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Tesla And The Energy War

NSchepis MA, United States 0 Ratings 20 Discussions 12 Group posts

Posted by: NSchepis // Student at Bridgewater State

Tesla built three battery storage plants and they accounted for 15 percent of the battery storage installed planet-wide last year. It's fair to say that just one of these plants would be the largest storage facility ever built. In response to a natural gas leak at Aliso Canyon near Los Angeles, the Southern California Edison made energy storage deals to avoid winter blackouts. The projects were completed in six months for something that would have taken years in the past.

Tesla is a key player in the energy war. Their corporate mission is to accelerate the world's transition to renewable energy. Rembrandt Koppelaar and Willem Middelkoop describe Tesla as being at the core of this revolution in their book "The Tesla Revolution: Why Big Oil is Losing the Energy War". They break Tesla's revolution dow into four phases.

Phase 1: The world undergoes the first large growth in the production of clean energy such as wind and solar (2000–2020).
Phase 2: Growth in global energy needs is now met predominantly by renewable energy sources rather than fossil fuels (2020–2050).
Phase 3: Clean energy becomes dominant in the energy mix globally, surpassing the amount generated from gas, coal and oil (2050–2080).
Phase 4: The end point of the transformation of the global energy system when virtually all energy generated comes from renewable sources complemented with nuclear (2080–2100).

Other renewable energy products that Tesla produces include home backup power units, solar panels, solar roofs, and even commercial products. Not to mention their electric car business, quarter four of last year, Tesla delivered 22,200 vehicles.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-30/tesla-s-battery-revolution-just-reached-critical-mass" target="_blank">https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-30/tesla-s-battery-revolution-just-reached-critical-mass</a>
https://www.greenbiz.com/article/three-phases-teslas-clean-energy-revolution" target="_blank">https://www.greenbiz.com/article/three-phases-teslas-clean-energy-revolution</a>

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