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Keeping Foods Hot from Before Shabbat:It is permissible to keep food on a blech or electric Shabbat hotplate from before Shabbat. This alleviates the concern that one may adjust the flame on Shabbat and solves many Halachic problems that would otherwise arise. Reheating Food on Shabbat:It is always forbidden to put any food on an open flame on Shabbat. Doing so constitutes a violation of Mechzay K'Mivashel-it appears that one is cooking. Solid Dry Food:One can be lenient and take cold, solid food from the refrigerator on Shabbat and put it on the blech. The reason is that the blech neutralizes the concern of adjusting the flame as well as the issue of Mechzay K'Mivashel.The definition of dry food depends on the nature of the food and the amount of liquid present. A solid food containing a small amount of gravy can be considered dry. If there is a lot of gravy, even Hacham Ovadia prohibits reheating it. Liquid Foods:It is always forbidden to reheat cold liquids, even on a blech or hotplate. It is permissible to return a liquid that has not cooled down to the fire- if three conditions are met:1. One uses a blech or Shabbat hotplate.2. The liquid is still at least 80 degrees Celsius (176 degrees Fahrenheit) (According to the Menachem Sion and Hacham David)3. The pot was not placed in the meantime on the floor or counter. Warming Food in an Oven:An oven has the same Halacha as a stovetop only if the Shabbat mode is activated and an oven blech insert or other distinguishing apparatus is used. Warming drawers have the same halachot as a blech on a stovetop. If One Forgot to Use a Blech:If one unintentionally left food on the open flame of a modern stovetop from before Shabbat, b'diavad, after the fact, the food is permissible to eat on Shabbat. Using an Non-Jew to Reheat Food on Shabbat:It is permissible to tell a non-Jew to reheat fully cooked, cold, dry food on an open flame (ignited before Shabbat). Likewise, It is permissible to tell a non-Jew to reheat fully cooked cold liquids-but only on a blech or Shabbat hotplate. Congealed or Frozen liquids:It is permitted (according to the Sepharadim) to put a dry solid food containing congealed fat back on the blech on Shabbat. However, it is forbidden to defrost and reheat a frozen soup on the blech.
“This is something that I heard from all the crypto funds back in 2017/2018…you can promise any blockchain crypto magic that you want, it can solve whatever problem you say it's going to solve; and there's no truth in advertising, no securities laws, no nothing governing the space, so it's just literally the best magic scam machine in financial markets' history.”— Cory KlippstenCory Klippsten is the founder and CEO of Swan Bitcoin. In this interview, we discuss the exploitation of retail markets by crypto VCs. Cory called out many of the crypto ventures that have recently collapsed, but he saves his biggest criticism for the firm that is still active within the industry: a16z. - - - - Cory Klippsten has a scent for malfeasance within the crypto industry. He explains this by the fact he doesn't listen to what people say, he tracks their actions and determines motivations. This has enabled him to identify ahead of time some of the most notable scams that have unravelled this year. Cory called out FTX in April this year, Luna in March, and Celsius in Dec 2020. Yet, there is another VC company that has risen within the crypto industry that has in recent years been the subject of much discussion and criticism. Andreessen Horowitz (it's also referred to as a16z), founded in 2009, quickly rose to become one of the most influential investors in Silicon Valley after a series of incredibly lucrative stakes in companies such as Skype, Facebook, Twitter, and Airbnb.In 2013, a16z started investing in crypto, most notably with Coinbase and Ripple. In 2018 they made a concerted effort to focus on crypto as a vertical: they started by raising $300m for the first of a number of dedicated crypto funds, and from 2021 they started to lead fundraising rounds for various altcoins and crypto ventures. Many within the industry saw them as serious and reputable players. Until patterns started to emerge.The issue is, as Cory highlighted in a recent Twitter thread, a16z have been involved in promoting numerous tokenised projects that have all had the same price pattern: early hype resulting in a massive short-term increase in the value, followed by an equally rapid fall in value and then stagnation. The pattern appears to resemble classic ”pump and dump”, followed by “rinse and repeat.” Critics have long complained that such VC companies have been able to “create their own weather”, exploiting a regulatory void to monetise off the back of their own hyped narratives that appear to lack credibility. A former analyst for the company actually referred to a16z as a “media company that monetizes through VC.” But many observers, including Cory, are now calling them out. The pressure is certainly building for more attention to be paid to a16z's activities.- - - - This episode's sponsors:Gemini - Buy Bitcoin instantlyLedn - Financial services for Bitcoin hodlersBitcasino - The Future of Gaming is hereFidelity - Careers in cryptoLedger - State of the art Bitcoin hardware walletWasabi Wallet - Privacy by defaultBCB Group - Global digital financial Services-----WBD586 - Show Notes-----If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show by doing the following:Become a Patron and get access to shows early or help contributeMake a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: BitcoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank youSubscribe on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | Deezer | TuneIn | RSS FeedLeave a review on iTunesShare the show and episodes with your friends and familySubscribe to the newsletter on my websiteFollow me on Twitter Personal | Twitter Podcast | Instagram | Medium | YouTubeIf you are interested in sponsoring the show, you can read more about that here or please feel free to drop me an email to discuss options.
The United Nations climate talks in Egypt produced an unprecedented agreement for rich nations to pay for loss and damage from climate disasters in poor countries. But no money has been provided yet to stricken nations and many details still need to be worked out. And COP27 added no new brakes to keep the Earth from hurtling past the 1.5 degrees Celsius warming target of the Paris Agreement. Also, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin typically involve massive amounts of computation needing lots of energy that's mostly sourced from burning fossil fuels. But now there's a far more efficient way to earn new coins if cryptocurrency managers decide to adopt it. -- Join the next Living on Earth Book Club event on November 28th at 4:00 p.m. ET! We'll be speaking with acclaimed author Amitav Ghosh about his book 'The Nutmeg's Curse: Parables for a Planet in Peril,' which uses the haunting history of how nutmeg became a staple of the spice rack to reveal how colonialism and the commodification of the Earth's resources has led us to the climatic tipping points and global crises we face today. Register at loe.org/events Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Two hundred billion dollars of oil and gas money to through The World Cup in Qatar. Turns out Qatar is 'new money' and yet has a huge sovereign fund of $300B. Even they know the transition is coming. The governor of Tokyo suggests turtleneck sweaters for saving on energy. Will the trend take off? Donate to The Clean Energy Show via PayPal! COP27 was a big, fat compromise and we need to do better but it does seem the world is slowly coming together to oppose fossil fuels. The sexy new Prius is fast and sporty. Too bad it isn't an electric vehicle. We predict continued bad sales for Toyota. Biden pours billions into aiding the U.S. power grid to transition to renewable energy. Canada begins a program to replace oil furnaces on the East coast with heat pumps. Other topics: GoComics, Carlos Ghosn, Unilever to make precision fermented ice cream could be the blow to dairy we've been predicting, Mazda might be the only Japanese auto company to get serious about EVs and Volkswagen may be dropping the ball. A listener bought his first EV and is worried his reduced winter range won't come back. Don't worry, it will! Thanks for listening to our show! Consider rating The Clean Energy Show on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you listen to our show. Follow us on TikTok! @cleanenergypod Transcript------------ Hello, and welcome to episode 140 of the Clean Energy Show. I'm Brian Stockton. I'm James Whittingham. This week, with the World Cup underway in Qatar, we look at what might be the peak of petrol state decadence. I mean, what does $200 billion even get? Dennis a soccer tournament without beer. Hell, even my kids pee wee soccer tournaments had beer. The governor of Tokyo has solved the energy crisis. The solution? Turtleneck sweaters. Speaking as a Canadian, wait until they hear about Tukes and woolly socks. Well, the Cop 27 climate summit was a bit of a wash. You know, like standing in the middle of Miami. Domino's Pizza is moving to Chevy Bolt electric delivery vehicles. They've ordered 800 bolts from GM, and if they don't receive the cars in 30 minutes, they're free. All that and more of this edition of the Clean Energy Show. Holy brian we're back with another show, another week. We're nonstop robotic machines here. Yeah, a lot is going on. And also this week, will I fit into the surprisingly sexy new Prius? The answer will sadden you, I think. Biden gives billions to the US power grid, and Canada follows the US. And installing heat pumps in regions where oil furnaces are popular. And I still can't figure out why oil furnaces are popular. They just didn't want to run the they just became popular, I think. Rural areas where it's hard to get them on the grid, I guess. And how are you this week? I'm going to tell you right now that I'm not well. I've been sick. You sound terrible, James. No, I'm not possessed. That is, my lungs. I've had illness. I flu since last we met. Brian pretty much okay, but it's not going well. Here's what I did. I tested my family because they're all sick. They gave it to me. My daughter brought it home from high school, and I knew I was going to get sick, so I just tested they tested. My wife and my daughter tested, and they're negative. So I thought I'm like I was singing at my nose. It's not like I have something different. I don't go anywhere, as you know. Anyway, I've had a hellish number of days, so I am barely able to be here today. And by the end of the show, I will be soaked in sweat. Oh, dear. Because I'm still doing anything is like a chore. I skipped lunch yesterday because I couldn't go downstairs. Oh, no. That maybe answers my question, because the pet peeve of mine. People often say they have the flu when what they really mean is that they have a cold. So you said you have a flu. Do you really believe it's, the damage, or is it a bad cold? I was going to jokingly bring the CDC chart on this to the show, and I thought, no, I'm not going to. But now I wish I did. Yeah, well, people say that all the time. Oh, I had the flu. And no, you just had a bad cold. If you've got the flu, it typically means you cannot go to work or go downstairs for lunch. Yeah, well, there's overlaps, okay? But having fever and severe aches is very uncommon for colds. You can have a mild fever. You can have a brief fever. But to have a long fever and severe aches, which I did, even with pills, I've been thrown down pills left and right until yesterday when I decided I've had enough. But I took one for the show, so maybe it'll kick in halfway through. We'll see. Anyway, I had to do some harrowing things, like go drive my family home from the gray cop, the super bowl of Canada, because they were volunteering there, because my daughter is going on a school trip, and that was one way to fundraise. Well, it killed my wife. She was a little bit sick still, and she had to work 10 hours one day serving rich people, which is always fun. Then my daughter asks, dad, is it legal to quit high school and go get a job? And I said, look, young lady, you want to be the people getting served, not the servers, okay? You want to stay in school. You want to be those rich bastards getting horse Durham served to them by people like you raising money for school trips. You don't want to be the person who's 30 years old, has six kids, and is trying to serve. I mean, we need those people. Those people will exist school and becomes an entrepreneur and starts a million dollar web company. Well, sure. I think she's more likely to start a bakery or something. Yeah. Not a huge amount of money in that. No, but people do do that. There's a lot of people who do that. In fact, there's a number of successful local businesses which are at least popular with people who rave about their goods. Yeah, there's some great bakeries. Finally, there's great bakeries here. There never used to be. It was always ironic because we're surrounded by fields of wheat. There's just nothing but wheat around here. But 20 years ago, you could not get a decent loaf of bread in the city. It was crazy. But now there's some really great places. Okay, so breaking news. I think we're probably the first podcast to deal with this important topic. There is an important website on the internet that has been down for four days now. It's not Twitter. It's not Twitter. It's more important than twitter. It's GoComics.com. GoComics.com. Yes. This is a website I go to every single day to get my daily comic strips. You know, I was always a newspaper guy, and one of the reasons I like newspapers was reading the daily comics. Now, many years ago, I switched to reading the comics online because you can get whatever comics you want. You don't have to just settle for the ones that are in your newspaper. So I go to this website every single day, GoComics.com to read a handful of comic strips, and it's been down for four days. When was the last time you had a website you visited and it was down for four days? People don't have patience for that anymore. No, 4 hours would be pushing the limits for most people. Four days. And you can get a lot of the comic strips in other places, but there's a handful that are only on GoComics.com. It drives me crazy. I've been looking into it, and cyber security apparently is the issue. And there's not a huge amount of information on the web, which is why we're an important news source now for this story. But getting the word out there. Yeah. Anyway, it's driving me crazy. Go to homes.com. Do you want to explain what a comic strip is to people under 45? Briefly, a few panels in a newspaper, usually with a punchline. The one I'm really missing is Nancy and Nancy classics. And this was a comic strip I didn't know about really much in my youth, but Nancy by Ernie Buschmiller, which ran like in the they do reprints of this on Go comics as well as the new strip, which is quite good. So I don't know. I'm having withdrawals. Another problem I have is I don't have enough fluids to get through the show. Okay. I was about to start the show and I have this giant water bottle from Costco that I've got. Electric pump on the top with a lithium battery. And it shows now to quit. What? It's got a pump on it? No, I bought the pump on Amazon. You could basically use these things in water coolers, although they're not quite water cooler size bottles. They're a little below that, but they're still as much as a human can carry and maybe beyond. I had my son happened to be home for Thanksgiving, canadian Thanksgiving in the head. So we decided we're only going to buy it when our kid is home from college to lift it upstairs because it's crazy heavy. Like one of those giant water bottles with a pump on it. Yeah, I put the pump on it. You can buy these pumps on Amazon for like $18. And mine just went dead right when I needed it most. Before that, I was going to help a water bottle before the show. And now I'm like, I'm going to have to be careful, very careful. Any coffee fits and I'm done. The show's going to come to an abrupt end. Well, if you have to pause, let me know. I certainly can't go downstairs for water. I'm not, you know, that strong. No. Well, at least I mean, it sounds like you're in better shape than you were yesterday. What have you been watching on TV? Well, I've been sick. Yes. Well, it's time for Brian's movie corner. Brian's movie corner. You mentioned this last week. There's a documentary on Netflix called Fugitive the Curious Case of Carlos Gon. And have you watched it yet? No, I skimmed it a bit because I was trying to see if they talked about the leaf in his history. Okay. Sadly, there's no real information about electric cars, but it was a nice refresher in who Carlos Gon is. I'd kind of forgotten what a superstar he was in the automotive world. He was originally the CEO of Renault, like 20 years ago or something. Turned around, renew. And then he became the CEO of Nissan at the same time. Turned around Nissan? They were heading into bankruptcy as well, that he made both companies very profitable. And then he got arrested for allegedly embezzling funds from Nissan and then very famously, escaped the country in a giant case on a private jet. He literally snuck out of the country after he was released on bail. So. Yeah, it's a pretty good dock. It was interesting. Yeah. Unfortunately, there was really nothing about electric cars. He was one of the proponents of the original Nissan Leaf. So maybe they're lagging in electric cars because he's no longer there. I'm not sure. You know, in the documentary. Well, first of all, there was a documentary. Who killed the electric car? This is about the EV One program. The first attempted car company making EVs. Yes. General Motors EV. One like 99 2000 in that area. Then they destroyed them all. They didn't let anyone buy them. Legendary. And that was a good documentary. And then there was the revenge electric car, which came at the point where Tesla was getting launched and starting to get the S off the ground. Their first mass produced car, I believe. And there was Carlos talking to Elon at the auto show and they were kind of awkward. It was very cool encounter because it was awkward to Egomaniacs who didn't want to give anything away. Carlos had said at that time that we're doing this just to hedge our bets. If Latter Eagles take off, we'll be prepared. But he didn't really get behind them. He didn't make them compelling enough. He basically looked at the car for the first time without approving it. He just looked at it at the auto show. Oh. This is what it looks like. Okay. And it was not a great looking car. It was divisive. I don't hate it. There's a lot of you know, it's iconic in a way because it's designed with big buggy headlights to deflect the wind so that you don't hear them on the mirrors because you would in an electric car because they're so quiet. And then who else was there with Chevrolet? There was what's his name? With GM. The cigar smoking what's his name? I can't remember. Bob Lutz, the legendary Bob Lutz, who always said that EVs would fail and the Tesla would fail. But then he was the guy sort of behind the Volt, which was coming out. So there were three things. There was a trifecta, this is history now. This used to be just my daily life, but it was the Volt with a V, which was a plugin