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For a full list of articles they are all listed below. From renewable energy, to climate change, hydrogen, minerals used in the renewable energy transformation.

Category Electric Vehicles

Everything about electric vehicles.

10 Electric Vehicle Myths Debunked

10 Electric Vehicle Myths Debunked

Every new techology and disruption will have myths and falsehoods about how it will never happen. Here are 10 myths about electric cars – and many more to come.
Robotaxi Manufacturers in 2022

Robotaxi Manufacturers in 2022

Over 30 robotaxi companies in 2022 developing either vehicles, autonomous systems, its clear this technology is now in the deployment phase.,
Autonomous Vehicles Saves lives

Autonomous Vehicles Saves lives

Autonomous vehicles saves lives is without question with current data showing 6 times less accidents per million miles driven. Widespread adoption will save Australia alone $30 billion per year with 1400 less deaths and 46,000 less hospitalization.
Electric Buses Save Money

Electric Buses Save Money

Electric buses have been widely adopted in China but the rest of the world has been slower in uptake. Over the past 12 months cities and governments have increased their support for wider adoptions.

Electric Motorcycles Coming Soon

Electric motorcycles are coming of age and matured to a point whre they have moved from the scooter replacement to higher end motorcycles. Missing is the noise, but not power, torque and enjoyment.
3 Disruptions 8 Technologies by Tony Seba

3 Disruptions 8 Technologies by Tony Seba

Disruption areas of energy, transportation, and food are driven by 8 technolologies that combine to change the planet. Solar, wind, batteries, automonous driving, precision fermentation and cellular agriculture.
Is Tesla Market Cap Too High

Is Tesla Market Cap Too High

Is Tesla market capitalization too high. Here are just relevant data to suggest that the vale is based on future earnings, 50% YOY growth plans and free cash. Tesla has margins higher than the industry.
V2G Will Disrupt Electricity As We Know It

V2G Will Disrupt Electricity As We Know It

The advent of vehicle to grid technologies will disrupt the electric car and the electricity supply in Australia. This will be within 5 years is best prediction for the disruption occurring under our eyes.
More Charging Stations than Gas Stations

More Charging Stations than Gas Stations

There are more charging stations than gas stations in some countries. What is increasing though is the number of high power / fast charging power facilities. Every country is deploying hundreds or thousands.
Electric Trucks Are Here

Electric Trucks Are Here

Electric trucks have been slowly entering the market from all the major manufacturers, and businesses are catching onto the savings and applications. Transition will be steady as the capital to change from conventional to electric will be intensive.
Tesla Insurance Opportunity

Tesla Insurance Opportunity

Tesla has established an insurance business, and the value of insurance could be 5 times more than just selling the car by itself. The margin from the insurance business could be bigger than the revenue from full self driving software,…
EV Pickups are Coming

EV Pickups are Coming

Electric pickup trucks are coming. In China they are here already, but the love affair of the Pickup in USA or Australia, from big to small is coming over then next 4 years.
Global Car Sales

Global Car Sales

Who are the major car manufacturers globally, and what disruption will be coming with electric vehicles. Who will be the winners and loser?
EV Replaces Petrol Imports

EV Replaces Petrol Imports

The value to Australia for coal exports is less than the cost to import petrol and diesel. Australia should transition to EVs as fast as possible to improve the balance of payment and reduce carbon emissions and save consumers money.

Category Batteries & Gigafactories

All details about batteries, battery Gigafactories

European Battery Gigafactories

European Battery Gigafactories

Over 37 companies have announced or are building European battery gigafactories. The largest is Tesla at Berlin due for production in early 2021, but others are focused on supplying the European manufacturers.
USA Battery Gigafactories

USA Battery Gigafactories

Numerous battery gigafactories in the USA have been announced. With capacity over 1TWh they could build 15million electric vehicles per year.
Battery Gigafactories

Battery Gigafactories

Over 200 Gigafactories have been constructed or in construction or announced. There are in many countries around the world and are needed to produce the 80 million cars each year and the GW of energy Grid Storage.

