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All Things Chemical
Re-release: Implementing Lautenberg — A Conversation with former OPPT Director Jeffery T. Morris, Ph.D.

All Things Chemical

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 57:21


All Things Chemical will reach our 3rd anniversary on October 23rd and we want to share this celebration with you. As we look back on the last three years I wanted to bring back an older episode from the summer of 2020, “Implementing Lautenberg — A Conversation with former OPPT Director Jeffery T. Morris, Ph.D.” During this episode I spoke with Jeff Morris about how the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics implemented Lautenberg back in 2016, and how TSCA can be implemented in the future to address social inequities and achieve its goals of environmental justice. I hope you enjoy it and take this opportunity to listen to some more episodes from our archives. ====== This week I sat down with Dr. Jeff Morris, immediate past Director of EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), the EPA office that regulates the industrial chemical sector.  Jeff directed EPA's implementation of the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and headed the office most immediately impacted by the significant changes brought about by the Lautenberg amendments. In our discussion, we talk about how Jeff and his OPPT colleagues managed the daunting task of implementing a new law, and how the Agency has fared since the law's enactment four years ago.  We discuss Jeff's interest in environmental justice, and how TSCA might be used to address the impact of environmental harms and their disproportionate adverse impact on people of color and the poor. We also discuss Jeff's important role in EPA's Office of Research and Development and its research program on nanomaterials and nanotechnology, and how his background prepared Jeff well for addressing TSCA's application to emerging chemical technologies. We conclude by learning more about what Jeff is up to now in his new role as a principal in Jeff Morris Solutions, LLC.  I really enjoyed my conversation with Jeff.  He and I have known each other for many years, and I have long admired Jeff's integrity, his commitment to public service, and his epic understanding of chemical policy, science, and regulation. ALL MATERIALS IN THIS PODCAST ARE PROVIDED SOLELY FOR INFORMATIONAL  AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES. THE MATERIALS ARE NOT INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE OR THE PROVISION OF LEGAL SERVICES. ALL LEGAL QUESTIONS SHOULD BE ANSWERED DIRECTLY BY A LICENSED ATTORNEY PRACTICING IN THE APPLICABLE AREA OF LAW. ©2021 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  All Rights Reserved

Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore
836: Attract, Build, and Retain Guests workshop with Matt Plapp

Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 113:41


Matt Plapp is an AVID Marketer, CrossFitter, Author, Speaker, Consultant & Business Coach.  He's owned his marketing firm since 2008 and since then he has helped hundreds of companies market with a purpose, that purpose is ROI!  Since 2016 they've changed their focus to restaurants and today they help restaurants all over the world with their ROI Engine marketing platform.  Matt's two books in the restaurant marketing field are, "Don't 86 Your Restaurant Sales" & "Sell More Slices" and his third book comes out next week, titled "Restaurant Marketing That Works." Today we're here to talk about using marking to build a customer database. Check out Matt's previous workshop 811: Leveraging Your Marketing To Build A Database Of Customers Episode 799: WORKSHOP-5 Ways To Turn Instagram Followers Into Orders with Rory Balkin and Rev Ciancio was mentioned! Episode 820: Business Planning Workshop with Stephani Robson was also mentioned! Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Join Restaurant Unstoppable Network and connect with my past guest and a community of superfans. Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: "The hardest part about writing your own story is knowing that you're worth the ink." Today's sponsor: Restaurant365 is a cloud-based, all-in-one, restaurant-specific accounting and back-office platform that seamlessly integrates with POS systems, payroll providers, food and beverage vendors. It generates accurate real-time reporting and analysis in user-friendly dashboards, facilitating immediate, data-driven decision making. Restaurant365 eliminates manual, error-prone processes and is designed to help restaurant businesses grow with functionality that helps optimize labor costs, reduce food costs and increase revenue. Ecolab: Streamline your clean with Ecolab's new EPA-registered 2-in-1 solution, Sink & Surface Cleaner Sanitizer. It will help reduce risk, simplify your procedures and help ensure compliance. This solution cleans and sanitizes hard non-porous surfaces with a single product, eliminates the rinse step and equips your staff to clean more efficiently. Clean simplified, confidence delivered. BentoBox empowers restaurants to own their presence, profits and relationships. The hospitality platform disrupts third-party services that come between the restaurant and the guest. BentoBox puts the restaurant first and offers tools that drive high-margin revenue directly through the restaurant's website. BentoBox is trusted and loved by over 5,000 restaurants worldwide including Union Square Hospitality Group, Eleven Madison Park, Gramercy Tavern, Lilia and more. Contact info: www.mattplapp.com Email: matt@mattplapp.com Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you'd like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Matt Plapp for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!   Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!

ÄrzteTag
Welche Probleme bringt die Digitalisierung, Herr Eckert?

ÄrzteTag

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 35:26


eAU gestartet, E-Rezept vor Augen: Bei Ärzten ziehen immer mehr digitale Prozesse ein. Im „ÄrzteTag“-Podcast berichtet Hausarzt Moritz Eckert von den Erfahrungen in seiner Praxis und erläutert, warum Digitalisierung noch häufig Mehrarbeit bedeutet.

EinBlick – Der Podcast
EinBlick – nachgefragt mit Charly Bunar: Praxis ready for ePA, e-AU und E-Rezept?

EinBlick – Der Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 22:02


EinBlick – nachgefragt Podcast mit Interviews und Diskussionsrunden mit Expert:innen des Gesundheitswesens In dieser Ausgabe: Christoph Nitz sprach mit Charly Bunar von gematik. Charly Bunar ist Verwaltungsinformatiker und Politikwissenschaftler. Seit 2018 ist er als Strategischer Produktmanager bei der gematik tätig. Er ist verantwortlich für die Entwicklung der elektronischen Patientenakte und immer wieder präsent in Informationsveranstaltungen zur ePA.

Health: It's Personal
Environmental Series: The Power of Policy with Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali

Health: It's Personal

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 63:03


Social justice activist, policymaker, leader and speaker Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali is passionate about all things related to environmental justice and economic equity. Throughout his lifetime, he has worked to educate and bring together communities and inspire individuals in an effort to elevate environmental justice issues and invoke change. He spent 24 years at the EPA working across federal agencies including liaising with the White House on important matters involving vulnerable communities. And, if we might gush, he received the 2021 Horizon Award from Harvard Law in recognition of his robust public service career dedicated to environmental justice. We are so excited to share this episode with you. He is a light and has a presence that makes us feel like, despite the enormous challenge of tackling the environmental crisis, there is hope if we come together to acknowledge and appreciate the relationship between nature and those different from us. The team reflects and considers ways to take action and inspire others to join them! HEALTH: IT'S PERSONAL SHOWNOTES: https://www.thehippodcast.com/environmental-series-dr-mustafa-santiago-ali HEALTH: IT'S PERSONAL INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/thehippodcast/ HEALTH: IT'S PERSONAL FACEBOOK COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/healthitspersonal LOVE the work we are doing? Join our Patreon family, for additional content, recipes, and connection: https://www.patreon.com/thehippodcast OR Buy us a cup of tea. https://ko-fi.com/healthitspersonal --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

The Ultimate Health Podcast
435: Dr. Karen Becker REVEALS the Best Diet for Your Dog to OPTIMIZE HEALTH & LONGEVITY

The Ultimate Health Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 101:25


Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/drkarenbecker435 Dr. Karen Becker's (IG: @drkarenbecker) deliberate, common sense approach to creating vibrant health for companion animals has been embraced by millions of pet lovers around the world, making her the most followed vet on social media. She has spent her career as a small animal clinician, empowering animal guardians to make intentional lifestyle decisions to enhance the wellbeing of their animals. Karen also writes and lectures extensively and serves as a wellness consultant for a variety of health-oriented organizations. Today we're discussing her brand new book that she co-wrote with Rodney Habib, The Forever Dog: Surprising New Science to Help Your Canine Companion Live Younger, Healthier, and Longer. In this episode, we discuss: What you feed your dog & cat matters The fresh food movement The truth why veterinarians recommend ultra processed pet food Homemade cooked diet vs. raw food diet for pets How can we help vets to stop fearing homemade diets? Medical reasons to feed your pet high pressure pasteurization (HPP) sterile raw meat Why pet owners should identity their food philosophy Switching up your dog's protein improves their gut microbiome Health can travel up the leash Creating a forever dog with proactive wellness What's biologically appropriate nutrition for the species we're nourishing? Feed your pet healthy, real food snacks What foods are actually toxic to your dog? Herbs & spices to use and avoid Time restricted feeding (TRE) for dogs The natural circadian rhythm of a dog Supplements & pets - what is recommended? Gassy dog? Digestive enzymes can help Safe use of colloidal silver The difference between colloidal silver and ionic silver Karen's thoughts on raising a vegan dog The long term impact of EPA deficiency on dogs The benefits of medicinal mushrooms for pets Buy foods the whole family (and pets) can eat Increasing your dog's lifespan Do the best you can Show sponsors: Four Sigmatic

The Steve Gruber Show
Mandy Gunasekara, It‘s The Energy, Stupid

The Steve Gruber Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 11:00


Mandy Gunasekara is the Former Chief of Staff for the EPA under President Trump. It's The Energy, Stupid

The Mushroom Hour Podcast
Ep. 99: Fungi for the People - Understanding Bioremediation & Engaging Fungal Allies (feat. Ja Schindler)

The Mushroom Hour Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 88:21


Today on the Mushroom Hour we are excited to have the chance to learn from Ja Schindler. Ja is a fungi researcher/ teacher/ activist/ farmer based in the Southeast Cascade Mountains of Oregon on traditional lands of the Kalapooya peoples. Motivated by desires to challenge issues of environmental injustice, Ja founded Fungi For the People in 2010, which serves as an outlet for collaboratively developing appropriate methods for cultivating and problem solving with people and fungi. As a hands-on cultivator and community organizer he is a focal point of the inspiring community science movement. I can't wait to hear his take on the role community mycology can play in empowering people and helping us develop a more balanced relationship with our environment.   TOPICS COVERED:   Early Inspirations from the “Rebound Ecology” of Detroit   Moving West, Working with Applied Mycology   Community Evolution of Fungi for the People   Ecological Restoration & Mycoremediation   Impact of Arbuscular Mycorrhizae    Advantages of Site-Based Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi   Bioremediation Work in Contaminated Mining Sites   Advice on “Skilling Up” for Bioremediation Projects   Background on the EPA and How it Works   How EPA Regulates & Facilitates Environmental Cleanups   Engaging with Institutional & Regulatory Frameworks     Working with Ectomycorrhizal and Endomycorrhizal Fungi at Home   Decentralized Future of Medicinal Mushroom Cultivation   Impact and Upside of a Parkinson's Diagnosis   EPISODE RESOURCES:   Fungi for the People Website: https://fungiforthepeople.org/   Fungi for the People FB: https://www.facebook.com/FungiForThePeople   Fungi for the People IG: https://www.instagram.com/fungiforthepeople/   EPA "CLU-IN" Resource: https://clu-in.org/   "Mycoremediation: Fungal Bioremediation" (Book): https://www.amazon.com/Mycoremediation-Fungal-Bioremediation-Harbhajan-Singh/dp/047175501X    Fomitopsis pinicola (Fungus): https://www.mushroomexpert.com/fomitopsis_pinicola.html

Feed Room Chemist: An Equine Nutrition Podcast
74 | Ingredients to Avoid + Omega-3 Research Update

Feed Room Chemist: An Equine Nutrition Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 30:36


Research Update on Omega 3 dosing!! Also included in this episode is a list of ingredients to avoid in horse diets. Dr. Nichols explains some of the important toxins to be aware of for horses. Show Notes: Omega 3 fatty acid (EPA & DHA) research conducted by Cornell University: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2021.103781 Toxins discussed: · Ionophores (common cattle medication) · Fumonisin (fungus that grows on corn) · Decaying organic matter (moldy hay and lawn clippings) · Maple leaves · Johnsongrass …. Please share this episode on your favorite social media channels using #feedroomchemist so we can see which episodes you are loving! _ If you have a topic or question you would like addressed on a future episode please email info@acbluebonnet.com Dr. Jyme Nichols is Director of Nutrition for Bluebonnet Feeds and Stride Animal Health. For more information on these brands or a free virtual nutrition consult from our team just visit bluebonnetfeeds.com/nutrition-consult --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/FeedRoomChemist/message

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 10.08.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 59:38


