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Street Talking at Jeff's Shed...
 
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Disclaimer! - I hold no mining company shares but I acknowledge that they are a huge benefit to Australia's economy, especially in terms of export earnings, employment & tax/royalty payments. And NO - the diesel fuel rebate id NOT a SUBSIDY to the miners!
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Australia Won't Sign Fossil Fuel Pledge
 
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Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull broke with other world leaders Tuesday at the U.N. Climate Summit in Paris, known as COP21, by refusing to sign a pledge phasing out fossil fuel subsidies. The rejection of the fossil fuel pledge came after politicians from Australia's Nationals party, who tend to represent rural areas, reportedly lobbied against it. They were particularly concerned about the effect the pledge might have on the diesel fuel rebate for farmers and miners. In an ABC interview Tuesday, Nationals deputy leader Barnaby Joyce said signing the statement would cause Australia to lose a significant amount of its agricultural export income. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/XDUH_zFdDxU/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Market Open 09.05
 
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The Government released the Federal Budget last night and the winner are consumers and families which will help consumer stocks such as Retailers, Market also watching any implication for the Mining Tax including the Diesel Fuel Rebate, usually the market performs well the day after the release of the budget.
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QandA - Clive Palmer says NO to co-payment, NO to education deregulation, NO to fuel indexation
 
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A big NO to a budget that is unfair to ordinary Australian. CLIVE PALMER: I assure all Australians that we will stand as the last sentry at the gate. *There will be no co-payment. *There will be no changes to the education establishments in Australia. *There will be no deregulation of universities. That's why people elected us and that's what we're going to do. TONY JONES: Okay. What about Joe Hockey's fuel tax hike? CLIVE PALMER: Well... TONY JONES: You've just named a number of things. What about the fuel tax hike? That’s where that started. CLIVE PALMER: I don't want to upset Warren tonight too much but... WARREN TRUSS: You already have. PENNY WONG: Too late. CLIVE PALMER: But the reality of it is is when we got rid of the carbon tax, part of the carbon tax was a rebate on diesel fuel. That's now being re-introduced as a change to excise so it's about mirrors. The Australian people don't want mirrors. They want the truth. So we won't vote for that or for the indexation. You’ll see... TONY JONES: So no matter what is said to you? CLIVE PALMER: That’s right, yeah. TONY JONES: Because this is a period of intense negotiation. Are you determined to reject all of these things? CLIVE PALMER: Well, on the things that I’ve just mentioned tonight, you can't negotiate because they're the very fabric of the nation that we live in. You can't sell out of Australia and you can't sell out on the Australian people.
ENERGY, GREEN, FINANCING 100%, BOND MONEY, SOLAR, RENEWABLE, BIO FUEL, GAS, OIL, DIESEL, COAL, HYDRO
 
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NIBA NEWS: Meghalaya Government Cuts Petorl and Diesel Prices By Rs. 2.5 a Liter.
 
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Meghalaya to cut fuel prices by Rs 2.50 a litre The Meghalaya cabinet Wednesday approved a proposal to reduce the price of petrol and diesel by Rs 2.50 a litre, a move that will cost the state Rs 15 crore annually, a top government official said. "The cabinet is pleased to approve a proposal to introduce a rebate on the price of petrol and diesel by Rs 2.50 per litre with effect from tomorrow (October 11), also in line with the decision of the central government," Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong told reporters after the cabinet meeting here. The Centre on October 4 announced a Rs 2.50 per litre cut in petrol and diesel prices after it reduced excise duty by Rs 1.50 a litre. Tynsong said it was a bold decision taken by the state government considering the cut will imply a loss of Rs 15 crore to the states exchequer annually. Tynsong, however, said that the state government has instructed revenue generating departments like Excise, Registration and Taxation, Forest and Mining departments to raise tax collection to mitigate the losses. He also said that the Union Ministry of Social Justice has sanctioned Rs 300 crore for the construction of a multi-facility stadium on 50 acre land identified in the New Shillong Township for hosting the National Games 2022. Tynsong said the sports department is working to complete the process of appointing consultant, architect and the national games chief executive officer by November 5 to take the matter forward. The deputy chief minister also said that the department has identified a 70 acre plot in the same township for the construction of games village, the expenditure for which will be borne by the state government.
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Getting Clunkers and Distracted Drivers Off the Road
 
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This is the VOA Special English Economics Report, from http://voaspecialenglish.com American Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced plans for a "distracted driving summit" in September in Washington. Transportation and law enforcement officials, safety activists and others will discuss how to deal with drivers who do other things as they drive. Talking on the phone has long been an issue. But text-messaging while driving has gained more attention recently following a number of deadly crashes. Right now, though, distracted driving is not the only thing Secretary LaHood has to think about. For the first time in many months, large numbers of Americans have been buying new cars. And here is at least part of the reason why: In late July the government began paying for people to trade in older vehicles for newer ones with greater fuel economy. The program was named the Car Allowance Rebate System, but people know it as "cash for clunkers." It was included as part of an unrelated defense bill passed in June. Congress provided one billion dollars for car dealers to pay for trade-ins. Qualified buyers can receive up to four thousand five hundred dollars toward a new vehicle. So far, most of the trade-ins have been trucks and the majority of new purchases have been cars. Dealers are required to make the trade-ins unusable by destroying the engine, then recycle the old vehicles into scrap metal. The billion dollars was supposed to last until November. But officials said most of that money was quickly spent because of the popularity of the program. President Obama asked Congress for an additional two billion dollars which might last through Labor Day, September seventh. The House of Representatives quickly agreed to the additional money. Democrats and Republicans in the Senate later reached a deal that gave final approval. "Cash for clunkers" has its critics. Liberals say the fuel-efficiency requirements for the replacement vehicles are not strong enough for the environment. Conservatives object to the cost, and the idea of what they say is just another bailout for the car industry. The Transportation Department reported on August fifth that almost half of all sales were from American manufacturers. Foreign automakers, however, had six of the ten top selling vehicles in the program. But even so, most of their vehicles were built in the United States. And that's the VOA Special English Economics Report, available online at voaspecialenglish.com. (Adapted from a radio program broadcast 07Aug2009)
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The reason solar energy has caused electricity prices to rise in Australia.
 
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How is this not a conspiracy by fossil fuel companies? For a longer version of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVSOHSMTR0w
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LEED-Certified Structure Welded with Miller Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) Welder Generator
 
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While construction equipment is just one small portion of the LEED certification equation, Apex Steel ran one of the first Trailblazer® 302s with electronic fuel injection (EFI) and realized a 20-percent reduction in fuel use while also reducing harmful HC, CO and NOx emissions. Read the whole story here: http://www.millerwelds.com/resources/articles/Electronic-fuel-injected-injection-welder-generator-construction-apex-steel
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First time in Maharashtra
 
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Hello friends. This is the first time in Maharashtra where New Shivneri SRA Co-operatives housing society plant solar system. Thanx to Utkarshaa Energy Services for providing this eco-friendly energy Utkarshaa Energy Services Private Limited 13/A, Balaji Niwas, Plot No. 107/108, Sector-08,, Sector 3, New Panvel East, Panvel, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 410206 098196 89946 https://goo.gl/maps/hE6eHVC5B222 Advantages to Solar Power: 1. It saves on electric bills If you’re facing rising electrical costs, solar-powered electricity can offer you a cost-saving alternative. It also eliminates your dependence on your local utility company. Are you wondering if these panels work on cloudy days? No worries; the sun still emits energy through clear and cloudy skies. Solar power offers year-round efficiency and savings, even in colder climates. Depending on the size of the system, its efficiency and the how your home faces the sun, some solar panels actually generate more electricity than your home consumes. This could decrease your monthly electric bill to zero. You can actually qualify for a rebate if your solar power system produces excess electricity. This depends on the area you live in, so check with your area’s solar power guidelines. 2. It qualifies for tax breaks Solar energy panels are become increasingly more affordable for homeowners through federal, state and local tax breaks. In 2016, homeowners were allowed to claim 30 percent of the cost of installing a new solar system in their home as a tax credit when they purchased a solar system. Taking these tax incentives into account, it’s possible to recover all of your installation and equipment costs within five to 10 years, according to National Geographic. 3. Cost of going solar has dropped The cost of solar power has dropped dramatically in recent years. Many homeowners who are planning to sell in a few years, could make a smart investment by retrofitting with solar panels today. Panels require almost no maintenance, since there are no moving parts to break down. Plus, newly designed solar panels have slimmer profiles and sleek trims that blend much more seamlessly with traditional roofs. 4. It benefits the environment Global climate change is a growing concern. Solar power reduces reliance on fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas. When fossil fuels are used to create electricity, they produce harmful gas emissions that affect the safety of air, water and soil. In contrast, solar energy produces no pollution. The sun's power offers an unlimited source of energy that does not strip the landscape or harm the ozone layer. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends switching to renewable energy sources – since these systems emit lower carbon emissions. Solar energy systems represent an investment in the future of the planet, conserving non-sustainable energy sources and protecting the environment for the next generation. 5. It increases fuel independence Domestic oil reserves continue to decline, so alternative energy sources are becoming more important than ever. Solar power reduces the nation's critical reliance on foreign oil, which is subject to dramatic cost fluctuations, and diminishes the risk of power shortages caused by disruptions in overseas oil supplies. Because solar power offers clear benefits over conventional power sources, more and more homeowners are making the switch to this clean, safe and affordable energy source every year. If u enjoyed this video then don't forget to hit the like button....
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Donkerhoek Data   Elektroniese Brandstof Kontrole eenheid
 
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Rekord houding van brandstof verbruik.
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Australia's future: solar energy
 
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Over the past five years a quiet energy revolution has been taking place in Australia. It's built on the growth of solar power, especially rooftop photvoltaic (PV) solar sytems. In just five years the number of Australian solar PV systems went from 8,000 to 1,000,000 with ordinary Australians driving the change. It's a revolution that nobody saw coming.
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Volkswagen Settlement to Fund New Air Pollution Reduction Program
 
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Governor Tom Wolf announced the roll out of new grant and rebate programs to improve air quality in Pennsylvania funded by the $118 million settlement with Volkswagen Group of America, Pennsylvania’s share of the settlement for allegations of cheating on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions tests. The new initiative, Driving PA Forward, is aimed at permanently reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions statewide by as much as 27,700 tons overall by accelerating the replacement of older, polluting diesel engines with cleaner technologies.
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Byton Self Driving, Wireless Charging and Find Elon’s Roadster | 17 Feb 2018
 
