"So China has put a major slow down in buying such"
There are two possible ways you could make such a sweeping statement with confidence.
1. You work for the state department or McKinsey or Gartner and this is your area of expertise.
2. You have no idea what you're talking about.
If you think you can make such a grandiose claim based on the fact that Weichei sales were down, that's just nuts. Yes, China pushed their air compliance regulations forward. WPRT management explained that. This happens all the time. California has often announced aggressive standards and then re-adjusted the timeline to reflect economic reality.
You have become a really tiresome bore.
Beeny couldn't invest like that. No vision. I bought NFLX at 40, watched it go to 200, watched it go back to 60, then sold at 400. He gets to be smug about WPRT for now, just as he would have been one of the @#$@#$@s on the NFLX board screaming about how right they were on the way down.
You think someone (anyone!) should really take Yahoo board posts into stock purchase consideration and you call other people (including me, I'm sure) vapid?
Wow. You've said a lot of dumb, content-free things here, but that one is a doozy.
Again, Robert, I am NOT in the business of proving other people's statements, especially not yours. That quote came from the Waste Management official, not me. I don't know what's so hard to understand about that. I know your writing skills are lousy, but if you don't have the mental capacity to understand this point, then you really have no business in a grown-up conversation.
On the off chance that I maybe COULD figure out what-the-bleep you're talking about this time, I did a search for the keywords "emissions California Westport" and found NOTHING describing anything like a Westport failure to pass CA's standards. The official Cummins/Westport "about us" page, on the other hand, says that the vehicles have been designed to meet CA standards.
So, now you're calling Waste Management and Westport/Cummins a bunch of liars on the basis of no evidence, and you're asking us to prove the non-existence of your un-findable assertions about Westport's failure in California.
You recently characterized our debates as a clash between your badly written analysis and facts versus my well-written nonsense. But I think you've been demonstrating the value of your facts and analysis beyond any debate, lately.
Thanks, Carl. It's unfortunate that people need to take on the task of rbt fact-checking. At least the been-heads and scummy-schrammies of the world just spit out toxic nonsense (not unlike diesel engines) and don't bother to try to make a case that can be factually refuted.
Why are you asking us, Robert? According to company officials, the comparison is with the cleanest of diesel engines. The comparison is NOT with old diesel engines. You'll have to argue the point with Waste Management.
Personally, I like their statement. I grow tired of you and your perpetual moroseness and willingness to spin the most negative conclusion possible out of the thinnest of evidence--statements that I suspect reflect your personal prejudices rather than facts on the ground (China is cheap!).
My thoughts exactly, oku. That part about cutting smog-producing pollutants compared to the "cleanest" diesel engines is directly contradictory to what rbt has been saying over and over for the last month. And over and over.
Do we believe him, or the people who are actually laying out the big bucks for these machines?
Only a tiny-brained cretin like you could imagine that Jonestown is some sort of historical precedent for investing in a clean energy stock. Congratulations, you've reached a certain level of uniqueness. Not in a good way, but truly exceptional.
Again, beeny, yes, it's just you. From a recent Forbes story:
With car ownership and road freight set to rise, combined with extensive innovations in NGV engines, natural gas as a road transport fuel is becoming highly competitive. The economic and environmental advantages are particularly acute for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs), making them attractive to both individual operators and fleet businesses alike.
China is leading the way with 1.6 million NGVs currently on the roads, predicted to rise to 5 million by 2020, but thanks to growing investor confidence and cheap gas reserves, the US is fast catching up. The International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that together these two giants will account for the majority of gas consumption in transport by 2035.
...the above quote is for rbtsherman, who has decided (on the basis of a prejudiced--if not deranged analysis) that China is "none" going for NGVs.
Beeny, rule of thumb: in those rare cases where you achieve enough consciousness to ask "is it me?" ...it's almost certainly you.
Thomas Edison said it a long time ago, and it's still true...something about working on batteries (i.e. DC technology) turns scientists into liars.
If you're going to start attacking me for my verbal facility, then I'm going to reciprocate (by attacking you for your lack of it). You don't need much help to look like a mildly deranged idiot, but I'm happy to provide the little that is needed if you start down this road.
Robert, WPRT attributed the Q1 slowdown in China to a "push forward" in emissions requirements to the end of 2014. If you have some refutation for that statement, I'd be interested. Just telling us to "look at Weichei" isn't sufficient. You keep issuing these pronouncements as if you're Gartner or McKinsey, but you're just a babble-generator, recycling these confused ideas and uninformed generalizations. It's people like you (the "China is full of cheap IP thieves" crowd) who said that Apple would never make money in China from iPhones.
You keep saying that you're just giving your opinion, but it's just depressing drivel, based on half-understood readings of things you don't understand.
You say you're long, and I believe you, but with friends like you, WPRT doesn't need enemies.
The main debate on this board boils down to people who are looking to the future and those who look to the past (I would include rbtsherman in the latter category). Is Texas a forerunner or an outlier? I know where I have my money.