04 Feb 2024 | Synopsis"Although Honda teamed up with GM to build affordable EVs, the $5 billion plan was abandoned as GM moved to make its "vehicles less expensive to produce" in the future.
"Its first passenger EV from the new brand will be a sedan based on the flagship concept. The new electric sedan is expected to roll out in 2026, followed by an SUV shortly after."
04 Feb 2024 | Synopsis"One reason some people choose EVs is to save money on gas. On average, charging an EV at home costs close to $60 per month...Charging at home is not only more convenient for many drivers, but electricity rates tend to be lower than what you could find at public charging stations
"...if you're a single-family homeowner with a driveway, you can install chargers at lower costs than multi-unit homeowners can..."
04 Feb 2024 | Synopsis"Texas could end up being friendlier to businesses and CEOs than to shareholders"
"Musk has soured on Delaware, where the majority of U.S. corporations are incorporated, after the chancellor of the Delaware Chancery Court issued a ruling in a shareholder lawsuit Tuesday that voided his $56 billion pay package."
"There is no home-court advantage in Delaware."
04 Feb 2024 | SynopsisDozens of conservative organizations have banded together to provide Trump a road map...to boost fossil fuels and limit government climate science.
A proposed executive order in Project 2025...[lays out path]...total restructuring of the U.S. Global Change Research Program to diminish its role across more than a dozen federal agencies.
"Heritage [Foundation] is now recruiting Trump loyalists ready to implement the agenda on Day One"
04 Feb 2024 | Synopsis"...researchers factored out greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and instead tracked only molecules important to air quality...The sands release...pollution-causing gases...about the same as the rest of Canada's human-generated sources combined
"...these pollution-causing gases from the oil sands are 20 to 64 times what has been detailed in industry reports based on standard monitoring techniques."
02 Feb 2024 | Synopsis"The latest geological research suggests that cheap and plentiful supplies of naturally occurring hydrogen could be found right under our feet...Gold hydrogen is naturally occurring gas trapped in pockets under the ground
"The question is: will any of these deposits (which are being found all over the world) be large enough to justify the cost of the drills, pipelines and so on that are needed to extract them?"
02 Feb 2024 | Synopsis"The nearly 4-ton (3.6 metric ton) 2022 Rivian R1T tore through the metal guardrail and hardly slowed until hitting a concrete barrier yards away on the other side.
"The concern over the weight of electric vehicles stretches beyond vehicle-to-vehicle crashes and compatibility with guardrails...The extra weight will affect everything from faster wear on residential streets and driveways to vehicle tires and infrastructure like parking garages."
02 Feb 2024 | Synopsis"By packing batteries and an electric drive axle into a tandem trailer that fits between a conventional semi truck and trailer, Revoy EV promises to 'electrify' trucking and cut a fleet's fuel bill in half.
"The Revoy EV has a range of about 250 miles, which comparable to the 2nd generation Volvo VNR Electric and the Freightliner eCascadia models...the Revoy doesn't fit into any special legal loopholes that can help make that mass go away
02 Feb 2024 | Synopsis"...equity court that resolves disputes involving Delaware corporations, sided with an investor who sued over Musk's compensation...the plan is the largest potential compensation opportunity ever observed in public markets by multiple orders of magnitude - 250 times larger than the contemporaneous median peer compensation plan and over 33 times larger than the plan's closest comparison, which was Musk's prior compensation plan."
02 Feb 2024 | Synopsis"...recently uncovered documents reveal is that this early research by Keeling was partially funded by 'oil and auto companies'...told of the potential future impacts of carbon dioxide emissions from human sources on people and the climate back in 1954.
"..it is now possible to date the earliest sponsorship of climate science by the fossil fuel industry to 1954, approximately a quarter of a century before Exxon's internal research program"
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