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Saturday 17th February 2018. On the podcast today… In California the new Rebate Now system aims to make any rebates quicker to claim, and apply at the point of purchase. https://insideevs.com/california-pre-approve-buyers-upfront-electric-car-rebate Electra Mechanica make the SOLO EV and they’ve announced a partnership to bring the Qualcomm Halo Induction charging system to their cars.  Their cars have a 100 mile range and a 17.3 kWh battery. http://design.automotive-business-review.com/news/ricardo-to-add-wireless-charging-capability-for-electra-meccanicas-solo-ev-160218-6058066 The brand new Kia Ceed has been unveiled and whilst there will be a mild hybrid and PHEV version, sadly no full electric model. https://www.motor1.com/news/233241/kia-ceed-hybrid-phev-possible/ Byton have plans to make their EV’s self driving, and have announced a partnership with Aurora to use their autonomous technology for Level 4 driving. http://www.automotivetestingtechnologyinternational.com/news/cavs/byton-aurora-self-driving-tech-vehicles.html Sweden is stepping up the hunt for Cobalt under their own soil, with a new investment in mining for crucial metals needed for electric car batteries. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/sweden-cobalt-electric-cars-demand-rise-battery-lithium-government-investment-a8213491.html More manufacturers confirm their Geneva Motor Show plans, and Honda will be there to update three of their models which will be powered by batteries. https://hondanews.eu/eu/en/cars/media/pressreleases/126080/honda-at-geneva-motor-show-hybrid-electric-and-sport Scotland are one of the countries which has announced a ban on diesels. A new study out today says they could be energy independent with renewables which work alongside an investment in electric car infrastructure. http://www.thenational.scot/news/15998044.Scotland_could_become__European_giant__in_renewables_by_2030/ And finally, Where Is Roadster? That’s the new website which is tracking the Tesla Roadster which SpaceX sent into space, and can give you the current location. http://www.whereisroadster.com/   Thank you for listening today, I hope you've enjoyed it. We'd love to spread the word about electric cars so please do share this with at least one person who might be interested. Just a reminder you can listen to all of our previous podcasts on iTunes, whilst you’re there why not Subscribe for free and then you get them automatically. It would really mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on iTunes which will help us spread the word to a wider audience about electric cars. If you have an Amazon Echo, why not be one of the first to download our brand new Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Twitter @EVNewsDaily, have a wonderful day, and I'll see you tomorrow.
Shell at MIT's Technology Review EmTech 2010
 
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Chief Scientist Jose Bravo and fellow panelists Nazeer Bhore, Sr. Technology Mgr at ExxonMobil, and John Reilly, Associate Director for Research, MIT discuss the future of energy with Jason Pontin, Editor in Chief of MIT's Technology Review, on September 23, 2010 at MIT. Welcome to Shell’s official YouTube channel. Subscribe here to learn about the future of energy, see our new technology and innovation in action or watch highlights from our major projects around the world. Here you’ll also find videos on jobs and careers, motorsports, the Shell Eco-marathon as well as new products like Shell V-Power. If you have any thoughts or questions, please comment, like or share. Together we can #makethefuture Visit our Website: http://www.shell.com/ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Shell/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shell/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/shell Look us up on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/royaldutchshell Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/1271/
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Constructing a Green Transportation Policy: Transit Modes and Infrastructure
 
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Constructing a Green Transportation Policy: Transit Modes and Infrastructure - Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming - 2009-03-19 - With global warming, clean energy and job-creating infrastructure projects high on the agenda for Congress and the Obama administration, and our nation's primary transportation bill up for Congressional reauthorization, green transportation measures are gaining increasing attention. America's transportation sector is responsible for approximately one-third of our country's heat-trapping carbon emissions. With these political and environmental factors as a backdrop, Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Vice Chair Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming held a hearing on how various transit modes and the methodology and materials to build our transportation system can reduce global warming and cut our dependence on oil and other fossil fuels. Panel One: Peter Varga, CEO, Interurban Transit Partnership, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Andy Clark, Executive Director, League of American Bicyclists; Chris Zimmerman, Arlington County, Virginia Board Member; Mr. John Boesel, President and CEO, CalStart. Panel Two: Don Weaver, Association of General Contractors Highway Division Chairman; Erika Guerra, Holcim (US) Inc.; Domenic G. Ruccolo, Senior Vice President, Construction and Forestry Division, John Deere. Video provided by the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Saturday Engineering for Everyone, Feb. 13, 2016
 
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Professor David Ruzic's Saturday Engineering for Everyone talk, "Dispelling the Myths about Nuclear Power," was Feb. 13, 2016, in the ECE Building on the University of Illinois campus.
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Linking Building Energy Efficiency and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
 
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The webinar explores the links between climate and building energy efficiency policies. Panelists discuss the role of public-private cooperation in improving building energy efficiency as part of climate change mitigation. They also discuss strategies for leveraging domestic policies on building energy efficiency for implementing nationally determined contributions (NDCs).
"Progress Report on San Francisco’s Sustainability Efforts" by Jared Blumenfeld
 
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April 28, 2009 | San Francisco has become one of the most innovative cities in the world in implementing new comprehensive approaches to urban sustainability. From its groundbreaking zero waste strategies such as the residential compost and green waste recycling program, to its energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, the City has been a leader in designing and implementing programs that work. The City’s project EcoMap will allow citizens to track their progress toward sustainability goals on a zip code by zip code basis. Jared Blumenfeld, Director of San Francisco’s Environment Department, will talk about the successes and challenges the City has experienced in implementing urban sustainability programs and the many partnerships the City has developed that help it to reach its sustainability goals.
Hybrid electric vehicles | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_electric_vehicle 00:04:29 1 Classification 00:04:39 1.1 Types of powertrain 00:06:58 1.2 Types by degree of hybridization 00:10:27 1.3 Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) 00:12:56 1.4 Flex-fuel hybrid 00:13:48 2 History 00:13:57 2.1 Early days 00:20:24 2.2 Predecessors of present technology 00:27:37 2.3 Modern hybrids 00:34:58 2.4 Latest developments 00:44:16 3 Sales and rankings 00:51:20 3.1 Annual sales in top markets 00:51:31 3.2 Japanese market 01:01:30 3.3 American market 01:04:57 3.4 European market 01:22:34 4 Technology 01:23:52 4.1 Engines and fuel sources 01:24:02 4.1.1 Fossil fuels 01:30:16 4.1.2 Biofuels 01:31:35 4.2 Electric machines 01:34:08 4.3 Design considerations 01:35:14 4.4 Conversion kits 01:35:34 5 Environmental impact 01:35:44 5.1 Fuel consumption 01:37:58 5.2 Noise 01:42:26 5.3 Pollution 01:43:20 5.4 Top ten EPA-rated hybrids 01:44:07 6 Vehicle types 01:44:17 6.1 Motorcycles 01:46:25 6.2 Automobiles and light trucks 01:46:35 6.3 High-performance cars 01:47:32 6.4 Formula 1 01:48:16 6.5 Taxis 01:49:47 6.6 Buses 01:51:18 6.7 Trucks 01:54:17 6.8 Military vehicles 01:55:13 6.9 Locomotives 01:56:22 6.10 Marine and other aquatic 01:56:59 6.11 Aircraft 01:58:53 7 Hybrid premium and showroom cost parity 02:02:27 8 Raw materials shortage 02:03:28 9 Legislation and incentives 02:03:50 9.1 Canada 02:05:15 9.2 Israel 02:05:41 9.3 Japan 02:06:19 9.4 Jordan 02:07:01 9.5 Malaysia 02:08:24 9.6 Netherlands 02:08:47 9.7 New Zealand 02:09:14 9.8 Republic of Ireland 02:09:56 9.9 Sweden 02:10:31 9.10 United Kingdom 02:11:30 9.11 United States 02:11:39 9.11.1 Federal 02:12:54 9.11.2 States and local 02:15:37 10 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.7623017278215691 Voice name: en-AU-Wavenet-A "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is a type of hybrid vehicle that combines a conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) system with an electric propulsion system (hybrid vehicle drivetrain). The presence of the electric powertrain is intended to achieve either better fuel economy than a conventional vehicle or better performance. There is a variety of HEV types, and the degree to which each functions as an electric vehicle (EV) also varies. The most common form of HEV is the hybrid electric car, although hybrid electric trucks (pickups and tractors) and buses also exist. Modern HEVs make use of efficiency-improving technologies such as regenerative brakes which convert the vehicle's kinetic energy to electric energy, which is stored in a battery or supercapacitor. Some varieties of HEV use their internal combustion engine to generate electricity by spinning an electrical generator to either recharge their batteries or to directly power the electric drive motors; this combination is known as a motor–generator. Many HEVs reduce idle emissions by shutting down the engine at idle and restarting it when needed; this is known as a start-stop system. A hybrid-electric produces less tailpipe emissions than a comparably sized gasoline car, since the hybrid gasoline engine is usually smaller than a comparably sized, pure gasoline-powered vehicle and if not used to directly drive the car, can be geared to run at maximum efficiency, further improving fuel economy. Although Ferdinand Porsche developed the Lohner-Porsche in 1901, hybrid electric vehicles did not become widely available until the release of the Toyota Prius in Japan in 1997, followed by the Honda Insight in 1999. While initially perceived as unnecessary due to the low cost of gasoline, worldwide increases in the price of petroleum caused many automakers to release hybrids in the late 2000s; they are now perceived as a core segment of the automotive market of the future.As of January 2017, over 12 million hybrid electric vehicles have been sold worldwide since their inception in 1997. Japan has the world's largest hyb ...
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The Future of Energy with Bryan Birsic (Wunder Capital)
 
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New video just published! "Return of the Tesla Referral Program (2019 Edition)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvDpvxmefYo --~-- Join Bryan and I as we look at the recent Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) report stating "Power System Will Dance to Tune of Wind, Solar, Batteries" Learn more about Wunder Capital at https://teslanomics.co/wunder After the discussion, we'll open up Q&A for all attendees. View the article here: https://about.bnef.com/blog/henbest-power-system-will-dance-tune-wind-solar-batteries/ // New here? Check out more Most Recent Video - https://goo.gl/k3pWlt Most Popular Video - https://goo.gl/jydACR Subscribe - https://goo.gl/tPDO7v // Shoot me a msg online fb https://fb.com/teslanomics tw https://twitter.com/teslanomicsco // My Gear Books https://kit.com/teslanomicsco/books-i-ve-actually-read Tech https://kit.com/teslanomicsco/tech-gear Camera - https://kit.com/teslanomicsco/camera-gear Model 3 Essentials - https://kit.com/teslanomicsco/tesla-model-3-essentials // Music by Epidemic Sound // Disclaimer This video and channel are not affiliated with Tesla nor did they endorse this specific production.
Olympic Dam mine will fuel nuclear disasters like Fukushima & leak radioactive waste - Pt 2
 
