Clinton and Warren ticket?

I don’t love Clinton, but adding Warren would upset Wall Street and rally Sanders supporters back to the fold. And two accomplished, skilled attorneys, in live debates with the sales puff of Trump and co? Well that’s gotta be entertaining…

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World’s first 24/7 solar power plant is awesome

What was all that naysayer flack about solar not providing power when the sun goes down? See World’s first 24/7 solar plant powers 75,000 homes:   SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes Project in Tonopah, Nevada is quietly providing clean, green solar energy to 75,000 homes in the Silver State even when the sun isn’t shining.

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Here is a direct video link.

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VW scandal prompts its electric vehicle evolution–at last

Internal documents have confirmed that former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn (and other executives) knew that millions of diesel vehicles had been fitted with software designed to cheat pollution emission limits for at least a year before it was disclosed by the US EPA. (Now give back the bonuses you collected for the deceit and get out your cheque book for legal damages re the environmental harm and health problems your fraud compounded in the process).

German prosecutors are investigating whether Winterkorn breached securities’ laws in waiting too long to disclose this critical information to the public and shareholders.  The good news is that disruption in the c-suite, slumping sales and soaring costs to resolve the scandal, have finally prompted VW to evolve.  See, VW plans 30 electric vehicle models after sales battered by diesel scandal:

German car-maker Volkswagen has responded to a slump in sales following e emissions-cheating scandal over its diesel engines by announcing plans to spend more than $11 billion and launch 30 all-electric models, including autonomous and ride-sharing vehicles.

Matthias Mueller, the CEO of Europe’s biggest carmaker said huge investments would be needed as the firm moves beyond the “dieselgate” scandal – an event that is widely considered to represent the beginning of the end of diesel engines, and quite possibly the internal combustion engine.

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UK Energy minister: the issue is who runs our country?

Many lucid points made by Minister Leadsom in these segments.

U.K. Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom discusses the tone of the Brexit debate and relationships within Parliament and political parties. Here is a direct video link.

U.K. Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom discusses separating business from politics in the Brexit debate. Here is a direct video link.

Erik Nielsen, global chief economist at UniCredit, and U.K. Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom debate the economic merits of a Brexit and forecasts from economists. Here is a direct video link.

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Brexit about self-governance

In today’s “Morning Must Read,” Bloomberg’s Tom Keene highlights comments on the effect of the Brexit campaigns on the United Kingdom. He speaks with Former U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Norman Lamont on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” Here is a direct video link.

Lamont explained sober thinking in support of Brexit in greater detail in this earlier interview.  Free markets and free and democratic societies are much more robust and progressive than rigged markets where top down policymakers and politicians try to manipulate outcomes in favour of some key corporate sponsors.

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Renewable energy revolution unstoppable at last

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