Category Minerals

Do we have enough minerals for batteries and vehicle production

Top 8 Lithium Miners by 2024

Top 8 Lithium Miners by 2024

With established miners extracting lithium, who will be some of the up and coming miners. Here are 8 of them. There are another 150 miners globally.
Copper Demand with Renewable Energy Increasing

Copper Demand with Renewable Energy Increasing

Copper is widely used whereever electricity needs transportation. From electronics to motors. The change from ICE cars to EVs increases the demand in that sector by 4 times.
Platinum Group Metals PGM or PGE

Platinum Group Metals PGM or PGE

Platium, palladium and other PGM are used in catalytic converters and others are in renewable energy systems. With most of the supply from South Africa and Russian, Australian miners are keen to supply.
Is There Enough Lithium to meet Demand

Is There Enough Lithium to meet Demand

When you dig into the supposed shortfall of lithium for EV and grid energy industry, it is clear that there is enough lithium to meet the demand although it will take time to come on stream.
Green Steel From Fortescue Minerals

Green Steel From Fortescue Minerals

What is FMG ulitimate goal? To change his low cost iron ore exports to China and turn it into green steel manufactured in Australia and exported globally? The company has been busy setting up deals and purchasing technology.
Direct Lithium Extraction

Direct Lithium Extraction

Direct Lithium extraction (DLE) provides faster extraction of lithium from brines, reduction of costs, increased recovery and opportunity for reduction in energy and carbon inputs.
Lithium from Chile

Lithium from Chile

Lithium from Chile, Argentina and Bolivia makes up 20% of the current supply, with China and Australia the majority of the rest. Intense exploration and extraction is in full swing.
China Battery Gigafactories driven by EV Demand

China Battery Gigafactories driven by EV Demand

EV production in China is booming with multiple “Gigafactories”, and the battery market is racing to keep up with demand and supply. China will get to 20% of EV new car sales by the end of 2021 4 years ahead…
Lithium Shortfall for GigaFactories

Lithium Shortfall for GigaFactories

It takes 2 years to build a battery gigafactory. But it takes 7 or more years to develop a mine. While there is plenty of lithium on the planet, it isn’t being extracted and refined quickly enough to keep up…
Rare Earth Elements

Rare Earth Elements

Rare earth elements are a critical part of the renewable energy industry as well as in the past for catalysts and industrial products. We explore what they are, and where they can be found.
Cobalt in Batteries

Cobalt in Batteries

Cobalt is used in Lithium ion nickel batteries as the cathode.  Globally, 98% of cobalt is a byproduct of copper or nickel . In copper it’s 60% of that market. And in nickel’s case, it’s around 38%. Cobalt is essentially…
Nickel in Batteries

Nickel in Batteries

Nickel is a widely mined mineral, often in conjunction with copper around that world. Primary use is in stainless steel, but EV batteries require substantial amounts of nickel over the next decades.
Graphite for Batteries

Graphite for Batteries

Graphite is a key component in batteries and is the anode in most commercial batteries today. Sourced from fossil fuels, companies are seeking new carbon zero supply and looking to improve performance and reduce costs.
Lithium for Batteries

Lithium for Batteries

Lithium for batteries is in short supply and getting worse as batteries demand will increase by 30 times over the next decade. Mining supply is costly and slow. What other elements are in short supply.
Hydrogen Myths and Opportunities

Hydrogen Myths and Opportunities

Renewable green hydrogen is a myth when auto makers and fossil fuel companies say will transform the transportation network. Here are 5 simple reasons you need to dispel myths about hydrogen

Category Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is cheaper than fossil fuel energy. There are many questions about the technology and the economics.