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http://cuttlefishcountry.com David Noonan, anti-nuclear campaigner, continues his speech at a forum on October 9, 2011 in Adelaide, South Australia. David discusses South Australia's complicity in the proliferation of nuclear weapons, risks and disasters as the Olympic Dam mine prepares to scale up its out put of uranium and radioactive copper concentrate to international markets. With China and Putin's Russia eager to buy, diplomatic envoys have been exploring opportunities to sell these minerals to new markets including India. In the developing world, and in autocratic political conditions like those in China, the risk scales up again. India we know is actively expanding its nuclear arsenal in an arms race with Pakistan, and every nuclear reactor is a ticking time bomb, susceptible to natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis as we were reminded by Fukushima, Japan and make primary targets for future terrorist or military attacks. To learn more about the Olympic Dam mine expansion and its chain of impacts around the world, and from the desert to the ocean, visit http://cuttlefishcountry.com
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Philip Warburg: "Harness the Sun" | Talks at Google
 
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Philip Warburg visited Google's office in Cambridge, MA to discuss his book "Harness the Sun". In the book, he explores the U.S.'s solar revolution in depth. Beginning with his solar-powered home in New England, he introduces readers to the pioneers who are spearheading our move toward a clean energy economy. He introduces the CEOs who are propelling solar power to prominence and the workers who scale our rooftops installing panels. We encounter the engineers who are building giant utility-scale projects in prime solar states like Nevada, Arizona, and California, and the biologists who make sure wildlife is protected at those sites. Philip Warburg is the author of "Harvest the Wind: America’s Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence, and Climate Stability". He was president of the Conservation Law Foundation, New England's leading environmental advocacy group, from 2003 to 2009. Previously, he directed the Israel Union for Environmental Defense in Tel Aviv and was an attorney at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC.
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"A Declaration of Energy Independence" by Jay Hakes
 
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September 11, 2008 | Energy debates in Washington are disquieting to the careful observer. Economic myths replace science as the basis of decision making. The right believes that governmental controls disrupt energy markets while the left warns that special interests are aiming to thwart the national interest. Neither simplification stands up to economic analysis, baffling the average citizen. Yet we are all searching for solutions that lead us towards energy independence.
u2053 v1 Mitsubishi Triton 1080p
 
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Meteor car rental car hire & Truck Rental Call 1300 638 367 http://www.1300meteor.com.au/ U2053 Mits. Triton 4x4 DC with canopy (Automatic) The Mitsubishi Triton 4x4 turbo diesel dual cab pickup from Meteor features seating for up to 5, and with the standard canopy provides an enclosed and lockable load compartment complete with a 12 volt outlet for accessories. And unlike some competitors we welcome off sealed road use! The bull bar provides frontal protection against small animals and is winch compatible - a winch is available as an extra cost option. The Triton features a high power fuel efficient 131 kilowatt turbo intercooled diesel and automatic transmission with high and low range. Fuel capacity is 75 litres, giving a range of up to 600 kilometres! The comfortable cabin’s extensive features include central locking, air conditioning, power steering, cruise control, power windows, radio CD player, and Bluetooth. Standard accessories include a UHF 2 way radio and fire extinguisher. . A heavy duty tow bar is standard, and the towing capacity to the Triton for braked trailers is an impressive 3 tonnes! M e t e o r! For quality reliable four wheel drives!
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Hybrid electric | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_electric_vehicle 00:03:48 1 Classification 00:03:57 1.1 Types of powertrain 00:05:56 1.2 Types by degree of hybridization 00:08:54 1.3 Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) 00:11:02 1.4 Flex-fuel hybrid 00:11:47 2 History 00:11:56 2.1 Early days 00:17:23 2.2 Predecessors of present technology 00:23:31 2.3 Modern hybrids 00:29:44 2.4 Latest developments 00:37:37 3 Sales and rankings 00:43:34 3.1 Annual sales in top markets 00:43:44 3.2 Japanese market 00:52:08 3.3 American market 00:55:03 3.4 European market 01:09:43 4 Technology 01:10:50 4.1 Engines and fuel sources 01:11:00 4.1.1 Fossil fuels 01:16:19 4.1.2 Biofuels 01:17:27 4.2 Electric machines 01:19:38 4.3 Design considerations 01:20:35 4.4 Conversion kits 01:20:54 5 Environmental impact 01:21:04 5.1 Fuel consumption 01:23:00 5.2 Noise 01:26:49 5.3 Pollution 01:27:35 5.4 Top ten EPA-rated hybrids 01:28:16 6 Vehicle types 01:28:26 6.1 Motorcycles 01:30:16 6.2 Automobiles and light trucks 01:30:26 6.3 High-performance cars 01:31:16 6.4 Formula 1 01:31:54 6.5 Taxis 01:33:13 6.6 Buses 01:34:31 6.7 Trucks 01:37:04 6.8 Military vehicles 01:37:52 6.9 Locomotives 01:38:52 6.10 Marine and other aquatic 01:39:26 6.11 Aircraft 01:41:04 7 Hybrid premium and showroom cost parity 01:44:07 8 Raw materials shortage 01:45:00 9 Legislation and incentives 01:45:20 9.1 Canada 01:46:33 9.2 Israel 01:46:57 9.3 Japan 01:47:31 9.4 Jordan 01:48:08 9.5 Malaysia 01:49:20 9.6 Netherlands 01:49:42 9.7 New Zealand 01:50:06 9.8 Republic of Ireland 01:50:43 9.9 Sweden 01:51:14 9.10 United Kingdom 01:52:05 9.11 United States 01:52:14 9.11.1 Federal 01:53:19 9.11.2 States and local 01:55:39 10 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.7883516865786284 Voice name: en-AU-Wavenet-B "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is a type of hybrid vehicle that combines a conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) system with an electric propulsion system (hybrid vehicle drivetrain). The presence of the electric powertrain is intended to achieve either better fuel economy than a conventional vehicle or better performance. There is a variety of HEV types, and the degree to which each functions as an electric vehicle (EV) also varies. The most common form of HEV is the hybrid electric car, although hybrid electric trucks (pickups and tractors) and buses also exist. Modern HEVs make use of efficiency-improving technologies such as regenerative brakes which convert the vehicle's kinetic energy to electric energy, which is stored in a battery or supercapacitor. Some varieties of HEV use their internal combustion engine to generate electricity by spinning an electrical generator to either recharge their batteries or to directly power the electric drive motors; this combination is known as a motor–generator. Many HEVs reduce idle emissions by shutting down the engine at idle and restarting it when needed; this is known as a start-stop system. A hybrid-electric produces less tailpipe emissions than a comparably sized gasoline car, since the hybrid gasoline engine is usually smaller than a comparably sized, pure gasoline-powered vehicle and if not used to directly drive the car, can be geared to run at maximum efficiency, further improving fuel economy. Although Ferdinand Porsche developed the Lohner-Porsche in 1901, hybrid electric vehicles did not become widely available until the release of the Toyota Prius in Japan in 1997, followed by the Honda Insight in 1999. While initially perceived as unnecessary due to the low cost of gasoline, worldwide increases in the price of petroleum caused many automakers to release hybrids in the late 2000s; they are now perceived as a core segment of the automotive market of the future.As of January 2017, over 12 million hybrid electric vehicles have been sold worldwide since their inception in 1997. Japan has the world's largest hyb ...
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FORD OPEN SERVICE UTILITY Old Bridge, NJ 140417
 
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732-242-0405 | Commercial Truck Center - Utility Truck 2014 FORD OPEN SERVICE UTILITY Old Bridge, NJ Stock# 140417 732-242-0405 www.allamericanfordinoldbridge.com For more information on this vehicle and our full inventory, call 732-242-0405. All American Ford and Subaru 3698 Route 9 South Old Bridge, NJ 08857 This Dejana Knapheide 9 FT Service Body is located at the Old Bridge location. There are additional rebates available off the selling price that you may be eligible for. This service body offers vertical compartments in the front and in the back with a horizontal compartment over the wheel well. For those seeking the function and durability of a service body with added style and distinction, Knapheide has created the KSS Service Body. These units feature a contoured automotive styling with wrap around taillights, concealed door hinges and automotive style door latches. Like the standard utility bodies, these units feature K-Coat Protection and complete undercoating for extra protection from corrosion and road debris. KSS Bodies are available in SRW and DRW designs. This truck is equipped with extras like: Remote Electronic Locking System, Adjustable Dividers Shelves and Dividers, The Compartment are 20 inch in Depth, Stainless Steel Rotary Latches, Galva-Grip Rear Bumper, Back up Alarm, Class IV Receiver Tube Hitch, 7 Prong Flat Trailer Plug, This vehicle has options like an added value Equipment Package 630A, Hydraulic 2-Ton Jack, Air Conditioning, Electronic Locking W/3.73 Axle Ratio, Engine Block Heater, Engine Block Heater -inc: Standard in Alaska Colorado Iowa Idaho Maine Michigan Minnesota Montana North Dakota New Hampshire New York South Dakota Vermont Wisconsin and Wyoming, HD Vinyl 40/20/40 Split Bench Seat, Oxford White Exterior Paint, Deletes passenger side lock cylinder upgraded door-trim panel Accessory Delay Remote Keyless Entry MyKey owner controls feature Perimeter Anti-Theft Alarm Power Front Side Windows 1-touch up and down power driver and passenger window Manual Telescoping Trailer Tow Mirrors power heated glass heated convex spotter mirror and integrated clearance lights/turn signals Power Locks SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS), heavy duty alternator pre-selected springs (see Order Guide Supplemental Reference for springs/FGAWR of specific vehicle configurations) NOTE 1: Restrictions apply; see Supplemental Reference or Body Builders Layout Book for details NOTE 2: Also allows for the attachment of a winch, XL Trim Package, Steel Vinyl, LT275/70RX18E BSW AT (4), Verified to be compatible w/electronic actuated drum brakes only, SelectShift range select and tow/haul feature (STD), painted hub covers and center ornaments, Chrome Front Bumper Bright Chrome Hub Covers & Center Ornaments, XL Decor Group Chrome Front Bumper Bright Chrome Hub Covers & Center Ornaments Radio: AM/FM Stereo/Single CD/MP3 digital clock 4 speakers and auxiliary audio input jack Cruise Control, Four Wheel Drive, Power Steering, ABS, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Brake Assist, Steel Wheels, Tires - Front All-Season, Tires - Rear All-Season, Tow Hooks, Intermittent Wipers, Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers, AM/FM Stereo, Vinyl Seats, Split Bench Seat, Driver Adjustable Lumbar, Adjustable Steering Wheel, A/C, Passenger Vanity Mirror, Traction Control, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Monitor, Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch, Front Head Air Bag
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Public Hearing on U.S. Trade Deficits
 
