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Fri Nov 21

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Jtrau replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:14 PM

Re: Behold the "Mirai" (Future)

The ONLY downside to oil or NG is the CO2 emissions.

Not true. Don't forget the size and complexity of the engine, noise, vibration,
motor oil - which has to be changed every year, the torque curve.

One of my former [more]

Sat Nov 8

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Jtrau replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:16 AM

Re: Q3 Results Out

Financial Times: (registration required)

Tesco loss mars Buffett’s earnings growth

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway recorded a $678m loss on his Tesco investment in the third quarter, when the troubles of the UK supermarket chain [more]

Tue Oct 21

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Jtrau replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:21 AM

Re: OT: IBM..."It’s a terrible mista

From the 2011 Annual Report http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/2011ar/2011ar.pdf

So far, his wish has been granted. Let us wait for the business numbers in 2016, five years from [more]

Thu Oct 2

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Jtrau replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:01 AM

Re: VanTuyl Group

Great. I have been waiting for an announcement like this since last year.

8.2bn sales in 2013, a full-sized buffalo.

Does anyone have an idea what kind of profit margins they might deliver?

Wed Oct 1

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Jtrau replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:40 AM

Re: Solar Power / BH Energy

I forgot to mention, only 40% of the total subsidies are for solar.
The rest goes to wind, biogas, water, geothermal.

So of those 0.7% of GDP in 2013, only around 0.3% subsidize solar power.

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Jtrau replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:27 AM

Re: Solar Power / BH Energy

The really big costs to a utility would be if they had to pay very high rates for solar power, as they do in Germany for instance, where law requires operators to pay rates as high a 10 times the average cost of production from conventional [more]

Tue Sep 30

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Jtrau posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:34 PM

Solar Power / BH Energy

Does anyone on this board have any insight as to whether or not solar
electricity must be expected to become (or already is) a threat to BH
Energy (formerly MidAmerican)?
Or is it rather a chance to invest massive amounts of cash in [more]

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