hybrid. Essentially. It was an EV with a backup engine. And then there was Tesla getting off the ground. This was all happening in 2010, and this is when this documentary was made. And the first model years were eleven. By the way, there is a Cadillac ELR, I think it's called, for sale in Vagina, which was based on the Volt platform. They only made a couple thousand of these things, so they're kind of rare. But it's a really good kind of plug in hybrid Cadillac with all the luxurious Cadillac. What's it going for? I'm not sure. It was still kind of incoming. I saw a little thing on the web. But anyway, so Carlos Gon, a controversial figure, and there's no particular conclusion in the documentary because he managed to escape Japan and go to Lebanon, where he is originally from. And he has, I guess, not been extradited or anything, so he's never gone on trial. So no one really knows what the full story is. But there was another executive at Nissan that was sentenced to, for helping to COVID up his salary. They were trying to keep his salary quiet because it was quite high. So somebody at Nissan did do time for that. And then the pilot, like the guy who was like a US special forces guy who got him out of the country, he ended up doing a couple of years of time. I hope it was worth it, buddy. Yeah, I hope it was worth it. I don't know. I mean, I assume he was well paid. Carlos has got a lot of money. When you're that rich, you're going to throw it to millions really quickly. Just take them, just get into freedom. Quite clear on why he ended up back in Japan and in jail when Carlos Gonz has managed to not go back. Well, I think the pilot, he probably had a business there. He probably had a relationship with Japan if he was able to. I mean he could be, but he was an American. But they didn't really explain that. But yeah, so they made the point a couple of times that in Japan the conviction rate is 99%. Wow. If you are arrested in Japan, there is a 99% chance that you will be convicted. So the documentary sort of implies that there's something kind of hinky with the Japanese justice system. Well, that's why you flee. You don't wait for your trial and that's why you flee. Basically the charge is the yes. Like as soon as you're arrested, it's game over. And Carlos Gon, in an interview after he got out, he barely did 150 days in solitary confinement when they first arrested him, what he says were inhumane conditions. No butler. It's inhumane. No butler. But, like, his hands were cuffed in solitary confinement for, like, 150 days. Yeah, I probably would have done the same thing. Guilty or not guilty? Yes. He felt like he wasn't going to get a fair trial and very luckily managed to escape. So he was in a case that they said was an instrument case. They pretended that they were musicians and it was a big square case, but they said it was some type of an instrument and it couldn't go through the scanner because it was sensitively tuned, like it had just been tuned or something. And you can't put it through the scanner. I can just picture them putting it through the scanner and seeing the Carlos Scone in there, all curled up. All curled up. So? Yeah. I don't know. It's only about 90 minutes. It's an interesting little dog. Well, he is guilty, Brian. I've looked at the evidence and it seemed pretty over. Pretty compelling case. I don't know what the punishment would have been for him, but why was he in solitary confinement? I don't understand that if he was, but also, why would he need to embezzle money? Like, his salary was nine, he was making €9 million a year. Why would he need to embezzle money? I don't know. Maybe a gambling dance. Maybe he was paying for the Leaf program. I don't know. Who does? I don't know. Well, let's get out of the show. Cop 27, wrapped up in Egypt, and that's been a mixed bag of stuff for them. I'm not going to talk about it too much, but what did you think about how that went? Well, it's how these things usually go is that there's lots of optimism and then it's ultimately a compromise. There's always a compromise at the end of it, because this is a UN climate summit with hundreds of countries and getting everybody to agree. I don't know, sounds like it was not the best, but also not the worst. I see this as a very crucial time because there's a lot of fossil fuel bad things going on. They're trying to claw at what they can to make as much money as they can, and they would be happy to throw the climate down and our targets with it. So Bloomberg had a story on it. They said the United Nations climate summit just barely avoided ending in a deadlock. They went into extra a day or so afterwards. And the final compromise left big doubts over the prospect for new efforts to curb emissions. I quote, despite attempts by big powers like the United States, India and the European Union, the agreement failed to raise ambitions on reducing emissions. That could mean the world misses the one five degree Celsius warming target that enshrined the 2015 Paris agreement calls to phase out all fossil fuels, not just coal. Which is all they could come up with. They couldn't touch fossil fuels and to peak global emissions by 2025, which is likely to happen anyway according to the IEA. We're shot down by many nations who export oil, and I'm proud to say we have a bad record, Canada on this, but we didn't oppose it. Even though we are a big oil exporter. I'm sure it had a different government been in power. That would have been the case, probably. So while the phase down of all fossil fuels didn't make it to the final text, momentum grew around the idea that wasn't even in the cars before the summit. As many as 80 countries now support it. So we're moving towards banning fossil fuels, basically. We're getting closer to that. There was like a damage fund as well, right? That was a big part. I agreed to put in money to a fund for the countries most affected by climate change. Yeah. And that's all I'll talk about on that. But we'll update some more stories as we go. Here what's happening with $250,000,000 in Canada, right? Yeah. So I think we mentioned this before. There's a few more details. So there is a Greener Homes grant here in Canada that I've applied for, and they have now expanded the program with another component to it, which is to switch people from heating oil to a heat pump. So there's an extra $250,000,000 now in Canada. It's a separate stream in the Greener Homes grant, and it won't technically be available until early 2023. But this is mostly for people in Atlantic Canada, where heating oil is apparently a fairly common thing, rural properties, and everybody gets heating oil delivered. It's not a thing around here at all. We don't have this here. No, even though we have lots of rural properties. We have natural gas. We have the government who did that. Right. We have a government utility. That's kind of why we have government utilities here. But if you're in a rural property, I think it's mostly propane here. You can get your propane tank filled up. But anyway, this is up to $5,000. It's only for middle and lower income Canadians. And the twist on this, too, is you can get the money upfront, usually with this program. Wow. You apply and you spend all the money and then you get a reimbursement. But just because it's meant for middle income and lower income Canadians, you can actually get the money up to $5,000 upfront to switch you. And the potential is to save, like, according to them, as much as $4,700 a year on your heating costs. So what would a heat pump cost? Have you done any looking into it for your own house? As much as like 2025 grand. But I think for a heat pump, it depends. We need, of course, these super frigid cold heat pumps. I think in Atlantic Canada it's not as cold, and hopefully it wouldn't cost as much, maybe 10,000 or $15,000. But yeah, you get the money up front. And I checked in on the this is sort of similar and in line with what's happening in America with the biden. What's that called? The IRA. The Era. The IRA. The inflation Reduction act that starts on January 1, 2023. If you want to get a rebate on your heat pump in the US. It's anything installed after January 1 so you can get after the factory bait for yourself. Not going from an oil furnace. Right? Yeah, I'm going to go through the normal program, and I think I'll get up to 5000 as well for myself. It's too bad, though, because that would be hard for somebody low middle to finance ten grand if they weren't pressing. Yeah, and I guess that's why this program is that way. In Atlantic Canada, rural properties are probably fairly inexpensive, so you can have lower income people that own houses and they're going to be in trouble. But yeah, you can get the money upfront, which is very cool. And yeah, very much in line with what's happening in the US with the Inflation Reduction Act. So I encourage everybody to check your local jurisdiction, your local state, your local province to see what rebates are available. And things are really going to get rolling in 2023. So basically, they're starting with the biggest bang for the buck is so the biggest savings would be for people with oil furnaces, so they would be most compelled to make that switch. Right. And heating oil is one of the things that's really gone up in price with the recent inflation that we've been having. I was doing some research on this this morning, and I said that heating oil heats up twice as fast as you get more bang for your BTU, basically that it really heats up fast anyway, but probably causes more pollution than natural gas. Yes, natural gas is relatively clean as far as fossil fuels go, although there's a lot of methane in there. The new priest finally was announced on Wednesday in Tokyo and in the La auto Show, and there's been lots of speculation about it, so I've been kind of curious. Ultimately, though, there are actually Prius fans out there who are saying, wow, it's great, look at this. And what do you think? I've got a picture of it up. Well, I love the styling. Like the design road that Toyota has been going down the last few years, I just do not like. And they reached a kind of an apex with that excessively angular design of the Prius. So I think they had kind of no choice but to go in the opposite direction. But it almost looks to me like they designed it to be an EV. Like, EVs are often designed for aerodynamics. That's right. That's right. Yeah, they did. They cut down the roof line for that very reason, because there was no other way to gain efficiency. So it's just a huge shame it's not a full EV, because it looks like it could be. It looks a lot like the original Hyundai Ionic, which was a very aerodynamic shape. So I love the direction they're going. This is a huge improvement in terms of the style, I think, of the Prius. But just a shame it's not fully electric. It just feels like that would have been the correct move on it. Yeah. Obviously, you refresh the models every few years and it's totally time for a full EV refresh. And that's not what this is. Now, some people make the argument that at the moment in time that we're in right now, that a plug in hybrid, which there's a version of that right? There's a plug in version of the Prius. Some people think they all plug in. They don't. They're basically just a hybrid power train, which utilizes an electric motor to be more efficient. But it's all gas during the energy. So the plug in version has gone up in range from pretty significantly. Basically, the energy density of the batteries have gone up. It's taking up the same space to go from, I think it was, 40 range, which is a lot more usable. And in Canada, we would get the full $5,000 off. So that means you've heard it here first, because no one else has said this. The plugin. Prius prime PSE e v will be cheaper than the normal prius So why would anyone buy a Prius rebate? This is the situation that was like that in California when the Prius Prime first, there was no point. I mean, even if you don't care about plugging it in, why would you buy it? Because you have to resell it. You have to have a residual value. You might as well have the one that costs more. So it makes no sense for them to sell anything but the Prius Prime in Canada, and they also went with more horsepower, which I thought was a bit weird. Yeah, they really bumped up the horsepower. Finally, after 20 years of being mocked by truckers, by bumper stickers on truckers. Yeah. So it's quite a lot faster now. But of course, that cuts into the miles per gallon a little bit, but not too bad. Yes. Overall, though, I think it could be more efficient than it is. But the zero to 60 is a lot faster. Way faster. Yeah, that's fun. But here's my big problem with it, and that is that it sits lower. And then my wife has a Prius if you're new to the show. And that's her work car that she has to have inspected constantly because it's used for work. She takes social work clients around in it. They're not going to even talk about pricing or announcing it until sometime in the first half of next year as far as the prime is concerned. So that doesn't do me I need a car now. Brian should go buy that. Buy that Caddy. Yeah, you should actually look into it. It could be fun. You'll ever may launch ice cream from cow free dairy in a year. This is an update to a previous store because we've been talking about precision fermentation. And here it is, Brian. Here's the headline. You wait for things to happen and then there it is in front of you. Yeah. And the dairy industry likely to be the very first of the animal based products to be severely disrupted. Here's a clip from the robot who reads the Bloomberg stories. The company is working on a process called precision fermentation that uses substances like yeast and fungi to produce milk proteins in a VAT. A product could be available in about a year. If successful, unilever could be the first major food company to create an ice cream made from cow free dairy, dubbed lab grown milk. In a burgeoning industry dominated by smaller startups, a consumer giant like Unilever developing a precision fermentation version of one of its major brands raises hopes that the technology can scale up and be cost effective. The idea is that it's going to be cheaper and then also cleaner. Much cleaner. Yeah. I think a version of this ice cream already exists because there was a picture of Tony Siba eating some of it in that last YouTube video that he put up. So I think this does exist, but it's probably kind of expensive and only in health food stores. Whereas Unilever would make it a mass market product. It would probably be quite expensive. Yeah. So right now, the ideas he says by 2030 that the proteins in milk is going to be replaced by fake stuff, precision fermentation, and it's going to be cheaper and dairy is going to go bankrupt. And this is the first sign of that happening. They're doing it. Maybe they'll advertise it as an expensive but greener option, I'm guessing. At first, yeah. And more expensive at first, but I think eventually, ultimately cheaper. And unlike beyond meat, there really will not be a difference. It will be identical. It'll be very identical. Yeah. Because you're mostly tasting the fat and the sugar. The milk protein is a minor part. I think most of it is water. It's 10%. That's not water. That's the part you replace. The others are fats and sugars, which are easily replaced, obviously. Yeah. Anyway, speaking of Japanese automakers, Mazda looks like it could be, and I'm not convinced of this, but it could be doing something significant. They could be the first of the Japanese automakers to actually set a target. That is reasonable. Mazda is raising its EV sales target to 40% by 2030 and they're investing $11 billion to accelerate this transition. Sounds like they got the memo. Yeah, well, we were making fun of them for their MX 30, which is. A very low range electric car. They are down to selling, like, only a handful of them. So they've been a real laggard. And so this is their first step up to the plate. I mean, it's not maybe what it should be, but it sounds like they're getting the idea. Right. That's something. It's probably too late. I don't want to be a naysayer, but at least they have a target. Hopefully they survive. Brian 505. I've sold more brownies at bake sales than they have in these cars. It's 100 miles of range, 160 range, which is in today's market, no good unless it's a cheap car. But it's 33,000 us. Yeah, that's a lot of money. You expect something for that. I mean, you can get a Leaf, you can get a Chevy Bolt that does way more mileage than that and probably is a more capable car. Yeah, for maybe only slightly more money. And they even said this EV has been sold out, so you can't find one. So there was a demand there. There's going to be some Mazda fans who want to go EV. But anyway, this is a story about VW maybe delaying their EV plans. Like, VW was maybe one of the great hopes of the EV transition. And now the CEO's been replaced, right? Yeah. As we reported, they're on track to deliver 500,000 EVs this year, which is a significant amount. That's way ahead of everybody else except for Tesla. Herbert Dies was their CEO that put all this in motion. He really had a radical vision for VW and really felt like it had to be a radical remaking of the company or, you know, they were going to run into problems. And so yeah, so he started a lot of ambitious programs that have gotten them to 5000 EVs a year, which is significant. But he was sort of moved out recently as CEO, and the new CEO is definitely scaling back these plans to be much less ambitious. I don't like that. No, I think Herbert Dees was on the right track. And you what, like with Mazda? So Mazda wants to sell 40% EVs by 2030, but that means there's going to be people to buy the 60% of EVs that are gas in 2030. No, it doesn't work that way. Doesn't work that way. When EVs are available, people are not going to want the gas cars. So I don't know. The new CEO of VW seems to be betting that such things are possible. And every car commercial on television is electric. Can you buy the cars? Not so much. Not so much. But for some reason, we're in this weird time where, yeah, all the car companies are vying to look like. Then there's Toyota, who says, we're electrified. That's enough. Right? Electrified. So, VW, they've got the second generation platform that they were planning to come out in 2026. They call this their trinity. EV. And now it's going to be more like 2030. Under the new CEO, 26 might have been difficult to actually achieve, but if you're moving the goal post down to 2030, even 2030 may not be moving it up to 2024. And hey, you may not make the deadline, but the commission should be moving up anyway. So that's a three year delay, basically. Or worse. Let's hope not. And that's no good. We can't deal with that. And it was already a kind of a target that wasn't even as gracious as it should be. They've got a lot. It takes a lot to turn a giant ship like VW around. I don't know. They're the best at it. The biggest car company in the world are the best at it. They are manufacturing in and out well. They do really well to get up to 5000. That's impressive. I think what they're not getting is what you said, that once the pendulum sort of swings towards EVs and that the weight starts to get on the teeter totter on the EV side, look out, it's not going anywhere else. It's going to chip way over and then you're going to be caught with your pants down. So who's going to be able to provide