The global EV market will grow from 65,000 units in 2012 to 450,000 in 2020; and yet, pure evs nearly doubled in 2013 to 111K and on-track to double last years sales in 2014. Heck, at the end of 2015, Tesla ALONE will be producing 50K cars / year.
and here, he gripes about Tesla as being a large unknown, and not likely to hit its numbers.
Basically, Anderman is NOT about batteries, but just an industry troll, with lousy ability to make accurate predictions.
As it is, the FAA is stiffling drone development before it really gets off the ground.
Right now, we have massive numbers of small wars popping up. This has gotten old. In addition, it could lead to a real war with nukes.
But, if the world takes a massive loss of life due to say Ebola going airborne, it would lower the likelihood of a nuke war.
The one who is lying is you.
Germany roughly 7tons per capita, USA roughly 18tons, that is close to a factor of 3, not 2.
Chinas rate is still on the lower edge of European countries like Denmark or Germany.
in 2012, China's per capita was at ~7.2, while Europe's was at ~7.3. That was two years ago.
Since that time, Chinas CO2 emissions have risen more than 20%. China now accounts for more than 1/3 of the global emissions, with less than 1/6 of the world population.
And all of that is based on numbers that Chinese gov. has given up. OCO2 is about to shock the world and liars like yourself.
Secondly, over the last 20 years, Europe's rate has not changed much That is complete nonsense. Europes footprint dropped by 30%.
In POF, america is the only major nation to have made major cuts
That is nonsense, too.
Since 1997 you dropped perhaps in 5%
And while China continues to grow their emissions by 3-5% a year, and Europe is actually growing as well, only Americas continues to fall. wow three lies in one sentence, you are good at that.
Per edgar, EU27 was at 4.12 in 1992. In 2012, you were at 3.74. That is a 10% drop.
Now, in the same time span, we increased heavily due to W (from 5->5.91), and then due to our cheap nat gas, we dropped BELOW 5, though, edgar shows America at 5.19 in 2012. However, other groups show that 2013 was a major drop for America, pretty much a fixed level for Europe (esp. due to Germany's killing of their nukes and their massive build-out of coal plants), and a REAL MASSIVE increase for China's emissions.
1) China has NEVER been transparent with their budget.
2) much of what is considered military in America and the west, goes under civilian budget, but military control, in china.
3) China is not a TRUE capitalism. As such, all those that work on the military side, are paid a fraction of what they are paid elsewhere. As such, building an AK-47 in China is a REAL fraction of what it would costs to build in America.
Far more important, is the speed with which China is growing their military, combined with the large number of military secrets that China has stolen from the west (esp. America).
where life us going to get interesting is when american private space lands on the moon in 2020-2022 and starts a base.
Far more important are the large number of Commercial vehicles, esp. Semis.
About 3 years, O and the Dems tried to push a tax break that would enable us to move new commercial vehicles off diesel and over the nat gas. Sadly, the neo-cons/tea* fought that because the large oil companies do not want to see the price of oil plummet.
What is really needed is to drop the massive subsidies that we have on oil/nat gas/coal, and the moderate subsidies on hybrids and electric vehicles.
Instead, we should have a set of LIMITED TIME subsidy that solves a few of these issues:
1) for any pure electric car with a range of 100-149 MPC (via epa rating), they get 7.5K. For any pure electric with a range above 150 MPC, give them $15K.
This should drop by $1.5K each year. 2) a subsidy for any commercial vehicle using [LC] Nat Gas. In addition, if this is for a serial hybrid, the subsidy should start at the same amount (i.e. a serial hybrid using Nat Gas will have double subsidy what a simple nat gas truck would have. In addition, the large the vehicle, the more subsidy for it. Finally, the nat gas subsidy should drop by 20%, and the serial hybrid should start dropping after that. So, that means that the nat gas subsidy is gone after 5 years, and the hybrid portion will be a steady rate for the first 5 years, but then drop 20% for the next 5 years, meaning that it will last 10 years.
Commercial vehicles makers are ready to do nat gas. It will be expensive at first, but will drop rather quickly. It is the hybrid portion that is of interest since it allows a company to focus on creating pure electric vehicles down the road.
First, america or capita is about 2x both Europe's AND China. China's per capita has risen fast to be about Europe's rate.
Secondly, over the last 20 years, Europe's rate has not changed much. In POF, america is the only major nation to have made major cuts.
Thirld, Co2 is tied to manufacturing, not ppl. Those who choose per capita are kidding themselves. As such, Europe is in the lead on that, but america is in the middle of the European pack. But China is in the bottom 5 in terms of co2 per $ real GDP.
And while China continues to grow their emissions by 3-5% a year, and Europe is actually growing as well, only Americas continues to fall.