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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 9:59 PM

Re: EV pollution by geographic location

I'd be skeptical about extrapolating that data to Leaf owners generally. An opt-in feature like that is going to both: i) attract people whose driving behaviors are going to lead to better-than-average efficiency; and ii) encourage people that [more]

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 2:45 PM

Re: EV pollution by geographic location

Moreover, while those numbers might be too low for EV's traveling at low speeds, they're also going to be too high for EV's traveling in cold weather or in hilly terrain. Or for those EV's that are opened up on the highway (hi, Tesla sports [more]

Wed Jul 1

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 4:11 AM

Re: EV pollution by geographic location

I replied to a similar post a few days ago.

http://boards.fool.com/i-lately-returned-to-the-2012-nationa...

These studies pretend to [more]

Mon Jun 29

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:34 PM

Re: hybrid cars a fad?

Just to match inflation the 18¢ tax should be 30¢ now, and if you want to include the new highways that have been built and repair the other road infrastructure it should be a half-a-buck, at least. I would advocate for more, but then [more]

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mschmit replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:25 PM

Re: Outlet sparks

A couple of the electric outlets in my condo spark when you plug something in.

Curious...

What if you plug the same thing into other outlets?
Is the thing being plugged in on or off when you plug it in?
(For example [more]

Thu Jun 25

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 8:08 PM

Re: Environmental Policy Failures

So you need to purchase 23 kwh in order to drive the Leaf 100 miles?

Yes. It is actually a bit better than that. The display is showing me at about 5.3 - 5.5 miles/kwh, on average. (drops to ~5.3 after driving ~10-15 miles on [more]

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:34 PM

Re: hybrid cars a fad?

Unlike Honda, Toyota does not break out sales for hybrid versions of the Camry and Avalon

Somehow these guys have all those numbers, every month.

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Wed Jun 24

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:37 PM

Re: hybrid cars a fad?

My sense is that hybrids, like diesels and turbochargers, are seen as quick and easy bolt on fixes that don't work all that well, considering the extra cost and complexity, and go away when normally aspirated engine technology catches [more]

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 4:31 PM

Re: Environmental Policy Failures

I lately returned to the 2012 National Bureau of Economic Research paper on how electric cars are actually more polluting in some states, depending on the electricity source, e.g. if you live in Indiana, every Tesla should come with a bumper [more]

Thu Jun 18

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:45 PM

Re: California Dreamin' (of Water)


Ray: I’m waiting for my Stage 2 notice that will establish my water consumption limit without penalty (using 2013 monthly consumption baseline less 28%).

warrl: So if you watered your lawn seven days a week during the hottest part of
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Fri Jun 12

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mschmit replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:15 PM

Re: Whole Foods “good,” “better

If someone wants to make a claim that "organic" is better for you shouldn't they be required to produce something like a medical double-blind study to actually prove it? I have no problem with someone wanting to know that something was [more]

Wed Jun 10

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:32 PM

Re: Fight Poverty Randomista Style

Well, that's all very nice for Peru in the 1980's,

I happen to have visited Peru twice in my life. Once in 1981 and last year. Of course, in 1981 I didn't have enough life experience to really "see" enough of what was going [more]

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:54 PM

Re: “magic pink pill”

(1998) Your arrogant, sexist comment gave credence to the rumor that your column is being written by a man.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ask_Ann_Landers

According to [more]

Wed May 6

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:34 PM

Re: NASA offers $29,000 for radiation fix

The solution is easy.
Keep the humans here on earth and send robots.
For the cost of sending enough stuff to Mars to house, feed, keep warm, keep cool, protect, handle waste and allow people to breath (before we get to any scientific [more]

Mon May 4

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 5:50 PM

Re: Tesla Battery Economics

So let’s assume 10 years of daily use (3650 days, if we ignore leap days) and 50% depth of discharge on each day. Using the 7kwh battery, that gives us a price of around 23-24 cents / kwh.

Oops.

$3000 for 7 kwh for 3650 days [more]

Fri Apr 24

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mschmit replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:10 PM

Re: Now THAT'S a spin cycle!

It is one thing to do this because you can or as a backup solution. But it is unlikely that most people can generate more than about 50 watts, continuously, for 30 - 60 minutes.
If you had a pure electrical generator hooked up, in an hour you'd [more]

Fri Apr 17

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 3:19 PM

Re: Toyota talks its book

Toyota is trying to justify their choice of FCV over EV.
But they are wrong, IMO. No matter what H2 is going to cost more per mile and the FCV is going to cost more to build.
IMO, as the choices and technologies evolve most people will [more]

Tue Apr 14

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mschmit replied to the Energy & Utilities board. 2:59 PM

Re: Solar impact in Hawaii

We need some better thinking on this. Once solar is greater than some percent of what a utility provides, then (phased in over time) we should treat solar as a wholesale sale to the utility and people buy all power at normal rates. Solar generated [more]

Fri Apr 10

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mschmit replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:56 PM

Re: My computer doesn't like to wake up

My computer doesn't like to wake up

Neither do I. :)

Microsoft has been doing lot of research on artificial intelligence in the past decade. You have probably been unknowingly, randomly selected to be a beta tester for a [more]

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