those cars? Hopefully? Well, Tesla, you and I are already at the point where we would never in a million years consider buying another gasoline car. But we're still kind of the outliers. But every year the percentage of people who won't consider a gas car just goes up. Yeah, and it is regular people are considering EVs. And there's people around here with pickup trucks. I'm reading about them all the time. Their neighbors are, their business associates are, their clients are. This becomes normalized very quickly now. It's really going to pick up. Yeah. So, moving on to Tokyo, the governor of Tokyo, this is Eureka Koiki, has suggested everybody wear turtlenecks to help reduce their energy bills. Okay. It's sort of a funny thing and a fun thing to make a joke about off the top of the show, but I'm in favor of this. There's an energy crisis going on. Everybody's going to be struggling to make enough power, make enough heat. Can I make a turtleneck work? I mean, not everybody can. Yeah, I don't think I own any turtlenecks, but everybody. The idea is that dress warm and you can save money on your electricity bills, which are going up in Tokyo, just like they're kind of tending to go up everywhere is in my neck. That's the coldest thing, though. I mean, really. Well, the idea is here's the quote, warming the neck has a thermal effect. I'm wearing a turtleneck myself. And wearing a scarf also keeps you warm. This will save electricity. This is what the governor of Tokyo said around the house is true. He wants people around their tiny little Tokyo apartments to wear a scarf. I mean, it sounds radical, but why not? We have a problem here. I don't know what it's like in other places, but we often have this problem in North America where like, office buildings particularly often have very poor heating or cooling that can't be controlled very well. So there's often a problem around here where people have to wear sweaters in the summer because the air conditioning is ranked too high and nobody can seem to turn it down. Or I've actually heard of people who have electric space heaters under their roof. Yeah, I've seen that it's really bad in the summer. I've seen that it's too cold because the air conditioning is too high. That's not good. Yeah, so you're overusing the air conditioning and then some poor employee has to use UTC heater to sort of gain back the energy. So I think this in many ways, used to be like a common sense thing where people just dressed warmer in the winter because it was kind of common sense. But then you go to work in an office building where the heat is all wonky, so maybe it's too hot in your office in the wintertime and then you just end up wearing a Tshirt instead in the winter. It's all messed up. I wear fleeces and sweaters inside the house now, but that's because I'm getting old, right? Yeah. I'm still turning up the temperature tin more than it should be. And then I'm also wearing those things. That's not good. I do the same thing. Yeah, it's not good at all. I can't laugh, by the way. Otherwise I'll go into a coffee and fits. I don't sound anything funny. Well, Brian, as you know, the World Cup has started. And I know you don't have world cup fever, but I do. Is that what you're suffering from? Sure. I took a title for my World Cup fever this morning. Argentina lost to Saudi Arabia and the biggest upset in World Cup history. Some people say, wow, I'm sorry, Argentina, if you're listening. In fact, this is probably way too soon for me to even bring it up, but I apologize anyway. Of course, all the coverage, it's been announced like ten years ago that they were getting this. So a Qatar, which is a small nation state with oil, was accused of using their oil money to spend on the World Cup and bribe. And there's been some people who've actually been, you know, charges and so forth. There's a new Netflix documentary. I won't make you watch it, but it's there. OK on FIFA. This is a tiny Middle Eastern autocracy with a population of barely 3 million people. How do they get the world's biggest sporting event? You know, like, this is by far the world's biggest sporting event. It happens only every four years, but the temperatures there in the summer are 50 degrees Celsius or 122 Fahrenheit. And that's when the World Cup you normally played during that time and I, as you know, was in Death Valley when it was that temperature. And I could only get out of my healthier, man then, and I could only get out of my car for ten minutes at a time. My kids could do 1213. But then you're like facing the Grim Reaper. He starts to encroach on your area, looking for you, to kill you, because you can't play soccer in that, I guess. They spent $200 billion of their petrol money on this games. They've built eight stadiums. One of them I'll talk about in a minute. That's a little bit different than the other ones. It's recyclable, we'll just put it that way. But yeah, they've got air conditioning. The temperature is only 24 degrees with like 64% humidity. These games have been checking on them. So, yeah, it's perfectly reasonable for soccer. But I read you a bit from the Atlantic here. It says Qatar might now be home to about 3 million people, but the proportion of actual Qatari citizens who lived there is a little more than 10%. So there's hardly any. The rest compromised some very rich expatriates of other nations and a huge army of poor migrants up to 6000. And some may have died, by the way. This is a whole separate issue which is not part of our show. But my God. My point is that this is the pinnacle of oil decadence. And to think that thousands of lives were not cared about and lost from other countries to make this destruction of everything and we'll never have this again. This is peak oil. I don't think we'll see crap like this ever again. This is the moment in time where it's all going to fall apart. They did not have any infrastructure, they're not a sporting nation, they didn't have a fan base, they had nothing. But they were very rich with their oil money. But Brian, their new money, they haven't had this money for very long at all. Guitar has had huge reserves of natural gas, which was discovered, I think, quite a while ago, maybe the by Shell, but they just left it there because they couldn't do anything with it. They had all this natural gas and nowhere to get it anywhere. So in the was this coup, I think the leader of the country, the King or whatever the term they use for it, left to go on vacation to England and his son took over. Which is why if I'm ever in that situation, I'm never leaving because my son would take over in a second. He was just sorry, Dan. But he did a good thing for the country in a way, because he invested in liquefied natural gas tank so that it could be transported on a ship. So when you cool it natural gas. It's like transporting oil on a tanker. But it's ridiculous how much -165 degrees celsius or something like that they are now the third richest country in the world. And they learned how to extract natural gas from the ground much more cheaply. So even after they cool it and put it on a ship, a tanker full of natural gas is four times cheaper from Qatar than if it originated in the United States through their normal channels. That's why they are so rich, is because their gas is cheap, even though they have to do that. So they started a sovereign wealth fund, though this is the shocking part that I didn't know about. Even though they blew 200 billion on these Games to make them a respectable country, which is not working out, by the way, because all we're doing is talking about how crappy they are, the LGBTQ rights and everything like that, and the fact that they can't serve beer at the games. And they yanked that privilege two days before. So they started a sovereign wealth fund like Norway did, and they have $300 billion in it because they saw the writing on the wall. They knew that our Canadian jurisdictions here who have oil in the provinces don't think that way at all. They think spend, spend oil forever. But when you had something they didn't always used to have this. So they've only had it since the 90s. So in that short time, they've got a 300 billion dollar sovereign wealth fund and they're building up infrastructure. Part of the game spending is that to make it for an investment possible. And I don't know that that's going to work, especially with their human rights problems, that a whole lot of people are going to go there, but they are planning for the end of oil by diversifying their investments around the world. So, yeah, that fund is going to do all kinds of things around the world. So there's been of course, it's supposed to be a carbon neutral World Cup. And it's a joke. It's a bloody joke. Here's a clip from Bloomberg. Organizers estimate that the World Cup will emit three six megatons of carbon dioxide. International flights in and out of Doha will account for the majority of emissions. However, organizers argue that this World Cup will be more energy efficient than others, since fans won't have to fly to different venues and can instead just take public transit. The sticking point is always the flights. Most Olympics and World Cups, it accounts to more than 85% of total emissions. So that surprised me. I guess it makes perfect sense when you hear it, but it's not the building of these eight giant stadiums and you know, all the infrastructure around it, it's the flights and during the actual Games. And it's the same with the Olympics. It's a very carbon intense thing when all these people do that. Yeah, when you got to travel so many people around the world, that's what you do, you fly. Now, the game today was in stadium nine seven four, which is built with shipping containers it's not entirely shipping containers. It's like steel girders and shipping containers. But the 400 seat stadium can be disassembled and rebuilt elsewhere. So this is the world's first tear down build a back stadium, supposedly, and apparently, if everything goes on shipping containers, it can be shipped anywhere. Yes. So this will be available for my Ikea soon. Quite the price, but yes, it was designed by a French architectural firm. Other things they're trying to do is they have built solar farms to offset the emissions from the games. They're using electric buses, an electric mass transit. So that's good. They're not burning their own product, and they are supposedly buying carbon offsets, but they're way behind on that. Brian yeah. So Domino's Pizza has announced, and this sort of falls into that category of story that we're going to have to stop reporting soon, because this is just going to be business as usual very soon and maybe is already. But Domino's Pizza in the US. Has ordered 800 Chevy bolts, and they're kind of custom painted with the Domino's logo and everything. And they've got about 100 of them so far. And these are going out to Domino's Pizza locations in the US. So they will eventually have 800 fully electric delivery vehicles for the fleet of pizza delivery vehicles. And of course, they're doing this because it just makes sense. And the bolt is not a particularly expensive car. So imagine all the money they'll save on gas. This is just the EV calculation that every business in the world is going to be making when it comes to fleet vehicles. I wish on your Domino's app, if you could select an EV to have it delivered like you can on other apps for a ride sharing, that would be nice. Do you ever eat domino's? Never. I would think he would hate Domino's. That would be an anti Brian pizza right there. No, when we have excellent pizza to choose from in our city, I don't see a reason to use donald okay, well, I agree. The pizza shows up in advance a lot of times where people have some there. Okay, so Joe Biden has promised $13 billion for the US. Power grid. So this is part of the green spending from the US. And as we talk about frequently on the show, the grid all over the world is going to need some upgrades. And so this is a decent amount of money, $13 billion to upgrade the grid. And as we go greener in the next couple of decades, it's important to get the foundation correct first before we do that. So this is a nice, like, really forward looking thing. I think that the US government is doing $13 billion available to do grid upgrades around the country. So I think that's great. It is subsidizing what they could probably do themselves, though. How do you feel about that? Yeah, well, I mean, it's a weird thing about all of this spending. Right. Because companies like Tesla don't even need subsidies, really. Their cars are profitable already and yet they're going to benefit from these subsidies. So it's always a bit weird and taxing fossil fuels. A carbon tax, it would probably have been the better way to go with all of this. But however it gets done, there are certain things politically that are difficult to do. Like a carbon tax. Yes. It wouldn't necessarily be my first choice for how to deal with it, but at least they're dealing with it. Let's dip into the mailbag. Brian. This is a message from Nick. Hello, Brian and James. I live in New England, and recently got a 2022 Ford Mac E. That is an electric vehicle, small crossover. Right. My battery life, as he calls it, was originally at 230 miles. He means range. So the range of that car when he first got it was 230 miles or 370 colder out. It is 170 miles and 274. So it's a lot. About 100, roughly of range. So I know about range decreasing in colder weather. My question is, does the range come back when the weather gets warmer? With the cost of new EVs, a range of 170 miles is not acceptable. Fan of the show since day one. Thanks. Wow. Thanks. How many episodes? 140. Congratulations, Nick. Thank you for sticking with us. So, yes, I would be bold. Enough to say that I think, James, you and I are the two leading experts in the world on EVs and cold weather. Yes. You've come to the right place, Nick, because Alaska has nothing on us. We're in the Southern Canadian prairies where it gets to -40 and it has recently not this year, but it has and -40 celsius is the same as -40 fahrenheit that's where the two scales cross over. Yeah, it does get that cold here. So I don't know everything about how the mach e battery meter works, but yeah, usually the range on any car is calculated on your recent trips. So if your recent trips have been in the cold then your car is going to be smart enough to figure, okay, well, the next trip is going to be so I assume that range will come back in the summer. Of course it will. But in a way, Brian, this is a stupid question for us, to us, for people like us. But that concerns me that the people buying EVs, really, that there are things that this would be scary to somebody nick's, obviously an EV enthusiast, but a regular person who doesn't care, who just goes out and buys their next car, might be very concerned about this if they don't know about it. That's right. You're going to look at the range thing. Now, the one thing I can recommend is I don't know if you can do this in your car, but in a Tesla you can change the battery to percentage rather than miles. Or kilometers. So when I first bought my car, it would give me the range in kilometers and started around 400 km. But then you tend to get obsessed about that range and every time you plug it in, it's like, oh, it's 5 km less than it was last time I charged it. So I just switched it to percentage. And so then you don't end up obsessing about that mileage. But then if you're going on a trip, you use the trip calculator. And the trip calculator will tell you in a Tesla that gives you a graph that says, okay, you'll get at your destination and your battery will be 20%. And that's what you monitor. And sometimes it's a little bit off in a Tesla. Now these days, about 5% error. Is that's pretty good though? Actually for this they are getting better. It used to be about a 10% error where it would tell you, oh, your battery will be 20% at your destination and then you'd get there and it would be more like 10%. Yeah, is way worse though. So we're slowing down that's one tip. Yeah, it's switching it to percentage and not worrying about it. Now when you get to the summer and it is not giving you the same range, it is always possible that your battery has cells that have deteriorated or something. So it is something you have to keep an eye on, but presumably that will come back. Yeah. And the way we do it on the Leaf is you put in the little data reader you buy on Amazon. It's a bluetooth device. For $20. It hooks up to an app for your car that's made by a third party. Mine is called Leaf Spy. Tesla is a little different because they have a different connector. I don't know how you guys do it or even if you need to, but there would be if you got into this, you can see how your battery is doing and know the state of health of it, but this means nothing. Okay, so let's say you lived in Hawaii where it's the same temperature every day. If you drove like a mad person for a day or two, it would show that you have a lesser battery, right. Because you're driving with a heavy lead foot. But if you're driving like a nun, then you're going very slow and gentle and that's going to show a higher range. It's not really showing what your battery is capable of, it's just what it's capable of based on your recent driving. And that is a weird concept to get around to people. And also I mentioned too, it is typical for batteries to lose range like battery degradation. And the typical formula seems to be you are going to lose about 5% of your battery in the first couple of years and then it kind of slows out. So I assume my battery has lost about 5% of its capacity but I don't know exactly how I would confirm that. Yeah, and it's not something you should obsess about. You should know that when you buy the evidence, buy bigger than you think you need, and then you don't worry about that. Right. That's always a good thing. But there's lots we can talk about here very quickly. Okay. Now, the first thing is that in winter, a gas car loses range. You just don't notice it. You're not thinking about that. Right. There's many factors. There is the dense winter air, so your aerodynamics are off. This affects EVs a little bit more because they're more efficient. And they're also usually more dependent on the aerodynamics of the vehicle for efficiency. So if you put winter tires on, that's going to be less efficient, for sure. That could lose you 10%. It could lose even more depending on what your tires there's the snow on the ground or ice on the ground. The fact that it's just not a smooth, rolling surface. It's like if you're pedaling a bike through snow, it's going to be harder to pedal that bike. There are different factors like that the battery becomes less strong in cold weather. When the battery is cold, it's chemically not capable of holding as much of a charge. It can't hold as much of a charge, the battery, in colder weather. And don't forget that you're using your battery to heat your cabin. That is a lot of heat. Even if it's a heat pump, even if it's just not that cold, but a little bit cold, you're still using a lot of energy. In fact, it's different in every car. Your car is a PTC heater. Mine is, too. So it's just like a toaster. It's like red hot elements heating up. That's the least efficient. And then the heat pumps. Sometimes there's both a heat pump and a PTC heater. Sometimes there's just a heat pump that uses less energy, but it's still using energy. Brian yeah. When