New Hydrogen Technologies for Cheaper H2

New Hydrogen Technologies for Cheaper H2

New hydrogen technologies are all about getting the cost of hydrogen to under $1 per kg to be cost competitive with other battery and energy storage.
Evidence of Increasing Renewable Energy

Evidence of Increasing Renewable Energy

Evidence of increasing renewable energy comes from most countries. Australia is one of the fastest changing but the USA is also rapidly changing, as is China
Germany’s Russian Gas Disaster

Germany’s Russian Gas Disaster

Germany made a decision to build a new gasline from Russia – the Nordstream 2 for 11 billion. They could have invested the same in wind power and now save themselves $200 million per day of cost.
Underwater Power Cable for Renewable Energy

Underwater Power Cable for Renewable Energy

High Voltage DC transmission systems are driving underwater power cable for renewable energy transmitted over thousands of km from Africa to UK or Australia to Singapore. Cheap solar is driving the change.
Carbon Footprint of Wind Turbines

Carbon Footprint of Wind Turbines

The Carbon Footprint to build a wind turbine is paid back on average in 7 months, and costs about 10gCO2-equivalent compared to gas at 600, and coal at 1,000 g-CO2/kWh.
Hydrogen Storage and Transport Problems

Hydrogen Storage and Transport Problems

Hydrogen is touted as a good storage mechanism and can be added to existing gas heating systems, for aircraft and for transportation. But there are serious issues and unreal optimism.
Recycling Solar Panels and Wind Turbines

Recycling Solar Panels and Wind Turbines

Recycling solar panels and wind turbines is a common arguement against renewable energy yet the industry has been steadily getting to 100% renewable components at end of life.
Offshore Wind Technology Opportunity

Offshore Wind Technology Opportunity

Wind powered electricity has been developed onshore, but the drive to offshore wind has picked up for 3 reasons. Decreased costs, no land impact and better wind profile
Geothermal Energy Opportunities

Geothermal Energy Opportunities

Geothermal energy is used in many countries. Quaise is intending to use gyrotron powered drilling to drill deeper to harness higher temperatures and pressure and convert fossil fuel stations to geothermal.
Green Energy Saves $5400 per year

Green Energy Saves $5400 per year

Green energy saves $5000 per year and Australia can do the Big Switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy with rooftop solar and batteries. Change is an increase wealth to households, not a cost.
Recycling Effectiveness is Poor

Recycling Effectiveness is Poor

Recycling effectiveness is poor because companies have passed the responsibility and cost of recycle / reuse onto consumers. Less than 7% of all plastic is recycled. Almost as much is dumped at sea. Time to change.
Green Hydrogen Opportunities

Green Hydrogen Opportunities

Green hydrogen has 3 challenges to be part of the energy mix. a) cheap manufacture. b) cheap transport and c) applicable uses. That journey has started..
Coal Mine Replacement

Coal Mine Replacement

Coal mines continue to be constructed but face becoming stranded assets with the change to RW. But coal mines are half of the worlds mines and less than 17% of the revenue. Will other EV minerals replace them?
Simple Power by Freeing Energy

Simple Power by Freeing Energy

Freeing energy explores the energy in the world and shows how local free energy using PV panels and batteries will provide energy to 3 billion in energy poverty and disrupt 135 years of Big Grid.
Fossil Fuel Company Lies

Fossil Fuel Company Lies

The Angry Clean Energy Guy talks about corporate evil: comapanies knowingly doing harm. Exxon, BP moved responsibility from their fossil fuel CO2 emissions and pushed “personal carbon footprint”. He outlines Adarni as a worst case example.
Renewable Energy Transformation by 2025

Renewable Energy Transformation by 2025

Australia can and should get to 400 % renewable energy by 2030 to be a leader in carbon planning globally.

Category Robotaxis

Robotaxis are coming. Over 40 companies. But what are the technologies and economics.

Robotaxi Manufacturers in 2022

Robotaxi Manufacturers in 2022

Over 30 robotaxi companies in 2022 developing either vehicles, autonomous systems, its clear this technology is now in the deployment phase.,
Autonomous Vehicles Saves lives

Autonomous Vehicles Saves lives

Autonomous vehicles saves lives is without question with current data showing 6 times less accidents per million miles driven. Widespread adoption will save Australia alone $30 billion per year with 1400 less deaths and 46,000 less hospitalization.
3 Disruptions 8 Technologies by Tony Seba

3 Disruptions 8 Technologies by Tony Seba

Disruption areas of energy, transportation, and food are driven by 8 technolologies that combine to change the planet. Solar, wind, batteries, automonous driving, precision fermentation and cellular agriculture.
Tesla makes Robotaxis Economic

Tesla makes Robotaxis Economic

Simple napkin maths says that Tesla makes robotaxis economic. In fact the numbers are so high they are just not believable? So what is stopping this? Politics? Technology. The only thing seems to be timing. Will it be this year?…
Autonomous Cars by 2023

Autonomous Cars by 2023

Ten issues say why autonomous cars will be here by 2023. Rapid rise of EV sales, the money invested in research and development and will lead to biggest consumer boom ever.

