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12 hours ago, Jay McKinsey said:

First you say my methodology is the problem then you say it has nothing to do with the issue. I wish you would make up your mind. However my methodology is the only thing relevant to the issue. If a relevant number of people are turned off then sales will go down. If sales skyrocket then the number turned off is irrelevant. So simple I would think even you could understand it.

Provide the link that says it was under warranty but denied replacement and why. Then explain why he didn't have a third party work on it. Oh and don't forget to let us know how much money he made with his video that has 5M views.

 

It is not "either/or" but both, your points are not relevant to the issue, which is your typical approach to any issue. No, not "past sales" but "potential sales" will go down. You should be able to understand that simple point. That is relevant to future sales, which is a simple point to understand. 

In another article it mentioned something about the battery not being included in the warranty protection provided by Tesla. You can do your own search for that. What good is the warranty?

Bottom line: when buying an EV, get it in writing about whether or not the battery is included in warranty protection, and under what circumstances could that protection be voided.

If a salesman told me that the battery was not under warranty replacement and it cost $10,000 for a new battery, that would be a deal-breaker for me, in fact, I would not take the EV even as a gift from someone.

Sorry.

 

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Europe is reeling under a cold weather barrage, just like parts of North America. Even I-95 is under snow and stranded motorists.

Now this means another desperate price surge for energy, due to the Green Dream mania which has grippe the minds of European politicians.

https://oilprice.com/Energy/Natural-Gas/Gas-Prices-In-Europe-Are-Soaring-Again-Amid-New-Cold-Snap.html

"Meanwhile, due to the lower transit volumes via Ukraine and the 16th consecutive day on which gas the Yamal-Europe pipeline via Belarus to Poland and Germany flows in the reverse direction from Germany to Poland, natural gas prices in Europe continued to rise on Wednesday. "There is growing nervousness on the European gas market again... This is chiefly due to faltering pipeline deliveries via Ukraine from Russia," Barbara Lambrecht, an analyst at Commerzbank, wrote in a note cited by Reuters. "EU gas trades higher for a third day on weak supplies from Russia's Gazprom via Poland and Ukraine, just as temperatures has started to fall again. Watch the March-April TTF spread for signs of storage stress," said Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank."

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GOLDSTEIN: Europe's green energy disaster a warning for Canadians

European governments are frantically turning back to fossil fuel energy and nuclear power after curtailing them in their rush into green energy — primarily wind power — which has failed to keep up with increased demand due to low wind speeds for the year that began in the summer.

https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/goldstein-europes-green-energy-disaster-a-warning-for-canadians

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Europe's Energy Crisis Just Got Even Worse

BY JACK DUTTON ON 12/20/21 AT 12:25 PM EST
 

The crisis comes as much of Europe is bracing for sub-zero temperatures this winter, including in several capitals this week.

In France, the electricity price stood at €442.88 MWh on Monday, the highest amount in Europe and its highest price since 2009, according to Energy Live. The energy price in France spiked by 15.9 percent in the last day, according to the website.

 
 
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How Europe Became the World’s Biggest Electric-Car Market—and Why It Might Not Last

"Subsidies".. and more choices have helped spur consumer demand, but China serves as a warning that such momentum can be fleeting

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-europe-became-the-worlds-biggest-electric-car-marketand-why-it-might-not-last-11614508200

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1 hour ago, Ecocharger said:

Europe is reeling under a cold weather barrage, just like parts of North America. Even I-95 is under snow and stranded motorists.

Now this means another desperate price surge for energy, due to the Green Dream mania which has grippe the minds of European politicians.

https://oilprice.com/Energy/Natural-Gas/Gas-Prices-In-Europe-Are-Soaring-Again-Amid-New-Cold-Snap.html

"Meanwhile, due to the lower transit volumes via Ukraine and the 16th consecutive day on which gas the Yamal-Europe pipeline via Belarus to Poland and Germany flows in the reverse direction from Germany to Poland, natural gas prices in Europe continued to rise on Wednesday. "There is growing nervousness on the European gas market again... This is chiefly due to faltering pipeline deliveries via Ukraine from Russia," Barbara Lambrecht, an analyst at Commerzbank, wrote in a note cited by Reuters. "EU gas trades higher for a third day on weak supplies from Russia's Gazprom via Poland and Ukraine, just as temperatures has started to fall again. Watch the March-April TTF spread for signs of storage stress," said Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank."