I checked in, the Mustang Machoe does not have a heat pump heater. So it has a normal oh, really? Heater, which is not as energy efficient. So you're definitely going to lose range with that. Yeah, you're definitely going to use range. Unless you're using it to make these long trips on the highway, then that's when the only time you really need to concern yourself. Unless you have a long commute, for the most part. If you can charge every night at home, just don't think about it. Nick. Don't think about it. Enjoy your fast heating car and your efficiency and how wonderful it is. And, you know, keep us up to date, too, as you drive it through the winter, because we're not in the worst part of winter yet. Drop us a line again and how you like the car and how it made it through the winter. Yeah. And it's really only on road trips that you ever need to think About It. If you're just driving around the city like you said, you charge at home, you're always going to have enough. With Tesla, they spaced the superchargers about 150 km apart. Roughly. It varies a bit. So that's about 100 miles apart. If you're going to go nick on a road trip. You want to make sure that there is a charging station. Roughly every 100 miles and you should be fine like around here when it does get -40 I don't think it's going to get to -40 where nick is so he's probably not going to have to worry about it. But they based on about right. So mine. I've got the standard range. Tesla model. Three and it can just barely make it between chargers when it's -40. If it's only -20. -15 celsius. I mean it's not constantly -40 but we call that the worst case scenario around here. Okay. EV drivers call that you want to be prepared for the worst case scenario. We've gone years without it getting that cold. Yeah. And then the last couple of years, it's gotten a few days. That cold. So you want to be prepared for those days. And it's usually only that cold overnight. But last winter, and this was covered on the podcast, I drove up to Saskatoon and The Daytime Temperatures was -36 Celsius, which is about -32 Fahrenheit daytime Temperatures. This was at Noon, and that's what I had to drive through and just kind of barely made it in my Standard Range car. Yeah. So that's an issue. And another thing to keep in mind is if you are doing highway trips so that in winter it charges slower, the battery can't take the charge as fast because it's like regenerative braking too. You can't put your brakes back into the battery pack as well when it's cold. No, that's kind of the biggest thing for me because summer road trips, I'm only spending about 20 minutes at the charger. But the winter road trips in these cold conditions, it's more like you're spending an hour at the charger. And at that point, it gets annoying. And I'm at the point now where if this winter, I have to drive up to Saskatoon and it's -40, I'm going to take a gas car because I just don't want that. I have to wait an hour at the charging station. The worst case scenario in the worst place in the world is what we're talking about. And we tell people around here that you could lose up to 50%. It varies from car to car. I've heard somebody talking to about 17% in his ionic five when it wasn't too cold. Okay, but that's, like, the worst worst case scenario. Now, if you're driving around the city and you do 60 miles in a day, at the very worst, and you have 170 miles, who cares? You plug in at night, it's going to charge the same way as it always does. If. You're on the highway and it takes you a half hour to charge, it might take you an hour to charge. And that's a major change, too, in habits to be aware of. Yeah. And of course, electric cars, they're not as efficient on the highway as they are in the city. Higher speeds are tougher for electric cars. You drain the battery a lot faster. And I really wish that when they publicized the range for electric cars, that they did a highway figure and a city figure. I think that's the way it should be done. But they don't do that. They pick a number kind of somewhere in between the two. Yeah, but you'll get used to this, Nick. There's a lot of weird little things that people fret about when they try something new. I did it. Brian did it. It's normal. We EV owners tend to think too much, but just enjoy the car. You'll get used to it. And tell your friends about it. Time for the lightning round of fast paced look at the rest of the news. And Brian, we've overstayed her welcome, which is good because I don't have a lot of stories. This week. Rivian starts international deliveries of the R one T, rather, and the R one S in Canada. So you've seen one here, right? Yeah. It must have been an American one that drove up over the border, because I saw one on the road. But yeah, officially, deliveries of the Ribbean just started in Canada. Now, post the IRA, the inflation reduction at next era expects wind with storage will cost $14 per megawatt hour United States later this decade. This is only because this act was passed. And solar with batteries, $17 per mega, 1 hour. This is down because of this act. This is how much the IRA is going to affect everything and speed things up, if I may say. Yeah, for sure. This is a Brian story. I can't believe you didn't see this one, Brian. There's a induction oven maker who has added a battery to their stoves. Lithium battery. This is because, I guess some of these induction stoves use a lot of draw, right? Yeah. And some places aren't wired for it. And you'd have to get an extra panel if your panels full. So they've solved that problem. Interestingly with putting a battery in a stove. That makes a lot of sense. Yeah. So the big draw when you need it comes from the batteries. Well, we talked about this before in terms of heat pump, water heaters, because that's a similar problem with those, because you tend to need a few thousand watts to run those, I think up to 7000 watts to run an induction cooktop. So that's a lot of juice. It's one of the reasons I did a panel upgrade on my house. But it cost a few thousand dollars to go from 100 amp to 200 amp. So I guess the idea is you can charge up this battery and so it can draw more power. You can sort of just plug it into in a regular outlet, as it was, but with the battery have much bigger output. Right. So that solves that problem. But it's just weird, that sort of appliance with a battery in it. And I imagine it adds to the price, but it's cheaper than maybe rewiring your house, if you want to do that. So I thought I thought it was quite interesting BYD the Chinese, mostly EV maker and bus maker has sold as 3,000,000th, Bee, V or PHEV. I thought that was an interesting milestone. Some are plug in hybrids, but that's still an impressive number. Oh, it's time for a CS. Past 636 fossil fuel lobbyists were preying on government delegations at Cock. Oily bastards. That's a lot. Scotland approves a 38 megawatt solar plant next door to a closed nuclear plant. And guess how much the objections were in the community? Zero. No objects were their objections. Will they put up a nuclear plant? Probably. Probably. Some concern solar. Not so harmful, not so scary. A village in the French Alps this is from CNN demolishes its ski lift because there's no snow left. It hasn't snowed in years. lack of snow meant that the last time it ran was about 15 years ago, and just for one weekend. And since then, it has not been. This is sad. Sad. This is why the Winter Olympics will now be held in Qatar with fake snow and perhaps potato flakes. Finally, this week, India is looking to produce its own solar modules to meet all of its demand and then some. That's right. India requires a lot of solar, and they want to make it themselves. You know, it makes sense. Perfectly capable country of ramping up something like this. I'm looking for takers for a $2.4 billion in government aid to offer stimulation to domestic manufacturing of solar equipment. They want to do all of their solar and export all as well. That's great news. That is our time for this week and a bunch more. I apologize to myself more than anything. My body wasn't ready to go long. It was ready to go short this week, and I went long. So see you next week. See you next week. Bye.
As runaway inflation continues to put a stranglehold on the pocketbook of consumers, the crypto market is also crashing down around their ears. With one of the biggest players in the business, Celsius pausing withdrawals has the whole industry on edge.Yet, there are those out there who still think that talking about the economy, the stock market and the crypto markets are nothing more than politics. My guess is the people who are insinuating that are people who have never missed a meal or had to eat ketchup sandwiches for dinner. As you can imagine, I have a few things to say about that.(commercial at 12:28)to contact me:email@example.com:https://www.reuters.com/technology/crypto-firm-celsius-pauses-all-transfers-withdrawals-between-accounts-2022-06-13/
The Opdenhoffs are back, y'all! We absolutely LOVE these two. Join us for a delightful conversation about the importance of utilizing our own personal God-given gifts, the beauty of the sacraments and witnessing children receive the sacraments, and the struggles perfectionism. We not only swap parenting stories, but also share ALL the battles of worldly distractions we face every day.Did you know the word 'discipline' comes from the word "disciple'? A truly sacred space is the air between one's lips to another's ears. Our words have weight, and we are responsible for protecting one another's hearts. (which is a core value in the Opdenhoff household)Big shoutout to Logan who rocked the Sacred Heart Confirmation Retreat when he said (paraphrasing) 'We spend so much time scrolling on Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok, but Jesus has been trending for over 2,000 years. So why are we spending all of our time on things that have only been trending for a year or two." MIC DROP MOMENT BAYBAYY!!......
Chase is joined by John Fieldly, President and CEO of Celsius energy drink. With its thermogenic properties, Celsius is a ready-to-drink beverage that not only tastes great, but also burns calories and fat. To set Celsius apart from other energy drinks and become a staple in people's fitness lifestyles, its founders knew that their health claims had to be backed by science. The drink's formula is clinically proven to function, free of artificial preservatives or flavors, and low in sodium to promote a healthy lifestyle. Since its humble beginnings, Celsius has become one of the fastest-growing beverage brands on the market and is now a staple in many peoples' healthy lifestyles. The company is now ranked number two on Amazon for energy drinks and partners with a number of major influencers and brands. In this episode, John will discuss how he grew Celsius to where it is today, including how he leveraged the better-for-you movement that has been gaining traction over the last few years and how Celsius strategically incorporated itself into the lives of people who want to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle. Among the things he discusses are the markets he focused on, his advertising and social media strategies, and the importance of sales and marketing working together. Follow John on LinkedIn Follow Celsius on Instagram @celsiusofficial Follow Chase on Instagram @chase_chewning Follow him on Twitter @chasechewning Key Highlights: Celsius's unique advantage over other energy drinks and John's vision for the brand What John did to transform adversity into an advantage for Celsius to move towards a better place John describes the evolution of his leadership style as he has worked with Celsius over the years. John's approach to competition and staying one step ahead How social media plays a role in Celsius's success Celsius's strategy to stay relevant in today's market and how it pushes boundaries How Celsius has influenced John's personal life and his plans for the moving forward Episode resources: Get a FREE variety pack of Recharge electrolyte drink mix with any regular purchase at https://www.DrinkLMNT.com/everforward Save 20% on your entire first purchase with code EVERFORWARD at https://www.LegionAthletics.com Watch and subscribe on YouTube https://youtu.be/TExcdt6WN28 Visit the Celsius website
Wassielawyer, a lawyer specializing in restructuring and insolvency, explains the first declaration from new FTX CEO John Ray in the company's bankruptcy case. Show highlights: why CEO Ray said there's been a complete failure of corporate controls in FTX how there was no separation of accounts between Alameda and FTX whether FTX US customers are in a better position to recuperate their assets why FTX's Bahamas unit is seeking protection under chapter 15 of the US bankruptcy code why there's a jurisdictional battle, according to Wassie whether the Bahamian government is responsible for letting deposits out of the platform how former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is trying to save the company Take Unchained's 2022 survey! Unchained is doing its annual survey. Tell us how you think we're doing and how we could improve, whether it be on the podcast, in the newsletter, or in our premium offering. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts! Thank you to our sponsors!Crypto.com Ava Labs DeFi Saver Wassielawyer: Twitter Thread on community buyout Previous Unchained episodes: Will FTX Customers Ever Recover Their Assets? Two Insolvency Experts Weigh In Why the Messy 3AC, Celsius, and Voyager Bankruptcies Will Drag on for Years Three Crypto Bankruptcies: 3AC, Celsius and Voyager. What Happens Now? Episode Links Previous coverage of Unchained on FTX: The Chopping Block: Why Lenders Didn't Liquidate Alameda When It Was Underwater Erik Voorhees and Cobie on Why FTX Loaned Out Customers' Assets The Chopping Block: FTX: The Biggest Collapse in the History of Crypto? Sam Bankman-Fried on How to Prevent the Next Terra and 3AC FTX Collapse: First declaration document FTX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. FTX Wasn't Authorized to File for US Bankruptcy: Bahamas Liquidators Vox interview with SBF Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
*) Zelenskyy insists Poland missile attack wasn't by Ukraine Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy insists a missile that killed two people in Poland did not come from Ukrainian armed forces. Zelenskyy says a full-access investigation involving his officials should clarify what happened in Poland. He maintains a missile that crossed over into Poland did not come from Ukrainian armed forces. Earlier, Poland's President Andrej Duda said the missile strike appears to have been an accident, not an intentional attack. His comments were also echoed by the head of NATO. *) Republicans take control of lower chamber of Congress In the US, Republican lawmakers have taken control of the lower chamber of Congress, after winning the required 218 seats in the House of Representatives. Democrats have lost key races in New York, Florida and other states with slim margins. Now, Republicans will be able to block Biden's legislative decisions since all bills must pass both the House and the Senate to become law. Meanwhile, President Biden congratulated Republicans for winning the majority in the House. *) DPRK fires another ballistic missile South Korea's military says Pyongyang has test-fired another ballistic missile off its east coast. North Korea has threatened to launch more military responses after the US, South Korea and Japan announced strengthened security ties this week. Pyongyang warned that an accord on the North would leave tensions on the Korean Peninsula more unpredictable. *) World leaders express resolve to limit temperature rise to 1.5C Leaders at the Group of 20 (G20) meeting in Bali have agreed to pursue efforts to limit the rise in global temperatures to 1.5 degree Celsius. They also agreed to speed up efforts to "phase down" the unabated use of coal. A declaration issued after the end of the summit urged delegates at COP27 to "urgently scale up" efforts on the issue of mitigating and adapting to the climate crisis. *) Football players get protection from online abuse during World Cup FIFA and the global football players union have launched a moderation service to protect World Cup players from abuse on social media during the tournament. FIFA said that the more than 830 players in Qatar could access a "dedicated monitoring, reporting and moderation service" that aims to filter hate speech targeted at them.
We want your feedback! Fill out our listener survey for a chance to win a $100 Patagonia gift card. Join us on November 30 for a live, virtual episode of Climavores. Come ask a question about food, nutrition, and eating for the climate. Concrete is an incredible material. It's essentially pourable rock, and we use it in almost every part of the built world. We also consume more of it than any other man-made material in the world—about three tons per person annually. And the secret ingredient in all this concrete? Cement. Think of it as the glue that binds the crushed rocks in concrete together. But here's the problem. Making cement emits lots of carbon. The cement industry alone produces 8% of global emissions. Why? First, the process happens at 1500 degrees Celsius, a temperature so hot that companies often burn coal to reach it. Second, the chemical reaction involved in creating cement releases carbon dioxide. So what are the solutions? In this episode, Shayle talks to Leah Ellis, co-founder and CEO of Sublime Systems, a startup that has developed a novel way to produce cement at room temperature without releasing carbon dioxide. Shayle's venture capital firm Energy Impact Partners is an investor in Sublime. Shayle and Leah discuss: The important properties of cement and why we use so much of it The chemistry of cement and why it releases carbon dioxide Alternative chemistries to Portland cement, the most common and useful formulation Things you can add to the mix, called supplementary cementitious materials, to offset some of the Portland cement required (like fly ash from coal-fired power plants) Adopting performance-based standards that allow more flexibility in the materials used in cement Replacing coal with electrification and alternative fuels in cement kilns Post-combustion carbon capture for cement kilns CarbonCure's technique for injecting carbon dioxide into concrete to increase strength and reduce the amount of cement required Sublime System's electrochemical technique for manufacturing cement without carbon emissions Recommended Resources: The New York Times: Making the Concrete and Steel We Need Doesn't Have to Bake the Planet Canary Media: Major construction firms team up to get the carbon out of concrete Bloomberg: Breakthroughs Are Helping Even Cement and Steel Go Electric E&E News: Congress wagered on ‘low-carbon' concrete. Will it pay off? Canary Media: Cement is terrible for the climate. California just passed a law to fix that Catalyst is a co-production of Post Script Media and Canary Media. Catalyst is supported by Scale Microgrid Solutions, your comprehensive source for all distributed energy financing. Distributed generation can be complex. Scale makes financing it easy. Visit scalecapitalsolutions.com to learn more. Catalyst is supported by CohnReznick Capital, a trusted source for renewable energy investment banking servicing the US sustainability sector. Visit cohnreznickcapital.com to learn more.
