Rossi and Musk on Climate Change Etc

All those interested in climate change, undoubtedly know that President Donald J. Trump (R-New York) has decided to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. That prompted some very interesting reactions from Ecat inventor Andrea Rossi, Elon Musk and others.

The Paris Climate Agreement is a pact in which nations agreed to lower emissions of greenhouse gases in an effort to limit temperature increases to 1.5 degrees a year. The agreement is deliberately vague and not binding; but it angered some Americans who believed it unfairly blamed the United States for the world’s problems. The pact is still in place despite Trump’s action and even the United States will follow it for a number of years.

Musk Dumps Trump

Trump’s move is a risky one that has already alienated a potential. Elon Musk almost immediately tweeted that he is leaving two advisory councils to the president, Bloomberg reported. Musk was not alone; Disney CEO Bob Iger whose company is facing a boycott also quit a presidential council, Quartz reported.

That move is not as altruistic as it sounds because there has been a well-organized effort to boycott Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) over it. Most of the probable buyers of Tesla cars are probably Trump opponents and Tesla sells a lot of cars in European countries like Norway where the Donald is widely reviled.

Rossi Opposes Solar Power

Andrea Rossi had a very interesting take on the issue at his blog. He savagely condemned solar and wind power.

“The solar energy is not economically profitable and is funded exclusively and by the taxpayer,” the inventor wrote on June. “The wind energy (that indirectly is solar) is not profitable as well as the solar and it too is economically sustainable only if funded by the taxpayer.”

“All the jobs created by the alternative energies are funded by the taxpayer, otherwise could not be paid for,” Rossi wrote on June 1. Rossi makes a very good point here so-called “green energy;” like almost all energy, is heavily subsidized by taxpayers.

A major dilemma facing energy infrastructure these days is that almost all of it requires government support. Oil for example is protected by military forces; mostly American, in the fields in the Middle East and in ships on the sea. Both oil and coal companies receive tax breaks and exemptions from regulations that enable them to operate. Almost all hydroelectric dams are owned or were developed by the government. Nuclear power was developed through government research; and solar and wind power are only profitable in the U.S.; because of tax breaks and government mandates.

One advantage to both e-cat and possibly Elon Musk’s Solar Roof is that they might be practical power sources not under government control. That might be a real game changer which can undermine a lot of political careers.

Solar Roof is supposed to be available this summer and Rossi hopes to unveil his ecat Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) sometime this fall. On his blog Rossi told frequent correspondent Steven G. Karels that he hopes to reach his goal in October or November.

If Rossi and Musk succeed the debate over the Paris Agreement; and Trump’s opposition to it, will become purely academic because we will be able to generate all the energy we need without greenhouse gases.

 

 

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