TALKING TESLA

Every few weeks Mel Herbert, Tom Wolfson, Joel Sapp and Robert Rosenbloom get together to talk about the cars, the batteries, the superchargers, the rumours, the stock price, anything and everything Tesla and Elon and SpaceX and Boring Company and Hyperloop and more.

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TT 193


Highlights/News/Events

  • Reformed Bitcoin miner: Elon Musk’s $1.5 billion bet is ‘crazy’ https://fortune.com/2021/02/13/elon-musk-tesla-bitcoin-bet-1-5-billion-alex-pickard/
  • “Few observers are better qualified than Alex Pickard to assess Elon Musk’s decision” to channel $1.5 billion of Tesla’s corporate cash into Bitcoin
  • https://ycharts.com/indicators/bitcoin_average_transaction_fee

SOLAR & RENEWABLE ENERGY

  • https://www.texastribune.org/2021/02/16/texas-wind-turbines-frozen/ and
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-56085733 
  • Jenny Chase, Bloomberg analyst, predicts up to 194 GW of solar this year https://www.pv-magazine.com/2021/01/20/jenny-chase-predicts-up-to-194-gw-of-solar-this-year/?fbclid=IwAR3t1YhrWkHLJfoHef15lrDtfN2SGMDdewEf1X-w0pfavynGIPEf8S88gjU
  • Average module prices fall a further $0.02/W to $0.18/W this year with the Chinese government, removing all obstacles for new investments (will this flair up anti-chinese sentiment re. Flooding the solar PV market? And in that anticalitalistic?
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Sea_Wind_Power_Hub 
  • https://nation.com.pk/14-Mar-2017/crazy-artificial-island-could-power-europe-by-2050 
  • New EU financing mechanism set to boost PV investments https://www.pv-magazine.com/2020/12/19/the-weekend-read-disrupting-developments/ 
  • A Monster Wind Turbine Is Upending an Industry https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/01/business/GE-wind-turbine.html
  • Vineyard Wind, a large wind farm off Massachusetts, .

MEDIA PICKS

  • Mel - Wanda Vision - Disney
  • Robert - ???
  • Tom -  in-of-itself  - Hulu 

Joel - ReThinkX youtube channel

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 2021-02-23  1h29m