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The difference between getting somewhere in 8 minutes and getting there in 15 minutes exhausted is significant. Especially if the car ride would be 5 minutes. That battery assist makes all the difference.
I promise you, the ad is exactly as described, "don't go to the US, they're too Woke"
This is from Financial Times, they're also reporting that 1% of US power generation is rooftop solar.
Really great spread on those utensils.
• Thread discussing a recent NYT article about the problems with the California High Speed Rail project. TL;DR: It's always been a goal of the Governor's office, not the legislature, to complete the project, and the NYT author seems to have an axe to grind about unrelated issues.
One true part of the story is that the French company Caltrans was working with decided to pull out and instead build something in North Africa, which opened in 2018.
• Short summary of Economist article about the expected cost of the green energy transition. TL;DR: We have proven policy levers available to us, and much of it is happening anyway.