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" By the way, note that the cost of a 1 GWe (Gigawatt electric) nuclear plant is about three billion dollars. the cost of 17.3 TW nuclear power will be fifty-two trillion dollars or ten times that of solar even if all the other issues with safety and uranium supply are resolved. "


Of course having the entire energy requirement of the globe situated in the middle of the Sahara is somewhat inconvenient.
However an equivalent area in many small solar installations spread around the globe coupled with storage is entirely convenient, feasible, desirable and inevitable.
Could the world feasibly switch to all-nuclear power generation? If so, would that be a good counter to global warming? This question was originally answered on Quora by Mehran Moalem.
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☀️☀️👍👋👋, 🌝zzz.✔️✔️
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Elon Musk ‏@elonmusk
Good Forbes article on Tesla/SolarCity merger
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/779461663141474308

" It is fair for investors to worry if Tesla can raise enough money to pull this off. But, we don’t know how creative Mr. Musk may become in organizing the resources and identifying investors. So far, Tesla has beaten all the skeptics who predicted failure based on price of the cars (Tesla has sold 100% of its production), lack of range (now up to nearly 300 miles), lack of charging network (Tesla built one itself) and charging time (now only 20 minutes). It would be shortsighted to think that the creativity which has made Tesla a success so far will suddenly disappear. And thus remarkably thoughtless to base an analysis on the industry as it exists today, rather than how it might well look in three, five and 10 years. "
Tesla and SolarCity is a great, and necessary, idea for building the next platform for autos and sustainable electricity. Investors should vote to support this deal.
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I guess YouTubing must pay OK.
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+Marques Brownlee​ earned this through tireless effort and sacrifice. And he's just getting started. It's a perfect match, and a long time in the making. And remember, he's helping pay for the rest of us 🐬
https://plus.google.com/photos/113570547985467761276/albums/6333709788969117313/6333709787785040162
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Audiophiles can rejoice with the rollout of Tesla’s latest Version 8.0 (full release notes) of its Media Player which introduces improved search capabilities, making it easier to find your favorite tunes, along with a new modern look. A redesigned user interface provides easier finger-touch controls allowing owners to flick-scroll across a variety of music genres and personal Favorites. Tesla has […]
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" In the 90 days since the merger was announced lenders generated approximately $209 million of income lending Tesla (13.7% average fee) and $78 million of income lending SolarCity (59.3% average fee).
Short sellers on the other hand, lost approximately $63 million shorting Tesla (up 4.1% since 6/22) but made $23 million shorting SolarCity (down 17.2% since 6/22). "
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All about balance..it will come back up. Bravo to Solar City..
It's a great pair...✔️🚗☀️😊
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" “What Tesla is arguing is that these laws that require franchises have no other purpose other than to inhibit competition,” said Mike Ramsey, an analyst at research and advisory firm Gartner Inc. “Their intention is to undo these laws not in Michigan but in the United States.” "
Tesla Motors Inc. on Thursday filed a lawsuit against state officials over its right to directly sell its all-electric vehciles to consumers in Michigan.
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Always the long sighted view.
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Should @SpaceX rethink the use of COPV helium bottles? Here's an older article on a few COPV problems:
https://twitter.com/SpaceflightIns/status/779770679491190784
A review of an accident encountered by Cimarron Composites, provides a possible explanation to the cause of the loss of the CRS-7 Falcon 9 rocket.
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" The transition cannot be resisted and it could be very rapid. It should be recognized as a likely source of some of the greatest political instability of the coming half century. There will be winners for sure, but the losers will more evident and more dangerous. The notion of a smooth transition is a ridiculous example of wishful thinking. Remember Tahrir Square. "
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" At this stage of the investigation, preliminary review of the data and debris suggests that a large breach in the cryogenic helium system of the second stage liquid oxygen tank took place. All plausible causes are being tracked in an extensive fault tree and carefully investigated. Through the fault tree and data review process, we have exonerated any connection with last year’s CRS-7 mishap. "
Below are updates regarding the anomaly that occurred in preparation for the AMOS-6 mission:September 23, 1:00pm EDTThree weeks ago, SpaceX experienced an anomaly at our Launch Complex 40 (LC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. This resulted in the loss of one of our Falcon 9 rockets and its payload.
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Electric GT, an all-electric racing championship using only Tesla Model S sedans, unveiled its modified version of the Model S this week ahead of an official debut next week on the island of Ibiza.…
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do you get the G suit with it?........
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Tesla Motors Inc. customers in Norway are seeking money back from the U.S. electric-car manufacturer, saying their models marketed with an “insane mode” of acceleration didn’t go fast enough.
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+Tom Barron The argument that the car is underpowered is false, hence there isn't a case, agree :) People are stupid or just mean.
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Dedicated to getting the REAL Elon Musk more active on Google Plus
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“changing the energy cycle from petroleum-based to solar-electric; and moving into space.”

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Elon Musk (born June 28, 1971) is an American engineer and entrepreneur best known for co-founding PayPalSpaceX and Tesla Motors. He is currently the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and Product Architect of Tesla Motors and Chairman of SolarCity. Musk is best known for having created the first viable production electric car of the modern era (Tesla Roadster), for designing a private successor to the Space Shuttle (F9/Dragon) and creating the world's largest Internet payment system (PayPal).

The Tagline has been changed (Nov09, 2012) from Verified to more active because Mr. Musk does indeed have a G+ profile that is verified ( +114461178896543099856 )   and he has used it for the occasional hangout and posted a few photos. However fans always want more, so I will continue to echo his Tweets and post news items till he (or his media minion) take on this task. However I do appreciate that he is an extremely busy individual and I guess spending his time changing the personal transportation industry and going to Mars rather than posting to various social media sites is acceptable. ;)






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