Category Archives: Gotta Be Kidding

Sometimes people get it wrong big time. An up-to-date collection of real world facts and events that should never happen, but have.

Marchionne is last to join the EV bandwagon, but can Fiat still compete? (Part 2)

[Follows from Part 1] The Future Vs Marchionne June 2018: methane may not be Fiat’s new technological focus after all. Also, improving traditional Diesel engines is ultimately not feasible, so those will instead be fully scrapped by 2021. The much-derided … Continue reading

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Marchionne is last to join the EV bandwagon, but can Fiat still compete? (Part 1)

Fiat Chrysler’s CEO Sergio Marchionne unveiled his last 5-year industrial plan for the Italian-American carmaker a month ago in Turin, Italy. The much anticipated event did not disappoint, as the CEO – now 14 years into his reign at the … Continue reading

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The 2018 Nissan Leaf: Simply Amazing or Epic Fail?

The new Nissan Leaf was unveiled last September to great fanfare, as Nissan launched a months-long global marketing offensive to trumpet the arrival of its second generation mass market electric car. A daunting task: replacing the World’s best selling EV, … Continue reading

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Let’s name storms after climate change deniers! [w/video]

What if we named the most devastating storms caused by climate change after climate skeptics? This is exactly what folks at ClimateNameChange.org have done! Since 1954, the World Meteorological Organization has been naming extreme storms after people. But we propose … Continue reading

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Italian ‘killer’ Decree threatens global solar industry

In a move that will shake the global PV industry like an earthquake, the Italian Government approved on 3rd March a long awaited Renewable Energy Decree that marks an unanticipated, early end to its incredible solar race. After months of … Continue reading

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Nuclear Vs Solar: Clash of the Numbers

A very interesting and controversial study emerged recently, comparing nuclear and solar costs no less. The study, “Solar and Nuclear Costs – The Historic Crossover“, was prepared by John O. Blackburn and Sam Cunningham for NC Warn, a climate change … Continue reading

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BP posts $17bn loss, CEO Tony Hayward quits

Tony Hayward, Chief Executive Officer of BP is to be replaced by Bob Dudley, the U.S. executive managing the company’s response to the spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “I believe that it is not possible for the company to … Continue reading

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