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The Department of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative are holding a public hearing on Thursday, May 18, at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington D.C., at 9:30 am. The Trump administration is analyzing the causes of America’s persistent and massive trade deficits. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross is asking for input from American stakeholders on the factors that contribute to the more than $500-billion-annual goods and services trade deficit facing the United States. Read more on Trade.gov: https://blog.trade.gov/2017/05/05/provide-input-on-the-united-states-trade-deficit/ Federal Register Notice: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=ITA-2017-0003-0001
Hybrid electric car | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_electric_vehicle 00:03:28 1 Classification 00:03:37 1.1 Types of powertrain 00:05:28 1.2 Types by degree of hybridization 00:08:13 1.3 Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) 00:10:11 1.4 Flex-fuel hybrid 00:10:54 2 History 00:11:03 2.1 Early days 00:16:04 2.2 Predecessors of present technology 00:21:42 2.3 Modern hybrids 00:27:28 2.4 Latest developments 00:34:42 3 Sales and rankings 00:40:15 3.1 Annual sales in top markets 00:40:25 3.2 Japanese market 00:48:13 3.3 American market 00:50:58 3.4 European market 01:04:50 4 Technology 01:05:52 4.1 Engines and fuel sources 01:06:02 4.1.1 Fossil fuels 01:10:55 4.1.2 Biofuels 01:11:58 4.2 Electric machines 01:13:57 4.3 Design considerations 01:14:50 4.4 Conversion kits 01:15:08 5 Environmental impact 01:15:18 5.1 Fuel consumption 01:17:04 5.2 Noise 01:20:35 5.3 Pollution 01:21:18 5.4 Top ten EPA-rated hybrids 01:21:57 6 Vehicle types 01:22:06 6.1 Motorcycles 01:23:49 6.2 Automobiles and light trucks 01:23:59 6.3 High-performance cars 01:24:45 6.4 Formula 1 01:25:20 6.5 Taxis 01:26:34 6.6 Buses 01:27:47 6.7 Trucks 01:30:09 6.8 Military vehicles 01:30:54 6.9 Locomotives 01:31:50 6.10 Marine and other aquatic 01:32:22 6.11 Aircraft 01:33:52 7 Hybrid premium and showroom cost parity 01:36:40 8 Raw materials shortage 01:37:30 9 Legislation and incentives 01:37:49 9.1 Canada 01:38:57 9.2 Israel 01:39:19 9.3 Japan 01:39:52 9.4 Jordan 01:40:26 9.5 Malaysia 01:41:34 9.6 Netherlands 01:41:54 9.7 New Zealand 01:42:17 9.8 Republic of Ireland 01:42:52 9.9 Sweden 01:43:21 9.10 United Kingdom 01:44:09 9.11 United States 01:44:18 9.11.1 Federal 01:45:20 9.11.2 States and local 01:47:28 10 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.9286276826770128 Voice name: en-GB-Wavenet-B "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is a type of hybrid vehicle that combines a conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) system with an electric propulsion system (hybrid vehicle drivetrain). The presence of the electric powertrain is intended to achieve either better fuel economy than a conventional vehicle or better performance. There is a variety of HEV types, and the degree to which each functions as an electric vehicle (EV) also varies. The most common form of HEV is the hybrid electric car, although hybrid electric trucks (pickups and tractors) and buses also exist. Modern HEVs make use of efficiency-improving technologies such as regenerative brakes which convert the vehicle's kinetic energy to electric energy, which is stored in a battery or supercapacitor. Some varieties of HEV use their internal combustion engine to generate electricity by spinning an electrical generator to either recharge their batteries or to directly power the electric drive motors; this combination is known as a motor–generator. Many HEVs reduce idle emissions by shutting down the engine at idle and restarting it when needed; this is known as a start-stop system. A hybrid-electric produces less tailpipe emissions than a comparably sized gasoline car, since the hybrid gasoline engine is usually smaller than a comparably sized, pure gasoline-powered vehicle and if not used to directly drive the car, can be geared to run at maximum efficiency, further improving fuel economy. Although Ferdinand Porsche developed the Lohner-Porsche in 1901, hybrid electric vehicles did not become widely available until the release of the Toyota Prius in Japan in 1997, followed by the Honda Insight in 1999. While initially perceived as unnecessary due to the low cost of gasoline, worldwide increases in the price of petroleum caused many automakers to release hybrids in the late 2000s; they are now perceived as a core segment of the automotive market of the future.As of January 2017, over 12 million hybrid electric vehicles have been sold worldwide since their inception in 1997. Japan has the world's largest hyb ...
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Comdata Webinar | Corporate Payment Trends & Best Practices
 
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http://www.comdata.com/ -- Gain insight into corporate payment trends and best practices for fleet, corporate cards, and purchasing industries. See the highlights from our webinar! 7:03 -- Definitions of Comdata's solutions 10:30 -- Fleet industry trends 20:18 -- Fleet best practices 25:06 -- Corporate card trends 29:25 -- Corporate card best practices 34:40 -- Purchasing card trends 43:50 -- Purchasing card best practices Learn more about our solutions at http://www.comdata.com, and connect with us on social media! Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ComdataCorp Like us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/ComdataCorporation
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2017-03-09 Question Period
 
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Question Period: March 9, 2017
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Hybrid electric vehicle | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_electric_vehicle 00:04:34 1 Classification 00:04:43 1.1 Types of powertrain 00:07:04 1.2 Types by degree of hybridization 00:10:33 1.3 Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) 00:13:03 1.4 Flex-fuel hybrid 00:13:56 2 History 00:14:05 2.1 Early days 00:20:34 2.2 Predecessors of present technology 00:27:50 2.3 Modern hybrids 00:35:12 2.4 Latest developments 00:44:36 3 Sales and rankings 00:51:43 3.1 Annual sales in top markets 00:51:53 3.2 Japanese market 01:01:51 3.3 American market 01:05:18 3.4 European market 01:22:43 4 Technology 01:24:01 4.1 Engines and fuel sources 01:24:10 4.1.1 Fossil fuels 01:30:29 4.1.2 Biofuels 01:31:49 4.2 Electric machines 01:34:23 4.3 Design considerations 01:35:29 4.4 Conversion kits 01:35:49 5 Environmental impact 01:35:59 5.1 Fuel consumption 01:38:14 5.2 Noise 01:42:48 5.3 Pollution 01:43:41 5.4 Top ten EPA-rated hybrids 01:44:29 6 Vehicle types 01:44:38 6.1 Motorcycles 01:46:48 6.2 Automobiles and light trucks 01:46:58 6.3 High-performance cars 01:47:56 6.4 Formula 1 01:48:41 6.5 Taxis 01:50:11 6.6 Buses 01:51:42 6.7 Trucks 01:54:43 6.8 Military vehicles 01:55:40 6.9 Locomotives 01:56:49 6.10 Marine and other aquatic 01:57:27 6.11 Aircraft 01:59:20 7 Hybrid premium and showroom cost parity 02:02:57 8 Raw materials shortage 02:03:59 9 Legislation and incentives 02:04:20 9.1 Canada 02:05:45 9.2 Israel 02:06:11 9.3 Japan 02:06:51 9.4 Jordan 02:07:33 9.5 Malaysia 02:08:58 9.6 Netherlands 02:09:22 9.7 New Zealand 02:09:48 9.8 Republic of Ireland 02:10:31 9.9 Sweden 02:11:06 9.10 United Kingdom 02:12:05 9.11 United States 02:12:15 9.11.1 Federal 02:13:31 9.11.2 States and local 02:16:13 10 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.7651692223701598 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-A "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is a type of hybrid vehicle that combines a conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) system with an electric propulsion system (hybrid vehicle drivetrain). The presence of the electric powertrain is intended to achieve either better fuel economy than a conventional vehicle or better performance. There is a variety of HEV types, and the degree to which each functions as an electric vehicle (EV) also varies. The most common form of HEV is the hybrid electric car, although hybrid electric trucks (pickups and tractors) and buses also exist. Modern HEVs make use of efficiency-improving technologies such as regenerative brakes which convert the vehicle's kinetic energy to electric energy, which is stored in a battery or supercapacitor. Some varieties of HEV use their internal combustion engine to generate electricity by spinning an electrical generator to either recharge their batteries or to directly power the electric drive motors; this combination is known as a motor–generator. Many HEVs reduce idle emissions by shutting down the engine at idle and restarting it when needed; this is known as a start-stop system. A hybrid-electric produces less tailpipe emissions than a comparably sized gasoline car, since the hybrid gasoline engine is usually smaller than a comparably sized, pure gasoline-powered vehicle and if not used to directly drive the car, can be geared to run at maximum efficiency, further improving fuel economy. Although Ferdinand Porsche developed the Lohner-Porsche in 1901, hybrid electric vehicles did not become widely available until the release of the Toyota Prius in Japan in 1997, followed by the Honda Insight in 1999. While initially perceived as unnecessary due to the low cost of gasoline, worldwide increases in the price of petroleum caused many automakers to release hybrids in the late 2000s; they are now perceived as a core segment of the automotive market of the future.As of January 2017, over 12 million hybrid electric vehicles have been sold worldwide since their inception in 1997. Japan has the world's largest hyb ...
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Renewable energy in Australia | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy_in_Australia 00:02:56 1 Timeline of developments 00:07:39 2 Hydro power 00:08:44 3 Wind power 00:11:47 4 Solar photovoltaics 00:13:45 4.1 Mildura Solar concentrator power station 00:15:25 4.2 Technology development 00:16:18 4.3 Solar Cities 00:17:13 5 Solar thermal energy 00:17:22 5.1 Solar water heating 00:19:05 5.2 Solar thermal power 00:21:32 6 Geothermal energy 00:23:20 7 Wave power 00:24:37 8 Bio-energy 00:24:46 8.1 Biomass 00:25:36 8.2 Biofuels 00:27:07 9 Government policy 00:27:16 9.1 Renewable energy targets 00:29:22 9.2 Renewable Energy Certificates Registry 00:29:57 9.3 Carbon pricing 00:31:29 9.4 Clean Energy Finance Corporation 00:32:18 9.5 Feed-in tariffs 00:33:51 9.6 Subsidies to fossil fuel industry 00:35:13 9.7 Ratification of the Kyoto Protocol 00:35:46 10 Public opinion and action 00:38:11 11 Academic literature 00:38:46 12 Major renewable energy companies 00:38:57 12.1 BP Solar 00:39:36 12.2 Edwards 00:40:08 12.3 Eurosolar 00:40:32 12.4 Origin Energy 00:41:04 12.5 Pacific Hydro 00:41:39 12.6 Snowy Hydro Limited 00:42:18 12.7 Solahart 00:42:50 12.8 Solar Systems 00:44:28 12.9 Wind Prospect Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.9756549079755998 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-A "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Renewable energy in Australia deals with efforts that have been and continue to be made in Australia to quantify and expand the use of renewable energy in the generation of electricity, as fuel in transport and in thermal energy. Renewable energy is created through electricity generation using renewable sources, such as wind, hydro, landfill gas, geothermal, solar PV and solar thermal. There has been a substantial growth in Australia in generation of renewable electricity in the 21st century. Total renewable energy consumption in Australia in 2015 was 5.9% of Australia's total energy consumption;, compared to 4.3% of Australia's total energy consumptionn in 2011/12. It is estimated that Australia produced 35,000 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of renewable electricity (or equivalent) in 2015, 14.6% of total production in Australia.Of all renewable energy consumption in 2015 (in order of contribution) biomass (wood, woodwaste and bagasse) represented 53%, hydroelectricity 19.2%, wind 10.7%, solar PV 5.1%, biogas 4.7%, solar hot water 3.8% and biofuels 3.6%. Bioenergy (the sum of all energy derived from plant matter) represented 61.3% of Australia's total renewable energy consumption in 2015.Similar to many other countries, development of renewable electricity in Australia has been encouraged by government energy policy implemented in response to concerns about climate change, energy independence and economic stimulus. A key policy that has been in place since 2001 to encourage large-scale renewable energy development is a mandatory renewable energy target, which in 2010 was increased to 41,000 gigawatt-hours of renewable generation from power stations. This was subsequently reduced to 33,000 gigawatt-hours by the Abbott Government with the agreement of the Labor opposition. Alongside this there is the Small-Scale Renewable Energy Scheme, an uncapped scheme to support rooftop solar power and solar hot water and several State schemes providing feed-in tariffs to encourage photovoltaics. In 2012, these policies were supplemented by a carbon price and a 10 billion-dollar fund to finance renewable energy projects, although these initiatives were later withdrawn by the Federal Government. It has been suggested that with sufficient public and private sector investment and government policy certainty, Australia could switch entirely to renewable energy within a decade by building additional large-scale solar and wind power developments, upgrading to transmission infrastructure and introduction of appropriate energy efficiency measures.
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Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid
 