THE THESIS: Much more of what we see everyday is performative than we would like to believe. Take Sam Bankman-Fried for example. The Democrat's apparent money launderer, FTX had all the marks of fraud. Zach Abaham saw it and warned against it. But, SEC regulators didn't just ignore it, the SEC boss hung out with FTX people. The financial press lionized Bankman-Fried as a Robinhood. Ukraine invested money—formerly OUR money—in it and Democrats took $50 million out of it. Now, math has conquered lies, it was never real. THE SCRIPTURE & SCRIPTURAL RESOURCES: We know that God's Word describes people in spiritual blindness. If they cannot see the very Word of God, how easy would it be for the enemy to blind them to the other lies of this world?2 Corinthians 4:1-124 Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. 2 Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God. 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5 For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,”[a] made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory displayed in the face of Christ.7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11 For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. 12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.THE NEWS & COMMENT:This explains the outline of this scandal pretty wellHere are more detailsFTX Held Just $900MM In Liquid Assets Vs $9BN In Liabilities As Video Emerges Confirming Alameda Knew It Was Pilfering Client FundsBankman-Fried is speaking dazzle-babble and CNBC laps it up. [AUDIO] - SBF interview on CNBC ... in hindsight, listening to his words really sounds weird. He was clearly trying to keep his own scam from being exposed by "protecting the ecosystem".A sizzle-piece with hockey stick modeling and no one saw this as a swindle? Bankman-Fried believed that Democrat consultants and ad-writers / media buyers would “save the most lives?” [AUDIO] - More from the FTX CEO and second biggest Democrat donor . . . second only to George SorosA comparison and a reminder of what being mobbed-up will buy you. The White House sanctions and arrests kids for the "crime" of building privacy tools to protect you, while "regulators" were quietly palling around with the thieves who just robbed 5 million people. The difference? The thieves were big political donors.Fortune is correctly calling out the regulators . . . SBF's disgrace could make things awkward for Gary Gensler and the Democrats“Gary Gensler blew it again. After his agency failed to warn investors about Terra and Celsius—whose collapses this spring sparked a trillion-dollar investor wipeout—the Securities and Exchange Commission chair allowed an even bigger debacle to unfold right under his nose. I'm talking, of course, about the revelation this week that the $30 billion FTX empire was a house of cards and that its golden boy founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, is the crypto equivalent of Theranos's Elizabeth Holmes.To be fair, Gensler was not the only one suckered by SBF. Nearly everyone else—myself included—fell for the narrative that SBF, with his cute afro and aw-shucks demeanor, was exactly the savior crypto needed to shake off its dodgy reputation and emerge as part of the mainstream financial system. The problem is that cop-on-the-beat Gensler not only failed to spot the crime—he appeared set to go along with a legislative strategy that would have given SBF a regulatory moat and made him king of the U.S. crypto market.According to Washington insiders I spoke with, the reason behind SBF's decision this summer to obtain control over BlockFi was to benefit from the troubled crypto lender's recent settlement with the SEC—basically extending the amnesty BlockFi had received to FTX. Meanwhile, FTX's recent tie-up with securities exchange IEX (of Flash Boys fame) would also help SBF's empire come under the U.S. regulatory umbrella. All of this would clear FTX to have the U.S. market to itself as the company lobbied for legislation that could have torpedoed competitors like Binance as well as the emerging DeFi sector.”BUT, Fortune also pumped this guy up as the possibly being “ The Next Warren Buffett.”
Welcome back to Ace Weekly! This week we are joined by by crypto expert and Hex Founder, Richard Heart. Richard is one of the most vocal and well known figures in crypto currency and blockchain technology today. He's been an early adopter of bitcoin since .50 cents and has accurately called the tops of the market on more than one occasion. Richard Heart talks about his journey into entrepreneurship and the founding of HEX. His long list of successful endeavors, confidence, and polarizing view points make this a fun episode and a must-listen. Tune in to learn about everything from anti-aging to crypto-scams and more. Watch Full Video Here: https://youtu.be/jf687Xf6k_g Connect with us us on social: @andrewevansofficial @aceweeklypodcast @Richardheartofficial Time Stamps: 3:00 - Meritocracy & Freedom of Speech 9:20 - Government - Why isn't it better? 12:20 - Crypto Scams and the Problem with Virality 15:38 - All about the money 22:07 - Being broke lowers your IQ 30:00 - Richard's Panama experience 36:00 - Safety makes you smarter 39:20 - Organic Waste & Anti-Aging 45:35 - Bitcoin and Banking inflation 50:55 - The fall of Celsius 1:05:12 - NFTs - Do they have value? 1:08:38 - Greater Fool theory 1:20:00 - Psychedelics & other drugs
Wassielawyer, a lawyer specializing in restructuring and insolvency, and Thomas Braziel, founder and CEO of 507 Capital, talk about the bankruptcy of FTX. Show highlights: what the bankruptcy process of FTX is expected to look like why FTX got to the the point of filing for bankruptcy protection why Wassie thinks Alameda is dead why FTX filed for bankruptcy in the US given that it's a Bahamian company how FTX's balance sheet is composed and whether it includes Alameda whether Justin Sun will be dragged into the bankruptcy how FTX's terms of service differ from Celsius's and Voyager's how the $600 million hack affects the bankruptcy proceeding whether it's worth it to spend millions of dollars in law firms to go after the hacked money what's the impact of the 192 million FTT tokens that were printed Saturday night what will happen with the fork of Serum and the forked tokens the consequences for all the projects that FTX invested in why Wassie thinks that tokenizing the liabilities could be a good potential solution how the FTX's bankruptcy affects Voyager's proceedings and customers whether FTX's bankruptcy has put BlockFi in trouble Take Unchained's 2022 survey! Unchained is doing its annual survey. Tell us how you think we're doing and how we could improve, whether it be on the podcast, in the newsletter, or in our premium offering. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts! Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com Chainalysis Minima Wassielawyer: Twitter Thread on community buyout Previous Unchained episodes: Why the Messy 3AC, Celsius, and Voyager Bankruptcies Will Drag on for Years Three Crypto Bankruptcies: 3AC, Celsius and Voyager. What Happens Now? Thomas: Twitter 507 Capital Previous Unchained episodes: Will Celsius Survive the Bankruptcy Process? Episode Links Previous coverage of Unchained on FTX: Erik Voorhees and Cobie on Why FTX Loaned Out Customers' Assets The Chopping Block: FTX: The Biggest Collapse in the History of Crypto? Sam Bankman-Fried on How to Prevent the Next Terra and 3AC FTX Collapse: FTX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Sam Bankman-Fried built a "backdoor" to his FTX exchange to change financial records and move funds without alerting others. $600 million hack Unchained coverage: The Bahamas Loophole: FTX Users Buy KYC Accounts to Withdraw Crypto Could FTX's Bankruptcy Trigger a Domino Effect? FTX May File for Bankruptcy After Binance Walks Off the Deal FTX Needs $8B to Meet Investor Withdrawals: Report Tron Founder Justin Sun Says He Is Working With FTX on a Solution US DOJ Joins SEC and CFTC Probe of FTX FTX-Issued Wrapped Solana Tokens Could Add to DeFi Contagion: wBTC Creator Sequoia Capital Writes Off $214M FTX Investment to Zero Contagion: Serum Fork in the Works Amid Fears That FTX-Owned Upgrade Keys Are Compromised BlockFi Halts Withdrawals Amid FTX Crisis Voyager had to reopen the bidding process for its assets
Last week UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, opened the United Nation's annual climate summit, COP27 meeting this year in Egypt, with a dire warning: "We are in the fight of our lives, and we are losing, Greenhouse gas emissions keep growing, global temperatures keep rising, and our planet is fast approaching tipping points that will make climate chaos irreversible. We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot still on the accelerator.”At last year's conference in Scotland, countries recommitted to cutting greenhouse gas emissions to limit the rise in global temperature to 2 degrees Celsius. Despite these promises, the world is still not on track to meet that goal. Even in this year the earth's rising temperatures have fueled extreme weather events. It's poorer nations in the Global South that bear a disproportionate share of the burden. This year some of those nations have intensified demands for wealthier nations to pay climate reparations and establish a “loss and damages fund.” President Joe Biden spoke on Friday and outlined U.S. commitments to cutting methane and carbon emissions, but he stopped short of committing any resources for global “loss and damages” due to the United States role as the world's second largest producer of of greenhouse gasses. For more on this we spoke with Jean Su, Energy Justice director at the Center for Biological Diversity, the co-author of the report, “The Climate President's Emergency Powers.” And she is Co-Chair of Climate Action Network International. For full transcript, see above.
Part two of the Mule Deer expedition continues in this episode of the Food Afield Podcast. Kevin and John are in the grasslands and the blizzard hits hard! The temperatures plummet to minus 18 degrees Celsius, but that doesn't matter too much. There are two deer, including John's big buck, skinned and hanging in the shack, and the woodstove is working hard. This episode continues John's story on the first morning and picks up as the doe and the big buck are headed straight towards him. Kevin and John re-tell the story that evening while the blizzard howls and cocktails are poured. They also tell about Kevin's whitetail gift as they were loading up John's buck! The Food Afield Podcast now offers Membership benefits! For less than the cost of a latte per month, you can help the show to continue and grow. Members receive exclusive recipes, how-to articles, and behind-the-scenes stories that don't come across on the episodes themselves. These articles and stories are located on the blog. Additional benefits include downloadable Member's Episodes that are ad-free and otherwise unavailable on the regular listening platforms. This episode is brought to you by Folding Mountain Brewery. The brewery, taphouse, and kitchen are located near the gates of Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. Visit the Food Afield Podcast website for great member-only benefits! We're also over at Instagram, Vero and Twitter! #foodafieldpodcast
Last week UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, opened the United Nation's annual climate summit, COP27 meeting this year in Egypt, with a dire warning: "We are in the fight of our lives, and we are losing, Greenhouse gas emissions keep growing, global temperatures keep rising, and our planet is fast approaching tipping points that will make climate chaos irreversible. We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot still on the accelerator.”At last year's conference in Scotland, countries recommitted to cutting greenhouse gas emissions to limit the rise in global temperature to 2 degrees Celsius. Despite these promises, the world is still not on track to meet that goal. Even in this year the earth's rising temperatures have fueled extreme weather events. It's poorer nations in the Global South that bear a disproportionate share of the burden. This year some of those nations have intensified demands for wealthier nations to pay climate reparations and establish a “loss and damages fund.” President Joe Biden spoke on Friday and outlined U.S. commitments to cutting methane and carbon emissions, but he stopped short of committing any resources for global “loss and damages” due to the United States role as the world's second largest producer of of greenhouse gasses. For more on this we spoke with Jean Su, Energy Justice director at the Center for Biological Diversity, the co-author of the report, “The Climate President's Emergency Powers.” And she is Co-Chair of Climate Action Network International. For full transcript, see above.
Did y'all really think the party was over for Celsius Holdings after the PepsiCo deal? Come on man! Celsius Holdings (NASDAQ: CELH) hit another record quarterly revenue ($188 million - up 98% YoY) and represented its 17th consecutive quarter of sequential growth for the energy drinks brand. While Celsius energy drinks saw massive growth in convenience stores, mass retailers like Walmart, the club channel, and the Amazon marketplace...the big news this quarter was that the brand announced they passed Bang Energy to become the third most popular energy drink in the U.S. market. Now…hold your horses on getting super excited about that. Firstly, this is based on one week data from IRI. Secondly, Celsius is beating a Bang Energy brand that is battered, bruised, and confused where they are at right now. Just like when retailers were delisting Coke Energy, Celsius is one of the biggest beneficiaries of the Bang Energy delisting process. So, Celsius is gaining incremental shelf space on that change, but you can't assume Bang Energy or other fast charging energy drink brands like GHOST, C4, Alani Nu, or Ryse Fuel are going to make it easy for them to retain it long-term. FOLLOW ME ON MY SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS LINKEDIN - https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuaschallmba TWITTER - https://www.twitter.com/joshua_schall INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/joshua_schall FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/jschallconsulting MEDIUM - https://www.medium.com/@joshuaschall
Representatives from nearly every country in the world are in Egypt right now for COP27, the annual climate conference hosted by the United Nations. The overall goal of each COP is to make progress on climate; to get all countries moving in the same direction, toward a decarbonized world, in an equitable way, based on the best scientific information available. But some are now saying that we should abandon hope of holding global average temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial temperatures. But we don't think that. And here's why. Threshold's year-end fundraiser is underway right now. Donate today to keep Threshold going strong. Our listeners make this work possible. Sign-up for our newsletter
I would like to thank everyone that has donated or otherwise supported Nature is my Jam by liking, following, sharing and/or subscribing to the podcast. Your support goes directly to creating future episodes and allows this podcast to be ad-free and 100% listener supported. Your kindness means the world to me and I hope you might feel inspired to explore the natural areas where you live.Welcome to episode 23 of the Nature is my Jam podcast! As always, I'm happy to see you again and can't wait to share this episode with you. The weather here in northern Michigan has been unseasonably warm, with temperatures in the low 60s (around 15.5 Celsius for the rest of the world). The leaves have fallen and we would normally gear up for the first big snow of the year, but Mother Nature has other ideas. Fall is my favorite time of year so I'm not complaining! I went to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore yesterday to hike the Otter Creek Loop, which is part of the Platte Plains Trail. It is a roughly 5 miles (8km) loop that meanders through gently rolling hills and takes you along the creek and all the way around Otter Lake. Besides completing the loop and getting in some miles, I also wanted to find some sounds to record. As I was entering the last section of the trail, I noticed some signs of beaver activity so stopped to inspect. I could see recent chew marks in several saplings and what appeared to be a slick mud slide down to the creek. I assumed this to be a sure sign of one or more industrious beavers, so I came up with a plan to record them working. Knowing my presence would likely dampen their enthusiasm, I quickly configured my gear to record overnight. I would come back the next day to see what sounds I captured. The trail is fairly popular, so I have to believe the beavers are used to human presence, but I always do my best to maintain a respectful distance. When I returned, I was happy to see there had been additional activity overnight. To my complete surprise, they worked the area immediately in front of my gear and gave me a gift of some amazing sounds. Thank you, beavers!! This might just be my favorite recording of the year. I have several hours of their activity recorded and will do a longer edit over the winter. However, because I'm so excited about capturing the beavers, I want to share this clip with you on the podcast right now. As always, I welcome your thoughts and hope you enjoy this episode. Thanks again for your continued support! Recording Summary:Date and Time: 11/10/2022 | 01:00 AMLocation: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake ShoreLandscape/Feature: Otter Creek and Otter LakeConditions: Mild, Gusting Winds, Bright MoonRecording Device: Zoom F3Microphone(s): Audio Technica BP 4025Digital Audio Workstation: Adobe AuditionSupport the showThanks for listening! ❤️ Your support means the world to me. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter for daily updates.
FTX & Binance drama may have taken a turn for the worse. FTX has stopped processing withdrawals of ERC-20 tokens, Solana, and Tron since earlier this morning. This comes amidst a renewed focus on the financial position of FTX, Alameda Research, and the extended Sam Bankman-Fried universe. Ethereum withdrawals have continued to process. UPDATE: SBF announced that FTX and Binance had “come to an agreement on a strategic transaction with Binance” for FTX.~This episode is sponsored by Binance.US~Binance.US ➜ https://binance.pxf.io/pbn
Amid FTX cryptocurrency exchange officially declaring bankruptcy, Crypto.com has published its proof of reserves in what the platform terms as promoting transparency. Crypto.com announced that an interim audit indicates that its reserves stand at approximately $2.9 billion. Meanwhile, BlockFi, the crypto lender bailed out by FTX earlier this year, has suspended withdrawals only two days after assuring users that it was fully operational. Is this just the beginning of the FTX contagion?Guest: Ran Neuner, Founder CryptoBanterCrypto Banter Youtube Channel ➜ https://bit.ly/BanterCryptoYT
Celsius Holdings (CELH) stock price is up over 13% after their earnings report was released. "The energy beverage category is under disruption and transformation. Celsius Holdings (CELH) is capitalizing on the fastest trends in food and beverage which are better for you ingredients and vitamins, flavor, and function. We are also a fitness lifestyle brand that was born in health clubs and is now positioned for broad mass appeal. We expanded distribution and expanded store count. We are the number one brand driving growth in the energy category today," says CEO John Fieldly.
