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    Quote Originally Posted by happy daze john in oz View Post
    There was an interesting article on the net at the week end.

    To add to the dilemma one minarologist said that by the hear 3000 the world will have used all the available natural resources such as Copper, iron, oil etc.
    But he added that there will still be one that man will revert to for heating and cooking, coal.
    Fingers crossed John, we are (the company I am working for) on the threshold of signing a contract with Tesla to supply a fire retardant product to make lightweight battery box covers. We beat all the competition during an arduous testing program, not bad for a small UK manufacturer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Cloherty View Post
    Latest news is that all motorways in England will in 2040 be fitted with overhead electric supply lines so that HGV's will be able to recharge whilst travelling. All HGVs' from 2040 will have to have technicon bridles fitted to their roofs (as in current trains) without them they will be banned from said motorways. Why Hull got rid of its trolley buses will never be known, probably because they worked too well!
    Anyone figured out where the electricity will come from?
    Vic

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    #12 Vic. I watched a programme on TV some year ago, about Nikola Tesla. The man was a genius but no businessman others used his ideas. One was to transmit electricity without cables or wires, it failed as how would you collect the charges. The tower still stands in N.Y.
    https://www.teslaenergy.org/tower1.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic mcclymont View Post
    Anyone figured out where the electricity will come from?
    Vic
    Probably from the Chinese built nuclear power stations using the French reactor they have been trying to get to work for the last twenty years or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Bodiam View Post
    Re post 3 Lewis. On 11 a.m. news today they stated that 1 in 3 children are now living in poverty in England or U.K. , not sure which and the next story was Bazos with his space trip going ahead. Seems ridiculous that 1 man can afford such luxury when he is getting out of paying correct tax via all sorts of dodges when so many are in need. My opinion, but am social leaning in my politics.
    Exactly , Branson was begging for an HMG handout/loan during the height of the Covid pandemic so he could keep Virgin Atlantic airline going. See he was still up for a flight in his new tourist space toy. But eh!!! Covid we are all in this together lol.

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    I remember seeing the last tram on the road near us back sometime in the 1950's.
    We have them here in Melbourne but called light rail.
    They move a lot of people during rush hour and the fare is reasonable with free travel for seniors over the weekend.

    Last time in London, 3 years ago I saw an all electric London Transport bus on trial, and there is also an all electric train, not diesel electric as most are.

    An article today related to 'Global warming, related to t he future of the world???
    The latest source of Co2 equivalent to 12 million cars are Feral Pigs. ( Most countries have an abundance in their parliament)
    Here in the outback there are millions of them, but we are not the only country with them. Can be found in USA and many other countries.

    A scream today that the level of Co2, it fell last year, will accelerate over the next two years as the world comes out of the pandemic.
    But why the panic? Co2 only makes up 3% of the atmosphere. Nitrous Oxide make sup about 15% known as laughing gas.

    Maybe the whole thing is a laugh!!
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    untill we can charge they will never work in the south of uk people are going 50 miles out their way to charge so you are watching the electric all the time??jp

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    Tesla have announced they will build charging stations in a number of countries.
    God news, well sort of.
    Some will be built here in Oz but the cost per KWH to recharge to cover 100 klm will be about the same cost as petrol for the same distance.
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