Clean Disruption - Why Energy & Transportation will be Obsolete by 2030

Tony Seba is the author of “Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation”, “Solar Trillions” and “Winners Take All”, a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and an instructor in Entrepreneurship, Disruption and Clean Energy at Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program. His work focuses on clean energy, entrepreneurship, market disruption, and the exponential technology trends, business model innovation, and product architecture innovations that are leading to the disruption of some the world’s major industries, such as energy, transportation, infrastructure, finance, and manufacturing.

In this talk at the Swedbank Nordic Energy Summit in Oslo, he presents the case for the coming disruption of the energy and transportation industries, and why that disruption is coming sooner that we expect. In just over a decade, the world moved from horses to cars; displacing a transportation system that had been in place for millennia. The combination of electric batteries and solar energy is set to do the same for energy production, storage, and transportation.

There is also a good (shorter) summary of this talk on the Electrek website:

http://electrek.co/2016/05/19/the-math-and-evidence-all-around-you-that-...

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS/ EVENT TEACHERS: Charged Hong Kong X Belilios Public School's Summer program

Charged Hong Kong is holding our very first Summer program for schools in Hong Kong to promote clean air and sustainable transportation. Our first partner in 2016 is Belilios Public School.

We are recruiting volunteers as event teachers, please sign up if you are willing to pass on your experience and knowledge to our young students.

Participants: around 66 junior secondary students and 3 teachers

Time: 2-4pm Date: 14th July 2016 (Thurs)

Venue: Science Park phase 3, Science Park Tesla Superchargers and underground car park 2

Our learning objective is to provide your students with basic (to advanced) knowledge of electric vehicles (EV) and related technology, as well as the important role that EVs play in combating climate change in Hong Kong and around the world. This program will not only be interactive, fun and informative for your students, their knowledge in maths, sciences and I.T. will also be put to the test. Our team of volunteers are experts from various fields and will be able to provide a broad perspective in understanding all about EVs, such that they can teach their parents all about EVs after the event.

Charged Hong Kong Members' Stories #009 -- Mr. Raymond Wu

Charged Hong Kong associate member Mr. Raymond Wu is ranked among the world’s top referrers in every round of Tesla Referral Program. He was rewarded with an invitation to the Tesla Model 3 Unveil Event on March 31, 2016 in Hawthorne, California, as well as tickets to the Gigafactory Grand Opening Party, and more!

Here's our interview below:

Locky Law (LL): Hello viewers! I am super excited to have Raymond here with us today to talk about how he becomes Asia’s Number 1 and one of the world’s best Tesla referrer, who will share his experience riding on the Tesla Model X and the latest Tesla Model 3! Welcome Raymond!

Raymond Wu (RW): Hello Locky, thanks for inviting me to be part of this interview! I hope you guys would enjoy my sharing!

LL: First Raymond, you are very well-known in Hong Kong, probably in the entire Asia too, but for the sake of our world’s audience, please tell us about a little about yourself and your car?

Charged Hong Kong Members' Stories #008 -- Mr. Joe Nguyen

Mr. Joe Nguyen and his Tesla cap
Photo by Linda Nguyen

Singapore's Number 1 Tesla hero Mr. Joe Nguyen is a phenomenal figure at the world's stage. He's a true climate change fighter, sparing no expense in bringing in Singapore's first Tesla Roadster and also Singapore's first Tesla Model S P85. He overcame numerous challenges and paid ridiculous fines. Since then, he has shared his experience in numerous interviews and his story has been circulated around the globe. He was in Hong Kong for the weekend, and he's our guest of Charged Hong Kong Members' Stories #008.

Electric cars still the greener option by far

Letter to the editor, in today's SCMP: http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1938603/letters-editor-april...

I refer to the article, “Electric shock – Tesla cars in Hong Kong more polluting than petrol models” (April 13). The Bernstein report quoted in the article presents a distorted picture, skewing the data to fit the author’s investment portfolio. Not surprising, given the report’s author’s oil and gas background and investments.

The most outrageous distortion is the choice of HK Electric in the estimation of carbon intensity, while completely excluding CLP, whose carbon dioxide emissions are 30 per cent lower. CLP generates three-quarters of the electricity, and powers 70 per cent of the electric vehicles, in Hong Kong. Correct that one distortion, and the report result is reversed.

Bernstein uses artificial fuel economy figures; production emissions are exaggerated, and the amount of carbon dioxide produced in the extraction, refinement and transportation of oil is understated.

Earth Day - 22nd April 2016

What are we waiting for? The time is now.

The movement continues.

We are now entering the 46th year of a movement that continues to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to action.

In 1970, the year of our first Earth Day, the movement gave voice to an emerging consciousness, channeling human energy toward environmental issues. Forty-six years later, we continue to lead with groundbreaking ideas and by the power of our example.

And so it begins. Today. Right here and right now. Earth Day is more than just a single day — April 22, 2016. It’s bigger than attending a rally and taking a stand.

This Earth Day and beyond, let’s make big stuff happen. Let’s plant 7.8 billion trees for the Earth. Let’s divest from fossil fuels and make cities 100% renewable. Let’s take the momentum from the Paris Climate Summit and build on it.

Let’s start now. And let’s not stop.
- See more at: http://www.earthday.org/

May 14th Meet-Up and Drive

For our May 14th event, depending on numbers, we are planning to have lunch at either Ocean Terminal or in or around Hopewell Centre where there is ample parking.

After lunch, weather permitting, we will drive in groups up to the Jockey Club's Beas River Country Club in Sheung Shui for a leisurely afternoon / evening for tea and stroll through the extensive grounds.

Sign-up online here: http://www.charged.hk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=5

Citing what's Creditable and Authoritative

In order to support Mark's RTHK 3 interview, here's a mini-research I did this morning. Short, but I only cite what's creditable and authoritative. More information in the caption of each photo.

RTHK Radio 3 Backchat 2016-04-18

Mark Webb-Johnson, Chairman, Charged Hong Kong, was a guest on this morning's RTHK Radio 3 Backchat radio program. Talking about EVs, the need for government incentives, environmental protection and our air quality.

Of particular focus was the recent report from Investment research firm Bernstein with the ridiculous allegation that EVs pollute more than petrol vehicles.

The report's author (Dr Neil Beveridge) is a 19+ year veteran of the oil and gas industry, holding an investment position in oil and gas stocks. He is hardly an independent authority. Let's try to avoid getting our environmental advice from an oil and gas investor. We'd rather listen to the dozens of academic papers from credible universities and private sector researchers, the environmental protection agencies around the world, and governments - all of whom are promoting and encouraging the switch to electric vehicles.

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