Raspberries, ellagic acid reveal benefits in two studies Oregon State University, October 1, 2021.    Articles that appeared recently in the Journal of Berry Research report that raspberries and compounds present in the fruit could help support healthy body mass and motor function, including balance, coordination and strength.   In one study, Neil Shay and colleagues at Oregon State University fed mice a high fat, high sugar diet plus one of the following: raspberry juice concentrate, raspberry puree concentrate, raspberry fruit powder, raspberry seed extract, ellagic acid (a polyphenol that occurs in a relatively high amount in raspberries), raspberry ketone, or a combination of raspberry ketone and ellagic acid. Additional groups of animals received a high fat, high sugar diet alone or a low fat diet.   While mice that received the high fat and sugar diet alone experienced a significant increase in body mass, the addition of raspberry juice concentrate, raspberry puree concentrate or ellagic acid plus raspberry ketone helped prevent this effect. Of note, mice that received raspberry juice concentrate experienced gains similar to those of animals given a low fat diet. "We hope that the findings from this study can help guide the design of future clinical trials," Dr Shay stated.   In another study, Barbara Shukitt-Hale, PhD, and her associates at Tufts University's Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging gave 19 month old rats a control diet or a diet enhanced with raspberry extract for 11 weeks. Psychomotor behavior was assessed during week 7 and cognitive testing was conducted during weeks 9-10.   Animals that received raspberry performed better on psychomotor coordination and balance, and had better muscle tone, strength and stamina than those that received a control diet. "These results may have important implications for healthy aging," stated Dr Shukitt-Hale. "While further research in humans is necessary, animal model studies are helpful in identifying deficits associated with normal aging."       Massage doesn't just make muscles feel better, it makes them heal faster and stronger Harvard University, October 6, 2021 Massage has been used to treat sore, injured muscles for more than 3,000 years, and today many athletes swear by massage guns to rehabilitate their bodies. But other than making people feel good, do these "mechanotherapies" actually improve healing after severe injury? According to a new study from researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), the answer is "yes." Using a custom-designed robotic system to deliver consistent and tunable compressive forces to mice's leg muscles, the team found that this mechanical loading (ML) rapidly clears immune cells called neutrophils out of severely injured muscle tissue. This process also removed inflammatory cytokinesreleased by neutrophils from the muscles, enhancing the process of muscle fiber regeneration. The research is published in Science Translational Medicine. "Lots of people have been trying to study the beneficial effects of massage and other mechanotherapies on the body, but up to this point it hadn't been done in a systematic, reproducible way. Our work shows a very clear connection between mechanical stimulation and immune function. This has promise for regenerating a wide variety of tissues including bone, tendon, hair, and skin, and can also be used in patients with diseases that prevent the use of drug-based interventions," said first author Bo Ri Seo, Ph.D., who is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Core Faculty member Dave Mooney, Ph.D. at the Wyss Institute and SEAS. Seo and her coauthors started exploring the effects of mechanotherapy on injured tissues in mice several years ago, and found that it doubled the rate of muscle regeneration and reduced tissue scarring over the course of two weeks. Excited by the idea that mechanical stimulation alone can foster regeneration and enhance muscle function, the team decided to probe more deeply into exactly how that process worked in the body, and to figure out what parameters would maximize healing. They teamed up with soft robotics experts in the Harvard Biodesign Lab, led by Wyss Associate Faculty member Conor Walsh, Ph.D., to create a small device that used sensors and actuators to monitor and control the force applied to the limb of a mouse. " The device we created allows us to precisely control parameters like the amount and frequency of force applied, enabling a much more systematic approach to understanding tissue healing than would be possible with a manual approach," said co-second author Christopher Payne, Ph.D., a former Postdoctoral Fellow at the Wyss Institute and the Harvard Biodesign Lab who is now a Robotics Engineer at Viam, Inc.  Once the device was ready, the team experimented with applying force to mice's leg muscles via a soft silicone tip and used ultrasound to get a look at what happened to the tissue in response. They observed that the muscles experienced a strain of between 10-40%, confirming that the tissues were experiencing mechanical force. They also used those ultrasound imaging data to develop and validate a computational model that could predict the amount of tissue strain under different loading forces. They then applied consistent, repeated force to injured muscles for 14 days. While both treated and untreated muscles displayed a reduction in the amount of damaged muscle fibers, the reduction was more pronounced and the cross-sectional area of the fibers was larger in the treated muscle, indicating that treatment had led to greater repair and strength recovery. The greater the force applied during treatment, the stronger the injured muscles became, confirming that mechanotherapy improves muscle recovery after injury. But how? Evicting neutrophils to enhance regeneration To answer that question, the scientists performed a detailed biological assessment, analyzing a wide range of inflammation-related factors called cytokines and chemokines in untreated vs. treated muscles. A subset of cytokines was dramatically lower in treated muscles after three days of mechanotherapy, and these cytokines are associated with the movement of immune cells called neutrophils, which play many roles in the inflammation process. Treated muscles also had fewer neutrophils in their tissue than untreated muscles, suggesting that the reduction in cytokines that attract them had caused the decrease in neutrophil infiltration. The team had a hunch that the force applied to the muscle by the mechanotherapy effectively squeezed the neutrophils and cytokines out of the injured tissue. They confirmed this theory by injecting fluorescent molecules into the muscles and observing that the movement of the molecules was more significant with force application, supporting the idea that it helped to flush out the muscle tissue. To pick apart what effect the neutrophils and their associated cytokines have on regenerating muscle fibers, the scientists performed in vitro studies in which they grew muscle progenitor cells (MPCs) in a medium in which neutrophils had previously been grown. They found that the number of MPCs increased, but the rate at which they differentiated (developed into other cell types) decreased, suggesting that neutrophil-secreted factors stimulate the growth of muscle cells, but the prolonged presence of those factors impairs the production of new muscle fibers. "Neutrophils are known to kill and clear out pathogens and damaged tissue, but in this study we identified their direct impacts on muscle progenitor cell behaviors," said co-second author Stephanie McNamara, a former Post-Graduate Fellow at the Wyss Institute who is now an M.D.-Ph.D. student at Harvard Medical School (HMS). "While the inflammatory response is important for regeneration in the initial stages of healing, it is equally important that inflammation is quickly resolved to enable the regenerative processes to run its full course." Seo and her colleagues then turned back to their in vivo model and analyzed the types of muscle fibers in the treated vs. untreated mice 14 days after injury. They found that type IIX fibers were prevalent in healthy muscle and treated muscle, but untreated injured muscle contained smaller numbers of type IIX fibers and increased numbers of type IIA fibers. This difference explained the enlarged fiber size and greater force production of treated muscles, as IIX fibers produce more force than IIA fibers. Finally, the team homed in on the optimal amount of time for neutrophil presence in injured muscle by depleting neutrophils in the mice on the third day after injury. The treated mice's muscles showed larger fiber size and greater strength recovery than those in untreated mice, confirming that while neutrophils are necessary in the earliest stages of injury recovery, getting them out of the injury site early leads to improved muscle regeneration. "These findings are remarkable because they indicate that we can influence the function of the body's immune system in a drug-free, non-invasive way," said Walsh, who is also the Paul A. Maeder Professor of Engineering and Applied Science at SEAS and whose group is experienced in developing wearable technology for diagnosing and treating disease. "This provides great motivation for the development of external, mechanical interventions to help accelerate and improve muscle and tissue healing that have the potential to be rapidly translated to the clinic." The team is continuing to investigate this line of research with multiple projects in the lab. They plan to validate this mechanotherpeutic approach in larger animals, with the goal of being able to test its efficacy on humans. They also hope to test it on different types of injuries, age-related muscle loss, and muscle performance enhancement. "The fields of mechanotherapy and immunotherapy rarely interact with each other, but this work is a testament to how crucial it is to consider both physical and biological elements when studying and working to improve human health," said Mooney, who is the corresponding author of the paper and the Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering at SEAS. "The idea that mechanics influence cell and tissue function was ridiculed until the last few decades, and while scientists have made great strides in establishing acceptance of this fact, we still know very little about how that process actually works at the organ level. This research has revealed a previously unknown type of interplay between mechanobiology and immunology that is critical for muscle tissue healing, in addition to describing a new form of mechanotherapy that potentially could be as potent as chemical or gene therapies, but much simpler and less invasive," said Wyss Founding Director Don Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., who is also the Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at (HMS) and the Vascular Biology Program at Boston Children's Hospital, as well as Professor of Bioengineering at SEAS.   Vitamin E could help protect older men from pneumonia University of Helsinki (Finland), October 7 2021.    An article that appeared in Clinical Interventions in Aging reported a protective role for vitamin E against pneumonia in older men.   For the current investigation, Dr Harri Hemilä of the University of Helsinki, Finland analyzed data from the Alpha-Tocopherol Beta-Carotene (ATBC) Cancer Prevention Study conducted in Finland. The trial included 29,133 men between the ages of 50 to 69 years who smoked at least five cigarettes daily upon enrollment. Participants received alpha tocopherol (vitamin E), beta carotene, both supplements, or a placebo for five to eight years.   The current study was limited to 7,469 ATBC participants who started smoking at age 21 or older. Among this group, supplementation with vitamin E was associated with a 35% lower risk of developing pneumonia in comparison with those who did not receive the vitamin.  Light smokers who engaged in leisure time exercise had a 69% lower risk compared with unsupplemented members of this subgroup. The risk in this subgroup of developing pneumonia by age 74 was 12.9%.   Among the one-third of the current study's population who quit smoking for a median period of two years, there was a 72% lower risk of pneumonia in association with vitamin E supplementation. In this group, exercisers who received vitamin E experienced an 81% lower pneumonia risk.   Dr Hemilä observed that the benefit for vitamin E in this study was strongest for older subjects—a group at higher risk of pneumonia.   "The current analysis of individual-level data suggests that trials on vitamin E and pneumonia on nonsmoking elderly males are warranted," he concluded.       Toxic fatty acids to blame for brain cell death after injury New York University, October 7, 2021 Cells that normally nourish healthy brain cells called neurons release toxic fatty acids after neurons are damaged, a new study in rodents shows. This phenomenon is likely the driving factor behind most, if not all, diseases that affect brain function, as well as the natural breakdown of brain cells seen in aging, researchers say. Previous research has pointed to astrocytes—a star-shaped glial cell of the central nervous system—as the culprits behind cell death seen in Parkinson's disease and dementia, among other neurodegenerative diseases. While many experts believed that these cells released a neuron-killing molecule to "clear away" damaged brain cells, the identity of this toxin has until now remained a mystery. Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, the new investigation provides what they say is the first evidence that tissue damage prompts astrocytes to produce two kinds of fats, long-chain saturated free fatty acids and phosphatidylcholines. These fats then trigger cell death in damaged neurons, the electrically active cells that send messages throughout nerve tissue. Publishing Oct. 6 in the journal Nature, the study also showed that when researchers blocked fatty acid formation in mice, 75 percent of neurons survived compared with 10 percent when the fatty acids were allowed to form. The researchers' earlier work showed that brain cells continued to function when shielded from astrocyte attacks.  "Our findings show that the toxic fatty acids produced by astrocytes play a critical role in brain cell death and provide a promising new target for treating, and perhaps even preventing, many neurodegenerative diseases," says study co-senior author Shane Liddelow, Ph.D. Liddelow, an assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Physiology at NYU Langone Health, adds that targeting these fats instead of the cells that produce them may be a safer approach to treating neurodegenerative diseasesbecause astrocytes feed nerve cells and clear away their waste. Stopping them from working altogether could interfere with healthy brain function. Although it remains unclear why astrocytes produce these toxins, it is possible they evolved to destroy damaged cells before they can harm their neighbors, says Liddelow. He notes that while healthy cells are not harmed by the toxins, neurons become susceptible to the damaging effects when they are injured, mutated, or infected by prions, the contagious, misfolded proteins that play a major role in mad cow disease and similar illnesses. Perhaps in chronic diseases like dementia, this otherwise helpful process goes off track and becomes a problem, the study authors say. For the investigation, researchers analyzed the molecules released by astrocytes collected from rodents. They also genetically engineered some groups of mice to prevent the normal production of the toxic fats and looked to see whether neuron death occurred after an acute injury. "Our results provide what is likely the most detailed molecular map to date of how tissue damage leads to brain cell death, enabling researchers to better understand why neurons die in all kinds of diseases," says Liddelow, also an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at NYU Langone. Liddelow cautions that while the findings are promising, the genetic techniques used to block the enzyme that produces toxic fatty acids in mice are not ready for use in humans. As a result, the researchers next plan is to explore safe and effective ways to interfere with the release of the toxins in human patients. Liddelow and his colleagues had previously shown these neurotoxic astrocytes in the brains of patients with Parkinson's, Huntington's disease, and multiple sclerosis, among other diseases.   Clinical trial for nicotinamide riboside: Vitamin safely boosts levels of important cell metabolite linked to multiple health benefits University of Iowa Health Care, October 3, 2021   In the first controlled clinical trial of nicotinamide riboside (NR), a newly discovered form of Vitamin B3, researchers have shown that the compound is safe for humans and increases levels of a cell metabolite that is critical for cellular energy production and protection against stress and DNA damage.   Studies in mice have shown that boosting the levels of this cell metabolite -- known as NAD+ -- can produce multiple health benefits, including resistance to weight gain, improved control of blood sugar and cholesterol, reduced nerve damage, and longer lifespan. Levels of NAD+ diminish with age, and it has been suggested that loss of this metabolite may play a role in age-related health decline.   These findings in animal studies have spurred people to take commercially available NR supplements designed to boost NAD+. However, these over-the-counter supplements have not undergone clinical trials to see if they work in people.   The new research, reported in the journal Nature Communications, was led by Charles Brenner, PhD, professor and Roy J. Carver Chair of Biochemistry at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in collaboration with colleagues at Queens University Belfast and ChromaDex Corp. (NASDAQ: CDXC), which supplied the NR used in the trial. Brenner is a consultant for ChromaDex. He also is co-founder and Chief Scientific Adviser of ProHealthspan, which sells NR supplements under the trade name Tru NIAGEN®.   The human trial involved six men and six women, all healthy. Each participant received single oral doses of 100 mg, 300 mg, or 1,000 mg of NR in a different sequence with a seven-day gap between doses. After each dose, blood and urine samples were collected and analyzed by Brenner's lab to measure various NAD+ metabolites in a process called metabolomics. The trial showed that the NR vitamin increased NAD+ metabolism by amounts directly related to the dose, and there were no serious side effects with any of the doses.   "This trial shows that oral NR safely boosts human NAD+ metabolism," Brenner says. "We are excited because everything we are learning from animal systems indicates that the effectiveness of NR depends on preserving and/or boosting NAD+ and related compounds in the face of metabolic stresses. Because the levels of supplementation in mice that produce beneficial effects are achievable in people, it appears than health benefits of NR will be translatable to humans safely."   The next step will be to study the effect of longer duration NR supplementation on NAD+ metabolism in healthy adults, but Brenner also has plans to test the effects of NR in people with diseases and health conditions, including elevated cholesterol, obesity and diabetes, and people at risk for chemotherapeutic peripheral neuropathy.   Prior to the formal clinical trial, Brenner conducted a pilot human study -- on himself. In 2004, he had discovered that NR is a natural product found in milk and that there is pathway to convert NR to NAD+ in people. More than a decade of research on NR metabolic pathways and health effects in mice and rats had convinced him that NR supplementation had real promise to improve human health and wellness. After consulting with UI's institutional review board, he conducted an experiment in which he took 1 gram of NR once a day for seven days, and his team analyzed blood and urine samples using mass spectrometry. The experiment showed that Brenner's blood NAD+ increased by about 2.7 times. In addition, though he reported immediate sensitivity to flushing with the related compound niacin, he did not experience any side effects taking NR.   The biggest surprise from his metabolomic analysis was an increase in a metabolite called NAAD, which was multiplied by 45 times, from trace levels to amounts in the micromolar range that were easily detectable.   "While this was unexpected, I thought it might be useful," Brenner says. "NAD+ is an abundant metabolite and it is sometimes hard to see the needle move on levels of abundant metabolites. But when you can look at a low-abundance metabolite that goes from undetectable to easily detectable, there is a great signal to noise ratio, meaning that NAAD levels could be a useful biomarker for tracking increases in NAD+ in human trials."   Brenner notes this was a case of bidirectional translational science; having learned something from the initial human experiment, his team was able to return to laboratory mice to explore the unexpected NAAD finding in more detail.   Brenner's mouse study showed that NAAD is formed from NR and confirmed that NAAD levels are a strong biomarker for increased NAD+ metabolism. The experiments also revealed more detail about NAD+ metabolic pathways.   In particular, the researchers compared the ability of all three NAD+ precursor vitamins -- NR, niacin, and nicotinamide -- to boost NAD+ metabolism and stimulate the activity of certain enzymes, which have been linked to longevity and healthbenefits. The study showed for the first time that oral NR is superior to nicotinamide, which is better than niacin in terms of the total amount of NAD+ produced at an equivalent dose. NR was also the best of the three in stimulating the activity of sirtuin enzymes. However, in this case, NR was the best at stimulating sirtuin-like activities, followed by niacin, followed by nicotinamide.   The information from the mouse study subsequently helped Brenner's team design the formal clinical trial. In addition to showing that NR boosts NAD+ in humans without adverse effects, the trial confirmed that NAAD is a highly sensitive biomarker of NAD+ supplementation in people.   "Now that we have demonstrated safety in this small clinical trial, we are in a position to find out if the health benefits that we have seen in animals can be reproduced in people," says Brenner, who also is co-director of the Obesity Research and Education Initiative, professor of internal medicine, and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the UI.   Protecting the ozone layer is delivering vast health benefits Montreal Protocol will spare Americans from 443 million skin cancer cases National Center for Atmospheric Research, October 7, 2021 An international agreement to protect the ozone layer is expected to prevent 443 million cases of skin cancer and 63 million cataract cases for people born in the United States through the end of this century, according to new research. The research team, by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), ICF Consulting, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), focused on the far-reaching impacts of a landmark 1987 treaty known as the Montreal Protocol and later amendments that substantially strengthened it. The agreement phased out the use of chemicals such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) that destroy ozone in the stratosphere. Stratospheric ozone shields the planet from harmful levels of the Sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation, protecting life on Earth. To measure the long-term effects of the Montreal Protocol, the scientists developed a computer modeling approach that enabled them to look to both the past and the future by simulating the treaty's impact on Americans born between 1890 and 2100. The modeling revealed the treaty's effect on stratospheric ozone, the associated reductions in ultraviolet radiation, and the resulting health benefits.  In addition to the number of skin cancer and cataract cases that were avoided, the study also showed that the treaty, as most recently amended, will prevent approximately 2.3 million skin cancer deaths in the U.S. “It's very encouraging,” said NCAR scientist Julia Lee-Taylor, a co-author of the study. “It shows that, given the will, the nations of the world can come together to solve global environmental problems.” The study, funded by the EPA, was published in ACS Earth and Space Chemistry. NCAR is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Mounting concerns over the ozone layer Scientists in the 1970s began highlighting the threat to the ozone layer when they found that CFCs, used as refrigerants and in other applications, release chlorine atoms in the stratosphere that set off chemical reactions that destroy ozone. Concerns mounted the following decade with the discovery of an Antarctic ozone hole. The loss of stratospheric ozone would be catastrophic, as high levels of UV radiation have been linked to certain types of skin cancer, cataracts, and immunological disorders. The ozone layer also protects terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, as well as agriculture. Policy makers responded to the threat with the 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, in which nations agreed to curtail the use of certain ozone-destroying substances. Subsequent amendments strengthened the treaty by expanding the list of ozone-destroying substances (such as halons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons, or HCFCs) and accelerating the timeline for phasing out their use. The amendments were based on Input from the scientific community, including a number of NCAR scientists, that were summarized in quadrennial Ozone Assessment reports. To quantify the impacts of the treaty, the research team built a model known as the Atmospheric and Health Effects Framework. This model, which draws on various data sources about ozone, public health, and population demographics, consists of five computational steps. These simulate past and future emissions of ozone-destroying substances, the impacts of those substances on stratospheric ozone, the resulting changes in ground-level UV radiation, the U.S. population's exposure to UV radiation, and the incidence and mortality of health effects resulting from the exposure. The results showed UV radiation levels returning to 1980 levels by the mid-2040s under the amended treaty. In contrast, UV levels would have continued to increase throughout this century if the treaty had not been amended, and they would have soared far higher without any treaty at all.  Even with the amendments, the simulations show excess cases of cataracts and various types of skin cancer beginning to occur with the onset of ozone depletion and peaking decades later as the population exposed to the highest UV levels ages. Those born between 1900 and 2040 experience heightened cases of skin cancer and cataracts, with the worst health outcomes affecting those born between about 1950 and 2000. However, the health impacts would have been far more severe without the treaty, with cases of skin cancer and cataracts rising at an increasingly rapid rate through the century.  “We peeled away from disaster,” Lee-Taylor said. “What is eye popping is what would have happened by the end of this century if not for the Montreal Protocol. By 2080, the amount of UV has tripled. After that, our calculations for the health impacts start to break down because we're getting so far into conditions that have never been seen before.” The research team also found that more than half the treaty's health benefits could be traced to the later amendments rather than the original 1987 Montreal Protocol. Overall, the treaty prevented more than 99% of potential health impacts that would have otherwise occurred from ozone destruction. This showed the importance of the treaty's flexibility in adjusting to evolving scientific knowledge, the authors said. The researchers focused on the U.S. because of ready access to health data and population projections. Lee-Taylor said that the specific health outcomes in other countries may vary, but the overall trends would be similar. “The treaty had broad global benefits,” she said.     What is Boron? The trace mineral boron provides profound anti-cancer effects, in addition to maintaining stronger bones. Life Extension, September 2021 Boron is a trace mineral found in the earth's crust and in water. Its importance in human health has been underestimated. Boron has been shown to have actions against specific types of malignancies, such as: Cervical cancer: The country Turkey has an extremely low incidence of cervical cancer, and scientists partially attribute this to its boron-rich soil.1 When comparing women who live in boron-rich regions versus boron-poor regions of Turkey, not a single woman living in the boron-rich regions had any indication of cervical cancer.2(The mean dietary intake of boron for women in this group was 8.41 mg/day.)  Boron interferes with the life cycle of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is a contributing factor in approximately 95% of all cervical cancers.1  Considering that HPV viruses are increasingly implicated in head and neck cancers,3,4 supplementation with this ultra-low-cost mineral could have significant benefits in protecting against this malignancy that is increasing in prevalence. Lung cancer: A study conducted at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center between 1995 and 2005 found that increased boron intake was associated with a lower risk of lung cancer in postmenopausal women who were taking hormone replacement therapy. Prostate cancer: Studies point to boron's ability to inhibit the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells.  In one study, when mice were exposed to boric acid, their tumors shrank by as much as 38%.6 One analysis found that increased dietary boron intake was associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer.7 Several human and animal studies have confirmed the important connection between boron and bone health. Boron prevents calcium loss,8 while also alleviating the bone problems associated with magnesium and vitamin D deficiency.9 All of these nutrients help maintain bone density. A study in female rats revealed the harmful effects a deficiency in boron has on bones, including:10 Decreased bone volume fraction, a measure of bone strength, Decreased thickness of the bone's spongy inner layer, and Decreased maximum force needed to break the femur. And in a study of post-menopausal women, supplementation with3 mg of boron per day prevented calcium loss and bone demineralization by reducing urinary excretion of both calcium and magnesium.8 In addition to its bone and anti-cancer benefits, there are nine additional reasons boron is an important trace mineral vital for health and longevity. It has been shown to:1 Greatly improve wound healing, Beneficially impact the body's use of estrogen, testosterone, and vitamin D, Boost magnesium absorption, Reduce levels of inflammatory biomarkers, such as high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α), Raise levels of antioxidant enzymes, such as superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, and glutathione peroxidase, Protect against pesticide-induced oxidative stress and heavy-metal toxicity, Improve the brain's electrical activity, which may explain its benefits for cognitive performance, and short-term memory in the elderly, Influence the formation and activity of key biomolecules, such as S-adenosyl methionine (SAM-e) and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), and Potentially help ameliorate the adverse effects of traditional chemotherapeutic agents. Because the amount of boron varies in the soil, based on geographical location, obtaining enough boron through diet alone can be difficult. Supplementing with low-cost boron is an effective way to maintain adequate levels of this overlooked micronutrient.

Adams on Agriculture
Adams on Agriculture - October 8, 2021

Adams on Agriculture

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 52:49


Friday on AOA ASA CEO Steve Censky discusses EPA's new ag advisor and frustrations with lack of a vote on infrastructure, USMEF President & CEO Dan Hallstrom goes over the latest meat export numbers, AgMarket.net's Matt Bennett looks a rising input costs and land values plus market outlook and USDA Midwest Climate Hub Director Dennis Todey looks at harvest and winter weather trends.  

The Takeaway
Daniel Alarcón On Spanish-Language Media 2021-10-07

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 53:16


Daniel Alarcón On Spanish-Language Media Celebrated podcaster and writer Daniel Alarcón. Alarcón is the Executive Producer and host of NPR's Spanish language podcast Radio Ambulante. His podcast — which he started in 2012 — features a mix of investigative journalism and interviews, and covers a wide range of topics, from the refugee crisis in Venezuela to “killer bees” in Brazil. Alarcón is also a contributing writer at the New Yorker, a novelist, and he teaches at the Columbia Journalism School. His work dives deep into the social and cultural ties that connect Spanish-speaking populations across the United States and Central and South America. The Takeaway speaks to Alarcón about the importance of Spanish-language media and more. When it Comes to Identity Which Word Wins? Afro-Latinidad, Latino, Latinx and Hispanic are just a few of the terms used to identify people from a large portion of the world including Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. But which one of these is right? Michele Reid-Vazquez, an associate professor in the department of Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, who also serves as the director of the Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies Initiative, and Ed Morales a journalist and author of Latinx: The New Force in American Politics and Culture joined to discuss.  U.S. Officials Announce That 23 Species Should Be Declared Extinct Last week, U.S. wildlife officials recommended that 22 animals and one plant within the United States and Guam be marked extinct and gone forever. In total, the extinctions include eight freshwater mussels, 11 birds, two fish, a bat, and a plant. Within the next decade, the issue could get worse due to climate change, but especially due to people taking over or changing habitats and diminishing global biodiversity. For more on this extinction and biodiversity crisis, The Takeaway spoke with Catrin Einhorn, who covers wildlife and extinction for The New York Times. Preview of the Upcoming SCOTUS Term Ian Millhiser, a senior correspondent at Vox, discusses some of the cases the Supreme Court is hearing this term. Its conservative leaning court will consider the fate of abortion rights, gun control, and the power Congress has over government agencies like the EPA and the Department of Labor. For transcripts, see individual segment pages.   

The Takeaway
Daniel Alarcón On Spanish-Language Media 2021-10-07

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 53:16


Daniel Alarcón On Spanish-Language Media Celebrated podcaster and writer Daniel Alarcón. Alarcón is the Executive Producer and host of NPR's Spanish language podcast Radio Ambulante. His podcast — which he started in 2012 — features a mix of investigative journalism and interviews, and covers a wide range of topics, from the refugee crisis in Venezuela to “killer bees” in Brazil. Alarcón is also a contributing writer at the New Yorker, a novelist, and he teaches at the Columbia Journalism School. His work dives deep into the social and cultural ties that connect Spanish-speaking populations across the United States and Central and South America. The Takeaway speaks to Alarcón about the importance of Spanish-language media and more. When it Comes to Identity Which Word Wins? Afro-Latinidad, Latino, Latinx and Hispanic are just a few of the terms used to identify people from a large portion of the world including Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. But which one of these is right? Michele Reid-Vazquez, an associate professor in the department of Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, who also serves as the director of the Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies Initiative, and Ed Morales a journalist and author of Latinx: The New Force in American Politics and Culture joined to discuss.  U.S. Officials Announce That 23 Species Should Be Declared Extinct Last week, U.S. wildlife officials recommended that 22 animals and one plant within the United States and Guam be marked extinct and gone forever. In total, the extinctions include eight freshwater mussels, 11 birds, two fish, a bat, and a plant. Within the next decade, the issue could get worse due to climate change, but especially due to people taking over or changing habitats and diminishing global biodiversity. For more on this extinction and biodiversity crisis, The Takeaway spoke with Catrin Einhorn, who covers wildlife and extinction for The New York Times. Preview of the Upcoming SCOTUS Term Ian Millhiser, a senior correspondent at Vox, discusses some of the cases the Supreme Court is hearing this term. Its conservative leaning court will consider the fate of abortion rights, gun control, and the power Congress has over government agencies like the EPA and the Department of Labor. For transcripts, see individual segment pages.   

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2690 - The New SCOTUS Term: What's On The Docket, Shadow Or Otherwise

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 72:26


Sam and Emma host Mark Joseph Stern, staff writer at Slate, to discuss the new Supreme Court term, and what it holds for the justices and the country at large. Dialing in on three upcoming cases, Mark, Emma, and Sam explore how the upcoming term could see a complete deconstruction of reproductive rights, the administrative state, and any attempt at gun control legislation, now that the swing vote lies in Justice Kavanaugh's lap. Starting with Roe v. Wade, they dive into Mississippi's challenge to the viability rule, and why, despite MS's attempt to prohibit abortions past 15 weeks, the Court calling their legitimacy into question no matter what likely will encourage them to dismantle Roe in general, rather than slowly dicing it up. Next, they move on to AHA v. Becerra which puts the Chevron Doctrine and Administrative State on the chopping block. First, Mark takes the time to explain what this doctrine actually is, allowing Congress to delegate the specific regulatory numbers to the relevant agencies, whether it be the EPA determining the PPM limit on Mercury in the Air, OSHA writing health regulations in the workplace, DHHS working to set drug prices, or literally any other element of the executive branch's ability to administrate. The last case they cover is New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen, which seeks to expand the 2008 ruling of DC v. Heller that redefined the Second Amendment to apply to individuals, rather than militias, working to move the right to concealed carry into the spotlight. Mark, Emma, and Sam also dive into how Trump's and McConnell's focus on the district and circuit courts, not to mention SCOTUS, has given the Republican agenda a perfect route to judicial implementation, before wrapping up the interview with a discussion on the few options for Democrats to prevent the judicial branch's infringement on democracy. Sam and Emma also touch on the developing Kelloggs strike, as well as Biden's sudden turn on the filibuster now that keeping the legitimacy of the debt ceiling has come into the fold. And in the Fun Half: The MR crew reflects a bit on the absurdity of the coercion of abortion patients by the state, including translating electrical frequencies to audio and forcing the patient to listen, and Jeremiah from Tennessee discusses the role of adoption in the abortion debate, before Ronald Raygun and Sam get into a debate over the reproductive capabilities of… apples. Sam, Emma, Matt, and Bradley then admire the production that is the Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising's new commercial that takes on the redistribution of oppression from actual oppressed people (Black and Brown folk, Trans folk, etc, etc) onto the TRUE oppressed class (embryos). They also touch on the self-destructive capacity of the Democratic party, and discuss the importance of anti-trust law and valuing Elizabeth Warren in this fight. Sam from Indiana wraps up the show with a weird debate on individual rights, bodily autonomy, and gun ownership, plus, your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: SunsetLakeCBD is a majority employee owned farm in Vermont, producing 100% pesticide free CBD products. Great company, great product and fans of the show! Use code Leftisbest and get 20% off at http://www.sunsetlakecbd.com. And now Sunset Lake CBD has donated $2500 to the Nurses strike fund, and we encourage MR listeners to help if they can. Here's a link to where folks can donate: https://forms.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Support the St. Vincent Nurses today as they continue to strike for a fair contract! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! Subscribe to Matt's other show Literary Hangover on Patreon! Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel! Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick
Beyond Plastic's Judith Enck and NYU BioEthicist Dr Arthur Caplan Episode 448

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 100:44


Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out StandUpwithPete.com to learn more On Today's show I recap the last 24 hours in news for the first 30 minutes or so.  at 36 mins in I start my latest talk with Dr Arthur Caplan is currently the Drs. William F and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and founding head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School of Medicine in New York City. Prior to coming to NYU School of Medicine, Dr. Caplan was the Sidney D. Caplan Professor of Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, where he created the Center for Bioethics and the Department of Medical Ethics. Caplan has also taught at the University of Minnesota, where he founded the Center for Biomedical Ethics, the University of Pittsburgh, and Columbia University.  He received his PhD from Columbia University Follow Dr Caplan on Twitter and let him know you heard him here! 1:07 Judith Enck founded Beyond Plastics in 2019 to end plastic pollution through education, advocacy, and institutional change. Passionate about protecting public health and the environment, she teaches classes on plastic pollution as a Senior Fellow and visiting faculty member at Bennington College, and was recently a Visiting Scholar at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. Judith has held top influential positions in state and federal government. Appointed by President Obama, she served as the Regional Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, overseeing environmental protections in NY, NJ, eight Indian Nations, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands – in addition to managing a staff of 800 and a $700M budget. Previously, Judith served as Deputy Secretary for the Environment in the New York Governor's Office, and Policy Advisor to the New York State Attorney General. She was Senior Environmental Associate with the New York Public Interest Research Group, served as Executive Director for Environmental Advocates of New York and the Non-Profit Resource Center, and is a past President of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. Judith appears on a weekly public affairs radio show on a local NPR affiliate, the Roundtable on WAMC in Albany, NY. Judith lives in upstate New York with her husband, where they built their passive solar home with their own hands and with lots of support from friends and family.  She designed her town's rural recycling program. She is a proud parent and enjoys reading and following the news in her spare time. Check out all things Jon Carroll Follow and Support Pete Coe Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page Stand Up with Pete FB page

Idiotville: Erie, PA’s Favorite Podcast
Idiotville #172: Four Cases of Dulachan is Never a Bad Idea!