Batteries and Gigafactories

Batteries are key to the use of renewable energy and electric vehicle

European Battery Gigafactories

European Battery Gigafactories

Over 37 companies have announced or are building European battery gigafactories. The largest is Tesla at Berlin due for production in early 2021, but others are focused on supplying the European manufacturers.
USA Battery Gigafactories

USA Battery Gigafactories

Numerous battery gigafactories in the USA have been announced. With capacity over 1TWh they could build 15million electric vehicles per year.
Battery Gigafactories

Battery Gigafactories

Over 200 Gigafactories have been constructed or in construction or announced. There are in many countries around the world and are needed to produce the 80 million cars each year and the GW of energy Grid Storage.

Climate Change

Climate change science has been around since the late 1960s, and defined in the 1970s and still ignored by fossil fuel companies in the 2020’s

Cruise Ships are bad polluters

Cruise Ships are bad polluters

47 of Luxury cruise liners owned by Carnival emitt more sulfur dioxide than all of Europes 260 million cars. Globally, the 70,000 ships emit 2.5% of CO2 emissions
GeoEngineering for Climate Warming

GeoEngineering for Climate Warming

Geoengineering for climate change proposes a number of strategies to remediate the emissions in the atmosphere. Mitigation is the cheapest and fastest, but remediation can provide a fire extinguisher if we do not make enough progress.
10 Climate Change Denier Arguments

10 Climate Change Denier Arguments

Climate change myths are everywhere, given that $200 million a year is spent on climate denial by fossil fuel companies. Recognise the arguments and understand the tactics of fossil fuel companies to protect their stranded assets.
Cut 2 percent GDP Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Cut 2 percent GDP Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Over $1.8 trillion is spent each year on environmental harmful subsidies or about 2% of GDP. Changing that 2% to protecting the environment and achiving net zero is a political imperative.
3 Disruptions 8 Technologies by Tony Seba

3 Disruptions 8 Technologies by Tony Seba

Disruption areas of energy, transportation, and food are driven by 8 technolologies that combine to change the planet. Solar, wind, batteries, automonous driving, precision fermentation and cellular agriculture.
Sea Level Rises are Inevitable

Sea Level Rises are Inevitable

The IPPC paint a gloomy forecast and say sea level rises are inevitable and global warming will have sea levels rise extend for the next 2000 years.
2 Percent GDP for Net Zero

2 Percent GDP for Net Zero

It looks like we need to spend 2 percent GDP for net zero or (1.5 degrees) of climate change. Climate Change challenge is a chronic worsening of the climate and 187 countries through Cop26 and the Paris Accord have targeted…
Top 15 GreenWashing Claims

Top 15 GreenWashing Claims

Greenwashing is rife. Here are 15 different ways fossil fuel industry enables greenwashing rather than reducing their own emissions. The Angry Clean Energy Guy has a great podcast and I summarise the podcast.
Fossil Fuel Subsidies are $11m per minute

Fossil Fuel Subsidies are $11m per minute

We pay over $11 billion a year for fossi fuel subsidies for direct support. That does not include the indirect subsidies. As well there are billions of dollars needed to remediate fossil fuel coal and gas mines. Who pays? Consumers

Nuclear

Nuclear power as a solution to replacement of fossil fuel plants is a common refrain. Reality it is too late, too expensive and too much waste.

