I don't think it says it is 100% renewable. 85-100 cars a day that might be 85-100 kg a day. That would require about a megawatt of PV and I don't think that would reasonably fit on a 1.4 acre site.
I'm sure it is connected to the grid so that it can continue to provide hydrogen for cloudy/partially cloudy days. Also, 5 million dollars would be split between PV panels and everything else meaning less than a megawatt of solar is likely.
You really have been drinking wayyy too much of the AGW Kool-Ade. The IPCC is very desperate now. Literally all their predictions have fallen flat and they are beginning to lose the taxpayer gravy-train river of money flowing their way. They still have emotion-driven puppets like you still, it seems. Really...you need to start reading facts and not model prognostications.
Unfortunately the price rise from 28 to today's 42 has caused me to rebalance my portfolio, today in fact, and I sold 20% of my stake in CTL. BUT, it will go to purchase a mountain property so says my wife...
I still think CTL is a very solid company despite the legacy business that it owns. It is moving quickly into more profitable niches that should pay off for the earnings and balance sheets. Good place to re-invest as well.
Li-on batteries are an input output 1.1 sham. That is why Tesla needs to build a giga-factory to reduce costs 30%. He actually needs to reduce energy inputs at least that much and more for Li-on storage and auto use to make sense. Good luck with that.
That's a little weak don't you think? Batteries started out as copper/zinc and fruit juice and have passed through many major advancements from lead/acid to carbon zinc to alkaline to nickel/cadmium to metal hydride to lithium (and so many more iterations) over the past century and many more potential advancements are in the laboratory as we speak. How many items can you make once and reuse 10,000 times before it wears out and can then be recycled all over again? Not gasoline. Not cotton. Not alcohol. Not food. (Just think of how inefficient food is from a recycle POV relative to how much energy it took to make it).
Musk is lowering battery costs by 30%, but he is gearing up for much better batteries 5 years from now. He is using PV and wind power to make them so the lithium batteries from this new factory are a far cry from the 1:1 net energy number in the article.
Overall the hydrogen to battery comparison is a lot closer than you think. You don't see fuel cells running tens of billions of power tools, flashlights, portable computers, phones and toys now do you? That's because batteries are a much cheaper, and much more functional, alternative than a fuel cell for these applications...
I think you need to settle down just a bit and see what the earnings announcement has to say. So much is speculation right now. I don't think anything anyone prognosticates is worth much until we see what the plans are for the next year. That will be in just a few days...
Looks like 3rd quarters numbers were about as expected. 4th quarters numbers will take a hit due to transaction costs, divestiture hits and unwinding put options. All property transactions expected to be complete by 4th quarter.
Starting 2015 we should be able to get a good idea of long term performance as more financial stability will mark the year.
I would expect a dividend cut if this situation goes on another few months. It would be good for the company to pay down a little more debt. Oil is in a very emotional (dare one say irrational?) trading pattern in the short term, but it could even sag lower until the traders reverse course and start looking at longer term value. Still, I expect it to be rough sailing for awhile. SDRL's stock price could become more stable if a dividend cut was made...only then I would be inclined to buy additional shares.
I don't think anyone foresaw a cut in oil prices this deep, this fast. If this holds up the sale of one or more rigs, or cuts short a current rig contract or leads to lower daily lease fees...then I can see the earnings falling to the point that it would be prudent or expedient to temporarily lower the dividend.
They said they would be having undesirable financial issues in the fourth quarter. Traders love this kind of info to create up and down trading swings in the stock...
You are not banned from the board because you don't currently own the stock! You can make your comments any time you want. (That's one of the few remaining liberties you have so cherish it)
Congratulations to all who won this election!
I think we can look at reigning in the more extreme personnel, policies and regulations of the EPA.
I think we can rightfully dial back on the AGW hysteria agenda.
I think we can give a better vetting to any 'green' companies that want hundreds of millions of tax dollars.
I think we can start to take a closer look at our 18 TRILLION dollar national debt.
I think we can see if we can get the Keystone pipeline finished.
I think we can get Congress back in more normal legislative mode (Sorry, Harry...).
I think we can find more rational debate. (Though I worry about Ted and Rand....).
I think we can find a way to cut back on a completely unsustainable welfare state.
I'd like to think we can possibly get the President to only do what the Constitution says he can do.
More rational government is really needed badly.
Steve, I don't agree with you. There are many on both sides who think debt reduction is a high priority, though I don't really know how it can be tackled without just 'defaulting' on some of it somehow, someway.
You can just give it the big O/T, then. Sorry you are unhappy. Freedom of speech is a freedom we have in this country. Just as is the freedom not to read any free speech.
Have a great day!
Yes they are, and you should take full advantage of the situation when it presents itself so obviously and buy more or sell more at those extremes in price...
Fundamentally the stock looks a bit weak for 9 months or so...at least according to the news bites. So I keep that in mind.
Technically, due to the weakness in the news bites, I believe the trading companies take full advantage of the situation. They likely short it until the pullback drops to a minimum in terms of price and volume...and... until they determine that shares have been accumulated to the point that some traders have shifted to long positions and are beginning to unwind their short positions. This process varies from stock to stock, but averages 1-2 months. It would be wise to keep your eyes on some simple indicators ie. Oversold/Overbought, MACD and OBV we should be able to see the minimum prices and the turn within a couple days of it happening. Then we can buy or play the options for an increase in the price.
That being what I will do I still need to watch the fundamentals...