Idiotville: Erie, PA’s Favorite Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 55:57


Dill Spears and Anna Hartvigson are in the studio, with Marty Balawkay joining remotely!Marty updates us on Charleston in Charge and all things South Carolina: he had a visit from CAM's Jake Bartko and has several interviews lined up over the next few weeks. Check out Marty's Show on all your favorite podcast platforms!In other news: Waterford farmer calls his loss in court to the EPA over the consent decree that he signed in 1996 “Sharia Law.”There was an underground electrical fire in Erie that somehow led to our Ted Brogan being without coffee and AC at work. Due to tiredness and overheating, Ted outed himself on Twitter. Anna and Marty both have Dill's number in Fantasy Football. Dill, however, can beat Jake News. =====================================================================The Atacolypse Food Truck Beer Segment: Jake Bartko from CAM joins us to try Troeg's Independent Brewing Nimble Giant Double IPA – we gave this once a year brew a 4.0/5.0 on the Idiotville scale, making this 9% abv beer a recommended beer! This is the beer that was on deck when Anna brought in the Pickle Beer a few episodes ago! Remember that we live stream this segment every Wednesday on Facebook Live around 5:30!=====================================================================After the break: We do a quick local election preview before our big politics month: We'll spend more time breaking down the races for County Executive, County Council, City Council, Sheriff, and several others!Finally, open enrollment for Health Insurance plans purchased starts on November 1, and we talk a little about that! More to come here! =====================================================================Do you feel like you aren't getting enough Idiotville? Check out our Patreon for BONUS CONTENT at Patreon.com/idiotvillepodcast(c) 2021 Idiotville Productions. This content may not be used without written permission of Idiotville Podcast Productions. =====================================================================www.teepublic.com/idiotvilleproductionswww.idiotvillepodcast.buzzsprout.com www.patreon.com/idiotvillepodcast - It's back!=====================================================================Our theme song is composed and performed by Warehouse 11: Guitars by Brian Blake, drums by Dave Blake, bass by Chris Owochttps://www.facebook.com/Warehouse11Band/ http://www.warehouseelevenband.yolasite.com/=====================================================================www.idiotvillepodcast.comwww.facebook.com/idiotvillepodcastinstagram: idiotvillepodcastTwitter: @BrentNLibery, @TheRealJakeNew1, @Dill_spears, @TedBrogan2, @MartyBalawkay, @Trashsportstakeidiotvillepodcast@gmail.comJoin our Facebook group!Support the show (http://Patreon.com/idiotvillepodcast)

Feed Room Chemist: An Equine Nutrition Podcast

Are flax seed and peas a good option for my horse's diet? Dr. Nichols discusses the nutritional profile, benefits, and drawbacks of using flax and peas in horse rations. Show Notes: Omega 3's are fatty acids that have a double bond at the 3rdcarbon atom from the end of the carbon chain. This episode touches on 4 of those. Check out Episode 13 for a deeper dive. · EPA (Found in fish oil. An essential fatty acid required by the body, must be consumed in the diet) · DHA (Found in fish oil. An essential fatty acid required by the body, must be consumed in the diet) · ALA (Found in flax seed, but it must be converted by the body to EPA and DHA) · ETA (Found in the New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel. Helpful in joint pain, arthritis, inflammation) For products with these omega 3 fatty acids, check out StrideAnimalHealth.com · Fish Oil Factor · Rewind (for horses, humans, and dogs) …. Please share this episode on your favorite social media channels using #feedroomchemist so we can see which episodes you are loving! _ If you have a topic or question you would like addressed on a future episode please email info@acbluebonnet.com Dr. Jyme Nichols is Director of Nutrition for Bluebonnet Feeds and Stride Animal Health. For more information on these brands or a free virtual nutrition consult from our team just visit bluebonnetfeeds.com/nutrition-consult --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/FeedRoomChemist/message

The Planet Today
October 1, 2021

The Planet Today

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 55:55


Nick and Matt review the Netflix documentary My Octopus Teacher!This episode starts off with a call to action about fossil fuel subsidies (https://actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-the-petition-end-fossil-fuel-tax-giveaways?source=direct_link&referrer=group-ccan&redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fgive.ccanactionfund.org%2Fpage%2F15812%2Fdonate%2F1&utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=federal&utm_content=Fed-Pollutertaxpayouts-0921-c4+C).Their Quick Hits of the week include another Chinese conservation success story (https://news.mongabay.com/2021/09/the-cat-is-back-wild-amur-tigers-rebound-in-china-thanks-to-govt-policies/),China's pledge to stop building coal-fired power projects abroad (https://www.reuters.com/world/china/xi-says-china-aims-provide-2-bln-vaccine-doses-by-year-end-2021-09-21/), how goats help prevent wildfires (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/18/business/wildfires-goats-prevention.html), a paint so white that it helps lower your energy costs (https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2021/Q2/the-whitest-paint-is-here-and-its-the-coolest.-literally..html), the world's first battery-electric freight train (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/16/battery-electric-freight-train-wabtec-rail-transport-emissions),great renewable energy financing news (https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2021/09/28/transalta-targets-renewable-energy-growth-in-canada-the-u-s-and-australia/),and limits placed on HFCs and refrigerants by the EPA (https://apnews.com/article/epa-hydrofluorocarbon-rules-hfcs-greenhouse-gases-043715b9ee50d5a42ce0364ed28ffdff).

The Healthy Rebellion Radio
Testosterone Boosting, Non-Marine Omega-3, Grass-Fed Meat Importance | THRR089

The Healthy Rebellion Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 52:05


Make your health an act of rebellion. Join The Healthy Rebellion Please Subscribe and Review: Apple Podcasts | RSS Submit your questions for the podcast here News topic du jour: https://grabbyaliens.com/ 1. Non-marine Omega 3 Sources [14:25] Robert says: Hi Rob and Nicki. I am unable to supplement with fish oil because it severely increases my anxiety and will eventually lead to terrible episodes of panic and OCD. It took me a while to figure out it was the fish oil because you typically only hear about how beneficial it is and all of the positives from supplementation. Because of this I'm worried about getting enough DHA and EPA. I do eat fish about once a week/week and a half. I don't seem to have the same problem when eating fish but I'm sure I'm not eating it enough to replicate the same problem from supplementing fish oil and I also worry about eating high amounts of fish due to contaminants. I've also heard that getting omega 3 from plant sources like flaxseed is insufficient. How can I make sure I'm getting enough DHA and EPA? I'm 33 years old, have been eating low carb for 5 years, lift 4 days a week, I'm very active and fit and a healthy weight. Also any idea why fish oil does this to me? Acetylcholine? 2. How Much (or little) Protein? [18:29] Hilary says: I'm so confused about protein. Many very smart scientist wellness leaders say use it as a condiment and low protein intake = longevity. Others believe in leading with abundant animal protein to create strength and muscle which will = longevity. I'm a fit 63 yr old woman and confused about what science to follow. Thank you! 3. SARMs, peptides, & testosterone boosting herbs [25:52] Jamie says: Ay up Robb and Nicki, Ages ago, I sent you a question about ketogenic diets and TBI which you were gracious enough to answer on THR038. I have upped my salt intake as per your answer to that question and it has helped. In the proceeding time I have been doing more research on TBI and I came across the world leader in its treatment, Dr. Mark Gordon. His protocol centres around dampening down the neuroinflammation in the brain and restoring any hormonal imbalances that occur after a TBI. Although I am not 100%, I am definitely better and I just feel that it's just one or two adjustments that I need to make with the biggest thing, perhaps the only thing holding me back, sleep, or lack of it I should say. I follow Dr. Mark Gordon's recommendation of 100mg of pregnenolone before bed and whilst he reports in his clinical practice that for most people this tidies up their sleep, it hasn't done that for me. Dr Gordon says when this happens he usually prescribes a small dose of progesterone, 5mg, and this usually does the trick. Instead of doing that I wish to try something else as I have come across the world of peptides, some of which I have experimented with. I've tried CJC 1290 with DAC and ipamorelin for growth hormone release as well as BPC-157 for tissue and bone repair for some long-term issues I have had with my joints which has actually helped me a little bit. The CJC1290 and ipamorelin didn't really do much for my sleep but I have found deep sleep-inducing peptide (DSIP) which I have bought but not yet tried. I have also come across SARM's, (selective androgen reuptake modulators) which I haven't tried. They come with some pretty stunning claims to be made on both their benefits and lack of side effects. What is your take on peptides and SARM's? Would their long-term use turn off someone's own endogenous production in the same way that exogenous testosterone does? Instead of SARM's, which I am sceptical of being able to do the job of replenishing the role of testosterone in my brain, I am instead doing clomid, 50mg every third day, and also Dan Huberman's recommendation of using the herbs Fadogia Agrestis and Tongkat Ali to help boost testosterone. Would it be worth cycling these herbs, especially Fadogia, as from my understanding it mimics luteinising hormone? Could this then shut off my own endogenous production of luteinising hormone? Just one final note to make, it's amazing what you can find and then buy on the Internet, especially when using Bitcoin!? Thank you Jamie 4. Muscle Cramping and Salt [35:55] Ben says: Hey Robb and Nicki, Great podcast, I really enjoy and appreciate all you do. I have a question regarding muscle cramping. It is something I have dealt with for essentially my whole life. My father has had problems with hamstring, calf and hand cramping through his life as well. Personally, after harder workouts I notice my hamstrings have a very low threshold to cramp, as well as hands and abs. At night, my gastrocs and peroneals cramp as well. Since starting LMNT and supplementing my own salt to it (~ 6-8g total salt/day) my hamstring, ab, and hand cramps have greatly been improved though my calf cramps still seem to be present. The night time calf cramps fluctuate from 1-2 to 9-10 times/ night requiring I jump out of bed to dorsiflex my foot against the ground to get it to stop. I have tried some "leg cramp" pills from Sprouts which seem to help some but not completely. Sorry for rambling but lastly I have had my DNA run and it states I "wasted salt" and should add more salt to my diet. I am wondering if you think I just need to supplement more salt? (Though at times I feel I put too much in and disaster pants is a real thing) or if there may be something bigger that I should see a functional practitioner for? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thank you (For reference, Im a 31 year old male, crossfit 5-6 times/ week and am standing in the OR 3-5 times/ week. 6'4"; 225 lbs. Eat paleo) 5. Importance of Grass fed meat [40:02] Paul says: Hi guys I have a question about grass fed meat and the evidence for its importance for it to be grass fed. Eating meat from healthy well fed, free animals intuitively sounds like a good idea for your health. It also fits with the overall philosophy of paleo eating which I use as my guide through these things. However Living in Norway sometimes means that is not possible and I have to get my meat from the supermarket. It  got me wondering about what scientific evidence there is to support the hypothesis that grass fed /organic meat etc is actually better for your health. So my question is what evidence , if any , have found of this in the literature. If there is evidence are there some animals that are better than others to get from supermarket.I notice myself if eat half a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket i can feel pretty rough after that but half a kilo mince I'm just fine- same with any fish. Regards Paul Share the episode! If something in this show helped you please share the episode with your friends! Sponsor: The Healthy Rebellion Radio is sponsored by our electrolyte company, LMNT. Proper hydration is more than just drinking water. You need electrolytes too! Check out The Healthy Rebellion Radio sponsor LMNT for grab-and-go electrolyte packets to keep you at your peak! They give you all the electrolytes want, none of the stuff you don't. Click here to get your LMNT electrolytes Transcript: Download transcript here (PDF)

Dynamic Dialogue with Danny Matranga
128: 3 *UNDERRATED* Supplements that may Help Mental & Physical Health!

Dynamic Dialogue with Danny Matranga

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 26:58


1: EPA and DHA (often referred to as omega-three/fish oil)What it's known for: heart (1) and brain health(2).Why it's underrated: Ocular health(3), potent anti-inflammatory (4), Skin health (5), recovery (6), depression (7) 2: Creatine: (monohydrate)What it's known for Muscle + StrengthWhy it's underrated: Cognitive Benefits (8), Depression (9), Neuroprotection/Memory/Intelligence (10).3: Magnesium: (particularly that which can cross the blood-brain barrier.What it's known for: being an important mineral, stress response.Why it's underrated: Sleep (11), Soreness (12) + Mood (13).---Thanks For Listening!---RESOURCES/COACHING: I am all about education and that is not limited to this podcast! Feel free to grab a FREE guide (Nutrition, Training, Macros, Etc!) HERE! Interested in Working With Coach Danny and His One-On-One Coaching Team? Click HERE!Want Coach Danny to Fix Your S*** (training, nutrition, lifestyle, etc) fill the form HERE for a chance to have your current approach reviewed live on the show. Want To Have YOUR Question Answered On an Upcoming Episode of DYNAMIC DIALOGUE? You Can Submit It HERE!Want to Support The Podcast AND Get in Better Shape? Grab a Program HERE!----SOCIAL LINKS:Sign up for the trainer mentorship HEREFollow Coach Danny on INSTAGRAMFollow Coach Danny on TwitterFollow Coach Danny on FacebookGet More In-Depth Articles Written By Yours' Truly HERE!--- Citations:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3990713/https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7913291/https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24557349/https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16841861/https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2893189/https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6742725/https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20439549/https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10222117/https://www.joseph-levine.co.il/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/creatine-depression.pdfhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6093191/https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18799816/https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33009349/https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK507265/

AgriTalk
AgriTalk-September 27, 2021

AgriTalk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 42:23


Greg Peterson – Machinery Pete – joins us to talk about his Pick of the Week, future auctions, and report on how the second Machinery Pete auction went. Plus Geoff Cooper, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, joins us to discuss the possible near future proposal for RVOs, getting standards finalized for next year, issues with EPA and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

My Climate Journey
Ep. 176: Dr. Michael Dorsey, Global Energy, Environmental, Finance, and Sustainability Expert

My Climate Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 61:31


Today's guest is Dr. Michael Dorsey, Global Energy, Environmental, Finance, and Sustainability Expert.Dr. Dorsey is a serial organization builder and leader in for-profit, non-profit, scholarly, and governmental realms. Dr. Dorsey is an active investor, and co-founder and principal of Around the Corner Capital. Through Around the Corner, Dr. Dorsey maintains active relationships and agreements in the U.S. and beyond with various partners from Barrett Capital, to the ​California Clean Energy Fund​, to Silverleaf Partners, the ​ Royal Bafokeng Holdings (South Africa), Univergy (Japan/Spain), the World Bank and many other institutions and high net-worth individuals driving the global renewable revolution. In non-profit realms, Dr. Dorsey helped to co-create the northern California headquartered Center for Environmental Health. In 2013,​ Dr. Dorsey and two former student collaborators co-created the predecessor to the Sunrise Movement​. Beyond this, Dr. Dorsey sits on several non-profit boards. In academia, Dr. Dorsey was a professor in the environmental studies program at Dartmouth College.Dr. Dorsey's significant government engagement began in 1992 as a member of the U.S. State Department Delegation to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, "The Earth Summit." Dorsey was a task force member of President Clinton's Council on Sustainable Development, a member of Senator Barack Obama's energy and environment Presidential campaign team, and was appointed to the EPA's National Advisory Committee. I was excited about this discussion because Dr. Dorsey is a profound climate activist, environmental investor, and public advocate. In this episode, Dr. Dorsey explains his theory of change and what motivated him to focus on climate. We also dive into a discussion on single-solution rhetoric, why our leadership is failing, and how to create a more sustainable and just future. Dr. Dorsey is an incredible guest. Enjoy the show!You can find me on twitter @jjacobs22 or @mcjpod and email at info@myclimatejourney.co, where I encourage you to share your feedback on episodes and suggestions for future topics or guests.Episode recorded September 16th, 2021For more information about this episode, visit: https://myclimatejourney.co/episodes/dr-dorsey

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1225: Beware Of A Slow Moving Tesla | 27 Sep 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 30:48


Show #1225 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 27th September. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Hello to a new Patreon EXECUTIVE PRODUCER JERRY ADAMS VALUE OF BATTERY METALS IN NEW ELECTRIC CARS SURGES 177% "The EV Metal Index, which tracks the value of battery metals in newly registered passenger EVs (including hybrids) around the world, totalled $537.1 million in July, an increase of 177% over the same month last year, bringing year to date total to $3.21 billion. " says Mining.com: "That means that almost as much EV battery metal business was done in the first seven months of 2021 than 2017 ($1.1 billion) and 2018 ($2.2 billion) combined.  Total battery capacity of EVs sold during July almost doubled year on year to 19.9 GWh, according to Adamas Intelligence, which tracks demand for EV batteries by chemistry, cell supplier and capacity in over 100 countries. Average lithium on a per vehicle basis including hybrids was up 19% year over year in July, jumping from 13.1kg to just shy of 16kg. Lithium prices are up a stunning 162% year to date and now top $21,000 a tonne." Read more: https://www.mining.com/value-of-battery-metals-in-new-electric-cars-surges-177-year-on-year/ 2022 RIVIAN R1T IS A HEAVY DUTY TRUCK? "It turns out that the new 2022 Rivian R1T is classified as a heavy-duty pickup based on the information published in the Rivian owner's manual. Is it all good or are there causes for concern? Here are all of the details. Let's take a close look at this truck's very unique features." repotrs The Fast Lane Truck: "The current manual is approximately 178 pages long and provides great insight into this truck's features and capabilities. The U.S. EPA agency uses a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) classification to separate all vehicles into various classes with different emissions and efficiency rating requirements. The Rivian pickup truck GVWR is listed at 8,532 lbs. This puts the R1T into the EPA Class 2b. We still do not have official information about the Ford F-150 Lightning or GMC Hummer EV truck weight ratings. The Lightning GVWR may be close to 8,500 lbs. The GMC Hummer EV truck GVWR is unknown. There is a report that the GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 curb weight is 9,046 lbs. This may put the GMC Hummer EV truck GVWR well above 10,000 lbs." Read more: https://tfltruck.com/2021/09/did-you-know-the-2022-rivian-r1t-is-a-heavy-duty-truck-owners-manual-tells-all/ FORD WEIGHS UK OR GERMANY FOR ELECTRIC DRIVETRAIN PRODUCTION "Ford is close to choosing one of its two transmission plants in Europe to produce electric drivetrains, sources close to the automaker say. The two plants in contention are Ford's two former joint venture facilities with Getrag, now fully Ford owned. One is in Halewood, England,  and the other is in Cologne, Germany." says Automotive News:  "The winning plant would build "e-drive" units that include an electric motor, a transmission and inverter for electric vehicles, a source said. Moving from building transmissions for internal combustion engine vehicles to e-drives for electric vehicles would secure the future of either plant as Ford moves to selling only full-electric passenger cars in Europe by 2030.". https://www.autonews.com/automakers-suppliers/ford-weighs-uk-or-germany-electric-drivetrain-production NIO ET7 ACHIEVES 0.208 DRAG COEFFICIENT "NIO has officially announced that its upcoming ET7 flagship model will have a drag coefficient of 0.208, which is the second-best result for production models worldwide (on par with Tesla). A better result is noted by the Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+ (0.200). The new Tesla Model S also has a drag coefficient of 0.208, while the EQS 580 4MATIC is right behind at 0.209. The Lucid Air is at 0.21." says Mark Kane at InsideEVs: "NIO expects that its upcoming 150 kWh battery option (in late 2022) will allow the car to achieve an NEDC range of more than 1,000 km (622 miles)." This is what NIO had to say: ""The aerodynamics team of NIO has been deeply engaged into the design and engineering of the ET7 since the very beginning. With ergonomics and cabin comfort uncompromised, the ET7's front windshield inclination angle, radii and angles between the headlights and the front fenders, fastback design and ducktail spoiler, C pillar character lines, approach and departure angles, and wheels are optimized to make the model more aerodynamic. In the meantime, the Watchtower sensor layout on the roof, on the one hand, enables a more commanding view of the ultralong-range high-resolution LiDAR and 8-megapixel high-resolution cameras, and redefines the exterior design in the autonomous driving era, yet on the other hand, it also poses a huge challenge to the vehicle's aero efficiency. The aerodynamics team has spared no efforts in perfecting the inclination and radii of the LiDAR and cameras, and excelling its aerodynamic performance." Read more: https://insideevs.com/news/535590/nio-et7-0208-drag-coefficient/ NEXT-GEN PORSCHE BOXSTER WILL BE ELECTRIC "A recent report from Car and Driver claims that the next-gen Porsche Boxster is going fully electric. While there were rumors about such a switch circulating awhile back, C&D says it's a sure thing and that Porsche will be ditching the Boxster's mid-engine layout for full electrification. That's awesome news on its own but now we're wondering if an all-electric Audi TT could/should follow?" asks Quattrodaily.com: "The Porsche Taycan weighs over 5,000, which is just far too much for a sports car. So Porsche apparently has a target curb weight of just over 3,600 lbs for the new Boxster, which will be great for an EV sports car but will take considerable work to meet. If Porsche splits that workload with Audi, though, it not only becomes easier but also cheaper. Additionally, both brands could profit off of the work with sports cars of their own." https://www.quattrodaily.com/next-gen-porsche-boxster-will-be-electric-will-the-audi-tt-follow/ BATTERY LIFESPAN PROJECT TAKES SHAPE IN THE UK “The battery analytics specialist Silver Power System partnered with Imperial College, London EV Company (LEVC) and JSCA, the research and development division of Watt Electric Vehicle Company, on an electric vehicle battery research programme designed to predict battery lifespan." says electrive: "The project will make use of digital twin technology, which simulates a digital counterpart to a real-world system." Liam Mifsud, Program Manager, Silver Power Systems added: “On top of using a combination of real-world data, machine learning and the digital twin to predict future battery degradation, we can use this technology to update an EV's software via the cloud to change algorithms or parameters to optimise the performance of the battery as the cells age and maximise battery life.” Read more: https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/23/battery-lifespan-project-takes-shape-in-the-uk *AD BREAK* BEWARE OF SLOW MOVING TESLAS Read more: https://electrek.co/2021/09/26/slow-teslas-everywhere-24-hours-into-the-fsd-button-what-is-your-safety-score-beta/ THE RULES OF GETTING ACCESS TO TESLA BETA SOFTWARE Read more: https://www.vice.com/en/article/m7ezxq/how-teslas-self-driving-beta-testers-protect-the-company-from-critics TESLA IN CHINA TO HIT 300K CARS Read more: https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/tesla-shanghai-make-300000-cars-jan-sept-despite-chip-shortage-sources-2021-09-26/ KEY TESLA SUPPLIERS HALT PRODUCTION Read more: https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Technology/Key-Apple-Tesla-suppliers-halt-production-amid-China-power-crunch RECORD MONTH FOR PLUGIN VEHICLES IN CHINA! WULING EV #1 IN OVERALL AUTO MARKET! Read more: https://cleantechnica.com/2021/09/26/record-month-for-plugin-vehicles-in-china WULING WANTS MORE THAN THE HONGGUANG MINI EV: IT WILL SELL THE NANOEV Read more: https://www.autoevolution.com/news/wuling-wants-more-than-the-hongguang-mini-ev-it-will-sell-the-nanoev-170124.html XPENG DELIVERS 50,000 P7S IN 15 MONTHS Read more: https://autonews.gasgoo.com/70018781.html EVERGY WANTS APPROVAL TO PROMOTE ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN KANSAS Read more: https://eu.leavenworthtimes.com/story/business/energy-resource/2021/09/23/evergy-kansas-takes-electric-vehicles-cars-plan-corporation-commission/5786056001/ NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM If you have gone back to fossil cars, or play along, imagine you HAD decided to switch back from EV to combustion, what's the reason?  Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1223: ‘The Button' Arrives | 26 Sep 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 21:28