Frank Holmes, CEO and chief investment officer of U.S. Global Investors and executive chairman of Hive Blockchain Technologies (HIVE), joins me to discuss the crypto markets. The big story in crypto is the collapse of FTX, one of the world's largest crypto exchanges. Frank breaks down the impact on the industry… and how FTX's business practices remind him of “shadow banking” in China. He shares the one question that helped him avoid massive losses when crypto lender Celsius went bankrupt… the “no-brainer” piece of crypto regulation that's needed now… and what we need to see for crypto to rally. Frank also explains what has him excited about the metaverse and NFTs… why green energy is the future of crypto mining… and why crypto conferences are still seeing such strong demand, despite sinking prices for cryptocurrencies. (Speaking of conferences, Frank will soon be hosting his own virtual crypto conference. Stay tuned for more details… Here's how to get tickets/(depending on link)/Save the date, X/Y/Z) He also explains why he expects the coming recession to last a while. In this episode Why the FTX implosion is like China's “shadow banking” system [1:50] The “no-brainer” regulation in the crypto industry [6:58] Crypto won't rally until this happens [10:35] What has Frank excited about the metaverse and NFTs [15:28] Expect further pain in crypto ahead [31:00] Enjoyed this episode? Get Wall Street Unplugged delivered FREE to your inbox every Wednesday: https://www.curzioresearch.com/wall-street-unplugged/ Wall Street Unplugged podcast is available at: --: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wall-street-unplugged-frank/ -- : https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/curzio-research/wall-street-unplugged-2 -- : https://www.curzioresearch.com/category/podcast/wall-street-unplugged/ : https://twitter.com/frankcurzio :. https://www.facebook.com/CurzioResearch/ : https://www.linkedin.com/in/frank-curzio-690561a7/ :
CZ's tweet revealing Binance's decision to exit the FTX utility token dubbed FTT has seemingly stirred a hornet's nest, with FUD flooding social media and speculation that SBF's crypto exchange might battle financial difficulties soon. ~This episode is sponsored by iTrust Capital~iTrustCapital | Get $100 Funding Reward + No Monthly Fees when you sign up using our custom link! ➜ https://bit.ly/iTrustPaul
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Have you ever heard of Cryosleep? Cryosleep is a deep sleep during which the body is stored at a very cold temperature, to preserve it The brief history of cryonics That's precisely the basic idea of cryonics. The word itself is also derived from the Greek term for “cold”, and it means the low-temperature preservation of a human corpse, with the hope that one day it can be restored to life and full health. Bodies are cooled down to -200 Celsius and placed in a container of liquid nitrogen. Michigan professor Robert Ettinger proposed cryonics in 1964 in a book called The Prospect of Immortality, which argued that death could, in fact, be a reversible process. The first person to be cryopreserved was Dr. James Bedford in 1967. He died of kidney cancer, but his will was to be put into a cryo-chamber, in hopes that one day in the future, doctors will be able to bring him back. Ettinger, who died in 2011, went on to found the Cryonics Institute in Michigan where he, his mother and his first and second wives all now reside in metal flasks kept at −196 °C.Although the concept has never become mainstream, around six companies were established in the 1970s to use the technology. But the majority could not cover the fixed costs of preserving the bodies, thus went bankrupt, and the number of people choosing to sign up is steadily increasing year on year. There are now nearly 300 cryogenically frozen individuals in the US, another 50 in Russia, and a few thousand prospective candidates signed up. There are even more than 30 pets at Alcor's chambers, the largest cryonics organization in the world in Arizona, that has been around since 1972.There are now nearly 300 cryogenically frozen individuals in the US, another 50 in Russia, and a few thousand prospective candidates signed up. There are even more than 30 pets at Alcor's chambers, the largest cryonics organization in the world in Arizona, that has been around since 1972. How much does it cost to cryogenically freeze a body? Prices with other organizations can be as much as $200,000 or more for whole-body cryopreservation and $80,000 for a "neuro" (head-only) option. With CI, a whole-body cryopreservation costs as little as $28,000.00, rendering an alternative "neuro" option unnecessary What do they freeze bodies in? The body will then be cooled on dry ice until it reaches -130°C, at which point it will be placed into a container inside a larger metal tank, which will be filled with liquid nitrogen to keep the body at a temperature of around -196°C Who was the first person to be cryogenically frozen alive? James Bedford That's the same trouble with cryosleep, the most popular means of travel for sci-fi movies and literature where protagonists have to go to other planets by light years. However, if we could make it work, it would really be a game-changer — from saving terminally ill patients, to solving one of the main problems of interstellar travel. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creative-habits/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/creative-habits/support
Mike Burgersburg of Dirty Bubble Media joins Scam Economy to talk Sam Bankman-Fried aka SBF, founder of the crypto exchange FTX and the crypto hedge fund Alameda Research. Burgersburg explains to host Matt Binder his recent investigations into SBF's interesting ties with Celsius Network, the failed crypto lender, how FTX propped up Celsius and its CEL token, how Celsius paid FTX with users' assets even after it supposedly froze all of their funds, FTX's own stablecoin FTT, SBF's prominence as the guy who shows up to bailout failing crypto companies, and his report into Alameda and how SBF's entire empire may vey well be insolvent. Check out Mike Burgersburg's Dirty Bubble Media newsletter to read his reports featured on this episode: - https://dirtybubblemedia.substack.com/p/celsius-liquidated-user-assets-to - https://dirtybubblemedia.substack.com/p/ftxed-the-tangled-ties-of-celsius - https://dirtybubblemedia.substack.com/p/is-alameda-research-insolvent Coindesk's look into Alameda: https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/11/02/divisions-in-sam-bankman-frieds-crypto-empire-blur-on-his-trading-titan-alamedas-balance-sheet/ Visit ScamEconomy.com Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/mattbinder
Most people set up an electric hot water urn before Shabbat. These urns are not considered Garuf V'Katum, and have the status of an open flame. This poses the question of how to avoid the prohibition of Shehiya when leaving hot water for Shabbat. The Hachamim were concerned that one might adjust the flame to hasten the cooking process. Under what conditions can one heat water left on such a heating element? One might claim that the case of water is more lenient, since it could be considered Mistamek V'Ra Lo, a food that gets worse as it cooks. Such a food is permitted to be left on an open fire since a person does not have an interest to advance its cooking. Water could possibly be considered Mistamek V'Ra Lo because it evaporates and there is less water for consumption. Nevertheless, Shulhan Aruch does not hold like that. On the contrary, Shulhan Aruch holds that water is enhanced as it is heated. Accordingly, water at room temperature would not be considered half-cooked, which would have been sufficient, according to some opinions, for food to be left on an open flame. It is more severe than half-cooked, because water is better when it's warmed, and therefore there is still a gezeira that one might adjust the heat. The Halacha says that so long as the water was heated before Shabbat, it will be permitted to continue heating it in the electric urn. What degree of heat must be reached before Shabbat? Assuming that we hold like Hanania, the food must be at least half-cooked to be left on an open fire. The Menuhat Ahava (exposition of the laws of Shabbat by Rabbi Moshe Halevi (1961-2001) of Bnei-Brak) ruled that it is sufficient to heat the water to 25 degrees Celsius in order to leave it for Shabbat. Other Poskim rule that the water must reach a temperature of Yad Soledet Bo, the point where it begins to create vapor.The practical outcome of this discussion is that one must turn on the urn in sufficient time before Shabbat so that the water can reach the proper level of heat. Generally, if the urn is plugged in by candle lighting time, which is 18 minutes before sunset, it will get hot enough by sunset to satisfy all the opinions. Even 5-10 minutes will allow the water to reach 25 degrees Celsius, depending on the type of urn. In the event that one did not turn the urn on until immediately prior to sunset, it will be a problem of Shehiya.The same would be true of putting a kettle of water on an open fire. As long as it reached 25 degrees Celsius before Shabbat, it can remain on the fire. Of course, if one puts the kettle on a blech, there is no issue of Shehiya whatsoever.SUMMARY1. One must turn on the Shabbat urn in sufficient time so that the water reaches at least 25 degrees Celsius before Shabbat.2. If one leaves a kettle of water on an open flame, it must reach a temperature of 25 degrees Celsius before Shabbat.
On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, Barclays bullish on Bitcoin mining, NYDIG raises more, Argentinian state-owned energy going to crypto mining, GBTC remains stubbornly cheap, CFTC may regulate cryptocurrencies, Strike raising more money despite us still not understanding what they do, Lightning Network continues to grow, Mashinsky was apparently up to same shady shit with Celsius apparently (whodathunk?), and Korean authorities finally taking action against Luna scammer Do Kwon.
The science is clear: the climate crisis is existential, and humanity is still not doing enough to prevent catastrophe. A new report from the United Nations warns that at our current rate, the world is set for disastrous overheating of 2.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century – way higher than the goal of 1.5. This weekend, world leaders will gather in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt for the COP27 summit, where once more they will try to agree on a way to reverse this. Simon Stiell is the United Nations' climate chief and speaks to Christiane ahead of this vital summit. Also on today's show: Two-time Oscar-winner Genna Davis; Joan Donovan & Emily Dreyfuss, co-authors of Meme Wars.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Twit Elon Musk may be tarnishing the Tesla Brand as we navigates his way through Twitter ownership. The European Union bans the sale of new combustion vehicles by 2035. Small modular nuclear reactors largely rely on highly enriched urnanium that only comes from Russia. So that's a problem since Russia invaded Ukraine. A large bank is getting scolded for greenwashing during last year's COP climate conference. Turns out they're really into financing fossil fuels. The IEA says carbon emissions will peak in 2025, sooner than previously thought. Why? Thanks to Russia invading Ukraine. British PM Sunak may attend COP 27 afterall. King Charles would like to join him but the government won't let him. Cruise ships are way worse than travelling by airliner for carbon emissions per person, per mile. James gets angry at a Nissan ad starring Brie Larson telling people to buy a gas guzzler and not wait for 'furturistic' EVs. 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Follow us on TikTok! @cleanenergypod Check out our YouTube Channel! @CleanEnergyShow Follow us on Twitter! @CleanEnergyPod Your hosts: James Whittingham https://twitter.com/jewhittingham Brian Stockton: https://twitter.com/brianstockton Email us at email@example.com Leave us an online voicemail at http://speakpipe.com/cleanenergyshow Transcript Hello, and welcome to episode 137 of the Clean Energy Show. I'm Brian Stockton. I'm James Whittingham. This week, it's not just natural gas that comes from Russia. So that's the specialized uranium used in small modular nuclear reactors. Whoopsy. The European Union has officially banned new combustion and cars in 2035. Now. If only they could ban the Eurovision song contest. A large multinational bank is getting scolded for greenwashing. Brian I'm old enough to remember what a multinational bank greenwashed. It meant laundering money for criminals. According to the IEA, carbon emissions will peak in 2025. They also said our podcast peaked in 2020, which I thought was kind of me. Why do they keep studying us? Anyway? All that and more on this edition of the Clean Energy Show. And welcome, everyone, to our weekly podcast on climate and clean energy. If you're new, be sure to subscribe to get all of our episodes delivered to you weekly. More on the show. Brian we have is Twitter owner Elon Musk damaging Tesla's brand? Answer is yes. Will British PM Sunak attend Cop 27? And will King Charles be jealous? Answer is also yes. Well, I'm spoiling everything. SMRs have a geopolitical problem thanks to Russia invading Ukraine, poland bosched its nuclear ambitions and is now letting foreigners run the show. And how Africa can benefit even more than the rest of the world by installing renewables. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. All kinds of stuff we're talking about this week. So much stuff to do. So one thing I wanted to catch up on, which I just sort of mentioned off the cuff last week, we somehow started talking about a transatlantic cruise. Something I've always wanted to do is take a cruise across the Atlantic rather than airplane because it would be sort of old fashioned and fun and less stressful than plane travel. I've always wanted to do it, but I've done some googling and it turns out, in terms of a carbon footprint, taking a ship across the Atlantic is worse than flying. But, yeah, I just wanted to follow up because I didn't sort of cite any sources last week because I just kind of mentioned it off the cuff. But if anyone wants to Google that, there's sort of a few articles here, but there's one from the Guardian that's way back from 2006, and it quotes Climate Care, which is a carbon offsetting company, and they calculated it at 00:40 3 passenger mile on a cruise ship and only .25 for a long haul flight. So point 43 versus point 25 for airplane travel. So, yeah, it does appear that taking a ship, one of those big cruise ships anyway, like, maybe you could still away on, like, a cargo ship that's going anyway. I mean, that'd probably be well, they put swimming pools on those ships, multiple swimming pools, ads on my social media. They've got a go kart track on the top of one of these cruise ships. Really? Wow. Jeez. I'd like that. Hopefully there's a barrier so you don't fly off into the ocean. Yeah, cruise ship. It's like you're moving basically a small city across the ocean. So I guess we shouldn't be surprised that it's worse in terms of carbon emissions. And then also possible, like, they sometimes do things like burn their waste because they've got so much waste on a ship and things like that are not good. We should have done something on a sustainable Halloween because it was Halloween last night. And what's your favorite Halloween candy? You're not known for your sweet tooth, I'll say that. Yeah. What did you steal from the kids, Brian? Come on, be honest. Well, we had some, like, Swedish Berries that were pretty good. Those are good, aren't they? They do really ring the bell in the old brain, don't they? They're nice. There are a lot of things. My least favorite is smarties. I have a box right here. Oh, I like smarties. You're the guy who likes smarties. Smarties. I looked this up yesterday, is at the bottom of the preferred candy lists all over the Internet. At the bottom. Wow. I like smarties. You like smarties. And I'm going to eat them right now out of not spite, but because I have to. And also, I will point out, you know, the candy that we call rockets, a little sugar candy, in America, those are known as smarties. What? Yeah. They don't have smarties like we have smarties. Really? Yes. Smarties here in Canada are kind of vaguely like an eminent M. It's a chocolate covered candy covered chocolate in different colors, but they're not very good, the M and Ms. I will tell you, this is a knowledge that I have deep knowledge of candy have ground up peanuts in the shell, which is why you cannot, if you have a peanut allergy, eat M and M's chocolates. These do not. And I really noticed the flavor difference. Like, they have a flavor to their shell in M and Ms. But do you see M amp M very much? No. We had a lot of help. Do you have trick or feeders? Did you do that? Yeah, just maybe a couple of dozen. Well, that's pretty good. My son was texting me all night from his great uncle's house in town where he goes to university. And his uncle, who's 83, and his twin lives in Regina, is very close to us, his sister, and he was giving out he didn't give out anything last year, so when my son was there so my son was kind of wondering what Uncle Gary gives out christmas oranges. He gives out oranges. Interesting. And my son was very upset by this, but then it got worse because then Uncle Gary made him hand out the oranges and accept the wrath from the kids. How embarrassing. Apparently, there was a meme to give out potatoes, so people were giving up potatoes this year. We did that as a joke. We had some potatoes lying around and we said we should give those out. The thing is, Brian, people are paranoid, even when we were kids about Halloween, catty rather, and those oranges are going to the landfill. Yeah, probably. Maybe one in 20 will be eaten. I bet you most of them will be thrown out, especially when they're handed to a long haired teenager. There are already reports of marijuana gummies getting into the Halloween supply in Winnipeg. I'm sure it's possible, although they're kind of expensive. That's kind of an expensive maybe you get high, you make mistakes, Brian. I don't know. The other thing I want to mention is I've got another Tesla appointment in Saskatoon on Friday. I'm starting to have troubles with the heat again. Something like that kind of happened last winter where it seemed like it was not blowing enough heat, but it never put up an error warning or anything, so I was never able to kind of get it fixed. But now there's a little error warning, so I got to make the drive up to Saskatoon on Friday to see what's up with that. Did you Google the error warning? Nope. No, I didn't. It just said, Climate keeper not available due to system fault. So there's some kind of system fault and they're going to see me on Friday. Well, we've had above normal weather, but it's going to cool down and good luck. It's going to be very cold very soon. It works for a little while, and then you're driving around and then suddenly it's blowing cold air. That's going to be an unpleasant 5 hours of driving