I-95 is under snow???? January and it snowed somewhere in the US? oh my

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This is following what could be the warmest La Niña December in recorded history. If La Niña conditions continue, the remainder of winter could be drier than average for many.

As we head into spring, early heat and drought conditions are already a concern across much of the Plains and into the Southeast, according to Dr. Todd Crawford, director of meteorology at Atmospheric G2.

 

USA National Forecast

January-March Temperature Outlook: Much of U.S. Could See Mild First Three Months of 2022

By weather.com meteorologists

December 16, 2021

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At a Glance

  • Temperatures are expected to be near average or colder across portions of the northern tier.
  • Most of the southern tier will likely experience temperatures above average.
  • La Niña is expected to influence the weather through March at least.

Much of the U.S. could be ringing in the new year with milder-than-average temperatures, according to the latest outlook from The Weather Company, an IBM Business.

Near-average to slightly warmer temperatures are expected across the majority of the Lower 48 from New England to California for the first three months of 2022.

Areas from central and southern Texas into parts of Georgia have the highest chance of above-average temperatures from January through March. Elsewhere, areas from the Four Corners to the rest of the Southeast and into the mid-Atlantic could also see above-average temperatures.

Areas from the Pacific Northwest and California coast into the Northern Plains and upper Midwest are the only parts of the Lower 48 that may see a colder than average January through March. Parts of Oregon and Washington into North Dakota have the highest chance of seeing below-average temperatures.

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Let's break down the start of the new year, month by month.

January

In January, temperatures will be slightly above average across most of the southern tier, with the farthest-above-average temperatures stretching from the Four Corners to the Carolinas.

Areas from northeastern Montana into North Dakota and northern Wisconsin are expected to experience temperatures the farthest below average during what is usually the coldest month of the year.

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February

Most of the U.S. could experience warmer-than-average temperatures in February, and temperatures will be the most above average from Texas into much of Florida and northward into southern Virginia.

Near-average or cooler temperatures are anticipated from the West Coast into the northern Great Lakes. Temperatures will be the farthest below average across parts of the Pacific Northwest into northern North Dakota, especially parts of Washington state.

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March

The majority of the Lower 48 will see near-average to above-average temperatures in March. Temperatures are expected to be the most above average from New Mexico into the southern Plains and parts of the Southeast and Ohio Valley.

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Near-average or cooler temperatures are anticipated across portions of the California coast into the Northern Rockies and parts of the Dakotas. Temperatures will be the farthest below average across parts of the Pacific Northwest into Montana.

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What's Behind the Outlook?

Much of the forecast is driven by a developing La Niña. As seen in the map below, La Niña is the periodic cooling of the equatorial Pacific Ocean waters, which can influence weather patterns across the globe, including in the U.S.

La Niña's typical influence is a colder northern and western U.S. and warmer South and East, especially in January and February.

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Blue areas in the box near the equator show that La Niña has emerged.

However, La Niña is not the only factor to consider.

When the polar vortex is strong or weak, the expected pattern during a La Niña (or El Niño) can change.

Last winter, the polar vortex was weak, and even though La Niña was in place, temperatures across the U.S. were closer to what's expected during an El Niño winter – colder in the central and eastern U.S.

December has had a notably strong polar vortex, causing record-warm temperatures across much of the central and southern U.S.

According to Crawford, there could be a slight weakening of the polar vortex at the end of December, which could last into early January. If a weaker vortex persists, temperatures could cool slightly across portions of the central and eastern U.S. However, if the polar vortex restrengthens, even more record warmth could continue in the new year.

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Colder air and blocking weather pattern often develop when the polar vortex is weak.

This is following what could be the warmest La Niña December in recorded history. If La Niña conditions continue, the remainder of winter could be drier than average for many.