Show #1223 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 26th September. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome to an old, new Patreon EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CHAD LANE. He signed up three months ago and I'm only just now adding him to the list in the show notes because I'm an idiot! 1 IN 4 NEW CARS ARE PLUG-INS IN WESTERN EUROPE "Consisting of BEVs (fully electric passenger cars) and PHEVs (plug-in hybrids), externally rechargeable new passenger car registrations or New Emission Vehicles (NEVs) accounted for  close on to one quarter of the total new passenger car market in August according to exclusive data published in the European Electric Car Report each month. The 18 market West European region* witnessed combined BEV/PHEV volumes reach 152,000 units in August, or 24.2 per cent of the total new passenger car market within the same region. " Read more: https://www.schmidtmatthias.de/post/almost-every-fourth-new-car-in-western-europe-during-august-was-a-plug-in-electric-car HAWAII EV MARKET SHARE "Hawaii has the nation's second-highest electric vehicle market share. But 16,000 EVs out of 1.2 million is just a drop in the bucket. Drive Electric Week kicks off today to accelerate EV adoption." Ryan Kawailani Ozawa @hawaii 'THE BUTTON' ARRIVES "After months of waiting, Tesla owners who wish to take part in the company's FSD Beta program could now formally request the advanced driver-assist system to be loaded into their vehicle. The release of the “Request FSD Beta” button comes before the rollout of FSD Beta 10.1, which is expected to be distributed to the company's testers over the weekend." says Teslarati.com: "Similar to the FSD Beta program that has initially been released to the company's first batch of testers last October, Tesla made it a serious point to highlight that safety must be paramount when using the advanced driver-assist system. This could be seen in the heavy emphasis on cautious driving that the company references in its recent update, as well as the use of Safety Scores to determine which drivers are eligible for the program. Tesla also made it clear that access to the advanced driver-assist system could be revoked at any time. " Read more: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-fsd-beta-wide-release-notes "You can now request early access to Full Self-Driving Beta pending eligibility. To get started, tap ‘Controls'>' Autopilot'>Request Full Self-Driving Beta' and follow the instructions.” “Thank you for your interest in limited early access Full Self-Driving Beta! The Tesla team is analyzing your vehicle driving data and Safety Score to determine eligibility. You can view your Safety Score from the Tesla app at any time (version 4.1.0 or newer). If eligible, you will receive a software update as part of the limited early access,” Tesla wrote, adding that owners also have the option to opt-out of the FSD Beta test program.  "The move delighted fans of CEO Elon Musk and Tesla, but it risks drawing the ire of federal vehicle safety authorities who are already investigating the automaker for possible safety defects in its driver-assistance systems." reported CNBC yesterday: "FSD Beta is an unfinished version of Tesla's premium driver-assistance software, FSD, which the company sells in the U.S. for $10,000 upfront, or $199 a month. The company previously made FSD Beta available to about 2,000 people, a mix of mostly employees and some customers, who test it out on public roads even though the software hasn't been debugged. Tesla's systems tabulate a drivers': “Predicted Collision Frequency, Forward Collision Warning per 1,000 Miles, Hard Braking, Aggressive Turning, Unsafe Following Time, and Forced Autopilot Disengagements" If you're a good boy or girl after 7 days, Tesla will review their decision and you may get access. Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/25/tesla-drivers-can-request-fsd-beta-with-a-button-press-despite-safety-concerns.html TESLA'S GERMAN LANDING WILL FUEL COMPETITION - VOLKSWAGEN CEO "The planned opening of Tesla's (TSLA.O) first gigafactory in Europe later this year will force local industry to step up its game, Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) Chief Executive Herbert Diess said on Friday." according to Reuters: ""Efficiency is key for the transformation of our industry/Germany. Tesla develops in shorter processes, works closer with the best in the industry and takes more risk," Diess, a known admirer of the electric car pioneer led by Elon Musk, said. Wolfsburg-based Volkswagen, Europe's largest carmaker, aims to overtake Tesla as the world's top seller of electric cars by 2025, a claim that is underscored by an ambitious plan to build six large battery factories in Europe by 2030." Read more: https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/teslas-german-landing-will-fuel-competition-volkswagen-ceo-2021-09-24/ TESLA INSTALLS 100TH SUPERCHARGER STATION IN SHANGHAI, CHINA—NOW SPANNING OVER 1000 STALLS "Tesla has installed the 100th Supercharger station in Shanghai, China, which will be inaugurated next week. In just seven years, the company was able to install more than 1,000 stalls in one city to increase people's commitment to electric vehicles." writes the Tesla fan blog Tesmanian: "Tesla in China achieved another major milestone. @JayinShanghai/Twitter shared the good news: Tesla has installed the 100th Supercharger station in Shanghai. He announced that the Grand Opening Ceremony will take place on September 29. The new Supercharger station is installed at Shanghai Landmark Rafael Sky City." Read more: https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-installs-100th-supercharger-in-shanghai-china-with-over-1000-stalls BMW IX STARTS REACHING EUROPEAN DEALERS "BMW has officially said that it will begin shipping the iX electric SUV in November, but it looks like it's happening even sooner in some locations. We already know the iX is in production and when we attended IAA Mobility 2021, we saw dozens and dozens of them in and around the venue." says InsideEVs: "BMW offers the iX in xDrive 40 and xDrive 50 guises, with either 240 kW (321 hp) or 385 kW (516 hp) respectively. The first has a 76.6 kWh battery pack (71 kWh usable capacity) and a claimed WLTP range of 425 km (264 miles), with the more powerful version featuring a 111.5 kWh pack (105.2 kWh usable); range is rated at 630 km (391 miles) WLTP. Pricing for the iX in Germany starts at €77,300 for the xDrive 40 model." Read more: https://insideevs.com/news/535383/bmw-ix-starts-deliveries-europe UPDATE: BMW SAYS NO ELECTRIC RANGE CAP "A few days ago, we wrote about how BMW allegedly wanted to put a cap on its electric vehicle ranges. We wrote that based on a report from WhichCar, who had spoken to BMW i4 Project Leader, David Ferrufino about the subject. According to the WhichCar article, Ferrufino claimed that “BMW electric vehicle range to remain capped at 600km” and that the charging infrastructure was more important. However, since then, we've talked to a spokesperson from BMW who tells us that there was never a 600 km range cap. We don't have the details of the original conversation, but allegedly the miscommunication was on BMW's part." writes BMWBlog: "From what we're told, the 600 km range – on WLTP and 300 miles on EPA – was the target number for both the BMW i4 and BMW iX during their development." The BMW Communications Team in Munich: “The BMW Group will not stop to further develop the electric range of their battery-electric vehicle portfolio. The BMW iX and BMW i4 are the first fully-electric models within the BMW portfolio to allow for a range of around 600km in WLTP and every day driving. Thereby they fulfill exactly the target range which had been set for their individual market segments. And the story doesn't end here: The BMW Group will continue pushing the boundaries of all aspects of electric driving. This applies in particular to further increasing ranges and higher charging speeds, depending on the individual model.” Read more: https://www.bmwblog.com/2021/09/25/update-bmw-says-no-electric-range-cap-on-its-future-electric-vehicles/ GERMAN RESEARCHERS CONVERTED A TESLA MODEL Y INTO A HYDROGEN CAR "On Wednesday, German Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek revealed an automotive Frankenstein creation: A Tesla Model Y that had been converted into a hydrogen vehicle that she called a “hyper hybrid." says futurism.com: "The actual “hyper hybrid” Tesla was meant to represent the concepts behind hydrogen fuel more so than to become a street-ready vehicle. The Carbon2Chem initiative, which aims to decarbonize the steel industry, designed the car to demonstrate new ways to save energy and recycle fuel". https://futurism.com/the-byte/converted-tesla-hydrogen-car DAIMLER TAKES A 33% STAKE IN AUTOMOTIVE CELLS COMPANY "Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler has taken a 33% equity stake in French battery manufacturer Automotive Cells Company (ACC) together with automaker Stellantis and French petroleum giant TotalEnergies. Each company will hold an equal 33% stake in ACC. " reports FutrueCar: "As Mercedes Benz ramps up the production of electric vehicles and transitions to becoming an electric-only automaker by the end of the decade, ACC will help the company to scale up development and production of next-generation high-performance battery cells and modules. ACC was founded in 2020 and aims to become the European leader of electric vehicle batteries. The investments from Dailmer, Stellantis and TotalEnergies bring together the additional expertise of three major companies, with highly complementary skills.  Daimler said in July that more than 90% of future Mercedes-Benz electric models will be built with a common battery platform with standardized interfaces. Read more: https://www.futurecar.com/4887/Mercedes-Benz-Parent-Daimler-Takes-a-33%25-Stake-in-Automotive-Cells-Company-(ACC),-to-Source-EV-Batteries-for-European-Market QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM If you have gone back to fossil cars, or play along, imagine you HAD decided to switch back from EV to combustion, what's the reason?  Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

Beltway Beef
A Deep Dive into the County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund Supreme Court Decision

Beltway Beef

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 10:58


NCBA Environmental Counsel Mary-Thomas Hart discusses the EPA announcement to rescind Trump administration guidance interpreting the County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund Supreme Court decision. In this case, the Supreme Court found that the Clean Water Act may be applied to “indirect” discharges from point sources to Waters of the United States, including discharges through groundwater, if they are “functionally equivalent” to direct discharges. While Trump's guidance created flexibility for most agricultural operations, Hart discusses why EPA's announcement is concerning for the cattle industry and explains how NCBA will continue to advocate for the needs of farmers and ranchers moving forward.

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Blue Moon Spirits Fridays 24 Sept 21

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 63:01


West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials; Blue Moon Spirits Fridays!Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, healthy unvaccinated people are not exempt from getting ill.Then, on the rest of the menu, four extreme right wing members of the California militia Boogaloo Bois have plead guilty to conspiracy to kill cops and blame it on Antifa; the EPA has ruled that domestic production of refrigerator gasses must be sharply limited; and, the oldest human footprints in North America have been found in New Mexico.After the break, we move to the Chef's Table where with so many drug lords to deal with, questions arise why the Mexican government locked up thirty-one academics, professors and scientists in the country's harshest maximum security prison; and, slowing lava spread fifty-feet high in some places, has raised fears of even more damage on the Canary Islands.All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam.Bon Appétit!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~“Structural linguistics is a bitterly divided and unhappy profession, and a large number of its practitioners spend many nights drowning their sorrows in Ouisghian Zodahs.” ― Douglas Adams "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe"

Building Efficiency Podcast
Ep. 58 - Greg Elliott, Commercial Executive, Americas – JLL

Building Efficiency Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 18:41


Greg Elliott has more than 10 years of facilities maintenance management experience with a focus in operations and service. He is currently the Commercial Executive, Americas Region for JLL. As a Commercial Executive, he will partner with leadership to strategize how to continually provide more value while increasing profitability. Prior to this role, he was the Director of Engineering Solutions.  During his time within engineering, he was be responsible for growing the department through partnerships with current and future JLL account teams. Before joining JLL, Greg was the Director of HVAC Solutions and EMS at FacilitySource.  He developed solutions for several clients to improve their HVAC strategy. Additionally, he managed the energy management systems (EMS) 24/7 monitoring team which serviced 11 different clients, over 20 different control systems, and over 10,000 locations.  Prior to FacilitySource, Greg was the service manager for Carrier covering Central and Southern Ohio. Before Carrier, he was a Service Account Manager for Siemens Building Technologies. Greg began his career at Horizon Engineering Associates where he was a field engineer performing commissioning services at several high-rise buildings in New York City.Education and AffiliationsGreg completed obtained Bachelor of Engineering degree from SUNY Maritime College.  He completed his Master's in Business Administrations from Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, OH. He also is a Certified Energy Manager from the Association of Energy Engineers and holds his EPA refrigerant certification.Personal LifeGreg and his wife, Anna, moved from New York City to Ohio in 2010 and have lived in Sunbury since 2014. Anna grew up in Westerville, OH moved to New York City to dance with the Rockette's where she met Greg. They now have three children, Lucy, Gabe and Evey. We are committed to adding value to our clients,  and the communities we serve. Our services for both our clients and candidates can be found below    ✔️For Employers: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/for-employers/ ✔️For Candidates: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/career-opportunities/ ✔️Consulting: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/consulting-services/ ✔️Executive Search: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/executive-search/ Nenni and Associates on Social Media: ► Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nenni-and-associates/ ► Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nenniandassoc/ ► Email Listing: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/join-email-list/ ► Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nenniandassoc ► Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NenniAssociates 

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1221: BMW Exec: We'll Cap EV Range At 373 Miles (600Km) | 24 Sep 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 28:37


Show #1221 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Friday 24th September. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Saturday Special – listen this weekend for Ian Johnston from Osprey Charging talking about the future of fueling up, and the innovative load-sharing solutions he's bringing to the UK. A couple of listener comments from yesterday's podcast...Chris in Texas says that I didn't mention the effective price of the Audio Q4 e-tron yesterday. Whilst it has a competitive price of $43,900 for the Q4 40, I forgot to mention the federal tax credit, which means I should be saying $36,400 after incentives. That's a good price for a 82kWh car, with 201hp and sub-8 second 0-60mph.  EPA range possibly around 250 miles. And Michelle in Sacramento made a point about the Mercedes-Benz EQS. I talked about the starting price of $102,310 for the EQS 450+. That has a 107.8kWh pack with 487 miles of range on the WLTP. She pointed out the entry-level S Class is $109,800, so the EQS is almost 10 grand cheaper than the equivalent petrol. FORD PARTNERS WITH TESLA FOUNDER ON BATTERY RECYCLING & SUPPLY CHAIN "Ford Motor Co. announced on Wednesday plans to team up with a co-founder of Tesla Inc. on battery recycling in an effort to improve Ford's domestic battery supply chain for electric vehicles." reports the Detroit Free Press: "This new partnership with Redwood Materials, run by CEO J.B. Straubel, the first chief technology officer at Tesla, focuses on "localizing the complex supply chain network, creating recycling options for end-of-life vehicles, ramping lithium-ion recycling and increasing U.S. battery production," Ford said in a news release. Straubel, who worked at Tesla from 2004 to 2019, has built a reputation for creating a circular supply chain for batteries and helping partners in the electric-vehicle and clean-energy industries by providing technologies to remanufacture lithium-ion batteries. As part of this new collaboration, Ford also announced it has invested $50 million in Redwood." They add: "Ford announced in May plans to manufacture battery cells and arrays, which store energy for later use, through multiple BlueOvalSK battery plants in North America starting around 2025.  BlueOvalSK is the U.S. joint venture between Ford and SK Innovation." "With Ford, Redwood Materials is looking to be more deeply integrated than just a recycling partner. Straubel's startup is working with the Detroit automaker to figure out plans for everything from helping to process scrap material, to finding new life for worn-down batteries with ample capacity remaining, to helping Ford create new batteries out of salvaged lithium, nickel, cobalt, and copper." says The Verge: "the overarching goal is one that Straubel has talked about frequently since founding Redwood Materials. The idea is to create a “circular” or “closed loop” system where the stuff that makes up lithium-ion batteries gets recycled and reused, which could theoretically drive down the cost of an EV's battery while reducing the automaker's reliance on imported materials and (one day) mining." JB was employee #5 at Tesla, he is as central to their success story as anyone else, and it's not surprising Ford want to invest. Read more: https://eu.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2021/09/22/ford-teams-tesla-jb-straubel-recycle-batteries/5809200001/ Read More: https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/22/22687116/ford-redwood-materials-electric-vehicle-battery-recycling-jb-straubel FOXCONN SAYS THAILAND EV FACTORY WILL BEGIN PRODUCING 50,000 UNITS BY 2023 "Taiwan-based smartphone manufacturing giant Foxconn and national Thailand oil supplier PTT PLC are moving forward with an agreement to start an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Thailand. The facility is expected to begin rolling out vehicles by 2023. Foxconn had previously reported plans to begin building factories in both Thailand and the U.S. next year." says The Verge: "The initial production capacity of the Thailand facility will be around 50,000 units, which Foxconn says will increase three-fold by 2030. The Thailand plant officially marks Foxconn as an automaker in its own right, but the company is also working with EV maker Fisker on a U.S. manufacturing plant, which should also start production in 2023. The two companies signed a joint agreement, called Project PEAR," Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/21/foxconn-says-thailand-ev-factory-will-begin-producing-50000-units-by-2023/ LUCID WILL BUILD 520 AIR DREAM EDITIONS "The EPA recently released its official range figures for the limited Dream Edition and as the company expected, its 520 miles (836 kilometers) is the best range ever tested by the EPA, besting the Tesla Model S Long Range by over 100 miles (160 kilometers)" writes MotorIllustrated: "To commemorate this achievement, the company decided to increase production of the fully reserved Dream Edition up to 520 units, which means a number of customers that were previously on the waiting list will be able to buy the car after all. The Lucid Air Dream Edition can be ordered in two trims, the Dream Edition R, which provides the 520 mile (836 kilometer) range and delivers 933 horsepower, enough to power the large sedan to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 2.7 seconds." The P version has 1,111 HP but sacrifices 49 miles of range. Read more: https://motorillustrated.com/lucid-to-build-520-dream-editions-to-commemorate-record-breaking-520-mile-epa-range/85861/ BMW EXEC SAYS AUTOMAKER IS CAPPING EV RANGE AT 373 MILES (600KM) "According to a recent report from WhichCar? out of Australia, a BMW executive said the automaker has no plans to produce electric vehicles with a range of over 600 kilometers (373 miles). The publication says drivers must rely on charging infrastructure if they plan to drive longer distances." reports InsideEVs: "While nearly 400 miles of range is a pretty solid estimate for an EV produced today, it's interesting that BMW would state that it has no intention of striving for more range. WhichCar writes that BMW i4 project leader David Ferrufino said the automaker won't target a 1,000-kilometer driving range." He said: "One thousand kilometres of range is not a target we have with our fully-electric cars. We are aiming for 600 kilometres [of driving range] for our fully-electric cars, and 100 kilometres with our plug-in hybrids in everyday driving. For example, we don't think a range of 600 kilometres will be suitable for a BMW i3 as an urban car, but when it comes to the BMW iX or i4, we think that around 600 kilometres is a very customer-friendly solution." Read more: https://insideevs.com/news/534914/bmw-capping-ev-range/ BMW I3 EDITION UNIQUE FOREVER "The small car and its offshoot BMW i3s will be offered in a limited edition as Edition Unique Forever from November 2021. The 2,000 planned edition vehicles are to be distinguished by the particularly high-quality and exclusive design and equipment features, such as individualised exterior paintwork and a black insert for the rear bumper." writes electrive.com: "In the interior of the edition vehicles, the Suite equipment line with its leather and fine wood trim and Ambiente lighting will be supplemented by specific design elements: the front headrests will have “Unique Forever” lettering, and the door trim panels in the area of the exterior mirrors will bear the inscription “One of 2 000”." Read more: https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/22/bmw-announces-battery-management-upgrade-for-the-ix3-and-i3/ NEW BATTERY MANAGEMENT FOR IX3 Read more: https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0344293EN/bmw-model-update-measures-as-of-autumn-2021 RIVIAN'S APP LOOKS TO BE AWESOME Read more: https://www.rivianforums.com/forum/threads/%f0%9f%94%8d-rivian-app-deep-dive-preview-a-breakdown-of-future-services.2176/ BYD SHIPS ITS 1000TH BYD TANG SUV TO NORWAY https://carnewschina.com/2021/09/22/byd-ships-its-1000th-byd-tang-suv-to-norway/ NIO PRESENTS A HYBRID 75-KWH BATTERY PACK WITH LFP AND TERNARY CELLS https://www.autoevolution.com/news/nio-presents-a-hybrid-75-kwh-battery-pack-with-lfp-and-ternary-cells-170045.html E.ON AND VOLKSWAGEN LAUNCH FAST CHARGER WITH STORAGE BATTERY https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/2021/09/e-on-and-volkswagen-launch-fast-charger-with-storage-battery.html READ MORE: VOLKSWAGEN GROUP CHINA BUILDS BATTERY SYSTEM FACTORY IN ANHUI  Read more: https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/2021/09/volkswagen-group-china-builds-battery-system-factory-in-anhui-to.html FOREIGN AUTO GROUP'S AD CAMPAIGN OPPOSES EV TAX CREDITS THAT FAVOR UNION SHOPS Read more: https://eu.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/2021/09/22/foreign-auto-group-launches-ad-campaign-opposing-ev-tax-credits/5813734001/ MERCEDES VAN DEALER TO SUPPLY HERMES WITH 168 FULLY ELECTRIC ESPRINTERS Read more: https://www.motortrader.com/blogs/editors-blog/mercedes-van-dealer-supply-hermes-168-fully-electric-esprinters-21-09-2021 GOLD MINER LOOKS TO DITCH DIESEL IN W.A.  Read more: https://thedriven.io/2021/09/23/gold-miner-looks-to-ditch-diesel-in-w-a-battery-electric-vehicle-trial GERMAN ELECTION: WHY THE NEXT GOVERNMENT WANTS TO OVERHAUL TRANSPORT   https://www.dw.com/en/german-election-why-the-next-government-wants-to-overhaul-transport/a-58753744 QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Either how long have you waited, OR, how long would you wait, to have an electric vehicle once you've decided to purchase? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

High Pressure Podcast
Episode #9: All about the Air Quality Index

High Pressure Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 23:02


Sonoma Tech meteorologists help make sense of the Air Quality Index, also known as the AQI. Here's a breakdown of the AQI categories, why AQI forecasts are important, and what goes into the NowCast AQI values you see on AirNow.gov.

