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    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2021
     
    his could be crucially important for introducing lower-cost, mass-market BEVs.


    Exactly.

    Heard anything about the glass batteries of Goodenough?
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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2021
     
    Posted By: BigOilRepWho knew that saving the world would be so luxurious?

    To be fair, since the richest 1% of the world population are responsible for twice the emissions of the poorest 50%, it may make some sense to start with them.
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2021
     
    Posted By: pcstru
    Posted By: BigOilRepWho knew that saving the world would be so luxurious?

    To be fair, since the richest 1% of the world population are responsible for twice the emissions of the poorest 50%, it may make some sense to start with them.

    To be fair, they could ride a bike.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2021
     
    It would probably get stolen.
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2021
     
    Cheaper to get a bike stolen than a luxury sedan. In fact every time you get one stolen you are effectively saving money...and the planet.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2021
     
    Depends on the bike. I was imagining the bikes that a multibillionaire might deign to ride.

    But OK, you're right and I shouldn't make fun.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2021
     

    Since it was raining all day, I grabbed a sponge and cleaned my car.

    Almost as new.
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2021
     
    Those panels remind me of my old VW T25...
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2021
     
    It's a 1995 T4. It is a very well built car.
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2021
     
    Posted By: aber0derIt's a 1995 T4. It is a very well built car.

    Ah, I did use to have a T4 as well - mine was orange. That was stolen and I got a T25 with the insurance.

    Yours converted at all?
    • CommentAuthorenginerd
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2021
     
    Prosperity and energy consumption are the same thing.
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    By conventional definition of "prosperity", certainly. But definitions can change.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2021
     
    I'd like to see more work on that.
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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2021
     
    Posted By: enginerdProsperity and energy consumption are the same thing.


    Err... seems rather dodgy.

    Two brothers, live next door to each other in identical dwellings with identical lifestyles. Only one is gifted £1million by their favourite aunt. Other than put it in the bank, he changes nothing. He is now more prosperous but consumes the same energy. So, no.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2021 edited
     
    "Prosperous" does not mean "wealthy". It has the connotation of "doing well", ie by your own activity.


    having success usually by making a lot of money
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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2021
     
    Posted By: Angus"Prosperous" does not mean "wealthy". It has the connotation of "doing well", ie by your own activity.


    having success usually by making a lot of money


    Oh come on. People who inherit vast sums of money are referred to correctly as prosperous.

    auspicious, favorable. 2a : marked by success or economic well-being
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2021
     
    I think the idea of enginerd's comment was that, historically at least, those societies that were able to find ways to afford more energy for their citizens to use have "done better" . For example the industrial revolution.
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2021
     
    Posted By: enginerdProsperity and energy consumption are the same thing.

    They are certainly strongly correlated.
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2021
     
    Posted By: AngusI think the idea of enginerd's comment was that, historically at least, those societies that were able to find ways to afford more energy for their citizens to use have "done better" . For example the industrial revolution.

    Oh, I read it the other way round. The more prosperous a society is, the more energy it consumes.

    Depends on which period of a societies development you are referring to and cause and effect are not easily separated.
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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2021
     
    Posted By: AngusI think the idea of enginerd's comment was that, historically at least, those societies that were able to find ways to afford more energy for their citizens to use have "done better" . For example the industrial revolution.


    Whatever the idea, it seems to be wrong as I illustrated. There may be a functional dependence but they are obviously not the same.

    As for done better, how exactly does that square with a climate emergency?