts would put that at $80.
    Apr 11 09:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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