Daily Archives: April 20, 2018

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Tesla-Model-S-fire Tesla Model S – this is the only way you’ll keep warm in one during winter.

From NyTeknik:

Huge hopes tied to electric cars as the solution to automotive climate problem. But the electric car batteries are eco-villains in the production. Several tons of carbon dioxide has been placed, even before the batteries leave the factory.

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute was commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration and the Swedish Energy Agency investigated litiumjonbatteriers climate impact from a life cycle perspective. There are batteries designed for electric vehicles included in the study. The two authors Lisbeth Dahllöf and Mia Romare has done a meta-study that is reviewed and compiled existing studies.

The report shows that the battery manufacturing leads to high emissions. For every kilowatt hour of storage capacity in the battery generated emissions of 150 to 200 kilos of carbon dioxide already in the factory. The researchers…

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Don’t do much for the value of diversity in management

If Meat Eaters Acted Like Vegans

Green Jihad

What happens when meat eaters embody the mentality of a vegan? This video solves the oldest riddle of the ages, what if meat eaters acted like vegans. JP bases his statements on comments made by vegans themselves and shows how condascending they can be by using meat, rather than plants, as the basis of his diet.

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R&D tax credits: more ill-considered corporate welfare

croaking cassandra

In the minds of members of our new government, much of whatever hope they have of transforming New Zealand’s economic performance (productivity, foreign trade and so on) seems to rest on the proposed R&D tax credit.

Don’t just take my word for that.  Yesterday, they released a discussion document on details of the new tax credit, which is scheduled to take effect next year.  The document is headed Fuelling Innovation to Transform our Economy” .  In the Foreword, ministers gush

This Government’s vision is to build a better New Zealand for all our people and we see an incredible opportunity ahead of us to do this.

That means a country with affordable, healthy homes; an environment we can be proud to leave to future generations; and a diverse, sustainable, and productive economy that delivers for our people.

This vision can’t be delivered with the same old approaches. We…

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