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The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid is a mid-size plug-in hybrid manufactured by Toyota. The Prius PHV is based on a third generation Toyota Prius outfitted with 4.4 kWh lithium-ion batteries co-developed with Panasonic, which enable all-electric operation at higher speeds and longer distances than the conventional Prius hybrid. The production version was unveiled at the September 2011 International Motor Show Germany. Production of the first generation Prius Plug-in ended in June 2015. Toyota is expected to begin production of the second generation plug-in Prius by October 2016. The Prius plug-in total all-electric range in blended mode is 11 mi as rated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, has an expected total range of 540 miles, and a maximum electric-only speed of 62 mph. According to Toyota the Prius plug-in is expected to be rated in Europe at 112 mpg-US equivalent, with CO2 emissions of 49 g/km. The EPA fuel economy rating is 95 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent in charge-depleting mode and a combined city/highway rating of 50 mpg-US in hybrid mode, the same as the conventional Prius liftback. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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Pacific Gas and Electric Company
 
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The Pacific Gas and Electric Company, commonly known as PG&E, is an investor-owned utility that provides natural gas and electricity to most of the northern two-thirds of California, from Bakersfield almost to the Oregon border. It is the leading subsidiary of the PG&E Corporation. PG&E was founded in 1905 and is currently headquartered in the Pacific Gas & Electric Building in San Francisco. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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Plug-in electric car | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plug-in_electric_vehicle 00:03:21 1 Terminology 00:03:30 1.1 Plug-in electric vehicle 00:05:55 1.2 Battery electric vehicles 00:06:47 1.3 Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles 00:07:43 1.4 Aftermarket conversions 00:08:40 1.5 New energy vehicles 00:09:20 2 Advantages 00:10:04 2.1 Lower operating and maintenance costs 00:16:31 2.2 Air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions 00:20:46 2.2.1 Carbon footprint during production 00:24:40 2.2.2 Well-to-wheel GHG emissions in the U.S. 00:41:53 2.2.3 Well-to-wheel GHG emissions in several countries 00:44:25 2.3 Less dependence on imported oil 00:46:19 2.4 Vehicle-to-grid 00:47:44 3 Disadvantages 00:47:53 3.1 Cost of batteries and cost of ownership 00:55:22 3.2 Availability of recharging infrastructure 00:59:13 3.2.1 Battery swapping 01:02:18 3.2.2 Other charging solutions 01:03:32 3.3 Potential overload of the electrical grid 01:06:09 3.4 Risks associated with noise reduction 01:09:36 3.5 Risks of battery fire 01:13:55 3.6 Rare-earth metals availability and supply security 01:24:33 3.7 Car dealers reluctance to sell 01:31:18 4 Government incentives 01:32:28 5 Production plug-in electric vehicles available 01:39:00 5.1 Sales and main markets 01:49:01 5.1.1 China 01:52:50 5.1.2 United States 01:55:52 5.1.3 Japan 01:58:48 5.1.4 Europe 02:01:14 5.1.4.1 Norway 02:04:00 5.1.4.2 France 02:05:55 5.1.4.3 United Kingdom 02:07:37 5.1.4.4 Germany 02:09:39 5.1.4.5 Netherlands 02:12:41 5.2 Top selling PEV models 02:12:51 5.2.1 All-electric cars and vans 02:15:29 5.2.2 Plug-in hybrids 02:18:46 6 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.7415983828963918 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-C "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= A plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) is any motor vehicle that can be recharged from an external source of electricity, such as wall sockets, and the electricity stored in the rechargeable battery packs drives or contributes to drive the wheels. PEV is a subset of electric vehicles that includes all-electric or battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). In China, plug-in electric vehicles are called new energy vehicles (NEVs). Sales of the first mass-production plug-in cars by major carmakers began in late December 2010, with the introduction of the all-electric Nissan Leaf and the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt. Plug-in cars have several benefits compared to conventional internal combustion engine vehicles. They have lower operating and maintenance costs, and produce little or no local air pollution. They reduce dependence on petroleum and may severally reduce greenhouse gas emissions, depending on the electricity source, as motors are typically much more efficient than their engine equivalents. Plug-in hybrids capture most of these benefits when they are operating in all-electric mode. Cumulative global sales of highway legal plug-in electric passenger cars and light utility vehicles achieved the 1 million unit milestone in September 2015, 2 million in December 2016, 3 million in November 2017, and 4 million by mid 2018, representing just about 1 out of every 300 vehicles on the world's roads. As of December 2018, the Nissan Leaf is the world's top selling highway-capable all-electric car in history, with global sales of over 380,000 units. The Tesla Model S ranks second with 250,000 units sold worldwide as of September 2018.As of September 2018, China has the world's largest stock of highway legal light-duty plug-in electric vehicles with cumulative sales of almost 2 million plug-in electric passenger cars. More than 1 million light-duty plug-in electric passenger cars have been registered in Europe by June 2018, with sales led by Norway with over 296,000 units registered as of December 2018. The United States achieved the 1 million milestone in September 2018. In October 2018, Norway became the first country where 1 in every 10 passen ...
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Plug-in electric vehicles | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plug-in_electric_vehicle 00:03:08 1 Terminology 00:03:18 1.1 Plug-in electric vehicle 00:05:36 1.2 Battery electric vehicles 00:06:25 1.3 Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles 00:07:18 1.4 Aftermarket conversions 00:08:14 1.5 New energy vehicles 00:08:52 2 Advantages 00:09:36 2.1 Lower operating and maintenance costs 00:15:36 2.2 Air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions 00:19:39 2.2.1 Carbon footprint during production 00:23:21 2.2.2 Well-to-wheel GHG emissions in the U.S. 00:39:19 2.2.3 Well-to-wheel GHG emissions in several countries 00:41:42 2.3 Less dependence on imported oil 00:43:31 2.4 Vehicle-to-grid 00:44:51 3 Disadvantages 00:45:01 3.1 Cost of batteries and cost of ownership 00:52:02 3.2 Availability of recharging infrastructure 00:55:46 3.2.1 Battery swapping 00:58:39 3.2.2 Other charging solutions 00:59:50 3.3 Potential overload of the electrical grid 01:02:19 3.4 Risks associated with noise reduction 01:05:35 3.5 Risks of battery fire 01:09:37 3.6 Rare-earth metals availability and supply security 01:19:42 3.7 Car dealers reluctance to sell 01:26:07 4 Government incentives 01:27:14 5 Production plug-in electric vehicles available 01:33:11 5.1 Sales and main markets 01:42:38 5.1.1 China 01:46:13 5.1.2 United States 01:49:04 5.1.3 Japan 01:51:52 5.1.4 Europe 01:54:09 5.1.4.1 Norway 01:56:45 5.1.4.2 France 01:58:35 5.1.4.3 United Kingdom 02:00:13 5.1.4.4 Germany 02:01:56 5.1.4.5 Netherlands 02:04:51 5.2 Top selling PEV models 02:05:01 5.2.1 All-electric cars and vans 02:07:07 5.2.2 Plug-in hybrids 02:10:14 6 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.7968561889993484 Voice name: en-GB-Wavenet-D "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= A plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) is any motor vehicle that can be recharged from an external source of electricity, such as wall sockets, and the electricity stored in the rechargeable battery packs drives or contributes to drive the wheels. PEV is a subset of electric vehicles that includes all-electric or battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). In China, plug-in electric vehicles are called new energy vehicles (NEVs). Sales of the first mass-production plug-in cars by major carmakers began in late December 2010, with the introduction of the all-electric Nissan Leaf and the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt. Plug-in cars have several benefits compared to conventional internal combustion engine vehicles. They have lower operating and maintenance costs, and produce little or no local air pollution. They reduce dependence on petroleum and may severally reduce greenhouse gas emissions, depending on the electricity source, as motors are typically much more efficient than their engine equivalents. Plug-in hybrids capture most of these benefits when they are operating in all-electric mode. Cumulative global sales of highway legal plug-in electric passenger cars and light utility vehicles achieved the 1 million unit milestone in September 2015, 2 million in December 2016, 3 million in November 2017, and 4 million by mid 2018, representing just about 1 out of every 300 vehicles on the world's roads. As of December 2018, the Nissan Leaf is the world's top selling highway-capable all-electric car in history, with global sales of over 380,000 units. The Tesla Model S ranks second with 250,000 units sold worldwide as of September 2018.As of September 2018, China has the world's largest stock of highway legal light-duty plug-in electric vehicles with cumulative sales of almost 2 million plug-in electric passenger cars. More than 1 million light-duty plug-in electric passenger cars have been registered in Europe by June 2018, with sales led by Norway with over 296,000 units registered as of December 2018. The United States achieved the 1 million milestone in September 2018. In October 2018, Norway became the first country where 1 in every 10 passen ...
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Plug-in electric vehicle | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plug-in_electric_vehicle 00:02:49 1 Terminology 00:02:59 1.1 Plug-in electric vehicle 00:05:01 1.2 Battery electric vehicles 00:05:44 1.3 Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles 00:06:31 1.4 Aftermarket conversions 00:07:20 1.5 New energy vehicles 00:07:55 2 Advantages 00:08:34 2.1 Lower operating and maintenance costs 00:13:56 2.2 Air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions 00:17:30 2.2.1 Carbon footprint during production 00:20:46 2.2.2 Well-to-wheel GHG emissions in the U.S. 00:34:58 2.2.3 Well-to-wheel GHG emissions in several countries 00:37:06 2.3 Less dependence on imported oil 00:38:42 2.4 Vehicle-to-grid 00:39:53 3 Disadvantages 00:40:02 3.1 Cost of batteries and cost of ownership 00:46:18 3.2 Availability of recharging infrastructure 00:49:32 3.2.1 Battery swapping 00:52:06 3.2.2 Other charging solutions 00:53:09 3.3 Potential overload of the electrical grid 00:55:20 3.4 Risks associated with noise reduction 00:58:13 3.5 Risks of battery fire 01:01:48 3.6 Rare-earth metals availability and supply security 01:10:41 3.7 Car dealers reluctance to sell 01:16:20 4 Government incentives 01:17:19 5 Production plug-in electric vehicles available 01:22:20 5.1 Sales and main markets 01:30:48 5.1.1 China 01:34:01 5.1.2 United States 01:36:36 5.1.3 Japan 01:39:07 5.1.4 Europe 01:41:12 5.1.4.1 Norway 01:43:30 5.1.4.2 France 01:45:09 5.1.4.3 United Kingdom 01:46:37 5.1.4.4 Germany 01:48:23 5.1.4.5 Netherlands 01:50:59 5.2 Top selling PEV models 01:51:09 5.2.1 All-electric cars and vans 01:53:23 5.2.2 Plug-in hybrids 01:56:13 6 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.8627123814462776 Voice name: en-AU-Wavenet-A "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= A plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) is any motor vehicle that can be recharged from an external source of electricity, such as wall sockets, and the electricity stored in the rechargeable battery packs drives or contributes to drive the wheels. PEV is a subset of electric vehicles that includes all-electric or battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). In China, plug-in electric vehicles are called new energy vehicles (NEVs). Sales of the first mass-production plug-in cars by major carmakers began in late December 2010, with the introduction of the all-electric Nissan Leaf and the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt. Plug-in cars have several benefits compared to conventional internal combustion engine vehicles. They have lower operating and maintenance costs, and produce little or no local air pollution. They reduce dependence on petroleum and may severally reduce greenhouse gas emissions, depending on the electricity source, as motors are typically much more efficient than their engine equivalents. Plug-in hybrids capture most of these benefits when they are operating in all-electric mode. Cumulative global sales of highway legal plug-in electric passenger cars and light utility vehicles achieved the 1 million unit milestone in September 2015, 2 million in December 2016, 3 million in November 2017, and 4 million in September 2018, representing just about 1 out of every 300 vehicles on the world's roads. As of December 2018, the Nissan Leaf is the world's top selling highway-capable all-electric car in history, with global sales of over 380,000 units. The Tesla Model S ranks second with 250,000 units sold worldwide as of September 2018.As of September 2018, China has the world's largest stock of highway legal light-duty plug-in electric vehicles with cumulative sales of almost 2 million plug-in electric passenger cars. More than 1 million light-duty plug-in electric passenger cars have been registered in Europe by June 2018, with sales led by Norway with almost 275,000 units registered as of September 2018. The United States achieved the 1 million milestone in September 2018. In October 2018, Norway became the first country where 1 in every 1 ...
