This is quite the scary 7 minute TED video. I really hope people realize how dire this situation is. Also, THERE IS NO FUCKING THING AS CLEAN COAL!
I’ve read a bit about Shai Agassi before and his story is pretty fascinating. He had an epiphany about how electric cars should work with batteries (don’t make the user pay for the cost of the battery) that I think is awesome. He’s pushing out his plan in a number of different areas including Isreal, Denmark, Hawaii, San Francisco, and Australia. I’m very, very excited for this technology to become widely adopted as in his speech he talks about how it’s 1/40th the cost of gas. Crazy interesting stuff. Pretty cool that it’s in Palo Alto right next to where I grew up too.
Edit: For those of you using rss readers, there’s a TED video that goes along with this post that I highly recommend you watch. I’m not sure why it’s not showing up, I need to figure that out :(.