As we head into spring, early heat and drought conditions are already a concern across much of the Plains and into the Southeast, according to Dr. Todd Crawford, director of meteorology at Atmospheric G2.

The Weather Company’s primary journalistic mission is to report on breaking weather news, the environment and the importance of science to our lives. This story does not necessarily represent the position of our parent company, IBM.

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Neoen brings online Bulgana Green Power Hub wind-plus-storage hybrid power plant in Australia

January 5, 2022
 
tesla-elgar-middleton-bulgana-green-poweRenewables and infrastructure specialist financial advisory firm Elgar Middleton advised Neoen on the project’s financial close, achieved in 2018. Image: Elgar Middleton.

Neoen has started full commercial operations at its Bulgana Green Power Hub in the state of Victoria, Australia, which includes a 20MW / 34MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) paired with a 204MW wind farm. 

The France-headquartered renewables developer and independent power producer (IPP) brought its latest project in Australia to feature battery storage online just before the end of last year. 

The Bulgana project has in place a 15-year Support Agreement with the government of Victoria. The agreement was put in place after Neoen’s successful bid in a Victorian Renewable Energy Auction Scheme (VREAS) and has been described by the state’s government as a ‘hybrid payment mechanism’ which ensures revenue certainty for renewable energy projects.  

The mechanism is a mixture of fixed-price payment and a variable contract-for-difference (CfD) payment paid monthly based on a state-determined strike price for electricity generated. Neoen’s agreement was signed in 2017. It also has in place a corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) with agricultural group Nectar Farms. 

Bulgana Green Hub’s generated electricity feeds directly into the national grid. The project represents an investment of AU$350 million (US$253.3 million) and created more than 110 jobs during construction. The site is located in Wimmera, central-western Victoria. A community fund has also been created to benefit local community groups, worth AU$120,000 per year.   

The project itself is expected to generate around AU$40.6 million in benefits to the Victoria economy annually, Neoen said, quoting an independently produced economic impact report. 

In 2018, specialist renewable energy and infrastructure financial advisory group Elgar Middleton said it worked with Neoen on closing financing of the Bulgana Green Power Hub, helping the company secure long-term debt from Germany’s KfW IPEX-Bank, Societe Generale and the Korean government-owned Korea Development financial institution. 

‘Australia’s home of big batteries’

The Green Hub’s start of commercial operations means Neoen Australia now has 652MW wind, solar and energy storage assets in operation in Victoria, with a further 2GW in development. Assets in operation include the Victorian Big Battery, a 300MW / 450MWh lithium-ion BESS which was officially opened by the state’s Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, in December 2021. 

D’Ambrosio also welcomed the Bulgana project’s start of commercial operations in a recent statement, calling Victoria “the country’s home of big batteries”.

“The Bulgana Green Power Hub was made possible thanks to a support contract from the Victorian Government, and has delivered 200 MW of new clean, renewable energy and another big battery for the State,” D’Ambrosio said.

“It’s a significant step towards delivering our Victorian Renewable Energy Targets, which are creating jobs, driving down energy prices and helping us halve emissions by 2030.”

Other energy storage projects the company has put into action in Australia include the 150MW / 192.5MWh Hornsdale Power Reserve in South Australia, which was for a long time the country’s biggest BESS — and one of the biggest in the world — brought online as a 100MW / 129MWh system and then expanded in September 2020. 

Hornsdale is being upgraded to include advanced inverters from technology supplier Tesla that will enable it to operate as a ‘virtual synchronous generator,’ providing inertia to help stabilise the electricity network and replacing the role of thermal power generators which traditionally have served this purpose alongside generating power

Also last December, Neoen Australia issued a notice to proceed to its construction partners on a 100MW / 200MWh battery project in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

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Europe Fears That Rising Cost of Climate Action Is Stirring Anger

Memories of the Yellow Vest movement are prompting officials to ensure that spiking energy prices don’t fuel inequality or populist discontent.

Memories of the Yellow Vest movement are prompting officials to ensure that spiking energy prices don’t fuel inequality or populist discontent.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/01/business/energy-environment/europe-climate-action-cost.html

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2 hours ago, Ecocharger said:

It is not "either/or" but both, your points are not relevant to the issue, which is your typical approach to any issue. No, not "past sales" but "potential sales" will go down. You should be able to understand that simple point. That is relevant to future sales, which is a simple point to understand. 