Future Jam
Happy Meal Jam

Future Jam

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 33:33


This weeks Jam: the Mustang Mach-E joins the police force, Lucid Motors handily beats Tesla on range, Alphabet beams internet across the Congo, Microsoft ditches passwords, McDonald's adds a sad meal to the menu, and so much more! Dumb Tech of the Week OpenSea admits insider trading of NFTs it promoted- Link DoorDash to offer alcohol delivery in 20 states DC, Canada and Australia- Link Tech News Bytes Michigan State Police to begin testing Ford Mach-E Interceptors- Link The Lucid Air is the first electric car with a 520-mile EPA-rated range- Link Alphabet's Project Taara is beaming high-speed internet across the Congo River- Link Hyundai puts Boston Dynamics Spot robot to work as a factory safety inspector- Link Tech RIP Microsoft's passwordless plans lets users switch to app-based login- Link McDonald's begins phasing out plastic toys in Happy Meals- Link

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1220: VW Chief Diess: “The benchmark is Tesla” | 23 Sep 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 26:27


Show #1220 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Thursday 23rd September. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Saturday Special – listen this weekend for Ian Johnston from Osprey Charging talking about the future of fueling up, and the innovative load-sharing solutions he's bringing to the UK. VW EV PRODUCTION IN ZWICKAU NEAR CAPACITY A graph published by VW shows the production output of their Zwickau plant has been rising since the start of 2021. The MEB-based cars are all electric such as the ID.3. But a total of 6 models from various VW brands will be made there, such as the ID.5 which hasn't stated production yet. The production capacity is 330,000 EVs per year from this one facility, about 20% of VW's 1.5million EVs they are on track to make every year by 2025.  Now we see the daily run rate hitting 1,200. When it gets to 1,500 that's capacity for a 5 day week with some weeks for shutdown every year. So the chip shortage hasn't affected the MEB cars out of Zwickau. It will definitely be affecting VW ICE cars tho so that suggests they are willing to sacrifice ICE to make EVs, to hit CO2 targets in order to avoid fines, and also we know the MEB-based cars are profitable too. HERBERT DIESS: "THE MAIN BENCHMARK IS TESLA" Herbert Diess appeared on a German podcast yesterday morning called The Pioneer Morning Briefing. For my German listeners, this is what he had to say about the speed Tesla works at, and yes I'll try to translate after this clip. Something like: "The true benchmark is really Tesla, the speed yes, with the same suppliers Tesla manages to do product development with the same suppliers in half the time which is much more aggressive. They can of course take a lot more risk than we can." But what about Cybertruck, long overdue Semi Truck, the Roadaster 2?  It doesn't feel VW wants to be more like Tesla because that kind of -ship-it-now-and-fix-it-later style is not the German way, but there's definitely capital to be gained by saying 'hey look at what these guys are doing, we need to change'. It helps his political battle to push through reform at VW. Read more: https://twitter.com/gaborsteingart/status/1440544348404211714 Read more: https://www.thepioneer.de/originals/steingarts-morning-briefing/podcasts/klimawandel-laesst-sich-nicht-mit-der-marktwirtschaft-alleine-stoppen LUCID REGISTERS 10,000 VINS "It appears that Lucid Group has already registered approximately 10,000 Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs), around 10K reservations for the Lucid Air EV. It's important to remember that each road-legal car has its own VIN, which is a string of 17 characters containing the vehicle's unique identifier. This advancement is a critical one in the long process of bringing the much-anticipated Air EV to market. " reports Finbold.com: "Lucid will open the doors of its Advanced Manufacturing Plant (AMP-1) in Casa Grande to the media, financial community, policymakers, and a select group of customers.  The series of events for the week of September 27th, 2021, will see a small group of guests have the opportunity to observe manufacturing methods for Lucid Air and learn more about Lucid's revolutionary EV technology from Lucid's top engineers." Along with the 520 miles of EPA range, Lucid appear to be ticking all the boxes to be close to those first deliveries. Read more: https://finbold.com/8-billion-flows-into-lcid-in-a-week-as-lucid-registers-10000-vins/ LOTUS' NEW 872-HP EV PLATFORM "The upcoming two-seat electric sports car will be based on the Lightweight Electric Vehicle Architecture, which is designed to fit different chassis with up to three configurations" writes Hazel Southwell for The Drive: "what's going in the mid-engine slot is the battery, essentially occupying the back seat of the two-seater with the motor-generator unit tucked up against the rear axle where it delivers the power and also recovers it under regenerative braking. There's a 64.4kWh battery pack option in the truly lightweight option or you can go up to 99.6kWh for the dual-motor, maximum horsepower edition. There's also a configuration for a four-seater car, where the battery is packed into the base of the chassis as it is in skateboard-style platforms." evo magazine adds: "Both layouts have their inherent pros and cons thanks to where the mass sits within the chassis, but whereas you might think models fitted with a stacked battery pack might be at a disadvantage thanks to a higher centre of gravity, many engineers continue to struggle with developing ride and handling packages that deal with the physics associated with a driver being sat directly above, not in the midst of so much weight. The stacked batteries will also allow lotus engineers to mount the seat much lower than in a car, again mimicking the weight distribution of traditional IC cars." Read more: https://www.thedrive.com/news/42470/lotus-new-872-hp-ev-platform-can-stack-batteries-in-a-mid-engine-config Read more: https://www.evo.co.uk/lotus/204204/lotus-reveals-new-insight-into-its-electric-sports-car-platform VW ID.4 EARNS IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ AWARD " After completing crash testing, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has bestowed the electric VW with the Top Safety Pick+, the IIHS's highest safety award." says Autoblog: "These ratings are nearly identical to fellow Top Safety Pick+ award-winner the Volvo XC40 Recharge as well as the Tesla Model 3, with both having all their headlights rated Good. The Ford Mustang Mach-E is only rated a Top Safety Pick (no +) due to the Select and California Route 1 trims' headlights being rated "Marginal."" Read more: https://www.autoblog.com/2021/09/21/2021-vw-id4-iihs-top-safety-pick-rating/ AUDI Q4 E-TRON EV IS CHEAPER THAN A Q5 " The 2022 Q4 e-tron will start at $44,995, which is less than the gas-powered Q5 crossover and only a few thousand dollars more than its downmarket sibling, the VW ID.4." says Car and Driver: "The more powerful Q4 50 e-tron starts at $50,995 and adds all-wheel drive courtesy of an additional front electric motor that increases total power output to 295 horsepower. Audi has only shared range estimates for the 50 models so far, which sits at 241 miles according to the EPA. We anticipate the 40 model will achieve a slightly higher range number, as the ID.4's AWD configuration takes a slight range hit compared with its RWD counterpart." Read more: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a37676884/2022-audi-q4-e-tron-ev-price/ MERCEDES-BENZ EQS US PRICING REVEALED "US pricing for the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS, the automaker's flagship luxury sedan, has been confirmed, and it's unexpectedly good news if you're in the market for something other than a Tesla. Headed to US dealerships in fall 2021, the new EQS will start from $102,310 (plus destination), Mercedes confirmed today." according to Slashgear: " Eligible buyers may be able to get the $7,500 federal tax incentive for EVs, however, and any state and local incentives and rebates they could qualify for. The 2022 EQS 580 4MATIC Sedan, meanwhile, will start at $119,110 (plus destination). That adds a second electric motor for all-wheel drive. There'll be three trims on offer, starting with Premium, then rising to Exclusive, and then finally Pinnacle. All three will be offered on both the EQS 450+ and EQS 580 4MATIC versions of the car." Also included 2 years of Electrify America charging. Read more: https://www.slashgear.com/2022-mercedes-benz-eqs-us-pricing-revealed-should-tesla-be-worried-21691787/ RENAULT BEGINS RETOOLING DOUAI PLANT FOR ELECTRIC MÉGANE "Preparations are underway at the Renault plant in Douai for series production of the Mégane E-Tech Electric, due out in the first half of 2022. Renault Group says it is investing more than €550 million in the production facilities there and in improved workplace ergonomics." says electrive.com: "The first step in this transformation has now been the conversion of an assembly line that can now produce numerous models from various vehicle classes, including the Mégane E-Tech Electric. A central component of the site's electromobility strategy is the on-site battery production and assembly that was officially announced in the summer. This is based on a partnership between the Renault Group and Envision AESC. Renault officially speaks of a planned “Gigafactory” with a capacity of 9 GWh by 2024 and 43 GWh by 2030 (of which Renault intends to purchase 24 GWh)." Read more: https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/22/renault-begins-retooling-douai-plant-for-bev-production/ GM REVEALS THREE NEW MOTORS THAT WILL POWER ITS FUTURE EVS Read more: https://insideevs.com/news/534639/gm-ultium-new-electric-motors WULING MINI EV TO GET A MAJOR UPGRADE Read more: https://carnewschina.com/2021/09/14/wuling-hongguang-mini-ev-long-range-game-boy-edition/ KEN BLOCK SIGNS WITH AUDI Read more: https://www.roadandtrack.com/news/a37678953/ken-block-signs-with-audi/ GM WORKS ‘AROUND THE CLOCK' TO ENSURE ITS NEW HUMMER EV DOESN'T INHERIT DEFECTS THAT CAUSED CHEVY BOLT FIRES Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/21/chevy-bolt-fires-gm-works-to-ensure-its-new-hummer-ev-avoids-battery-defects.html ELECTRIC VOLKSWAGEN ABT E-TRANSPORTER JOINS MOBILE SERVICE CLINIC FLEET Read more: https://www.vwpress.co.uk/en-gb/releases/4616 CITROEN AMI COMES TO UK Read more: https://www.citroen.co.uk/models/future-models/ami.html QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Either how long have you waited, OR, how long would you wait, to have an electric vehicle once you've decided to purchase? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

Fitness, Wellness, and Longevity
Episode 280: Is A Ketogenic Diet Right For You?

Fitness, Wellness, and Longevity

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 25:59


Welcome back!  If you are new to the podcast we are all about health and performance of the ageless athlete.  We interview tons of guests on nutrition, training, and wellness.  If you are into that kind of thing please subscribe.This podcast is also affiliate with some amazing companies geared toward maximizing your fitness, wellness, and longevity.  Periodic fasting has numerous health benefits and can be used for not only weight loss but longevity.  I fast every 3 months and to help with my fast I use the Fasting Mimicking Diet from Prolon. ProLon® meals come in 5 small boxes (one for each day) that include plant-based energy bars, soups, a variety of snacks, drinks, and supplements, all studied and carefully designed to nourish your body and support metabolic and overall health for healthy aging.Click here and enter the promocode Flochfitness10 for 10% off your orderhttps://bit.ly/3idwZA3Do you have as hard a time getting enough fruits and veggies in as me?  Do you need more EPA and DHA?  Are you looking to get all the health benefits of algae but unsure how to do it, then ENERGYbits® is for you!  ENERGYbits® use only the highest quality strains of spirulina and chlorella, so their tablets contain the highest nutrient density available. These tiny tablets can be chewed, swallowed, or my personal preference is to add them to my smoothie after my workouts.  If you want to give  ENERGYbits® a try, go to the website energybits.com enter the promocode leflochfitness20 at check out.In this week's episode, Scott and I talk about ketogenic diets. What is a ketogenic diet, what are the pros and cons, and finally is a ketogenic diet right for you?If you like this podcast, please subscribe, rate, review, and shar with a friend. New episodes of the podcast come out every Tuesday and Thursday. See you then!

The Ben Joravsky Show
"Bill Horberg Wins!" and Nicole Cantello & Terry Cosgrove

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 85:15


Bill Horberg wins an Emmy! Ben pretends his show got one, too. And Nicole Cantello, president of the local EPA union, talks vaccine mandates. Also, Terry Cosgrove, CEO of Personal PAC, talks Texas abortion law. If Dems don't wake up, this could be the future... See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Air Health Our Health
Our Health in Wildfire Season

Air Health Our Health

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 27:15


Today, I'm providing a summary of the health effects of wildfire smoke. I recorded a webinar in June 2021 on the health effects of wildfire smoke that is available in English and Spanish. I'm providing an expanded podcast version of that summary here today. Topics covered include: What we know and don't know, vulnerable/sensitive groups, short and long term effects of wildfire smoke and individual characteristics that affect this risk, respirator use, what to do before, during, and after smoke events. In this episode, I reference the ATS standard of 11ug/m3 for PM2.5 exposure. ATS has submitted testimony to the EPA asking the EPA to consider a standard of 8ug/m3 because of adverse health effects even below the 11ug/m3 standard. More information: For more on the cardiac death study, listen to the Season 1 Episode 11 Apocalypse Now For information on clean indoor air, listen to S1 E13 with Prof Elliot Gall. You can also see his post here on how to make a clean air room. For more information on the long-term effects of wildfire smoke, listen to S1 E18 with Prof Chris Migliaccio For more information about outdoor work, listen to S1 E 14 with Prof Alya Khan. Each of those episodes also have links to references and things you can do. To Do: 1- Identify whether you or a loved one are in a sensitive group for particulate matter. 2- Make a plan before wildfire season about the health of you and your family members. If you are going to get a respirator, make sure it is NIOSH certified here or here. 3- Make sure you have a plan for clean air in case of smoke events 4- Donate to Neighbors for Clean Air, or Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, who hosted the webinar Our Health in Wildfire Season 5- Donate to PCUN- working to keep outdoor workers safe 6- Get your COVID19 vaccine if you have not done so, and your booster if you are a member of a recommended group. We are all in this together. Find out more from the American Lung Association here. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Visit blog post for more information, or go to airhealthourhealth.org. Follow and comment on Facebook page and Instagram. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/airhealthourhealth/message

That's Cool News | A weekly breakdown of positive Science & Tech news.
75. SpaceX's Inspiration4 Mission, Lucid EV Over 500 Miles Range, Need an Extra Robotic Limb

That's Cool News | A weekly breakdown of positive Science & Tech news.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 30:54


News Timestamps: SpaceX Launched Its First Crew of Private Citizens to Space | Interesting Engineering (01:25) Lucid shares EPA range for Air models including 520 miles on the Dream Edition Range | Electrek (6:28) A 'Gene Silencing' Injection Was Approved for Use in Humans  | Interesting Engineering (12:29) AugLimb: A compact robotic limb to support humans during everyday activities TechXPlore (18:18) Research reveals drug targets for memory enhancement MedicalXPress (23:56) ----more---- Podcast Links: Website: https://thatscoolnews.com/ Review The Podcast: https://thatscoolnews.com/review Email List: https://thatscoolnews.com/email Follow On Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatscoolnews/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Thats_Cool_News  Join the Community: Discord: https://thatscoolnews.com/discord Facebook Group: https://thatscoolnews.com/group  

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1217: Cadillac LYRIQ Sells Out – But Customers Angry | 20 Sep 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 26:15


Show #1217 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 20th September. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. CADILLAC LYRIQ DEBUT EDITION SELLS OUT "The Cadillac Lyriq, the first battery electric vehicle from the company that used to call itself “The standard of the world!” Reservations for the Debut Edition of the car, which starts at $59,990 including destination charges, opened yesterday, September 18. Just over 10 minutes later, they were gone." "In a statement, Rory Harvey, vice president of Global Cadillac, said, “Today, reservations for the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ Debut Edition sold out in just over ten minutes and we continue to see a lot of enthusiasm around the brand — both current product and in our all-electric future. The initial response for LYRIQ has been extraordinary. Since the show car unveiling last year, more than 200,000 people have expressed interest in learning more about the vehicle and our electric future." "The Lyriq will be built at GM's former Saturn factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee, where a Honda-badged electric SUV will also be manufactured. It is based on GM's new Ultium electric car platform and will use batteries made at factories that are jointly owned and operated by GM and LG Energy Solution." https://cleantechnica.com/2021/09/19/cadillac-lyriq-debut-edition-sells-out-in-just-over-10-minutes "Other 2023 model year Lyriq trim levels will still be available, but so far, Debut Edition reservations are the only ones that have opened (and, 19 minutes later, closed)." "Lyriq will start at a base price of just under $60k. The car will have a 100 kWh battery that puts out up to 340 horsepower to the rear wheels and will be good for “more than 300 miles” of range (no official EPA estimate yet). It comes with an onboard 19.2kW AC and can charge at up to 190 kW on DC." https://electrek.co/2021/09/18/cadillac-lyriq-sells-out-in-19-minutes-automakers-still-underestimating-ev-demand/ https://twitter.com/Cadillac/status/1439323245094883330 Bryan B @Bupac "Couldn't reserve cause of the dealer lookup like everyone else. Cadillac can't even get their website working. Guess I'll be getting a Model Y instead." Mark In Florida @MarkInSeminole "@Cadillac Your reservation system failed.   I was on at 4pm and couldn't look up a dealer.   Hope same developers didn't develop software for the car." Keith Wood @keithwoodnc @Cadillac I'm pretty disappointed that the Select Dealer screen prevented me from getting through. Started my reservation at 4pm sharp, and never even made it to the payment screen. Craig @JediGamerCT Made it to the payment screen - accepted all terms - and then got the circle of death. Really, really disappointed with Cadillac over this. Brandon @sleepyat830 @Cadillac Watched the countdown expire live and immediately tried to reserve one only to be stonewalled by your dumb dealer locator. Real great rollout, guys. Dynamite stuff. Was really looking forward to buying one of these. Guess I'll be getting something else. Collin @hsvcommenter I call BS. Like many others, I clicked reserve right on time only to be stalled on the dealers page. You had your chance to earn my business. If the Lyriq's technology is anything like your website, you won't be in business much longer. TESLA AUTOPILOT TO BE COMPARED WITH 12 OTHER CARMAKERS "As part of its investigation into Tesla Autopilot safety issues, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday requested data from 12 other big automakers about their driver assistance systems." "If NHTSA determines any vehicle (or component or system) has a flawed design or safety defect, the agency has the power to mandate recalls." "NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation has now queried BMW, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Stellantis, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen as part of its Tesla Autopilot probe." https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/14/tesla-autopilot-to-be-compared-with-12-other-systems-in-nhtsa-probe.html FORD WILL DOUBLE F-150 LIGHTNING PRODUCTION "A year after revealing plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the iconic Rouge Complex to build the all-electric F-150 Lightning, the automaker announced Thursday that its initial plan didn't go far enough. Ford confirmed it will double production of the highly-anticipated 2022 Ford F-150" "With 150,000 reservations for 2022 F-150 Lightning received online by mid-September, the company confirmed it will be adding another $250 million investment at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center and create 450 additional hourly direct jobs, with most of the workers building the Lightning." "Rawsonville Components Plant in Ypsilanti will assemble the batteries and Van Dyke Electric Powertrain Center in Sterling Heights will increase its capacity to supply electric motors and electric transaxles for the F-150 Lightning. " "Reuters reported last month that Ford planned to double production of its Lightning to meet strong demand.  The investment in added jobs will help increase production capacity to 80,000 trucks a year, Ford told the Free Press" https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2021/09/16/ford-f-150-lightning-truck/8349536002/ DONGFENG TO EXPORT 100,000 NEVS TO EUROPE IN 2022 "Dongfeng plans to export 100,000 new energy vehicles to Europe next year as the automaker also set a target of realizing 100% electrification among its new passenger vehicle brands in 2024." "The group will bring forward a brand-new customized new energy product, “M”, in 2022, under another new energy vehicle brand. People in the industry believed that the “M” business unit is the high-end SUV brand the group mentioned in its plan. In June, the said unit released relevant recruitment information for talents in quality, chassis electronic control system, intelligent control, project management, purchasing, and user/city operation aspects, making the “M” another major self-developed new energy brand of the group besides Voyah." https://autonews.gasgoo.com/new_energy/70018762.html SURGING EV SALES PUT CHINA AHEAD OF GOVERNMENT TARGETS "Surging sales of electric vehicles have put China on track to meet government targets several years early, but officials say the industry still needs to work harder on technological breakthroughs." "Chinese consumers bought 1.79 million electric vehicles over the first eight months of 2021, up 194% from the same period last year. This expansion compared with 14% growth for overall auto sales. The top-selling model by far though has been the Hongguang Mini EV, a basic compact priced from 28,800 yuan ($4,458) and made by a joint venture between General Motors, state-owned SAIC Motor and local manufacturer Wuling Motors." "While applauding the sector's development, Vice Premier Han Zheng said at the conference, "Capitalizing on enterprises' innovation drive, we should accelerate breakthroughs in core technologies such as chips used in vehicles and operating systems, and overcome the bottleneck of fuel-cell technology."" https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Electric-cars-in-China/Surging-EV-sales-put-China-ahead-of-government-targets2?utm_source=pocket_mylist OSPREY CHARGING AIMS TO INSTALL A TOTAL OF 1500 RAPID CHARGERS "A UK-based charging firm will invest £75 million into the country's electric charging infrastructure by opening 150 charging hubs over the next four years.  Osprey Charging aims to install a total of 1500 chargers nationwide. The units will charge at a 150-175kW rate and be positioned adjacent to A-roads and motorways." "each hub will make use of Kempower technology for the first time in the UK, allowing for improved power distribution when chargers are in demand. The chargers are also 74% smaller than usual, increasing accessibility." "Construction for Osprey charging hubs has begun at four sites, with the first expected to open near Wolverhampton. Construction will start on 10 hubs before the end of the year, at Banbury (M40), Suffolk (A14), Essex (A127), Glasgow (M8), East Lothian (A1), Wolverhampton, (A4123), Birmingham (M6), Croydon (A23), Crewe (A534) and Brackley (A43)." https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry-news-environment-and-energy/uk-firm-invest-%C2%A375-million-charging-hubs-across AUSTRIAN E-TAXIS PIONEER CHARGING PAD SYSTEM "In Vienna and Graz, the ‘eTaxi Austria Project' is starting a large-scale test run to test a new type of charging-pad charging technology over the next two years. With the Easelink system, electric taxis can charge with a connection to a charging pad at the taxi rank. The approach holds much promise for fleet operators." "In contrast to inductive charging technologies, Easelink‘s charging process does involve physical contact between the electric vehicle and the static charging source via a so-called connector that is lowered from the underbody of the vehicles and connects to the charging pad in the ground." "A total of ten taxi ranks and 66 electric vehicles are being prepared for the project in Vienna and Graz" "An AC power output of 11 kW with a transmission efficiency of more than 99 per cent will be transmitted. The VW ID.4 and the recently launched Hyundai Ioniq 5 will serve as pilot vehicles." https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/18/austrian-e-taxis-pioneer-charging-pad-system QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Either how long have you waited, OR, how long would you wait, to have an electric vehicle once you've decided to purchase? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