then potentially, yeah, the temperatures got to dropping a bit by Friday, so we'll see. It kind of comes and goes. So hopefully I'll just warm, I should say. So let's see what's the Friday forecast here. Checking the weather here and to see if Brian is going to be available for next show. So this is a scheduling issue here that we're looking at. Will Brian be dead Friday? Five plus five plus five. Celsius and sunny. So the sun really makes a difference. Is the middle of the day you're going or I haven't decided if I'm going to go the day before or not. Oh, because you're going to make a trip out of it. Hit the restaurants, the museums, everything in your retirement is a tourist activity. It's just totally even with your snowden, it's like, oh, this is great. I got nowhere to be. It must be good. The big discussion topic this week is Elon Musk, because he is the head of Twitter, and he was the head is the head of Tesla. Now, Tesla is an important company in the energy transition, and we've been following every eye glitch of Musk for 20 years, and now he's gone off the rails. I think the discourse in America is about to get way worse, thanks to new Twitter CEO Elon Musk. Musk took over the Twitter on Friday, and immediately there was an explosion of hate speech, including use of the N word on the platform, which jumped 500%, leading Twitter to change the landing page from what's happening to Me. Because yesterday Musk replied to a tweet from Hillary Clinton about the attack on Paul Pelosi that condemned the violence and conspiracy theories with a link to a homophobic conspiracy theory blaming the victim of the violence. That's not just awful, that is beyond the pale. And so is Elon Musk bathing picture of Elon on the beach. But anyway, very pissed. My point is, as you can hear from the audience, he's becoming not a happy, popular guy anymore. Used to be no one knew who he was, right? I bet when you bought your first Tesla stock, 99 out of 100 people wouldn't know who he was, practically. Or maybe not that extreme, but a lot of people didn't know who he was, and now he's a villain. It's almost like, Let Trump on Twitter so that Musk is not the biggest villain. So my question to you is, as a loyal fan who has not broken down yet and has total faith in Elon, when's your faith going to crumble? What's it going to take? Is he going to have to invade Poland? What's going to happen? Say, I have faith in Elon. I have faith in Tesla. Like, the mission of the company is solidly on track. They're doing great. I don't know. It's not like this is going to derail what Tesla is doing. What happens if he starts doing crazy things? I know he mentioned in the last conference call for shareholders that he said something about, in case I go crazy. This is like the backup. Like, they can take over and do things. So it's almost like he was seeing it coming, but he's getting kind of Kanye. I'm just waiting for antisemitic tweets and then anticlimate tweets. I've predicted this for a while. I can see it coming. And it was like five years ago, I saw an interview with him where he was interviewing okay. An attractive woman was interviewing him for a network, and he started flirting with her. And I thought, this is kind of unhinged, especially since he just ended one marriage. He was about to get his next. He said, you do know anyone I could date in the middle of an interview for a business channel? And it was just so bizarre that I started to lose faith in him and started to question. It just makes me nervous. It makes me nervous. And now he's trying to make people with blue ticks on their Twitter account pay $20 a month to have your verified account. Well, as we said many times, clean energy is going to win because it's better and it's cheaper. So whether he charges people on Twitter, I don't really see how that affects Climate Change. I see it as he's making stupid decisions. And I'm worried that those stupid decisions could make it into Tesla. And I asked myself, like I've said this before, what does it mean for Tesla to have a person, like, go off the rails? Who's running the company. Are they stable enough now? Does it matter anymore? Is his ingenuity, the things that he's developed, like solving problems. Like it costs too much. So we'll make one giant piece out of one casting machine. We'll build the machine that makes the machine. If that goes away, is Tesla still I mean, if he's wrapped up in cellophane somewhere, talking to himself, can the clean revolution go ahead? That's my question to you. And you say it's probably okay, but I worry about it. Yeah, because clean energy is better and cheaper. So, you know, all this just seems like a distraction. And, you know, here's another thing, Brian, and this is going to be a tough one for you. I have less of a desire to own a tesla than I did two weeks ago. And I think that's true for a lot of people. Yeah. And I think that could continue and it could get worse, because he's gathering up all this storm of disdain for him that people could be ashamed to drive a Tesla one day instead of proud of it. And that I worry about because of the company's bottom line is not good if it slows down. The fact is, that's not going to be an issue for a long time because there's just so much demand, which we talk about every week on our show. Now I'm blocking anyone who serves me an ad on Twitter because GM said that they were going to stop temporarily serving ads. That didn't last long because I started getting GM ads again. Really? Yeah. So maybe it's a Canada US. Thing. Maybe they're still doing it in Canada. Well, it's true. I didn't get any ads at all when he took over Twitter for about two days, and then GM came back on, so I blocked them. And that's the one thing I might actually buy, is a GM car. Right. So they know that. And it's just kind of weird, because if everybody who has a blue check mark pay the $20 a month, it would be like $75 million, which is a drop in the bucket compared to the 5 billion in advertising. Right. So it doesn't matter. So if you drive people like Stephen King off there was a funny joke, one of the late night shows that I think maybe it was Saturday Night Live. The joke was. Why is everyone so upset that Elon Musk could ruin Twitter? I honestly don't understand why people are so worried that Elon is going to ruin Twitter. As if it's this beloved American institution. It's not like he bought Disney World. It's like he bought the rest of Orlando. It's already bad. It's a cesspool. Who cares if you think it all it is now is slightly better than Facebook. Like, that's all you can say about it? Well, I felt less guilty about it since I don't know. I mean, I will give him the benefit of the doubt for a while and maybe he can clean it up. But so far so far his steps are not indicating that that will happen. But if he could get rid of Bots, that would be a good thing. Bots drive the discourse, apparently. Some people think. Yeah, I don't know, I just think maybe you're getting sucked into the Clickbait news cycle. Like, everything to do with this is fantastic. Clickbait. So whether it's positive or negative, this stuff just generates tons of publicity. I mean, he's only been running it for like, three days. Why do we all fired everybody? He's appointed himself king. He's like there's a skyscraper by himself in his underwear doing God knows what, and it's still better than Face. All you have to do is look at Mark Zuckerberg, who would win in a nude wrestley match? Zuckerberg musk. I think Zuckerberg worked because he's studying martial arts. But anyway, I'd like to see that. A tan off. They should do a tan off. They should. And see who burns the most. Get outside of your basement, people. I got mad. I saw an ad the other day, which apparently was I researched it. It's been around since June and I think that you've seen it before and I just didn't pay attention. And it's a Nissan ad from the company that makes my EV that I love. And it was the first EV mass produced, but they haven't made one until now. OK, this is important. Context. They started in 2010 making the Nissan Leaf the first mass produced all electric vehicle. And just now you can order not yet a Nissan area, which is a small SUV. Right. So then the guy who came up with that program, initially he's in jail and sought to be in jail. I can't remember Carlos, so we'll see about that. Yeah, Carlos going, I think he escaped. I think he's fine. So this is an ad, and I'm going to play right now with Brie Larson doing an ad that I don't care for. In the future, we'll travel to incredible places with the help of magical technology. But what about today? I want my magical future now I have places to go. I can't wait for what? Tomorrow we'll bring. But in the meantime, let's enjoy the ride, because you don't have any EVs to sell. You more on Japanese company who are guest EVs. So I can't see the pictures for that ad, but presumably it's an ad for combustion cars. You don't need to see it. You can hear the car going, Vroom. And in the beginning there's flying cars, but that's fantasy electric future, that's going to be wonderful. I can't wait for it. But until then, well, the thing is, you and I and our listeners know that then is now. Go and buy an electric car. You can find one if you try hard enough. And God knows people do try hard. We retreated something from dawn the other day that a writer for, I believe, the Toronto Star or a photographer went to great lengths. He went to James like lengths to get an electric car. He went up to campus gasing a long way and there wasn't even a bus service. He had to catch a ride to get to a small town to buy Chevrolet Bolt EV because they had one in stock. So it was one of those crazy things, still a short supply. If you only kind of want an EV, you're probably not going to get one because it's too much work. The Financial Times says that Rishi Sunak has opened the door to a possible uturn over his decision not to attend next or this month's UN Cop 27 climate conference in Egypt. This is growing criticism from Tory MPs about him not going. He said he was pressing business and can't go. And we have a story about fossil fuels paying him money as well later in the show. So I just thought he pointed that out. I also thought I'd throw out that Prince King Charles wanted to go and the government wouldn't let him. It's like, wasn't a king get to do whatever he wants? Yes. Isn't that the whole point of being a king? He says no, your first thing should be a big thing, like a trip to Canada. Screw this. Why? You live in Canada. We don't want you here. Go to the conference, make an impact. He is going to host something, though. I think we'll cover that later in the show, too. And Brian, I wanted to talk about a big feature that I read and listened to in the New York Times from David Wallace Wells. It was a feature in the New York Times Magazine on the weekend. I don't know if you caught it or not, but it was about our climate future and how our climate future is coming into view. We are starting to know what things will look like based on global warming and based on what we have to fight global warming. So it says, just ahead of top 27, the climate future looks both better and worse than it did a few years ago. Related action has made worst case scenarios much less likely, but delay has made best case outcomes impossible too. So where are we headed? And this is a big, big article. The audiobook highs it. They hired an audiobook type reader to read it. Wow. Among energy nerds, the story is well known, but almost no one outside the insular world appreciates just how drastic and rapid the cost declines of renewable technologies have been. That's us. That's us and our listeners. Yeah, we're the insular world. We know what's going on, don't we? We should hire that guy to read our podcast. That was great. Since 2010, the cost of solar power and lithium battery technology has fallen by more than 85%, the cost of wind power by more than 55%. The International Energy Agency recently predicted that solar power would become the cheapest source of electricity in history. And a report by Carbon Tracker found that the global population lives in places where new renewable power would be cheaper than new dirty power. The price of gas was under $3 per gallon in 2010, which means these decreases are the equivalent of seeing gas station signs today advertising prices of under fifty cents a gallon. The markets have taken notice. This year investment in green energy surpassed that in fossil fuels, despite the scramble for gas and the return to coal prompted by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. After a decade of declines, supply chain issues have nudged up the cost of renewable manufacturing. But overall, the trends are clear enough that you can read them without glasses. Globally, there are enough solar panel factories being built to produce the necessary energy to limit warming to below two degrees. And in the United States, planned solar farms now exceed today's total worldwide operating capacity. Librike has taken to speculating about a renewable singularity beyond which the future of energy is utterly transformed. So there you have a big long clip from there, and I recommend reading or listening to it on The New York Times. And you know what I can do? I have a subscription. So you know I'm cheap, my listeners know I'm cheap. But I do have a subscription to The New York Times, and I tried to cancel it because I was saving up my money for other things and they said, well how about fifty cents a month? And I said okay. So yeah, I got it down to month. Not bad for a while. A few years ago I subscribed to the physical copy of the Sunday New York Times. You can actually get that delivered in our city in the middle of nowhere in Canada. It wouldn't come until like Tuesday or Wednesday. And I think you still can get the physical Sunday New York Times delivered to your house. Well, that's pretty cool. It must have been pretty big as well. I had a magic. Oh yeah, huge and thick. It was super fun. It's kind of expensive, so I only did it for a few months, but it was super fun. Our newspaper here used to be big and then it got smaller and smaller. Now it's like a leaflet that's just kind of a story for local news everywhere these days in the internet era. Anyway, since I have a subscription, they let me put out ten gift links per month. So I will put a gift link in our show notes, which as many people as possible or would like, can use it all tweeted out as well. And if you don't go to the Times on a regular basis, I think we give you five articles a month, so won't even matter. But anyway, I'll do that. So let's get on with the show. Okay, so the European Union has now officially banned combustion vehicles from the year 2035 onwards. Wait, I have to get the oil band thing going. Oil band? We don't get to use that every day. Brian we should get it. We always have that. We got to use the oil. Okay, so, yeah, 2035 onward, no more new combustion vehicles can be sold in the EU, which is great. There's another oil band, but it makes me think of so I knew we were going to talk about Tony Siba later on in the show. Prognosticator tony Siba, who has been predicting the end of fossil fuels for quite some time now, and he's got a couple of new videos out on his YouTube page, if you want to look for them. Tony Seba but one of the stats that struck me was because of what's going to happen with transportation as a service, which is like robotaxis or even just electric cars, one of his charts on the new video, and he's had similar charts to this before, but he thinks by 2030, it's 90 or 95% of miles driven, will be electric just by 2030. So, as I've often wondered, it's like, is 2035 even going to do anything? I mean, it may be essentially already banned by 2030 anyway, just because once electric cars exist, and especially if they're autonomous, you're just going to start driving more miles electric. Just like in our house, we have a gas car and an electric car, while we use the electric car way more often, like once that option is available to people, you know, the use of combustion cars to get around is going to absolutely plummet by 2030. There's an interesting stat that I saw in one of those videos that I hadn't seen before, and it was that with transportation as a service now, we should explain that maybe that's like Uber without a driver, and you might subscribe like you do to Spotify or to Netflix, you might pay $20 a month. You might pay $100 a month at first, you might pay an annual fee, but you'll get access to that car service whenever you need it to get to the subway station, to get to work, to whatever you want to do. And it should be roughly one 10th of the cost of owning a car. And he pointed out that it would be less than just the price of gas to travel that distance without the car, without the payment on the car or the charging of the car. All that is less than just the gas for the same car. So, yeah, it's quite a disruption. And I know that many listeners don't believe it, and it is hard to believe that it's coming, but it will come, and it's a question of when. And you can argue about that all day. But I have a story from China later. On that talks about what they are doing, and they're kind of following what Tesla is doing, but with more sensors. We'll get to that later. It's very interesting. And the idea is, I don't know what you pay for your car, but you pay, you have to pay. Well, I'm not going to get into your personal life, but a lot of people go, and they would have a car payment, okay? And they would pay four, five, six, $700 a month, depending on what kind of a car you buy. And then you put gas in it, and you buy insurance and you do maintenance and all that over the course of however you decide to own that, whether you lease it for three years or own it for ten, it is going to cost you X amount of money per month. And that disruption is it's going to be a lot cheaper to just say, okay, forget it. I'm in Canada. It's -1000 out the car is going to pull up in 30 seconds or two minutes after I punch it in on my app. And it's going to be warm. I don't have to warm it up. It takes me somewhere. I'm not going to get into an accident because it's going to drive perfectly and I'm going to do work. I'm going to surf the web and check out what Elon is doing on Twitter, because that's very important or whatever. That's the way the future is, and it's bound to happen by 2030. And I was reading today, people think that a lot of different companies will probably reach that threshold at the same time, and it would be a question of who can deploy it the quickest. And Tesla may or may not have an advantage. We'll see on how that works out. You know what we should do, Brian, next spring, a year after we did our automation test in your car? It's easy for me to say now because I'm committing to something six months from now, we should do it again, same trip, and see how it does then. Hopefully the construction is gone. It's funny because the car almost if we didn't intervene, the car would have gone into a construction site with an open pit. Well, somebody actually did that the other day in our city and went into a pit. Yeah, it