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Pacific Gas & Electric Company | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Gas_and_Electric_Company 00:01:12 1 History 00:01:21 1.1 Early history 00:01:31 1.1.1 San Francisco Gas 00:05:36 1.1.2 San Francisco Gas and Electric 00:09:32 1.2 Pacific Gas and Electric Company 00:12:10 1.2.1 The 1906 San Francisco earthquake 00:13:14 1.3 Sacramento Electric, Gas and Railway Company 00:14:59 1.4 Further consolidation and expansion 00:17:22 1.4.1 Natural gas 00:20:37 1.5 Nuclear plants and gas pipelines 00:23:54 1.6 Postwar era 00:25:42 1.7 2001 bankruptcy 00:28:29 1.8 2019 bankruptcy 00:29:29 2 Generation portfolio 00:29:59 2.1 Hydroelectric 00:31:43 2.2 Nuclear 00:34:30 2.3 Combustion 00:36:55 2.4 Solar 00:37:56 3 PG&E and the environment 00:40:41 4 Disasters 00:40:50 4.1 Groundwater contamination in Hinkley, California 00:45:42 4.2 Sierra Blaze 00:46:13 4.3 San Bruno, California explosion 00:49:01 4.4 Butte Fire 00:49:25 4.5 October 2017 Northern California wildfires 00:50:21 4.6 Camp Fire 00:52:07 5 Controversies 00:52:17 5.1 Community Pipeline Safety Initiative (CPSI) 00:53:29 5.2 Metcalf sniper attack 00:53:54 5.3 Smart meters 00:55:13 5.4 Proposition 16 00:55:58 5.5 Tax dodging and lobbying 00:56:31 5.6 Restatements 00:57:17 5.7 Rates 00:59:05 6 Future projects 00:59:17 7 South San Joaquin Irrigation District (SSJID) 01:00:08 8 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.8142515127239922 Voice name: en-GB-Wavenet-A "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is an American investor-owned utility (IOU) with publicly traded stock that is headquartered in the Pacific Gas & Electric Building in San Francisco. PG&E provides natural gas and electricity to most of the northern two-thirds of California, from Bakersfield almost to the Oregon border, which represents 5.2 million households. PG&E is overseen by the California Public Utilities Commission. It is the leading subsidiary of the holding company PG&E Corporation, which has a market capitalization of $3.242 billion as on 16 January 2019. It was founded by George H. Roe after California's Gold Rush and by 1984 was the United States' "largest electric utility business." PG&E is one of four regulated, investor-owned utilities (IOU)s in California; the other three are PacifiCorp's Pacific Power, Southern California Edison and Sempra Energy's San Diego Gas & Electric.
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Pacific Gas and Electric | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Gas_and_Electric_Company 00:01:05 1 History 00:01:14 1.1 Early history 00:01:23 1.1.1 San Francisco Gas 00:05:04 1.1.2 San Francisco Gas and Electric 00:08:41 1.2 Pacific Gas and Electric Company 00:11:07 1.2.1 The 1906 San Francisco earthquake 00:12:05 1.3 Sacramento Electric, Gas and Railway Company 00:13:41 1.4 Further consolidation and expansion 00:15:52 1.4.1 Natural gas 00:18:50 1.5 Nuclear plants and gas pipelines 00:21:53 1.6 Postwar era 00:23:32 1.7 2001 bankruptcy 00:26:05 1.8 2019 bankruptcy 00:26:25 2 Generation portfolio 00:26:53 2.1 Hydroelectric 00:28:27 2.2 Nuclear 00:30:58 2.3 Combustion 00:33:10 2.4 Solar 00:34:06 3 PG&E and the environment 00:36:39 4 Disasters 00:36:48 4.1 Groundwater contamination in Hinkley, California 00:41:18 4.2 Sierra Blaze 00:41:47 4.3 San Bruno, California explosion 00:44:22 4.4 Butte Fire 00:44:44 4.5 October 2017 Northern California wildfires 00:45:39 4.6 Camp Fire 00:47:19 5 Controversies 00:47:28 5.1 Community Pipeline Safety Initiative (CPSI) 00:48:35 5.2 Metcalf sniper attack 00:48:58 5.3 Smart meters 00:50:10 5.4 Proposition 16 00:50:52 5.5 Tax dodging and lobbying 00:51:22 5.6 Restatements 00:52:05 5.7 Rates 00:53:44 6 Future projects 00:53:56 7 South San Joaquin Irrigation District (SSJID) 00:54:44 8 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.9602223550302014 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-C "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is an American investor-owned utility (IOU) with publicly traded stock that is headquartered in the Pacific Gas & Electric Building in San Francisco. PG&E provides natural gas and electricity to most of the northern two-thirds of California, from Bakersfield almost to the Oregon border, which represents 5.2 million households. PG&E is overseen by the California Public Utilities Commission. It is the leading subsidiary of the holding company PG&E Corporation, which has a market capitalization of $3.6 billion as of 1/15/2019. It was founded by George H. Roe after California's Gold Rush and by 1984 was the United States' "largest electric utility business." PG&E is one of three regulated, investor-owned utilities (IOU)s in California; the other two are Southern California Edison and Sempra Energy's San Diego Gas & Electric.
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Energy policy of the United States | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Energy policy of the United States Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The energy policy of the United States is determined by federal, state, and local entities in the United States, which address issues of energy production, distribution, and consumption, such as building codes and gas mileage standards. Energy policy may include legislation, international treaties, subsidies and incentives to investment, guidelines for energy conservation, taxation and other public policy techniques. Several mandates have been proposed over the years, such as gasoline will never exceed $1.00/gallon (Nixon), and the United States will never again import as much oil as it did in 1977 (Carter), but no comprehensive long-term energy policy has been proposed, although there has been concern over this failure. Three Energy Policy Acts have been passed, in 1992, 2005, and 2007, which include many provisions for conservation, such as the Energy Star program, and energy development, with grants and tax incentives for both renewable energy and non-renewable energy. There is also criticism that federal energy policies since the 1973 oil crisis have been dominated by crisis-mentality thinking, promoting expensive quick fixes and single-shot solutions that ignore market and technology realities. Instead of providing stable rules that support basic research while leaving plenty of scope for American entrepreneurship and innovation, congresses and presidents have repeatedly backed policies which promise solutions that are politically expedient, but whose prospects are doubtful, without adequate consideration of the dollar costs, environmental costs, or national security costs of their actions. By 2018, the US is on the verge of achieving energy security or self-sufficiency as the total export of coal, natural gas, crude oil and petroleum products are exceeding imports. The US had a trade surplus in the energy sector by 2018.State-specific energy efficiency incentive programs also play a significant role in the overall energy policy of the United States. The United States refused to endorse the Kyoto Protocol, preferring to let the market drive CO2 reductions to mitigate global warming, which will require CO2 emission taxation. The administration of Barack Obama has proposed an aggressive energy policy reform, including the need for a reduction of CO2 emissions, with a cap and trade program, which could help encourage more clean renewable, sustainable energy development. Thanks to new technologies such as fracking, the United States has in 2014 resumed its former role as the top oil producer in the world.
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Taxation in France | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Taxation in France 00:00:14 1 Overview 00:04:14 2 List of taxes 00:05:16 2.1 Taxes on production and importation 00:06:38 2.1.1 Value-Added Tax (VAT) 00:08:18 2.1.2 Tax on petroleum products 00:09:48 2.2 Taxes on wealth 00:10:27 2.2.1 Stamps acts 00:10:55 2.2.2 Wealth Tax 00:13:23 2.3 Succession and gift taxes 00:14:45 2.4 PACS partners 00:14:52 2.5 Income taxes 00:16:20 2.5.1 Income tax 00:16:49 2.5.2 Pay-as-you-earn tax in 2019 00:21:22 2.5.3 Low earners income tax credit 00:22:03 2.5.4 Income tax surcharge on high salaries 00:22:54 2.5.5 Employer payroll tax on high salaries 00:23:26 2.5.6 Corporate tax 00:24:15 2.5.7 Social taxes 00:25:21 2.6 Local taxes 00:28:32 2.6.1 Professional tax 00:30:11 2.6.2 Residence tax 00:31:06 2.6.3 Land tax 00:31:46 3 Taxes by source 00:32:27 4 Public finances 00:33:41 5 Recent evolution 00:35:51 6 History of taxes in France 00:37:56 7 See also 00:43:58 8 Footnotes Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= See Government of France for a wider perspective of French government.Taxation in France is determined by the yearly budget vote by the French Parliament, which determines which kinds of taxes can be levied and which rates can be applied.
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Electric drive vehicle | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_vehicle 00:01:43 1 History 00:07:39 1.1 Experimentation 00:10:23 1.2 Reintroduction 00:15:15 2 Electricity sources 00:15:34 2.1 Connection to generator plants 00:16:08 2.2 Onboard generators and hybrid EVs 00:18:05 2.3 Onboard storage 00:19:29 3 Lithium-ion battery 00:21:04 4 Electric motor 00:22:52 5 Vehicle types 00:23:09 5.1 Ground vehicles 00:23:18 5.1.1 Plug-in electric vehicle 00:25:23 5.1.2 Hybrid EVs 00:27:41 5.1.3 On- and off-road EVs 00:28:20 5.1.4 Railborne EVs 00:29:44 5.1.5 Space rover vehicles 00:30:26 5.2 Airborne EVs 00:30:52 5.3 Seaborne EVs 00:31:45 5.4 Electrically powered spacecraft 00:32:27 6 Energy and motors 00:34:11 7 Properties 00:34:20 7.1 Components 00:34:54 7.2 Energy sources 00:37:22 7.3 Issues with batteries 00:37:31 7.4 Efficiency 00:37:56 7.5 Electromagnetic radiation 00:38:36 7.6 Charging 00:38:45 7.6.1 Grid capacity 00:40:03 7.6.2 Charging stations 00:43:33 7.6.3 Battery swapping 00:44:44 7.6.4 Chassis swapping 00:45:35 7.7 Other in-development technologies 00:46:53 7.8 Safety 00:49:06 7.9 Advantages and disadvantages of EVs 00:49:18 7.9.1 Environmental 00:51:13 7.9.2 Mechanical 00:53:00 7.9.3 Energy resilience 00:53:19 7.9.4 Energy efficiency 00:54:56 7.9.5 Cost of recharge 00:56:42 7.9.6 Stabilization of the grid 00:58:29 7.9.7 Range 00:58:59 7.9.8 Heating of EVs 01:01:15 8 Electric public transit efficiency 01:02:28 9 Incentives and promotion 01:06:55 10 Future 01:07:53 10.1 Improved batteries 01:09:11 10.2 Battery management and intermediate storage 01:10:04 10.3 Electric trucks 01:11:47 10.4 Hydrogen trains Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.7810075651672963 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-D "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= An electric vehicle, also called an EV, uses one or more electric motors or traction motors for propulsion. An electric vehicle may be powered through a collector system by electricity from off-vehicle sources, or may be self-contained with a battery, solar panels or an electric generator to convert fuel to electricity. EVs include, but are not limited to, road and rail vehicles, surface and underwater vessels, electric aircraft and electric spacecraft. EVs first came into existence in the mid-19th century, when electricity was among the preferred methods for motor vehicle propulsion, providing a level of comfort and ease of operation that could not be achieved by the gasoline cars of the time. Modern internal combustion engines have been the dominant propulsion method for motor vehicles for almost 100 years, but electric power has remained commonplace in other vehicle types, such as trains and smaller vehicles of all types. In the 21st century, EVs saw a resurgence due to technological developments, and an increased focus on renewable energy. A great deal of demand for electric vehicles developed and a small core of do-it-yourself (DIY) engineers began sharing technical details for doing electric vehicle conversions. Government incentives to increase adoptions were introduced, including in the United States and the European Union.