My Amazon Guy
Amazon FBA Weekly Q&A - Ask Steven Pope ANY Question

My Amazon Guy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 69:19


00:00 Intro10:24 AMZ suspended FBA shipment options to send stuff in, "Deleted/Abandoned Shipments"11:57 For A+ content product grid, can you pick SKUs12:22 Just got a notification that my Oct restocking limit is going up, does AMZ only refresh the limit once a month/quarter12:58 Does a listing have to be live before you can build A+ content for it15:15 Regarding your latest video around giving a discount for a hashtag on social, do you set up a Google alert to get notifications on user's hashtags17:20 Deleted my listing for 24hrs then added and still the main image does not update18:00 If a customer clicks on a PPC ad, how many days does AMZ track for that conversion18:20 I used to see refunds for Failed Delivery Promise w/ refund amount approx $6, so just shipping, but recently I'm seeing Full Price Refunds19:55 How can I accurately estimate customs and duty I will pay for my order20:45 How would you treat a product that no more generates any profits because of the shipping cost increase21:37 We have a brand registry, we have GS1 UPC bar code printed on labels attached to products, we are ready to ship products, do we use GS1 UPC label or cover-up and use Amazon Bar Code23:23 Thoughts about the image panels that are offering specific discount codes for purchase of more than one quantity25:03 Is it worth joining the webinars that Amazon hosts25:55 What do you think is the best way to capture people's email26:46 If some other seller has similar products, colors, and size of our products but our title name are different, do we not use AMZ bar code for shipping so the products will not get comingled at AMZ27:12 How do people launch in the supplement category29:23 Can I have an insert in products that do not ask for a review but thanks them for purchase29:53 When using PickFu, do you have recommendations of the parts of the listing30:39 Can I have the QR code that links shoppers to my website on the packaging30:48 Any trustworthy inspection service in China32:39 How do you keep everything organized w/ your 90+ clients in your agency, do you use a CRM33:31 You mentioned that sub-dividing campaigns into Ad Groups were not recommended, but is there any downside to using portfolios33:59 What software/manual process can you find influencers34:18 If you create a new listing but do not send it into FBA right away, will this negatively affect the IPI score as it sits in inactive status36:13 When talking on a new client, how do you research and determine the brand sales potential38:08 How do you beat a competitor that seems to have an unlimited marketing budget39:48 What kind of images would you recommend for each image slots42:40 Do you handle AMZ provided discounts for manufacturers that have MAP43:36 I keep on losing the Buy Box even when I higher it slowly45:14 Have you ever turned daw a client looking for your services46:39 I've noticed the number of reviews is increasing, but when I look at the reviews, I don't see any new reviews reflecting the reviews I'm getting48:10 AMZ requires EPA number for my listing, will the manufacturers EPA be enough49:10 When I was running out of stock, I raised my price to $55 and was still able to sell w/ little PPC. I am back in stock and price at $34 and spending $100/da on PPC w/ bad results50:47 When creating a variation for a listing is using the color variation theme the only option to have the small picture swatch show for the variations options51:35 We well many MAP items for manufacturers and AMZ provides a discount to lower the sale price. This upsets manufacturers as the price is below MAP53:04 I'm trying to edit my listing but AMZ will not let meSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/myamazonguy)

OSRS Trihards
OSRS Trihards #53 - Hostilities

OSRS Trihards

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 49:01


#53. We gained a new Runecrafter! Death matches, Lagex, and who will the EPA fine next? | Support the podcast at https://www.patreon.com/OSRSTrihards | Community links: https://linktr.ee/trihards

Axios Today
Hard Truths: Environmental Justice and the U.S. Government

Axios Today

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 15:12


On our latest installment of our Hard Truths series, how the federal government is tackling environmental justice, and what it will take to make real change in vulnerable communities. Guests: Henry Herrera, EPA administrator Michael Regan, and Dr. Robert Bullard, distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University. Credits: “Axios Today” is brought to you by Axios and Pushkin Industries. This episode was produced by Nuria Marquez Martinez and edited by Alexandra Botti. Jeanne Montalvo is our sound engineer. Dan Bobkoff is our executive producer. Special thanks to executive editor Sara Kehaulani Goo, Hard Truths editor Michele Salcedo, managing editor for business Aja Whitacker-Moore, climate and energy reporters Ben Geman and Andrew Freedman and race and justice reporter Russell Contreras. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1215: Germany Records Massive Growth In EV Sales | 18 Sep 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 17:51


Show #1215 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Saturday 18th September. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. CADILLAC LYRIQ RESERVATION BOOKS OPEN TODAY "Cadillac's first electric model, the Lyriq, is just months away from reaching its first customers, being expected to start shipping sometime in the first part of 2022. And as of today, Saturday, September 18, you can now place an order for the electric crossover which starts at $58,795." "The vehicle will ship with standard 20-inch wheels (although you will be able to go all the way to 22-inch at extra cost) and the impressive 33-inch curved display that spans almost two thirds of the width of the dashboard." "At launch, only the single-motor 340 horsepower and 325 pound-foot (440 Nm) version will be offered, but Cadillac is looking to add a dual-motor performance version at some point in the future." Source: https://insideevs.com/news/533979/cadillac-lyriq-reservations-open-september/ PRE-SERIES PRODUCTION OF FORD F-150 BEGINS "One year after Ford confirmed construction of the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Mich., the first Ford F-150 Lightning pre-production units begin leaving the factory; the all-electric F-150 Lightning goes on sale next spring" "F-150 Lightning, with a starting MSRP of $40,000 and targeted EPA-estimated driving range of 300 miles with the extended range battery1, is aimed at the heart of the U.S. auto market. Ford has taken more than 150,000 reservations for the trucks to date." "Ford hosted government officials including Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell to celebrate Ford's commitment to Michigan and assembling electric vehicles in Michigan as the first pre-production F-150 Lightning trucks start to leave the factory" Source: https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2021/09/16/ford-begins-pre-production-f-150-lightning.html SK INNOVATION SPINOFF GETS APPROVED AS FORD EV PRODUCTION RAMPS UP "Back in July, Ford Authority reported that SK Innovation – the battery supplier for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning – was mulling the idea of increasing its production and spinning off its battery division as a way to raise additional funds for expansion. Last month, the company announced that it was moving forward with those plans and that the SK Innovation spinoff would be called SK Battery. Now, the SK Innovation spinoff has officially been approved by the company's shareholders, according to Reuters." "SK Battery Co Ltd, as it's officially known, will launch on October 1st, but Jun declined to elaborate on rumors that the company was already aiming to go public as soon as next year." "In addition to producing batteries for the 2022 F-150 Lighting, SK and Ford recently announced that the two companies intend to form a battery production joint venture called BlueOvalSK, which will develop and produce battery cells at scale for use in future electric vehicles. Two plants are currently planned for North America, though the joint venture also intends to expand into Europe as well, as Ford Authority recently reported." Source: https://fordauthority.com/2021/09/sk-innovation-spinoff-gets-approved-as-ford-ev-production-ramps-up/ VW PULLS BACK CURTAIN ON NEW ELECTRIC-CAR BATTERY LAB IN GERMANY "On Monday, I went to Salzgitter to see for myself how that's going." writes Stefan Nicola for Bloomberg: "The occasion was VW opening a $80 million facility to research, develop and test EV batteries. Workers in white lab coats were taking apart batteries, examining them under electron microscopes and exposing them to extreme conditions like heat, cold and shaking. The goals are to gain expertise in new technology, reduce dependence on suppliers and cut the cost of batteries by as much as 50%. VW already operates a battery pilot line and recycling facility in Salzgitter and plans to erect a full-scale factory to produce cells there starting in 2025. By the end of next year, VW says more than 1,000 people will work on EV technologies at the site" "VW is working with China's Gotion High-Tech and Sweden's Northvolt on setting up the first of its European factories and was an early backer of QuantumScape, the U.S.-listed firm working on solid-state batteries, a potential alternative to widely used lithium-ion technology. In Salzgitter, VW's focus will be on producing batteries for its volume segment, and maybe just as importantly making its staff fit for an electric future." https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2021-09-16/vw-pulls-back-curtain-on-new-electric-car-battery-lab-in-germany PLUGIN ELECTRIC VEHICLES GET 28% MARKET SHARE IN GERMANY IN AUGUST "The German plugin vehicle market scored over 53,000 registrations last month, with BEVs growing faster (+80% YoY) than PHEVs (+43%). As a result, last month's plugin share ended at 28% (15% BEV). If you also consider the significant fall of the overall market (-23% YoY/year over year), that means petrol sales (-42% YoY) and even more so diesel sales (-51%) are falling off a cliff." writes Jose Pontes for CleanTechnica. "There were 421,262 plugin vehicle registrations in the first eight months of the year. This market is firmly in The Disruption Zone and well ahead of last year's score of 14% plugin vehicle market share. Will we see the final 2021 market share hit 25% 30%?" "Looking at last month's best sellers, the little Volkswagen e-Up (2,411 units) was bested this time by its ID.3 sibling, which had its best score this year, 3,750 registrations, and by the Tesla Model 3, which had its best off-peak month ever in Germany thanks to 2,946 registrations." Source: https://cleantechnica.com/2021/09/16/plugin-electric-vehicles-get-28-market-share-in-germany-in-august AUTOCAR: NIO ES8 2021 REVIEW "Few models exemplify the global nature of today's car industry better than the Nio ES8. The first of four EVs from a Chinese firm that was established only in 2014 yet is now valued higher than BMW, this seven-seat SUV was developed by four ‘competence centres' around the world: Shanghai conceived it, Munich styled it, Oxford engineered it and Silicon Valley coded its software." "Unlike the E-tron, the ES8 is based on a dedicated EV platform. It hosts a big 100kWh battery and a body that's 96% aluminium to weigh 2425kg." "The battery is estimated to yield a 311-mile range, beating that E-tron by 57 miles. It can be charged at a rate of only up to 90kW" "The high dashboard hosts a 9.8in digital dial display and a fast-acting 11.3in touchscreen, both with superb clarity, plus Nomi, a pod-like virtual assistant that acts on conversational speech commands surprisingly well." Source: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/nio/es8/first-drives/nio-es8-2021-review JAGUAR LAND ROVER TO PROVIDE ELECTRIC VEHICLES FOR LEADERS AT COP26 "COP26 has announced that Jaguar Land Rover has become an official partner of the conference and will supply electric vehicles to transport world leaders and delegates. Jaguar Land Rover will be providing a fleet of electrified vehicles to world leaders and delegates attending the summit, including the multi award-winning all-electric performance SUV Jaguar I-PACE, as leaders and their teams travel to and from the venue." Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to partner with COP26 and provide a fleet of all-electric vehicles, including Jaguar I-PACE performance SUVs, to deliver zero-emission transport at the summit. Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/jaguar-land-rover-to-provide-electric-vehicles-for-leaders-at-cop26 RIVIAN ANNOUNCES MEMBERSHIP PLAN WITH COMPLEMENTARY CHARGING AND LTE CONNECTIVITY "With R1T trucks rolling off the assembly line at its factory in Normal, Illinois, Rivian continues to prepare for the official debut of its first EVs later this month. On Thursday, the automaker introduced a membership program that will grant Rivian owners access to complementary charging at its soon-to-be-built Adventure Network and Waypoints chargers." "The service includes Rivian off-Roadside Assistance, additional coverage that will see the company send a recovery vehicle to you if you get stuck out on the trail or need an emergency battery recharge. Each new Rivian vehicle will come with 12 months of free access to the service." Source: https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/16/rivian-announces-membership-plan-with-complimentary-charging-and-lte-connectivity ELON MUSK PRAISES CHINA'S CARMAKERS "Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has given the thumbs-up to China's carmakers, less than three months after he praised the country's economic development following a series of run-ins with regulators and customers." "The billionaire said Chinese carmakers are particularly strong when it comes to the software needed to make vehicles smarter on their way to full autonomy. He stopped short of mentioning any vehicle manufacturers by name." "Earlier this year, Tesla was forced to make efforts to soothe tensions with officials and customers in China over concerns about the quality and safety of its cars." "Tesla recently built a data centre in Shanghai to handle data collected from its EVs after Beijing pushed for data gathered by smart vehicles in the country to be stored locally." Source: https://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/3149132/tesla-boss-elon-musk-praises-chinas-carmakers-and-calls QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Taking a break this week – back on Sunday 19th! Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

Quick Charge
Quick Charge Podcast: September 16, 2021

Quick Charge

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 7:19


Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available. Stories we discuss in this episode (with links): Tesla unveils its ‘secret to a quiet cabin': Proprietary ‘Tesla Glass' Tesla unveils its latest Megapack project powered by Autobidder Tesla (TSLA) builds giant new delivery center in China as it expects big things to come Ford starts pre-production of F-150 Lightning electric pickup as the race heats up Lucid shares EPA range for Air models including 520 miles on the Dream Edition Range Lightyear raises $110 million to bring its $170,000 ‘solar' electric car to market Nikola signs intent alongside IVECO to provide electric trucks to Hamburg Port Authority Workhorse withdraws protest filing against USPS to focus on other business opportunities https://youtu.be/xqpGmUa4Rvo Subscribe to the Electrek Daily Channel on Youtube so you never miss a day of news Follow Mikey: Twitter @Mikey_Electric Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify TuneIn Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at tips@electrek.co. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1214: Volvo's Electric Future Open Door For $20bn IPO | 17 Sep 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 17:12


Show #1214 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Friday 17th September. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. ID.4 AWD PRO AND PRO S PRICE & RANGE CONFIRMED "Although this version of the ID.4 is marketed under the GTX subbrand in Europe, the U.S. model gets a subtler moniker here but has the same upgraded powertrain. With the 2021 ID.4 AWD Pro and Pro S now ready for sale, Volkswagen has announced the EPA estimates for range and efficiency, along with pricing for the newest member of the ID family." "The Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro and Pro S models add an extra motor on the front axle, increasing power by 94 horsepower to 295 and boosting torque by 110 pound-feet to 339. These powertrain upgrades drop the range by around ten miles according to the EPA, with the AWD Pro going 249 miles on a charge while the Pro S can manage 240 miles." "The 2021 ID.4 AWD Pro will start at $44,870 and the the AWD Pro S will cost $49,370, increases of $3680 over the rear-wheel-drive models." https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a37608536/vw-id4-awd-details VOLVO CARS GEARS UP FOR $20 BLN IPO "China's Geely Holding (GEELY.UL) is in advanced discussions with banks to list its Volvo Cars unit in the coming weeks, three sources told Reuters, in what is expected to be one of Europe's biggest initial public offerings (IPOs) this year." "Volvo Cars is aiming for a valuation of about $20 billion in the planned Stockholm listing, the sources said, with one saying the launch was pencilled in for the end of September." "Geely, which bought Volvo from Ford Motor(F.N) more than a decade ago in the biggest acquisition by a Chinese firm of a foreign car maker, sought to float shares in the Swedish firm in 2018 but then pulled the deal. A $20 billion valuation for Volvo would be equivalent to six to seven times its earnings, a level some analysts say is high although it would put it in line with rivals Daimler (DAIGn.DE) and BMW (BMWG.DE). Tesla's valuation is more than 70 times." "Rivian, which rolled its first electric pickup truck off the production line this week, will seek a valuation of about $70 billion to $80 billion when it goes public at the end of this year, sources have told Reuters." https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/volvo-cars-gears-up-20-bln-ipo-coming-weeks-sources-say-2021-09-15/ INSTAVOLT TARGETS INSTALLING 10,000 EV CHARGERS BY 2030 "EV charging provider InstaVolt has published a pledge to install 10,000 electric vehicle chargers across the UK by 2030. However, the company has some way to go but points to some powerful partnerships." "So far, InstaVolt has a thousand chargers either active or in development and yet set ambitious intermediate targets. Speaking of the commitment, InstaVolt CEO Adrian Keen said the company was on track to deliver or exceed its earlier pledge of 5,000 rapid chargers by 2025" "InstaVolt points to important partnerships in recent months, including deals with McDonald's and Costa Coffee where it began rolling out new 120-kW charging stations. This is a notch up in an engagement going back to June 2020. At the time, McDonald's had more than 1,300 branches in Great Britain." "InstaVolt relies on BYD technology for the new charging units that deliver up to 125 kW. The charging stations have one CCS and one CHAdeMO connector on each unit allowing two cars to be charged at once." https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/15/uk-instavolt-targets-installing-10000-ev-chargers-by-2030/ CHINA'S XPENG OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES THE MORE AFFORDABLE P5 FASTBACK "Chinese electric vehicle startup XPeng unveiled its latest vehicle on Wednesday named the P5. The fully electric P5 fastback will compete with models like the Tesla Model 3.  The P5 is also the world's first production vehicle equipped with automotive-grade lidar technology to support safe autonomous driving." "The more affordable P5 is immediately available for order in China with six different configurations available. The retail price ranges from RMB 157,900 to RMB 223,900 (US$24,484 to $34,717). The P5 comes with either a 55.9 kWh, 66.2 kWh or 71.4 kWh battery option." "The P5 expands XPeng's autonomous driving feature called "Navigation Guided Pilot" (NGP). The feature originally worked on highways but now its being updated to work on secondary roads for point to point navigation. The city version of NGP will allow for high-precision navigation that's specifically tailored to China's challenging city road conditions. NGP will also be upgraded to "NGP-L", which integrates with lidar for even safer automated driving on China's highways and expressways." https://www.futurecar.com/4871/Chinas-XPeng-Officially-launches-the-More-Affordable-P5-Fastback-the-Worlds-First-Production-Vehicle-Equipped-with-Lidar OLA'S 70 MPH ELECTRIC SCOOTERS SELLING TWO EVERY SECOND Ola's S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters are off to a massive start after the first day of sales, with CEO Bhavish Aggarwal claiming that the company is selling two electric scooters every second." "The company boasted 80,000 sales in the first 12 hours. To put that into perspective, that's a daily sales rate that matches the quarterly sales rate of electric scooter industry leader NIU." "The Ola S1 and S1 Pro are powered by an 8.5 kW electric motor. The base-level S1 has a top speed of 90 km/h (56 mph) while the S1 Pro can reach higher speeds of up to 115 km/h (71 mph)." https://electrek.co/2021/09/15/olas-70-mph-electric-scooters-selling-like-hotcakes-two-every-second/ WORLD'S FIRST BATTERY-ELECTRIC FREIGHT TRAIN UNVEILED "The world's first battery-electric freight train was unveiled at an event in Pittsburgh on Friday, amid a fresh attempt by some US lawmakers to slash carbon emissions from rail transport in order to address the climate crisis." "Wabtec, the Pittsburgh-based rail freight company, showed off its locomotive at Carnegie Mellon University as part of a new venture between the two organizations to develop zero emissions technology to help move the 1.7bn tons of goods that are shipped on American railroads each year." "Housed in a traditional locomotive body, the new battery system drives the axles of the train and uses the kinetic energy of the train's braking to partially recharge the battery, . The newest version will be a 7-megawatt battery locomotive" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/16/battery-electric-freight-train-wabtec-rail-transport-emissions NJ ELECTRIC VEHICLE INCENTIVES OUT OF CASH, GOING ON HOLD AGAIN New Jersey's incentive program providing up to $5,000 toward the order, purchase or lease of an electric vehicle is running out of money again and will be suspended as of 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15.The Charge Up New Jersey program began last year, then went on hold for more than six months after the funds were fully allocated. It restarted on July 6 – but is already going back on hold ahead of schedule just 10 weeks later.The program has provided an estimated $30 million a year in incentives toward nearly 9,000 EVs over two years, The incentives amount to $25 per mile of a vehicle's all-electric range, as rated by the Environmental Protection Agency. Cars with a manufacturer's suggested retail price under $45,000 can receive up to $5,000 in incentives.Vehicles with an MSRP between $45,000 and $55,000 can receive up to $2,000. https://www.utilitydive.com/news/house-committee-to-mark-up-150b-clean-electricity-performance-program-toda/606422/ GRAVITY IS LAUNCHING AN INDOOR CHARGING HUB IN NYC WITH PLANS TO SCALE Electric vehicle fleet and infrastructure startup Gravity thinks it has cracked the code for urban EV charging infrastructure. The company, which was founded in February this year, announced its construction project to convert an indoor parking garage in the middle of Manhattan into a public EV fast charging hub. When the 29-space garage on 42nd Street, which Gravity is leasing from real estate firm Related Companies, opens within a few weeks, it will be the island's first dedicated EV charging space Finding a place to park your car in New York City is a nightmare in and of itself. Finding a park and a charge for your EV is like finding a unicorn, and probably an expensive unicorn at that. Most of NYC's EV charge points are behind the literal paywalls of parking garages, where you might find one or two Blink or EV Connect chargers nestled into a sea of ICE vehicle parking spaces. With Gravity's hub, parking is free while cars are being charged. The only cost is that of electricity. Gravity's first site will accommodate about 22 fast chargers, three intermediate chargers and a few slow chargers. All of the fast chargers are up to 180 kW, which means that even when two vehicles are plugged into one installation, each plug can do 90 kW of energy. Many of the parking spots will be taken up by Gravity's fleet of Tesla Model Y Yellow Cabs, which will charge overnight. https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/15/gravity-is-launching-an-indoor-charging-hub-in-nyc-with-plans-to-scale/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Taking a break this week – back on Sunday 19th! Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM

This EndoLife
How Adhesions from Surgery Can Cause Endo Belly and Five Tips to Prevent Adhesion Formation Post-Surgery

This EndoLife

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 25:51


So, you've had an endometriosis surgery and you're really hopeful that's this is it – you're going to have some relief, for a while at the least. Maybe your periods are better, your chronic pelvis pain is better, things are improving. But after a few months, the endo belly comes back. Or maybe you get it for the first time ever. You're bloated all the time or maybe you bloat badly after meals, or maybe it gets worse over the day? Perhaps it's also accompanied by IBS issues like constipation, gas, or loose stools. If any of this sounds familiar, this episode is for you. Whilst surgery is essential for many people, it doesn't come without its risks. And I honestly feel like it's a disservice that these aren't more talked about. So today, I'm talking about why you may get endo belly for the first time, a return of it or a worsening of it as a result of adhesions, and what you can do to prevent them.  If you haven't heard me bang on about these guys before, adhesions are a form of scar tissue. They are web-like structures and bands of collagen that grow in response to injury and trauma, to ‘knit' back together a wounded area and as part of the healing process from infection and inflammation. Collagen strands bond together to protect the damaged area to allow healing to occur in a safe and isolated environment, and if an infection is present, they protect the rest of the body by preventing the spread.  Adhesions occur in nearly all cases of abdominal surgery, the results vary from study to study, but one large and long study found that between 55% to 100% of women who had pelvic surgery developed adhesions, and up to 90% of people who had major abdominal surgery - so something like a caesarean - developed adhesions. So, if you've had even one or more surgeries for endo, it's very likely that you have some adhesions. Now adhesions are a leading cause of the condition, small intestine bacterial overgrowth. This is another topic I bang on about all the time, but if you're new here, I am specialised in endometriosis and SIBO, because SIBO is so prevalent in our community, the research at present is indicating that 80% of us have it. And SIBO is a condition where the normal bacteria which should be in our large intestine (this is referred to as our gut microbiome), starts accumulating in our small intestine, where it shouldn't be. Normally, bacteria are moved through the small intestine into the large intestine with the help of something called the migrating motor complex, and this MMC is a wave like motion that sweeps the small intestine of any left-over food bits and bacteria, and it kicks in about two hours after meals and at night whilst we're asleep. Now a number of things can damage the MMC or prevent it from doing its job. Food poisoning or gastroenteritis is the main cause of damage to the MMC, and that actually damages nerves and muscles that control it. But adhesions, even if the MMC is working well, they can stop it from doing its job properly. And they do this by pulling on our intestines. So, imagine you have an adhesion that is going from your pelvis to somewhere on your intestines, it's going to be pulling down on your intestines and distorting the shape or the flow of the intestines. In fact, your intestines need to be able to slip and slide over each other, they need to be able to expand and accommodate food and waste, but if they're being yanked in different directions and they're being held in place by adhesions, the flow is going to disrupted. There may even be adhesions wrapped around the intestine, which would create an obstruction, or the adhesions may have caused the intestine to loop over itself, creating a pocket area that the bacteria can't escape from. Whatever is happening, the result is the same. The small intestine can't get clean, and bacteria builds up, causing SIBO. And the small intestine isn't designed to house bacteria, so this causes all sorts of problems like bloating, which is a main cause of the endo belly and IBS issues. The gases that are released from the bacteria can also cause brain fog, fatigue, joint pain, and body pain to name a few symptoms. I've linked to a couple of episodes where I break down SIBO in more detail, so if you're not familiar with it, have a listen to that. Now even if SIBO hasn't developed yet, adhesions may still be a source of your bloating. If they're not affecting your small intestine, they could still be affecting your large intestine and may be causing a build-up of waste or gas, you may not be able to have regular bowel movements or your intestines might be sluggish and slow, allowing for gases to accumulate, creating that swelling. So, what's the solution? Prevent the adhesions from taking root in the first place, or if they have, start to break them down. So first up, just as a caveat, we want to be lowering inflammation levels before and after surgery with good anti-inflammatory nutrition. Now inflammation occurs during healing, it's actually part of the healing process, but too much of it for too long will encourage adhesion formation. We want a healthy level of inflammation that aids in healing, not a chronic level that accelerates the growth of adhesions. So, before your surgery and during your healing phase, make sure you're filling your diet with those anti-inflammatory foods I always harp on about: colourful vegetables and fruits; healthy fats like avocado, olive oil, nuts, seeds, and fatty fish; antioxidant packed herbs and spices; and organic lean protein sources beans and lentils, free range organic omega 3 rich eggs, wild caught fish and free range, organic, grass-fed meat. If you want to learn more, I've linked to a few of my podcast episodes on anti-inflammatory nutrition and a free copy of my cookbook in the show notes. I should also be bringing out a nutrition for endo workshop in the next few weeks too, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Okay, so now that's cleared up, let's dive into the extra strategies. I'm going to start with what you can do before and initially after the surgery, and then what you can do once the scars have healed. 1. Number one is supplementing with omega 3 fatty acids.  Fish oil was shown to reduce adhesion formation following surgery on mice with induced endometriosis, and reduced the inflammatory healing process post-surgery, which could reduce the chances of further endo development as inflammatory chemicals like prostaglandins fuel endometriosis. This led to the mice who were fed with fish oil to have fewer lesions than those who were fed a standard diet without fish oil supplementation, so even though we don't have research specifically on adhesion formation and omega 3 on humans with endo,  this could be a potential helpful supplement before and after surgery (though I would argue it's an essential daily supplement).  The therapeutic dose is between 1000mg to 3000mg a day. I personally find I get more pain relief from the higher doses, but it can be tricky to get hold of those levels without exceeding the dose recommendations on the bottle. I have linked to a few higher dose supplements in the show notes, but if you chose to exceed the dose recommendations on the label, obviously that's your choice but you'll need to consult with a practitioner to be on the safe side. However, omega 3 fatty acids are generally very safe at these doses.  If you're vegan, look for an algae-based supplement that contains both DHA and EPA, because we need both. I've linked to a few in the handout.  The only risk is that they can sometimes thin blood, so speak to your surgeon ahead of surgery to see whether you need to stop taking them a few days beforehand, for keyhole surgery it's unlikely, but just check.   2. Number 2 is proteolytic enzymes. Proteolytic enzymes are natural substances that break down protein, and of course, the building blocks of muscle and tissue are amino acids, which form protein. As a result, proteolytic enzymes help to reduce adhesion formation and they also reduce inflammation post-surgery and aid in clearing waste products from the wound site. The research is limited, with most of the research being in oral surgery or sports related injuries but there is one study on endometriosis.   So, the only study we have on enzymes for endo is the use of a brand we use commonly at IWHI and that's Wobenzyme. In the study, Wobenzyme was shown to reduce pain and inflammation post-surgery, reducing the chances of adhesions growth and it also inhibited the formation of new blood vessels, reducing the chances of further endo development. The dose used in the study was the label dose for 40-60 days pre-op and then 60 days post op.  One thing to note is that because proteolytic enzymes reduce adhesion formation, there is the risk that if there is an infection at the site of the wound, that it could spread, as adhesions play a role in isolating infection sites from the rest of the body. This is rare but has been known to happen.    3.  Number three is home Arvigo Massage. Now, everyone is different, but my recommendation is as soon as your scars have healed and the therapist gives you the go ahead, learn Arvigo massage from a licensed therapists and start practising on yourself every day or a couple times a week. This really increases blood flow and helps to clear away scar tissue. It only takes 10 minutes and can be part of your evening routine, because if you do it at night, it actually helps to stimulate your MMC, so that will also help to reduce your chances of clearing SIBO. So that's a great tool you can be trying at home and that's like your daily maintenance. But we do want to go in with the bigger guns and that's so that's number four.    4.  Number four is having some form of professional abdominal massage known as manual therapy, which is designed to break up adhesions. Manual therapy is a form of organ massage and manipulation to break down and prevent adhesions from forming, unstick organs and release a frozen pelvis. Your main options are visceral manipulation or Clear Passage.  Visceral manipulation is a form of manual therapy which was designed by Jean-Pierre Barral. It's generally the more affordable and accessible option and is very effective for treating adhesions. Not much research has been specifically done on its effects on endometriosis, but there is plenty of research on its effects for pain conditions and lots of clinical research with endo patients experiencing success from treatment. The holy grail of manual therapy is Clear Passage. This is a unique form of manual therapy which is designed for adhesions and is incredibly effective for SIBO and endometriosis. In fact, there is even amazing research behind it for these conditions, showing its effectiveness. If you're contemplating a surgery but you're not sure it's necessary or the right path for you, for whatever reason, and you have the money to afford Clear Passage, you may want to look into it first because it can even prevent the need for surgery with endometriosis. Of course, if you have cysts that need removing or deep infiltrating endo that's damaging your organs, I am not saying to ignore the advice of a surgeon and not have surgery, but in some cases, surgery isn't the best option – especially if you've already had a few. Research has shown that the pain relief from Clear Passage is the same as surgery and is long lasting, and they all have remarkable results for endometriosis related infertility, pain during sex, and menstrual or ovulatory pain.  They also have wonderful results for SIBO and are endorsed by many of the world's leading SIBO doctors. Honestly, I wish all of my clients with SIBO, and endo could have Clear Passage because the results from the studies are so positive. However, it's very expensive so if you can't afford it, honestly, don't worry and try the Arvigo massage and visceral manipulation approach. 5. Lastly, you could also try regular castor oil packs. I know countless leading women's health practitioners who use castor oil to soften and break down adhesions and who experience great success with it with their clients. However, it's generally considered that more research needs to be done, though there is research on castor oil's abilities to lower inflammation, reduce symptoms of constipation, improve circulation, and stimulate muscle relaxation.  I actually asked Arvigo Therapist Tara Ghosh about using castor oil packs for breaking down adhesions and she explained how it works. So, castor oil actually triggers the immune system, due to some of its chemical components, but once it responds to the call and finds no poison to clear, the immune system goes about utilising its tools on repairing and healing the pelvic area seeing as it's already there, which in turn helps to break down and clear adhesions. She also emphasises that it lowers of inflammation and improves of blood flow to the area, and that this also helps to clear adhesions or prevent their formation. If you want to learn how to make your own castor oil pack and how and when to safely use them, I advise listening to my interview with Tara who has a really quick and easy method as opposed to the often messy and sticky traditional approach! You can try a castor oil pack alongside your Arvigo massage a couple of times a week once your scars have healed. And if you're years past surgery, don't worry – other than the proteolytic enzymes, you can use all of these strategies to break down any old adhesions that have formed! With the proteolytic enzymes, we only have research that focuses on pre- and post-surgery, so I really couldn't say whether they would work years after surgery, you could try, but I just can't make any guarantees! So that's it! I hope that this episode provides you with a bit of a protocol for healing post-surgery and preventing adhesion formation. I think it's actually appalling that we're not told about them and how to manage them, given that they cause people with endometriosis so many problems, but hopefully this gives you some tools to get to work with.  Listen and subscribe on your favourite player or listen directly/download MP3 here or just listen below! Let's get social! Come say hello on Instagram or sign up to my newsletter. Sign up to my free Endo Belly Challenge here. To become a The Endo Belly Course Founding Member, email me at hello@thisendolife.com with ‘Yes' in the subject line. Sign up to the wait list for my course, Live and Thrive with Endo here. My cookbook This EndoLife, It Starts with Breakfast is out now! Get 28 anti-inflammatory, hormone friendly recipes for living and thriving with endometriosis. Order your copy here. If you feel like you need more support with managing endometriosis, you can join Your EndoLife Coaching Programme. A 1-to-1 three month health and life coaching programme to help you thrive with endometriosis. To find out more about the programme and to discuss whether it could be right for you, email me at hello@thisendolife.com or visit my website. This episode is sponsored by The Pod Farm. Learn all about how to start your own podcast with the complete course from The Pod Farm. Aimed at beginners, this course takes a simple and straightforward approach to planning, equipment buying, setting up, recording, editing and hosting your own podcast. With hours of audio and video materials, and downloadable guides and useful links, this multimedia approach aims to have something for every kind of learner. From now until April 15, newsletter subscribers get 20% off the course price. Visit www.thepodfarm.com to enroll or find out more This episode is sponsored by BeYou. Soothe period cramps the natural way with these 100% natural and discreet menthol and eucalyptus oil stick on patches and CBD range. 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All Things Chemical
EPA and PBTs: A New Normal? — A Conversation with Richard E. Engler, Ph.D.

All Things Chemical

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 47:15


This week I sat down with Dr. Richard E. Engler, B&C's and The Acta Group's (our consulting affiliate) Director of Chemistry, to discuss the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) continuing struggle to regulate certain persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemicals, especially those found in finished products, what EPA refers to as “articles.” The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has always applied to the products, or articles, that contain chemical substances of interest to EPA under TSCA. While EPA previously used that authority somewhat sparingly, the 2016 Amendments to TSCA have jump-started a new wave of regulations that expressly apply to articles. EPA is required under TSCA to regulate certain PBTs, and EPA issued a final rule earlier this year that inspired chaos in the business community, especially in the electronics sector and its complicated supply chain. Rich and I discuss these PBT rules and help explain what may well be the new normal with regard to the regulation of finished products under TSCA. ALL MATERIALS IN THIS PODCAST ARE PROVIDED SOLELY FOR INFORMATIONAL  AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES. THE MATERIALS ARE NOT INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE OR THE PROVISION OF LEGAL SERVICES. ALL LEGAL QUESTIONS SHOULD BE ANSWERED DIRECTLY BY A LICENSED ATTORNEY PRACTICING IN THE APPLICABLE AREA OF LAW. ©2021 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  All Rights Reserved

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast
Carbon Capture for Semi-Trucks with Paul Gross

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 33:43


Carbon Capture for Semi-Trucks with Paul Gross Paul Gross and Joe Lynch discuss carbon capture for semi-trucks. Paul is the co-founder and the CEO of Remora, a company that is building a device that captures the carbon emissions from a semi-truck. About Paul Gross Paul Gross is the co-founder and CEO at Remora. While at Yale, he conducted experimental research that uncovered solutions to collective action problems like political polarization and the climate crisis. Paul also founded the Yale Politics Initiative, bringing top politicians, operatives, and activists to campus. Remora got started when he read a dissertation on mobile carbon capture written by his co-founder, Christina, and convinced her to quit her job as a scientist at the EPA. Then, he recruited his co-founder, Eric, a mechanic-turned-engineer who built hydrogen and electric semi-trucks for some of the world's largest automotive companies. About Remora Remora is building a device that captures the carbon emissions from a semi-truck. They sell the captured carbon dioxide to concrete producers and greenhouses, helping fleets earn new revenue while meeting their climate commitments. They recently announced in the Wall Street Journal that they raised $5.5M to pilot our devices with 16 different multibillion-dollar companies, including Cargill, Ryder, and Werner. They're backed by investors like Union Square Ventures, Y Combinator, Chris Sacca, and First Round. Key Takeaways: Carbon Capture for Semi-Trucks  Paul Gross is the Co-founder and CEO of Remora, which sells a carborn emissions capture device. Remora sells the captured carbon dioxide to concrete producers and other end-users, helping fleets earn new revenue while meeting their climate commitments. In the podcast interview, Paul and Joe discuss the environmental impact that truck emissions have on the planet. Governments, consumers, and companies are all looking for ways to reduce the environmental impact of supply chains. According to the Sierra Club, heavy-duty trucks make up 10% of the vehicles on the road but are responsible for 30% of carbon dioxide emissions and higher percentages of other pollutants. Remora's device retrofits onto an existing diesel semi-truck. It mounts between the tractor and its trailer, attaches to its tailpipes, and captures at least 80% of its carbon emissions. While refueling at a truck stop or distribution center, the driver attaches a hose to our device, pumping the captured carbon dioxide into an offload tank in just 5 minutes. Paired with biofuel or renewable natural gas, our device makes a truck carbon negative, allowing existing semi-trucks to cheaply remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Adding the Remora device to one semi-truck is equivalent to planting 6,200 trees. Learn More About Carbon Capture for Semi-Trucks  Paul Gross' LinkedIn Remora Remora Deck Sign up for Remora's updates Heavy-Duty Truck Operators to Test Startup's Onboard Carbon-Capture System The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1209: Five Month Wait For Popular EVs | 12 Sep 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 22:36