In another article it mentioned something about the battery not being included in the warranty protection provided by Tesla. You can do your own search for that. What good is the warranty?

Bottom line: when buying an EV, get it in writing about whether or not the battery is included in warranty protection, and under what circumstances could that protection be voided.

If a salesman told me that the battery was not under warranty replacement and it cost $10,000 for a new battery, that would be a deal-breaker for me, in fact, I would not take the EV even as a gift from someone.

Sorry.

 

Good grief you are clueless. These "horror" stories about EVs have been a constant since the beginning of EV sales yet sales keep skyrocketing.  All EV batteries are warrantied for at least 8 years or 100K miles, whichever comes first, in the US by law. So once again you came to conclusions based on improper research.

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In Spain, wave of protests over price hikes puts a damper on recovery

Truckers, farmers, auto and metal workers, hairdressers and pensioners are all staging marches against soaring production costs and inflation

https://english.elpais.com/economy-and-business/2021-11-22/in-spain-wave-of-protests-over-price-hikes-puts-a-damper-on-recovery.html

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Protests Break Out in Europe As Electricity Prices Soar

Depleted natural gas inventories and low wind speeds have led to a surge in electricity prices across Europe, putting pressure on governments as consumers protest against surging power bills ahead of the winter heating season.  

Electricity prices from the UK to Spain have jumped to all-time highs, people in Spain have taken to the streets, while prices across Europe so high could become a drag on the economic recovery from the pandemic.

https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Protests-Break-Out-in-Europe-As-Electricity-Prices-Soar.html

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Chevy Bolts will get window sticker attesting to battery fix

To help ease such fears and get the Bolt reintegrated into automotive society, Chevrolet has come up with a window sticker for Bolt and Bolt EUV owners who had their batteries changed and the latest software installed. The sticker says "Chevrolet Certified Battery Update," and features a phone number plus a scannable QR code to provide more information on what's been done to the vehicle in question.

https://www.autoblog.com/2022/01/04/chevy-bolt-window-sticker-battery-fire-recall-fix/

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1 hour ago, Jay McKinsey said:

Old news. The issues are very minor and Tesla is fixing them at your location with their road ranger service.

Here bulk heavy bandaids...your going to need them..

 Whoa Flex Tape!

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Eyes Wide Open said:

Here bulk heavy bandaids...your going to need them

 

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You keep them. Yow will need them for the ridicule when VW doesn't take over Tesla's factory and US EV sales keep skyrocketing.

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4 minutes ago, Jay McKinsey said:

You keep them. Yow will need them for the ridicule when VW doesn't take over Tesla's factory and US EV sales keep skyrocketing.

Fake News in this environment?

Germany's Largest Union Opens Office Next To Tesla's Giga Berlin

IG Metall would like to represent as many Tesla employees as possible and the new office will facilitate that.

https://insideevs.com/news/558449/laborunion-opens-office-near-gigaberlin/

 

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35 minutes ago, Eyes Wide Open said:

Fake News in this environment?

Germany's Largest Union Opens Office Next To Tesla's Giga Berlin

IG Metall would like to represent as many Tesla employees as possible and the new office will facilitate that.

https://insideevs.com/news/558449/laborunion-opens-office-near-gigaberlin/

 

And nothing to do with VW.

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7 hours ago, turbguy said:

Why bother risking "getting admitted" when you can reduce that risk substantially?

https://www.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov/tables/ivermectin-data/

What has happened to a large fraction of the population??

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/what-happened-to-trusting-medical-experts-202110192621

 

Thanks.

That's irrelevant to the articles cited, which you're now just trying to strawman away. 

I guess you've "followed the science" when the "medical experts" changed their statements regarding vaccination "stopping infection" to just lessening adverse effects. 

Natural immunity has more robust antibodies than vaccination induced antibodies, since they're essentially non-existent after 6 months anyway. I'm not taking boosters forever. You will. 

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