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Oct 17, 2021

Is Elon Musk Correct When He Says Governments Cannot Destroy Cryptocurrency?

Posted by in categories: cryptocurrencies, economics, Elon Musk, space travel, sustainability

Cryptocurrency is viewed positively by some investors as a means of eradicating economic disparity. Authorities worldwide are debating how to manage the disruption it may bring. Tesla and SpaceX creator Elon Musk advised governments against attempting to “destroy” them. However, he agreed that they can halt its progress.

Oct 16, 2021

Tesla shareholders vote overwhelmingly to retain Kimbal Musk, James Murdoch on Board

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, governance, sustainability, transportation

Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) shareholders voted overwhelmingly to retain Kimbal Musk, brother of CEO Elon Musk, and James Murdoch on Tesla’s Board of Directors, according to an 8-K filing with the SEC that revealed the number of votes to re-elect the two to the company’s Board for three more years.

On October 13th, Tesla filed an 8-K form with the SEC that revealed the number of votes that supported or were against the re-election of both Kimbal Musk and James Murdoch to the Tesla Board. The number of votes for other proposals was also revealed. However, prior to the company’s 2021 Shareholder Meeting on October 7th, proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services, or ISS, urged Tesla investors to oust both Musk and Murdoch from the Board. Their reasoning was based on the belief that the two non-executive board members did not present any advantages to the automaker’s governance.

“Votes AGAINST directors James Murdoch and Kimbal Musk are warranted due to concerns regarding excessive compensation to named executive officers and to non-executive directors,” ISS wrote in a note to investors. The firm was adamant that Kimbal’s payout package was not necessarily logical for the company as he did not serve on any board committees. Additionally, ISS felt that Murdoch’s presence on the Tesla Board of Directors also was not justified due to his service on Audit and Governance Committees. The Audit Committee pledged a large sum of company stock to directors, which raised questions regarding its risk oversight. The Governance Committee failed to react appropriately to last year’s Shareholder proposal, which was supported by the majority of voters.

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Oct 16, 2021

How to Talk to a Science Denier — with Lee McIntyre

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, climatology, education, ethics, finance, policy, science, sustainability

Many people reject scientific expertise and prefer ideology to facts. Lee McIntyre argues that anyone can and should fight back against science deniers.
Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/2jTiXCLzMv4
Lee’s book “How to Talk to a Science Denier” is out now: https://geni.us/leemcintyre.

“Climate change is a hoax—and so is coronavirus.” “Vaccines are bad for you.” Many people may believe such statements, but how can scientists and informed citizens convince these ‘science deniers’ that their beliefs are mistaken?

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Oct 16, 2021

Solar panels on half the world’s roofs could meet its entire electricity demand — new research

Posted by in categories: business, government, solar power, sustainability

I think we should approach from two angles: 1. encourage and fund through government to have everyone who can to put solar on their home/building/whatever. 2. Also have the massive sites dedicated to solar and wind harvesting. Seems we could be totally solar by mid 2030s.


Rooftop solar panels are up to 79% cheaper than they were in 2010. These plummeting costs have made rooftop solar photovoltaics even more attractive to households and businesses who want to reduce their reliance on electricity grids while reducing their carbon footprints.

But are there enough rooftop surfaces for this technology to generate affordable, low-carbon energy for everyone who needs it? After all, it’s not just people who own their own houses and want to cut their bills who are in need of solutions like this. Around 800 million people globally go without proper access to electricity.

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Oct 16, 2021

Tesla’s Spending on R&D and Marketing vs. Other Automakers

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Why Tesla has grabbed the lead, like Apple. Both will soon be “silicon on wheels.”


How much does Tesla spend on a per car basis on innovation and marketing, compared to more traditional automakers?

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Oct 16, 2021

Flying Taxis Got a Major Boost From a New Ultrafast Charging System

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Going from zero to full charge in 30 minutes.

Flying taxi firm Lilium and Swedish/Swiss tech multinational ABB announced a collaboration that will see them develop a superfast charging system for eVTOL aircraft that will allow them to increase the amount of time their machines spend in the skies transporting passengers, a press statement reveals.

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Oct 16, 2021

It’s Official. China’s Solar Power Can Finally Compete With Coal

Posted by in categories: economics, solar power, sustainability

The technical potential could rise to ‘nearly 150 PW-hr by 2060′.

The best way to incentivize sustainable energy is to make it affordable.

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Oct 16, 2021

Elon Musk’s plan for Tesla, Starlink, and Boring Company in India

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, energy, internet, sustainability

E Elon Musk’s plan for Tesla, Starlink, and Boring Company in India: Could the next Elon Musk Tesla empire be in India, a country that he tweeted about entering, be it for cars or helping power the country with renewable energy and there is already movement in India when it comes to Starlink internet service.

Elon Musk visited the Tesla factory in California to the Prime Minister of India(Mr. Narendra Modi). The prime minister is interested in driving India’s technological innovation and wants to see Tesla’s role in renewable energy.

India is ready to provide incentives for Tesla to come to the country, incentives that will reduce the cost of production in India compared to China.

Oct 15, 2021

How solar rockets can bring Uber to Musk’s Mars city

Posted by in categories: satellites, solar power, sustainability

One emergent company, Virgin Orbit wants to switch from a fuel-burning upper stage to solar energy, a move that could support future human habitats on other planets.

The satellite launch company has made a name for itself with its visually striking rocket launches. Strapped to the wing of a Boeing 747 the LauncherOne rocket doesn’t need the same launch pads and infrastructure as its competitors.

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Oct 15, 2021

Virtual reality: A front-row seat to the impact of (un)sustainable behavior

Posted by in categories: sustainability, virtual reality

Witness first-hand how your mountain of waste plastic expands over the years and what impact your food has on the rainforests. Virtual reality gives you a front-row seat to the impact of unsustainable behavior. Communication scientists Marijn Meijers and Hande Sungur have developed highly effective virtual worlds that give people an up-close and personal experience of how sustainable and unsustainable conduct make a substantial difference…


You walk around a supermarket and whenever you take a product from the shelves, a pop-up appears with information about the environmental impact of your choice, for example, clearcutting of tropical rainforest to cultivate the palm oil in your chocolate spread. You travel through time to see how much plastic waste your everyday products create in the future, and travel back to see how your mountain of waste shrinks when you make more sustainable decisions.

VR is shown to have a positive effect on sustainability.

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