Thanks to The Tim Traveller who brings us the largest open cut brown coal mine in the world. The coal is of poor quality with litlle calorific value and definitely carbon unfriendly. The mine is located in Hambach in Germany, and although it is recognised that this mine environmentally unsustainable, the government uses the coal to replace nuclear power stations shut down by environmentalists. I guess the greenies can’t have it both ways! The mine is 5km accross at its widest point!
Hambach open cut coal mine – Photo: Google Maps
In his irreverent fashion, John Cadogan lists Tesla’s six most recent fails. By doing so, he queries the inherant safety (or lack thereof) and their fitness to be used on-road.
See John Cadogan’s expose on a Nissan Leaf EV with a battery that lasts approximately 40km (25 miles). This Leaf cost AU$53,000 new, and the battery replacement cost is AU$33,000. The car had travelled 90,000km and is 7 years old. Will Nissan replace this battery under ACCC legislation? No way!