Show #1209. If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 12th September. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. RIVIAN'S ADVENTURE NETWORK OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY - Tesla may have its impressive Supercharging Network, but Rivian wants customers to go well beyond the pavement.According to Rivian Forums, the first waypoint chargers have been spotted at Under Canvas, Utah, just north of Moab. These level 2 chargers with a 240-volt electric supply are expected to be solar-powered. - A full charge will take all night, but this shouldn't be a problem for this particular location because it's for camping. Just get there, pitch a tent, and then park and plug in the vehicle for the night and kick back and relax. - Rivian's new network will also include fast-chargers capable of providing up to 140 miles of range in only 20 minutes. We don't know yet whether non-Rivian owners will have access to the fast chargers and/or some level 2 units. - Another interesting thing these waypoint chargers are good for is that they probably also power the entire campsite. Camping is all about simplicity but having access to a consistent electricity source is quite convenient, especially in an emergency situation. Original Source : https://carbuzz.com/news/rivians-adventure-network-officially-underway TOYOTA URGES HOUSE COMMITTEE TO REJECT 'BLATANTLY BIASED PROPOSAL' - Japanese automaker Toyota urged a House committee to reject a “'blatantly biased proposal” that would expand tax credits to electric vehicles that are union-made. - Toyota said while the company supported the mission to reduce carbon emissions and sell electric vehicles, they believed that the proposal to give additional tax credits to electric cars that were union-made was discriminatory. - On Friday, House Democrats introduced a proposal to expand the tax credits for electric vehicles. Most electric vehicles would have a tax credit of $7,500. That, however, would jump to $12,500 if the cars are union-made. - General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Chrysler parent Stellantis NV would benefit from the proposal given that they employ union workers. - Still, several environmental and union groups have issued their support for the proposal in addition to Ford, GM and Stellantis. Original Source : https://thehill.com/policy/transportation/572042-toyota-urges-house-committee-to-reject-blatantly-biased-proposal-on DEMOCRATS UNVEIL NEW EV TAX CREDIT PROPOSAL WITH BOOST FOR UNIONS - For five years, the legislation would implement $7,500 point-of-sale consumer rebates for electric vehicles and pay out an additional $4,500 for vehicles assembled in a union facility. Another $500 would be awarded for vehicles using a battery manufactured in the U.S. - For the next five years after that, the $7,500 base credit would only apply to electric vehicles made in the U.S., but the other two incentives would stay the same. - The first five years should incentivize EV adoption and domestic battery production, while the latter half should narrow it down to domestic producers - Sedans under $55,000, vans under $64,000, SUVs under $69,000 and pick-up trucks under $74,000 would be eligible for the credits. Individuals with an adjusted gross income of up to $400,000, heads of households making up to $600,000 and joint filers making up to $800,000 would be able to use the program. Original Source : https://eu.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/2021/09/10/democrats-unveil-new-ev-tax-credit-proposal-boost-unions/8267723002/ US: ENTRY-LEVEL TESLA MODEL 3/Y DELIVERY TIME EXTENDS TO FEBRUARY - According to the online design studio, the entry-level Model 3 Standard Range Plus (SR+) will be delivered in February 2022 (previously January), which is about five months from now. The Long Range and Performance versions are respectively December and November. - A similar situation concerns the Tesla Model Y. The Long Range (AWD) version is now expected in February (previously January), while the Performance version in November. - Model 3 Standard Range Plus (SR+) is now rated at 262 miles (422 km), which is one mile less than before - EPA range of the Tesla Model S Plaid (19" version) - up from 390 miles (628 km) to 396 miles (637 km). Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/532417/us-tesla-model3y-delivery-extends/ UK LEGISLATION WILL REQUIRE ALL NEW HOMES TO HAVE EV CHARGEPOINTS - If pending UK legislation becomes law, all new home construction will include electric vehicle (EV) charging installations. New office buildings are part of the plan, too: they will need to provide charging infrastructure per every 5 parking spaces. - The Consultation Description begins with the following language. “We are proposing to alter building regulations for: new residential buildings to include requirements for electric vehicle chargepoints; new non-residential buildings to include requirements for electric vehicle chargepoint infrastructure; and, existing non-residential buildings to have electric vehicle chargepoints.” - The UK legislation, billed as the first of its kind in the world, will require all chargers to be “smart” devices that will enable batteries to be replenished without overloading the grid. Such connectivity language in the UK legislation will have the effect of promoting the use of  overnight charging, so that a data connection can communicate with the car about best timing to plug into the grid. - The new charging points might be be as simple as a Level 2 charger in a suburban garage or as costly as a bank of DC fast chargers in an underground office parking lot. Original Source : https://cleantechnica.com/2021/09/11/uk-legislation-will-require-all-new-homes-to-have-ev-chargepoints/ GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR MODIFIED VOLVO FH ELECTRIC TRUCK - A modified Volvo FH has laid claim to an electric truck distance record – 1,099km on a single charge. Three European firms – DPD Switzerland, Continental and Futuricum – were involved in the Guinness World Record attempt for the longest distance covered by an electric truck without a recharging stop. E-truck brand Futuricum modified the base Volvo FH for package-delivery company DPD Switzerland, with the actual truck used for the record attempt pulled from its fleet after six months of active delivery duty - The 19-ton truck now has over 680hp and, with a capacity of 680 kilowatt hours, the largest truck battery in Europe on board - It has a banked 2.8km oval track providing ample space for the Futuricum truck to ‘stretch its legs'. In total, two drivers completed 392 laps in shifts of 4.5 hours each at an average speed of 50 km/h, which the participants say mimicks the truck's daily average. Despite “less-than-ideal weather conditions”, the record-breaking partners said it took just under 23 hours Original Source : https://translogistics.co.uk/2021/09/guinness-world-record-for-modified-volvo-fh-electric-truck/ NSW RELEASES MASTERPLAN FOR 1,000 "ULTRA-FAST" CHARGING BAYS ALONG MAJOR ROUTES - The New South Wales state Liberal government has released details for its electric vehicle charging masterplan, which will aim to install 1,000 “ultra-fast” charging bays along major routes, and an interactive map to guide network owners where they should install their facilities. - The plan for the rollout of 350kW chargers was unveiled by transport minister Andrew Constance and energy and environment minister Matt Kean, and promises the biggest EV charging network of any state or territory in Australia. - NSW hopes to have the 1,000 charging bays in place by 2027. It will release the support funding in four different rounds, and winning tenderer will have two years to complete their installations. Original Source : https://thedriven.io/2021/09/12/nsw-releases-masterplan-for-1000-ultra-fast-charging-bays-along-major-routes TESLA (TSLA) RAISES MODEL Y PERFORMANCE CAR PRICE IN CHINA - Tesla TSLA recently announced a price hike for its Model Y Performance car in China. - The electric vehicle (EV) maker has escalated the price of the Performance version of the Made-in-China Tesla Model Y by 10,000 yuan ($1,550) or 2.6%, from 377,900 yuan to 387,900 yuan ($60,192), due to higher manufacturing costs. Nonetheless, the prices of the two other versions, i.e. the cheaper Standard Range version (introduced in China in July) and the Long Range version, remain unaltered, starting from 276,000 yuan and 347,900 yuan, respectively. - Internationally, Tesla's Model Y SUV is sold in two variants: Long Range and Performance. - It is only in the China market that Tesla offers the cheaper Standard Range version, which debuted in July this year. - ahead of its Indian debut, a test mule of Tesla's Model Y electric SUV without camouflage has been spotted testing on the Indian roads. While fans were sure that Tesla's first product for India will be the Model 3, which has been spied a couple of times on Indian roads, the latest testing confirms that Model Y will be the second offering in India. Original Source : https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/tesla-tsla-raises-model-y-120412723.html E-BIKE REVIEW: GOCYCLE G4, A MCLAREN DESIGNER'S TAKE ON E-MOBILITY Original Source : https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/move-electric/e-bike-review-gocycle-g4-mclaren-designers-take-e-mobility HYUNDAI IONIQ 5 VS Q4 E-TRON VS POLESTAR 2 VS MODEL 3 GROUP TEST (2021) REVIEW Original Source : https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/comparison/2021/hyundai-ioniq-5-vs-audi-q4-vs-polestar-2-vs-tesla-model-3/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM IAA mobility show is this week. The most headline grabbing cars from the big names will get the headlines, but do YOU think needs electrifying to fill a gap in the market? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1208: Tesla Model S Plaid sets Nürburgring "record" | 11 Sep 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 23:23


Show #1208. If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Saturday 11th September. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too.    HOW LONG DOES THE VOLKSWAGEN ID.4 TAKE TO CHARGE FROM 0% TO 100%? - Although we've already done some DC fast charging tests, we had the opportunity to repeat the test on an ID.4 First Edition, so we drained the battery down to zero and charged it up to 100% on an Electrify America 150 kW DC fast charger. - The ID.4 has an 82 kWh battery, of which 77 kWh is usable. Its peak charging rate is supposed to be 125 kW, but we were able to touch 131 kW. In fact, the ID.4 charged at 123 kW or more all the way up to the 30% state of charge point, and it took only 12 minutes to do so. - 50% state of charge in 20 minutes, and after 40 minutes, the vehicle is at 80% state of charge and has taken in 67 kWh. - While the vehicle was charging from 0% to 80%, the average power it took in was 110 kW, which is nearly 90% (88%, actually) of its stated peak charging rate. - As good a charging EV as the ID.4 is, it may get even better very soon. That's because we have heard that Volkswagen may soon increase the ID.4's maximum charge rate from 125 kW to 175 kW through an OTA software update. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/531867/volkswagen-id4-fast-charging-test TESLA MODEL S PLAID SETS NÜRBURGRING "RECORD"  - The Tesla Model S Plaid, yoke and all, appears to have set a new electric production lap record of the Nürburgring with a 7 minute 30.9 seconds tour. The lap, the onboard of which was rather abruptly uploaded to the company's YouTube channel today (10th September) has not been verified by Nürburgring officials would be over 11 seconds faster than the Porsche Taycan Turbo S's previous benchmark. - Telsa appearing to max out at 286km/h (177mph) down the legendary Döttinger Höhe straight. The car appears to be virtually standard, at least to the naked eye, with the only obvious changes being a visible rollcage, accurate racing speedo and small red killswitch on the centre console. Original Source : https://www.goodwood.com/grr/road/news/2021/9/video-tesla-model-s-plaid-sets-nurburgring-record/ TESLA SHARES MODEL S PLAID “TRACK PACK” DETAILS, RELEASE DATE, AND ROLLOUT STRATEGY - Elon Musk has shared some insights on the Model S Plaid's “Track Pack.” He also shared some modifications Tesla plans to implement for the flagship sedan in its next Nurburgring record attempt and a potential rollout strategy for owners who wish to modify their vehicles for maximum track performance. Next will be modified Plaid with added aero surfaces, carbon brakes & track tires (all things that can be done without Tesla being in the loop) Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-s-plaid-track-pack-details-release-date-elon-musk/ 2022 RIVIAN R1T GEAR TUNNEL HANDS-ON REVIEW - When the 2022 Rivian R1T electric pickup truck made its debut, it impressed us with its design, range, and capability. Besides looking quite different from any pickup truck on the market today, the Rivian R1T has a ton of storage space provided by its 4.5-foot bed, its frunk, its in-bed trunk, and its gear tunnel. - The answer as to what fits in the tunnel is: a bunch of whatever you like. The Rivian R1T's gear-tunnel volume is 11.6 cubic feet, or 0.6 cubic foot more than the R1T's frunk. On our (TAT) adventure, we fit a couple of carry-on sized suitcases, a couple of duffle bags, a backpack, and a briefcase in the tunnel all at the same time. The gear tunnel is deep, and if you're good with Tetris you can fit even more stuff than you think, especially if you have items you can fold, bend, or squeeze. The storage space was designed to fit golf bags, skis, snowboards, or collapsed strollers, but feel free to stash your umbrellas, fishing poles, or other similarly sized and shaped items. It also has a 12-volt outlet and a 110-volt outlet, one at each end, for powering various accessories. Original Source : https://www.motortrend.com/features/2022-rivian-r1t-gear-tunnel-review/ 2022 POLESTAR 2 OFFICIALLY GETS 7% MORE EPA RANGE VS 2021 MY - The recently announced 2022 Polestar 2 is coming to the U.S. later this year - the Dual Motor version in October, and the all-new Single Motor version at the end of 2021. - the latest EPA range and efficiency ratings for the 2022 Polestar 2 Dual Motor, which on paper should have about 16 miles (26 km) or 7% more range - 249 miles (401 km), compared to the outgoing 2021 model year version. - The 249 miles (401 km) value is the EPA Combined range value. It should be slightly lower on the highway, which we will probably test at some point in the future. Original Source : https://www.msn.com/en-sg/news/other/2022-polestar-2-officially-gets-7-more-epa-range-vs-2021-my/ar-AAOkAib 2022 VOLVO XC40 RECHARGE CAN DRIVE FURTHER PER CHARGE  - Volvo has now confirmed that the 2022 XC40 Recharge will see changes that gain driving range compared to the 2021 model. Specifically, Volvo says its EPA Combined driving range for the 2022 model is 7.2 percent better than before. - While that might not sound like much, that's an additional 15 miles of driving per charge bringing the range to 223 miles. - For 2021, the XC40 Recharge started at a base price of $53,990. For 2022, the XC40 Recharge base price is $55,300. Original Source : https://www.slashgear.com/2022-volvo-xc40-recharge-can-drive-further-per-charge-12690539/ NIO LAUNCHES EUROPEAN DEBUT OF THE ET7 - Nio has presented its ET7 electric sedan, unveiled in China earlier this year, in Germany – and Europe – for the first time. Nio also confirms that the ET7 will be the first model to be launched in Germany in 2022. - Nio had announced the market entry in Norway as the first European country. Starting this month, the first examples of the ES8 E-SUV will be delivered there. - Nio now confirmed that the first vehicles in Germany will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2022 – but unlike in Norway, it will not be the ES8, but the ET7 electric sedan. - The ET7 is a 5.10-metre-long premium sedan with up to 480 kW of power and – measured in the outdated NEDC – up to 1,000 kilometres of range when the largest battery with 150 kWh is installed. Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/10/nio-launches-european-debut-of-the-et7/ NIO'S NEW ET7 SEDAN COULD INCLUDE LOW-COST LITHIUM IRON PHOSPHATE BATTERY - Nio, Inc. (NYSE: NIO)  unveiled  its all-new ET7 sedan at its Nio Day event in early January, and deliveries of the EV maker's first-ever sedan will likely begin in the first quarter of 2022. - Nio could release a version of the ET7 with low-cost lithium iron phosphate, or LFP, batteries, as opposed to the ternary lithium-ion batteries it now uses, the CnEVPost reported, citing information released by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.The ET7 was included in MIIT's list of the latest models that will be part of its product announcement, the report said. This suggests the sedan will likely hew to Nio's scheduled delivery timeframe.The ET7's description in the list reportedly suggests batteries for the model will be supplied by Nio's longtime supplier CATL. - LFP batteries are relatively cheaper than ternary lithium-ion batteries. The adoption of LFP batteries could make the ET7 affordable to potential customers. Original Source : https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nios-et7-sedan-could-low-181619089.html XPENG TO OFFICIALLY LAUNCH THE P5 SEDAN - Chinese electric vehicle startup Xpeng will officially launch its third battery-powered model on Sept 15 named the P5. The P5 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with lidar technology from the factory to support autonomous driving. - The new P5 is being marketed as a more "family friendly" sedan under its more expensive P7. Pre-sales of P5 began mid-July. Xpeng said the pre-sale this summer has already received enthusiastic responses from customers in China. - The company first unveiled the P5 in April at the annual Auto Shanghai car show. Deliveries to customers will start in October. - The P5's double-prism lidar sensors are capable of identifying pedestrians, cyclists or scooters, static obstacles, and construction zones, even at night or in low-light conditions, such as when traveling in a tunnel. Original Source : https://www.futurecar.com/4860/Tesla-Challenger-XPeng-to-Officially-Launch-the-P5-Sedan-its-3rd-Electric-Model-on-Sept-15 ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS Original Source : https://www.petrolplaza.com/news/28107 WORLD OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES CAN HAVE STRONG AFGHANISTAN CONNECTION · Original Source : https://auto.hindustantimes.com/auto/news/the-world-of-electric-vehicles-can-have-a-strong-afghanistan-connection-41631018662687.html QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM IAA mobility show is this week. The most headline grabbing cars from the big names will get the headlines, but do YOU think needs electrifying to fill a gap in the market? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

Straight Fire with Jason McIntyre
Professional sports bettor TA on NFL Week 1, NFL Futures & More!

Straight Fire with Jason McIntyre

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 61:12


On today's episode, professional sports bettor TA swings by for an extending conversation in which he discusses the importance of being 'contrarian' when to sports wagering, why you should always keeps tabs on the injury report and a team's depth chart before firing on any games, why the Miami Dolphins are the most intriguing team to him heading into the upcoming season, why he's not very confident that Carson Wentz will suddenly be able to recapture the magic he had under Frank Reich a few years back, why he felt compelled to take some Denver Broncos futures very early in the offseason, why EPA is such an importance stat to know these days, why Sam Darnold and the Carolina Panthers could surprise some people this season, which NFL week 1 games he's looking to fire on - including Cowboys vs. Bucs and Steelers vs Bills & much more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1206: Honda Look To GM For Help Building EVs | 09 Sep 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 23:27


Show #1206. If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Thursday 9th September. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too.  HONDA, GM TO SHARE EV PARTS - The Japanese automaker Honda is strengthening ties with General Motors to share components for electric vehicles. They aim to shorten the time needed to develop new models, and keep up with the wave of electrification taking place around the world.  Honda will develop platforms for small and medium-sized cars. GM will make them for larger models. Original Source : https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20210907_13/ TESLA FINISHES CONSTRUCTION OF SHANGHAI-BASED SUPERCHARGER PRODUCTION PLANT - Tesla completed the construction of its Supercharger production plant in Shanghai in late August and is going through debugging of the equipment that will run from August 21 to September 25, according to a local media outlet. - The building works officially commenced on January 20 this year, according to an environment impact assessment report. The plant consists of 5 semi-automatic assembly lines, which are capable of producing 10,000 Superchargers per year.  The site will produce the V3 Superchargers. Original Source : https://autonews.gasgoo.com/china_news/70018666.html BOSSES FROM ELECTRIC CARMAKER RIVIAN TO VISIT UK SITE BEING CONSIDERED FOR GIANT FACTORY - Bosses from Amazon-backed US carmaker Rivian are flying into the UK next week to visit a potential site for a giant electric car factory, sources have told the West of England mayor's office.  California-based Rivian is said to be eyeing an area between Bristol and Bridgwater, in Somerset, for a UK plant. - Rivian executives will be involved in a series of meetings with government and business officials, and will visit Somerset's 616-acre Gravity smart campus - off junction 23 of the M5. - Rivian bosses will also visit Bristol to find out about the city's innovation expertise, concluding with a dinner aboard the SS Great Britain. They will then fly on to Germany to visit a rival site before making a final decision, it is understood. Original Source : https://www.business-live.co.uk/manufacturing/bosses-electric-carmaker-rivian-visit-21501260 FORD POACHES TOP TECH EXECUTIVE DOUG FIELD WHO HELPED LEAD APPLE'S TOP-SECRET CAR PROJECT - Ford has hired former Tesla and Apple executive Doug Field to lead its emerging technology efforts, a key focus for the automaker under its new Ford+ turnaround plan.The hire is a major new addition for Ford, while a big hit to Apple and its secret car project, which the company has yet to confirm exists. Apple, in an emailed statement, said: “We're grateful for the contributions Doug has made to Apple and we wish him all the best in this next chapter.” - The hire is a major addition for Ford and a big hit to Apple and its secret car project, which the company has yet to confirm exists. - Field — who led development of Tesla's Model 3 —most recently served as vice president of special projects at Apple, which reportedly included the tech giant's Titan car project. Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/07/ford-hires-ex-tesla-apple-executive-doug-field-to-lead-advanced-tech.html VOLKSWAGEN SAYS IT WILL LEASE USED EVS TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OVER ITS BATTERIES - At the Munich auto show this week, Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess told the press his company plans to offer leases on its used EVs as a way to maintain control over the batteries that power them. - Automotive News Europe reports Diess told the audience that Volkswagen will offer used-vehicle leases on its ID family of electric vehicles, including those in North America, as a strategy to keep control over their valuable batteries. Diess said the secondary leases would allow the company to recycle the valuable battery packs into new uses, including home power centers and fast chargers. - “In Europe, we are trying to get a second lease and even a third lease, and keep the car in our hands,” Diess said. “Battery life we think today is about 1,000 charging cycles and around 350,000 kilometers [about 215,000 miles], something like that. So, the battery would probably live longer than the car, and we want to get hold of the battery. We don't want to give the battery away.” Original Source : https://cleantechnica.com/2021/09/08/volkswagen-says-it-will-lease-used-evs-to-maintain-control-over-its-batteries/ NEW BRITISHVOLT BATTERY CELL FACTORY UNDER CONSTRUCTION - Works have begun at Britishvolt's new battery cell factory in Blyth, Northumberland. Planning permission for the cell factory was granted unanimously by Northumberland County Council in July and construction of the facility is scheduled to begin in autumn or winter this year. - The production facility will be built on the 95-hectare former site of the town's power station. Once up and running, the company is planning to start production in 2023, according to the latest Britishvolt announcement. In total, the plant is expected to create around 3,000 direct jobs and a further 5,000 in associated supply chains. - The project is to be built in three phases of ten GWh each, reaching a full capacity of 30 GWh by the end of 2027. To get things underway, Britishvolt has commissioned construction partner ISG with the preliminary work. ISG will clear the site and take preparatory steps for the utilities and infrastructure of the construction site. Original Source : https://www.nextgreencar.com/news/9221/new-britishvolt-battery-cell-factory-under-construction PORSCHE TAYCAN'S STRONG DEMAND OUTPACES AUTOMAKER'S PRODUCTION CAPACITY - The Porsche Taycan is experiencing massive demand with delivery estimates stretching up to six months, said CEO Oliver Blume. The demand for Porsche's all-electric four-door sedan outpaced the company's production capacity for 2021 in the first quarter alone.  “Our original production capacity for the Taycan was 20,000 units this year – we've sold that many in the first half of the year,” Blume said during a panel discussion at the IAA Mobility show in Munich. The Porsche CEO noted that “incoming orders are huge,” including in China. - The Taycan's popularity continued to accelerate in Q2 2021, with Porsche exceeding all the deliveries in 2020 in just the first half of the quarter. The accelerated popularity of the Taycan was partly due to the new variants released of the all-electric four-door. Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/porsche-taycan-demand-beats-production-capacity MOTORTREND:  WE DRIVE THE 2022 RIVIAN R1T OFF-ROAD ACROSS THE TRANS-AMERICA TRAIL, PART 1 - This route winds around the Appalachians, across the mighty Mississippi, through the Great Plains, and over the Rockies, before threading through the west's high-desert slick rock and redwoods to the coast. Some paved roads dot the trail, but they're few and far between. Because of the endeavor's sheer scale and distance, MotorTrend together with Rivian dedicated 43 days to the adventure, split into five legs. We divided into five crews of staffers as we navigated our convoy of two near-production-spec 2022 Rivian R1Ts and our support vehicle, a Ram 1500 TRX, across the Trans-America Trail. Original Source : https://www.motortrend.com/features/2022-rivian-r1t-exclusive-drive-review-trans-america-trail-off-road TESLA SOLD 44,264 CHINA-MADE VEHICLES IN AUGUST, LOCAL DELIVERIES UP - U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc in August sold 44,264 China-made vehicles, including 31,379 for export, the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) said on Wednesday. Local sales of China-made vehicles jumped to 12,885 cars last month from 8,621 cars in July. Tesla's sales in the first month of each quarter are usually lower than the following two months. - China's BYD sold 60,858 electric vehicles last month, while General Motors Co's China joint venture with SAIC Motor delivered 43,783 units. Original Source : https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tesla-sold-44-264-china-080815117.html TESTED: 2021 TESLA MODEL S PLAID TRAVELS 345 MILES - Tesla's tri-motor 1,020-hp flagship sedan covered 345 miles on Edmunds' real-world EV range loop, falling just shy of its EPA-estimated range by 3 miles.It ties the 2021 Tesla Model 3 Long Range for first place on our EV range leaderboard among both luxury and non-luxury EVs.  The Plaid proved to be pretty efficient when driven with restraint, consuming slightly less energy than a Porsche Taycan 4S tested in similar conditions Original Source : https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/2021-tesla-model-s-plaid-travels-345-miles-tying-edmunds-real-world-range-leader-the-tesla-model-3-long-range.html A TESLA RECORED A MAN FAKING BEING BACKED INTO AT A GAS STATION - Arthur Bates Jr., the 47-year-old man in question, was in the gas station's parking lot where the “incident” occurred. In video footage from the Tesla released by local authorities, Bates can be seen behind the vehicle. - In the video, Bates can be seen behind the Tesla as it slowly reverses. As the vehicle comes to a stop, Bates literally walks into the bumper of the car and collapses on the ground pretending he's in pain and placing his foot on the back of the car. - Bates then had the nerve to go and call for emergency services, with an ambulance and firefighters coming to check him for injuries. Police managed to find the driver of the car who explained that they witnessed Bates intentionally getting behind the vehicle Original Source : https://jalopnik.com/a-guy-tried-to-pull-a-fast-one-by-claiming-a-tesla-back-1847631428 QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM IAA mobility show is this week. The most headline grabbing cars from the big names will get the headlines, but do YOU think needs electrifying to fill a gap in the market? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/ 

The Smoking Tire
Larry Kosilla (AMMONYC)

The Smoking Tire

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 105:52


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