was very unpleasant for them. They're okay, although not an autonomous not an autonomous car, but they might have been driving pretty stupidly autonomous from their mind, perhaps. Possibly. Texting SMR fuel is mostly coming from malaria. I saw this on our local newspaper, speaking of our local newspaper or pamphlet, and that is because three provinces in Canada have invested millions, committed millions of federal governments, committed a lot of millions stupidly. To small modular reactors, which don't exist except on paper for the most part. And the thing about these that this pointed out is there's a lot of different reactors, okay? But some of them, most of them require specialized uranium that is high in content. It says natural or uranium is about zero 7% uranium 235. And hellyu is a lot of these reactors are way up at 20%. So that's many times more. And only Russia has that. And guess what? Russia's at war with the world, essentially. Yeah. Well, what about us? We have uranium here in our province. Not that kind of stuff. No, it's no good. It's common blue collar uranium. It's not the good stuff. Right. But guess what? Our premier here in our jurisdiction said, hey, we want the reactor that uses our uranium. So that's a different kind of reactor. And the fact that there are all kinds of different kinds of reactors on paper using different fuels just prevents it from ever being close to cost competitive, which is what we argue on the show. And it's just so sanctions against Russia's cut off the supply. So that's delaying this. And the thing about SMRs is that they're going to take a long time, and the carbon in the atmosphere filling up like water in a glass. And we have to fight that drip as fast as possible and get it down as fast as possible. So, Canadian uranium mines, we do mine uranium here, but we've never built an enrichment capacity because can do reactors the reactors in Canada used to build in the run on fuel that doesn't need enriching. So that's why we don't have it. But Russia does. Anyway, I just want to point that out. It's one more check against SMRs overall that would delay and possibly make them less cost competitive. Well, and that leads us into the next story, which also involves Russia. And this is from the Guardian and the International Energy Agency has released new statistics that say that 2025 will be the peak year for carbon emissions. And basically what they say in the report is this is accelerated from what it was because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine that everybody has kind of accelerated in a good way. You want to point out that this has moved up. Yeah, that's right, because no one really wants Russia's dirty oil. Everyone's plans to accelerate the clean energy. It's all accelerated. And so 2025 is looking like the peak in terms of emissions. Every year when the climate conference comes, we get inundated with all these studies and reports and it all drops at once and we should hire more people next year. That's all I'm saying. It's just a lot of stuff to COVID anyway. The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has banned two HSBC advertisements, advertisements for misleading the public about its efforts to tackle climate change. This is a bank. What is HSBC stand for? Well, it was the Hong kong bank or something, but I don't know, I think they changed their name. Anyway, they're one of the major banks in the world. And during the climate conference, cop 26 in the UK last year, they were advertising things. I've got a picture of it here. It says, Climate change doesn't do borders and we're great. So they're misleading the public, is what they are accused of, about its efforts to tackle climate change, marking the first time this is the first time ever the regulator has taken action against a bank for green washing. And banks, as you know, Brian, are very important in this, but they can't be green washing. And basically, this was seen at a bus stop in London and Bristol and other places like that, and two ads presented as a force for climate good, while making no reference to the climate's ongoing commitment to underwriting fossil fuel projects. That's the issue. Yeah. Well, that's great. I mean, we got to hold people to account when they're just green washing. It sucks. It does. And banks, people are putting pressure on banks, shareholders and customers, and corporations are putting pressure on banks to stop this. And I hate to say it, but fossil fuels are just they're fighting a big fight against losing their power and they have to lose it, they have to go away as fast as possible. And it's just so much of this is going on that I'm glad people are fighting back against it. Yeah. And of course, in the midst of all this, we sometimes talk about hydrogen, which is, of course, one of the potential fuels of the future, especially green hydrogen. And we reported a few weeks ago on the first hydrogen trains that are now operating in Germany. Anyway, I've come across a new website I've started to read only recently. The website is called Hydrogen Insight and it's a news site to do with news about hydrogen, but I'm still kind of assessing it. I'm a little confused by this website because I know a lot of the stories seem to be negative about hydrogen, really, so I'm not quite sure what's going on there, if anyone knows what Hydrogen Insight is all about. And not to say that it's not like fake news or anything, like it's a hit piece kind of website or anything, but I just assumed that a website called Hydrogen Insight would be kind of promoting the hydrogen industry. But anyway, the German government has kind of released a report about the cost of this and basically decided that they wouldn't do any more hydrogen powered trains because it's not cost effective. So the different types of trains so they're saying €849,000,000 for a hydrogen version of a specific train, compared to only 506,000,000 for a battery hybrid, or only €588,000,000 for a conventional electric train. And a lot of trains in Europe run with overhead wires electrically, and it turns out that's the cheapest way, which is, again, one of the things we've always kind of wondered about hydrogen. It is a potential part of the solution, but is it cost effective? And it turns out, in terms of trains, it's not. And like other new technologies that we may or may not need, it's going to take a while to become cost effective if it does, if it ever has even a chance to. But right now what we have to do is replace bad hydrogen with green hydrogen and work on that for the next ten years and get green hydrogen to replace anywhere where we use regular hydrogen or fossil fuel generated hydrogen, such as cement plants and fertilizer production and stuff like that. Yeah. And presumably these costs will improve over time and the hydrogen will get cleaner over time. But if you can just build an electric train, maybe just do that. So Poland is looking elsewhere for nuclear plants. This is from the German news agency DW. After years of shelves plans to build a civil nuclear capacity in Poland from scratch, the energy crunch caused by the war in Ukraine and lower gas supplies from Russia and lack of intermediate immediate renewable substitutes have kicked the issue back up to the political agenda. So Poland is likely to choose the United States engineering firm Westinghouse Electric to build its first nuclear power plant and provide 49% equity financing for the project. Stateowned Korea hydro nuclear power may also be involved. So Korea in the United States in a separate and parallel private nuclear project. However, Brian Greenpeace has been speaking out against this and says the issue of costs piled on unrealistic expectations, on issues of financing, based on unrealistic expectations of market changes delivers, in the end, an unfinanceable project. So they don't think that this will be financed without government paying for it. That's kind of the issue of nuclear these days is private financing. Private investment is not there for it, and then nobody wants to do it. So it's incumbent upon governments to do it or you and I taxpayers. And that's not, in our view, a good thing. So Greenpeace goes on, but at a certain moment, it will hit a wall, and there is less than a 1% chance that nuclear power plants in Poland will be added to the grid before 2050. Well, I mean, I'm not sure where they get that precise figure of 1%. It's an opinion, but still. You know what? It bothers me, though, if it was private companies doing it, that's one thing. But it's always going to be governments. I mean, here in Canada, these SMRs that may or may not from the fossil fuel conservative governments that are driven by hanging on to fossil fuels with their buddies are going to waste all of our money and bankrupt us if we let them keep doing this. Anyway, aside for the tweet of the week. So Tony Seba, as you mentioned, is active. They've wakened him up and dusted him off. He is sort of a guru to us. He's that guy who has been doing it for ten years, twelve years even, and it's ridiculous. His targets are still lining up, his predictions are still there. And it's not hugely innovative stuff he's doing. It's a cost curve. If a new technology comes and you make enough of it, the cost of it goes down and the adoption of it goes up. Yeah. And I think the best statistic from all of his presentations, and he repeated this again in the ones that he just released on YouTube, is the transition from using the horse to using the car in North America in the early 20th century. And the bulk of it, from something like 10% penetration to 80% penetration, happened in only ten years. And that's in spite of the fact of there being basically no roads and no gas stations. And you know what? They asked people? What do you want? Do you want a car? They said, no, I want a faster horse. They didn't realize that a car was not only a faster horse. It wasn't a one to one comparison. It kept you dry and safe and warm, and it didn't poop on you and things like that. Well, I had an AMC Gramline that did that, but that's another story. So there's a thing in his presentation where he showed newspaper highlines headlines advocating for eating horse meat after the transition started because there was too many horses, which is exactly what happened. Yeah, there was all these horses that we no longer needed because everyone was driving cars and literally people ate. Oh, sounds stringy to me. I apologize for the horses up there. I know we have a few listing. So Victor wrote to Tony on Tony Seba on Twitter. He says, Will smaller economies in Far East or Africa benefit more with this phase of the transfer information to solar? And Tony says, absolutely. When we convert to solar power and green the grid in Africa, they're basically leapfrogging from nothing right, to solar. They don't have to build a bunch of power lines or a grid. They're just going to have localized solar wind and battery and a superpower system without having to build an outdated grid. And because they're in Africa and close to the equator, they're going to have the cheapest the more sun you have, the more lower the cost of the solar per unit of electricity. So they'll have the cheapest electricity in the world in Africa, and with that, you can get investment. You can get industry investment. Where do you want to go where the cheapest electricity is if you're using electricity for your company or corporation or factory or whatever. So just like many countries leaf frog to a cell phone infrastructure without having to build a landline telephony system. So, yeah, there's a lot of places in Africa that don't have landlines. They never did. And they have cell phones now and they didn't need them and it was good to just leave frogs. And he says also Sunnier countries will have much lower cost of energy and that does attract and improve the quality of life and solve many issues such as transportation, food and water. So all that and desalination and the treatment of water will help those countries, even if they're poor and don't have access to a lot of water. Hey everyone, we like to hear from you. We like to hear from you all the time. Contact us at our Gmail address cleanenergy firstname.lastname@example.org. We're on TikTok with our handle Clean Energy Pond. We're on YouTube. We have a handle there now where we never had one before. It's Clean Energy Show and you can also leave us a voicemail at Speak pipe cleanenergyshow. That means it's time for the lightning round. Brian a fastpaced look of the week in clean energy and climate news. Beyond meat is getting into plant based steak. What do you think? You could eat that? Well, I mean, you know, I'll try it. Sure. The new product, meant to mimic an expensive cut of beef, arrives in over 50 Kroger and Walmart locations across the United States soon and is also available at some Elderson's locations as well as other retailers. Each ten ounce package contains seared plantbased steak tips in bitesized pieces and is priced at 799. And the product is made of ingredients including fava beans and wheat gluten. So if you've got a gluten problem, look elsewhere for your fake beef fake steaks. I'm curious. You are fake steak curious. Officially. Get that printed on the Tshirt someone some of the models emphasized in GM's EVs for Everyone ad campaign, which I keep seeing bryan everywhere. Like the blazer. EV. The Equinox EV might not be widely available as soon as anticipated. Even though they're advertising the hell out of them, they're pushing that back six months. So already we have a delay and I'm not happy about that. Yeah, it sounds like battery supply issues. Brazil's election is a major victory in the fight against climate change, according to many under Bolasnaro Yup. I don't even like saying his name. It's like saying Satan. Deforestation of the Amazon sword to a 15 year high, with scientists warning that the world's largest rainforest was nearing a tipping point beyond which there would be irreversible consequences to the entire planet. So this is good. It was a tight election. He has not conceded yet. Do you think you'll concede? Yeah, it doesn't sound good. We'll see how that plays out as the future of other elections in 2024 happen. GMC Hummer EVs are sold out for two years or more. By the time you get one, they'll be old news. It will be like oh that old thing? I mean, that's a long time. It's true. There's a certain cool factor for these things and cool factor doesn't last forever. It's time for a cesfest fact a 2019 study found that oceans had sucked up 90% of the heat gained by the planet between 1971 and 2010. Another found that has absorbed 20 sixtillion joules of heat in 2020. And that is equivalent to two Hiroshima bombs per second. That doesn't sound good. It does not sound good. Carbon tracker donors with fossil fuel links helped fund Rishi tunax race for PM. Yay for them. Brian. Yeah. So this is a new UK Prime Minister, super rich guy, as you pointed out last week. And yeah, I mean, lots of politicians are funded by fossil fuels, so we probably shouldn't be too surprised. Why didn't he fund his own damn thing so he's not beholden to anybody? You know, if you're that exactly King Charles to host a reception ahead of cop 27 despite not going himself because the government won't allow him. It will bring together 200 international business leaders, decision makers and NGOs. And Brian, we still have not been invited. And I keep refreshing the inbox, but nothing. I can't believe it. From utility dive, texas solar and wind resources saved consumers nearly $28 billion over the last twelve years. That means that the electricity consumed by Texans was $28 billion cheaper over twelve years because of renewables being in the grid. And that is growing rapidly. Yeah, Texas has more renewables, I think, than most people realize. Clean technica Mercedes is going all in on electric in general. The average lifespan for an automotive model is seven years. A Mercedes EClass is due for an update next year. But Brian, it's going to be its last. Mercedes plans to put out only battery electric new vehicles on the road by 2030 and will introduce only new electric platforms. Of course, you and I know that's too late. You should cancel everything now. But it is a signal to the investment world and to the world. The Ram all electric pickup truck is going to debut at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. I guess that's everyone except for Toyota, Brian, that's all the pickup trucks now are going electric. And Toyota will be bankrupt by the time they make that announcement from BBC News. Switching to renewable energy could save trillions, an Oxford University study says. Our central conclusion is that we should go full speed ahead with the green transition because it's going to save us money. And there's lots of studies on that coming out now and, you know, it's only going to get cheaper, so we're going to save even more money as we go along with the cost. Prices are dropping rapidly. Audio is cutting production of its flagship AA luxury sedan. That's his main car. They're cutting production because everyone's buying the electric Audi Etron battery electric vehicle, so they're increasing production of that one electric. Gping Motors has announced its latest EV has received a permit for autonomous driving tests on public roads. According to Chinese automaker, the G Nine is the first unmodified massproduced commercial vehicle to qualify for such tests. So this is like Waymo doing tests in San Francisco and La. But they've got a million dollars worth of equipment rotating and radar and things on the roof, and you can see them from a mile away coming. Whereas the Japanese Motors G Nine is like a Tesla, an SUV for a small SUV. It's got all the sensors built in, and yet they've got permission to do these robotaxi testing in streets of China, which I'm told are very hard to drive in at times. And I saw a test kind of like an FSD autopilot version, did pretty well. There were arguments in the comments about whether it was better or equal to Tesla, but it was kind of doing the same thing. But they do have more sensors than Tesla does. Yeah, that's exciting. That is our show for this week. We'd like to hear from you once again. I'm going to throw my email address out. There it is. Clean energy email@example.com. Drop everything. Write us a note. Now we'd like to hear from you and everywhere else. Don't forget to check out our YouTube channel because that's going strong. If you're new to So, remember to subscribe on your podcast app to get new episodes delivered every week. And we leave you this week with the last paragraph of the New York Times Magazine article Beyond Catastrophe with a quote from renowned Canadian climate scientist Catherine Hage on the future. We've come a long way and we've still got a long way to go, says Haijo, the Canadian scientist, comparing the world's progress to a long hike. We're halfway there. Look at the great view behind you. We actually made it up halfway and it was a hard slog. So take a breather. Pat yourself on the back, but then look up. That's where we have to go. So let's keep on going. I look forward to talking to you next week. you.