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Electromobility | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_vehicle 00:01:38 1 History 00:07:15 1.1 Experimentation 00:09:50 1.2 Reintroduction 00:14:25 2 Electricity sources 00:14:44 2.1 Connection to generator plants 00:15:16 2.2 Onboard generators and hybrid EVs 00:17:06 2.3 Onboard storage 00:18:24 3 Lithium-ion battery 00:19:55 4 Electric motor 00:21:38 5 Vehicle types 00:21:54 5.1 Ground vehicles 00:22:03 5.1.1 Plug-in electric vehicle 00:23:59 5.1.2 Hybrid EVs 00:26:11 5.1.3 On- and off-road EVs 00:26:47 5.1.4 Railborne EVs 00:28:07 5.1.5 Space rover vehicles 00:28:48 5.2 Airborne EVs 00:29:13 5.3 Seaborne EVs 00:30:02 5.4 Electrically powered spacecraft 00:30:42 6 Energy and motors 00:32:22 7 Properties 00:32:30 7.1 Components 00:33:03 7.2 Energy sources 00:35:23 7.3 Issues with batteries 00:35:32 7.4 Efficiency 00:35:55 7.5 Electromagnetic radiation 00:36:34 7.6 Charging 00:36:42 7.6.1 Grid capacity 00:37:56 7.6.2 Charging stations 00:41:15 7.6.3 Battery swapping 00:42:23 7.6.4 Chassis swapping 00:43:11 7.7 Other in-development technologies 00:44:25 7.8 Safety 00:46:31 7.9 Advantages and disadvantages of EVs 00:46:42 7.9.1 Environmental 00:48:32 7.9.2 Mechanical 00:50:14 7.9.3 Energy resilience 00:50:32 7.9.4 Energy efficiency 00:52:04 7.9.5 Cost of recharge 00:53:46 7.9.6 Stabilization of the grid 00:55:27 7.9.7 Range 00:55:57 7.9.8 Heating of EVs 00:58:07 8 Electric public transit efficiency 00:59:17 9 Incentives and promotion 01:03:30 10 Future 01:04:25 10.1 Improved batteries 01:05:39 10.2 Battery management and intermediate storage 01:06:29 10.3 Electric trucks 01:08:07 10.4 Hydrogen trains Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.8423947571127351 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-A "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= An electric vehicle, also called an EV, uses one or more electric motors or traction motors for propulsion. An electric vehicle may be powered through a collector system by electricity from off-vehicle sources, or may be self-contained with a battery, solar panels or an electric generator to convert fuel to electricity. EVs include, but are not limited to, road and rail vehicles, surface and underwater vessels, electric aircraft and electric spacecraft. EVs first came into existence in the mid-19th century, when electricity was among the preferred methods for motor vehicle propulsion, providing a level of comfort and ease of operation that could not be achieved by the gasoline cars of the time. Modern internal combustion engines have been the dominant propulsion method for motor vehicles for almost 100 years, but electric power has remained commonplace in other vehicle types, such as trains and smaller vehicles of all types. In the 21st century, EVs saw a resurgence due to technological developments, and an increased focus on renewable energy. A great deal of demand for electric vehicles developed and a small core of do-it-yourself (DIY) engineers began sharing technical details for doing electric vehicle conversions. Government incentives to increase adoptions were introduced, including in the United States and the European Union.
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Solar power | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_power 00:02:27 1 Mainstream technologies 00:03:45 1.1 Photovoltaics 00:06:17 1.2 Concentrated solar power 00:09:46 1.3 Hybrid systems 00:12:58 2 Development and deployment 00:13:09 2.1 Early days 00:15:06 2.2 Mid-1990s to early 2010s 00:16:04 2.3 Current status 00:17:45 2.4 Forecasts 00:18:39 2.5 Photovoltaic power stations 00:19:33 2.6 Concentrating solar power stations 00:20:54 3 Economics 00:21:04 3.1 Cost 00:23:37 3.1.1 Levelized cost of electricity 00:25:48 3.1.2 Current installation prices 00:27:31 3.2 Grid parity 00:29:31 3.3 Productivity by location 00:30:48 3.4 Self consumption 00:33:33 3.5 Energy pricing and incentives 00:34:38 3.5.1 Rebates 00:35:41 3.5.2 Net metering 00:37:02 3.5.3 Feed-in tariffs (FIT) 00:38:33 3.5.4 Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) 00:43:51 4 Grid integration 00:53:44 5 Environmental impacts 00:54:08 5.1 Greenhouse gases 00:57:58 5.2 Energy payback 01:00:04 5.3 Water use 01:05:04 5.4 Other issues 01:08:50 6 Emerging technologies 01:09:00 6.1 Concentrator photovoltaics 01:10:21 6.2 Floatovoltaics Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.8089219519920346 Voice name: en-GB-Wavenet-C "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Solar power is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), indirectly using concentrated solar power, or a combination. Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. Photovoltaic cells convert light into an electric current using the photovoltaic effect.Photovoltaics were initially solely used as a source of electricity for small and medium-sized applications, from the calculator powered by a single solar cell to remote homes powered by an off-grid rooftop PV system. Commercial concentrated solar power plants were first developed in the 1980s. The 392 MW Ivanpah installation is the largest concentrating solar power plant in the world, located in the Mojave Desert of California. As the cost of solar electricity has fallen, the number of grid-connected solar PV systems has grown into the millions and utility-scale solar power stations with hundreds of megawatts are being built. Solar PV is rapidly becoming an inexpensive, low-carbon technology to harness renewable energy from the Sun. The current largest photovoltaic power station in the world is the 850 MW Longyangxia Dam Solar Park, in Qinghai, China. The International Energy Agency projected in 2014 that under its "high renewables" scenario, by 2050, solar photovoltaics and concentrated solar power would contribute about 16 and 11 percent, respectively, of the worldwide electricity consumption, and solar would be the world's largest source of electricity. Most solar installations would be in China and India. In 2017, solar power provided 1.7% of total worldwide electricity production, growing at 35% per annum.
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Pacific Gas and Electric Company | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Gas_and_Electric_Company 00:01:04 1 History 00:01:13 1.1 Early history 00:01:22 1.1.1 San Francisco Gas 00:05:05 1.1.2 San Francisco Gas and Electric 00:08:42 1.2 Pacific Gas and Electric Company 00:11:08 1.2.1 The 1906 San Francisco earthquake 00:12:06 1.3 Sacramento Electric, Gas and Railway Company 00:13:43 1.4 Further consolidation and expansion 00:15:53 1.4.1 Natural gas 00:18:52 1.5 Nuclear plants and gas pipelines 00:21:56 1.6 Postwar era 00:23:35 1.7 Bankruptcy 00:26:11 2 Generation portfolio 00:26:39 2.1 Hydroelectric 00:28:13 2.2 Nuclear 00:30:46 2.3 Combustion 00:33:00 2.4 Solar 00:33:56 3 PG&E and the environment 00:36:43 4 Disasters 00:36:52 4.1 Groundwater contamination in Hinkley, California 00:41:22 4.2 Sierra Blaze 00:41:50 4.3 San Bruno, California explosion 00:44:27 4.4 October 2017 Northern California Wildfires 00:45:20 4.5 Camp Fire 00:46:16 5 Controversies 00:46:25 5.1 Community Pipeline Safety Initiative (CPSI) 00:47:32 5.2 Metcalf sniper attack 00:47:55 5.3 Smart meters 00:49:00 5.4 Proposition 16 00:49:42 5.5 Tax dodging and lobbying 00:50:13 5.6 Restatements 00:50:56 5.7 Rates 00:52:35 6 Future projects 00:52:47 7 South San Joaquin Irrigation District (SSJID) 00:53:35 8 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.961614146057165 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-C "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is an American investor-owned utility (IOU) with publicly traded stock that is headquartered in the Pacific Gas & Electric Building in San Francisco. PG&E provides natural gas and electricity to most of the northern two-thirds of California, from Bakersfield almost to the Oregon border, which represents 5.2 million households. PG&E is overseen by the California Public Utilities Commission. It is the leading subsidiary of the holding company PG&E Corporation, which has a market capitalization of $13.27 billion as of 2018. It was founded by George H. Roe after California's Gold Rush and by 1984 was the United States' "largest electric utility business". PG&E is one of three regulated, investor-owned utilities (IOU)s in California; the other two are Southern California Edison and Sempra Energy's San Diego Gas & Electric.
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Electric vehicles | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_vehicle 00:01:48 1 History 00:08:00 1.1 Experimentation 00:10:53 1.2 Reintroduction 00:15:57 2 Electricity sources 00:16:17 2.1 Connection to generator plants 00:16:52 2.2 Onboard generators and hybrid EVs 00:18:53 2.3 Onboard storage 00:20:20 3 Lithium-ion battery 00:22:01 4 Electric motor 00:23:53 5 Vehicle types 00:24:11 5.1 Ground vehicles 00:24:20 5.1.1 Plug-in electric vehicle 00:26:28 5.1.2 Hybrid EVs 00:28:54 5.1.3 On- and off-road EVs 00:29:34 5.1.4 Railborne EVs 00:31:03 5.1.5 Space rover vehicles 00:31:48 5.2 Airborne EVs 00:32:15 5.3 Seaborne EVs 00:33:10 5.4 Electrically powered spacecraft 00:33:54 6 Energy and motors 00:35:44 7 Properties 00:35:53 7.1 Components 00:36:29 7.2 Energy sources 00:39:02 7.3 Issues with batteries 00:39:11 7.4 Efficiency 00:39:37 7.5 Electromagnetic radiation 00:40:19 7.6 Charging 00:40:28 7.6.1 Grid capacity 00:41:49 7.6.2 Charging stations 00:45:29 7.6.3 Battery swapping 00:46:44 7.6.4 Chassis swapping 00:47:37 7.7 Other in-development technologies 00:48:59 7.8 Safety 00:51:17 7.9 Advantages and disadvantages of EVs 00:51:29 7.9.1 Environmental 00:53:31 7.9.2 Mechanical 00:55:24 7.9.3 Energy resilience 00:55:43 7.9.4 Energy efficiency 00:57:27 7.9.5 Cost of recharge 00:59:21 7.9.6 Stabilization of the grid 01:01:13 7.9.7 Range 01:01:45 7.9.8 Heating of EVs 01:04:10 8 Electric public transit efficiency 01:05:27 9 Incentives and promotion 01:10:08 10 Future 01:11:09 10.1 Improved batteries 01:12:31 10.2 Battery management and intermediate storage 01:13:26 10.3 Electric trucks 01:15:15 10.4 Hydrogen trains Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.7850140280211758 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-B "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= An electric vehicle, also called an EV, uses one or more electric motors or traction motors for propulsion. An electric vehicle may be powered through a collector system by electricity from off-vehicle sources, or may be self-contained with a battery, solar panels or an electric generator to convert fuel to electricity. EVs include, but are not limited to, road and rail vehicles, surface and underwater vessels, electric aircraft and electric spacecraft. EVs first came into existence in the mid-19th century, when electricity was among the preferred methods for motor vehicle propulsion, providing a level of comfort and ease of operation that could not be achieved by the gasoline cars of the time. Modern internal combustion engines have been the dominant propulsion method for motor vehicles for almost 100 years, but electric power has remained commonplace in other vehicle types, such as trains and smaller vehicles of all types. In the 21st century, EVs saw a resurgence due to technological developments, and an increased focus on renewable energy. A great deal of demand for electric vehicles developed and a small core of do-it-yourself (DIY) engineers began sharing technical details for doing electric vehicle conversions. Government incentives to increase adoptions were introduced, including in the United States and the European Union.
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Energy policy of the United States | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Energy policy of the United States Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The energy policy of the United States is determined by federal, state, and local entities in the United States, which address issues of energy production, distribution, and consumption, such as building codes and gas mileage standards. Energy policy may include legislation, international treaties, subsidies and incentives to investment, guidelines for energy conservation, taxation and other public policy techniques. Several mandates have been proposed over the years, such as gasoline will never exceed $1.00/gallon (Nixon), and the United States will never again import as much oil as it did in 1977 (Carter), but no comprehensive long-term energy policy has been proposed, although there has been concern over this failure. Three Energy Policy Acts have been passed, in 1992, 2005, and 2007, which include many provisions for conservation, such as the Energy Star program, and energy development, with grants and tax incentives for both renewable energy and non-renewable energy. There is also criticism that federal energy policies since the 1973 oil crisis have been dominated by crisis-mentality thinking, promoting expensive quick fixes and single-shot solutions that ignore market and technology realities. Instead of providing stable rules that support basic research while leaving plenty of scope for American entrepreneurship and innovation, congresses and presidents have repeatedly backed policies which promise solutions that are politically expedient, but whose prospects are doubtful, without adequate consideration of the dollar costs, environmental costs, or national security costs of their actions. By 2018, the US is on the verge of achieving energy security or self-sufficiency as the total export of coal, natural gas, crude oil and petroleum products are exceeding imports. The US had a trade surplus in the energy sector by 2018.State-specific energy efficiency incentive programs also play a significant role in the overall energy policy of the United States. The United States refused to endorse the Kyoto Protocol, preferring to let the market drive CO2 reductions to mitigate global warming, which will require CO2 emission taxation. The administration of Barack Obama has proposed an aggressive energy policy reform, including the need for a reduction of CO2 emissions, with a cap and trade program, which could help encourage more clean renewable, sustainable energy development. Thanks to new technologies such as fracking, the United States has in 2014 resumed its former role as the top oil producer in the world.
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Calling All Cars: Murder in the Back Room / Blood-Stained Saw / Missing 100 Dollar Nightgown
 