Misinformation about Nuclear in France

Misinformation about Nuclear in France

France is the poster child of nuclear, but that is a myth. Dig the numbers out and it is a huge financial burden on Frence taxpayers with hundreds of billions of liability.
15 Myths of Nuclear Power

15 Myths of Nuclear Power

There are over 15 myths of nuclear power touted by deniers as fossil fuels are displaced by the renewable energy techologies of wind solar and battery
Is renewable energy cheaper than nuclear

Is renewable energy cheaper than nuclear

Some argue for nuclear as the basis of the Australian electricity energy but the data says nuclear would be more than 2.2 times the cost of renewable energy with sufficient battery storage of 20GW.
Small Power – Why Nuclear Is Not an Option

Small Power – Why Nuclear Is Not an Option

Small power from rooftop solar and batteries and not nuclear is the best. Nuclear was suggested would be too cheap to meter but is too costly to remember.
Nuclear SMR Reactors

Nuclear SMR Reactors

Nuclear SMR Reactors are small and modular and it is proposed they overcome 2 of the conventional nuclear issues, cost and refuelling. In reality, they are still a decade or more away from commericalisation and the value is yet to…
Nuclear Power Not An Option

Nuclear Power Not An Option

The conclusion is clear: Nuclear power not a sensible option. It fails on multiple front – technology, economic and political, yet the industry continues to push for nuclear as a viable option for decarbonisation in the next 20 years.

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5 Disruptions by Cathie Wood

5 Disruptions by Cathie Wood

The investment fund ARK Invest CEO Cathie Wood explains the 5 disruptions happeing now and the 14 underlying technologies which form the basis of their investment strategy.
Electric Airplanes Flying Soon

Electric Airplanes Flying Soon

Airlines generally lose money. So electric, low carbon airplanes are being developed to reduce fuel costs – the largest cost after capital costs. What’s the latest development?
Food Disruption is Happening

Food Disruption is Happening

Food disruption is happening now, and some fail to see that by 2025 that the dairy industry will shrink by 1/3 and the beef and dairy industry facing 90% reduction by 2030.
5 Orders of Innovation

5 Orders of Innovation

There are 5 orders of innovation from individual components at order 1, to systems at 2, services at 3 to disruption of industry at order 5. Knowing this provides expectation of capital and time to market with new innovations.
VC Funding for Innovation or Angel or 3’Fs

VC Funding for Innovation or Angel or 3’Fs

Venture capital success in growing innnovation has been transformational. Along with internet speeds, the amouint and scale of vc funding of innovative companies.
5G Explained

5G Explained

5G is misunderstood and the conspiracy believers are out in full force. Here I try to make this simple so it can be understood. In undertanding some principles you can then decide which part you don’t like or things that…
Goal Setting Questions

Goal Setting Questions

Setting goals is a valuable exercise to allow focus and direction. These goal setting questions help not avoidance. The right approach, 10 minutes, and tools, goals can be valuable to life.
Improve Productivity

Improve Productivity

How productive are you? Hre are 10 simple things to make you more productive.
Mobile Phones Are Global

Mobile Phones Are Global

The mobile internet has taken over from the desktop. The number of mobile devices is expected to reach 18.22 billion by 2025, an increase of 4.2 billion devices compared to 2020 levels.
8 Steps in Website Preparation

8 Steps in Website Preparation

How do you get the right website for your business? Start planning. Start with who is going to visit your site, and what you want or how do you want your visitors to respond. This simple 8 point process helps…
10 things to make you more productive

10 things to make you more productive

10 things to make your life more productive. Avoid meetings without an agenda Never take a call from someone you don’t know. Permanently turn off your voice mail Sort your email with an app. Disable email and texting when you…
Customer Acquisition and Life Time Value

Customer Acquisition and Life Time Value

CAC (customer acquistion) and LTV (life time value) are key metrics in all businesses, and most importantly in startup businesses. Learn more about CAC and LTV
Goal Setting

Goal Setting

Goal planning is easy to do, but few every do it as it is too complicated, does not seem important enough. Yet having some plan helps most people in their day to day life.
Business Consulting

Business Consulting

Do you want some direction in your business; or do you have some pressing concerns. Contact me, for focused business coaching and mentoring.
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