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The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is the police department of the city of Los Angeles, California. The LAPD has been copiously fictionalized in numerous movies, novels and television shows throughout its history. The department has also been associated with a number of controversies, mainly concerned with racial animosity, police brutality and police corruption. The radio show Calling All Cars hired LAPD radio dispacher Jesse Rosenquist to be the voice of the dispatcher. Rosenquist was already famous because home radios could tune into early police radio frequencies. As the first police radio dispatcher presented to the public ear, his was the voice that actors went to when called upon for a radio dispatcher role. The iconic television series Dragnet, with LAPD Detective Joe Friday as the primary character, was the first major media representation of the department. Real LAPD operations inspired Jack Webb to create the series and close cooperation with department officers let him make it as realistic as possible, including authentic police equipment and sound recording on-site at the police station. Due to Dragnet's popularity, LAPD Chief Parker "became, after J. Edgar Hoover, the most well known and respected law enforcement official in the nation". In the 1960s, when the LAPD under Chief Thomas Reddin expanded its community relations division and began efforts to reach out to the African-American community, Dragnet followed suit with more emphasis on internal affairs and community policing than solving crimes, the show's previous mainstay. Several prominent representations of the LAPD and its officers in television and film include Adam-12, Blue Streak, Blue Thunder, Boomtown, The Closer, Colors, Crash, Columbo, Dark Blue, Die Hard, End of Watch, Heat, Hollywood Homicide, Hunter, Internal Affairs, Jackie Brown, L.A. Confidential, Lakeview Terrace, Law & Order: Los Angeles, Life, Numb3rs, The Shield, Southland, Speed, Street Kings, SWAT, Training Day and the Lethal Weapon, Rush Hour and Terminator film series. The LAPD is also featured in the video games Midnight Club II, Midnight Club: Los Angeles, L.A. Noire and Call of Juarez: The Cartel. The LAPD has also been the subject of numerous novels. Elizabeth Linington used the department as her backdrop in three different series written under three different names, perhaps the most popular being those novel featuring Det. Lt. Luis Mendoza, who was introduced in the Edgar-nominated Case Pending. Joseph Wambaugh, the son of a Pittsburgh policeman, spent fourteen years in the department, using his background to write novels with authentic fictional depictions of life in the LAPD. Wambaugh also created the Emmy-winning TV anthology series Police Story. Wambaugh was also a major influence on James Ellroy, who wrote several novels about the Department set during the 1940s and 1950s, the most famous of which are probably The Black Dahlia, fictionalizing the LAPD's most famous "cold case", and L.A. Confidential, which was made into a film of the same name. Both the novel and the film chronicled mass-murder and corruption inside and outside the force during the Parker era. Critic Roger Ebert indicates that the film's characters (from the 1950s) "represent the choices ahead for the LAPD": assisting Hollywood limelight, aggressive policing with relaxed ethics, and a "straight arrow" approach. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LAPD
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