Read An Excerpt From Hamish McKenzie’s Book About Elon Musk & Tesla

HOW ELECTRIC CARS CAN END THE AGE OF OIL An excerpt from Insane Mode: How Elon Musk’s Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil by Hamish McKenzie.* To understand how electric cars can end the Age of Oil, you might want to visit a fast food restaurant. Oil may have dominated our economic times, but it fades in significance when compared to salt. Civilization was built on the stuff that McDonald’s now gives its customers for free. Photo by Zbynek Burival on Unsplash *This article comes to us courtesy…

The ANC Brief: Prospects all around

These are stories making the headlines on ANC today: Good prospectsVice President Leni Robredo welcomed the filing of a communication by former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales before the International Criminal Court on China’s moves in the South China Sea. Foreign policy analysts have varied opinions on the filing. Meanwhile, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez is in China in talks with his counterpart on China projects in the country. Both officials said the prospects for even closer ties are good. Economic prospectsTrade and Industry Secretary…

How Electric Cars Can End The Age Of Oil

Batteries Published on March 24th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor March 24th, 2019 by Guest Contributor  Originally posted on EVANNEX. Below is an excerpt from Insane Mode: How Elon Musk’s Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil by Hamish McKenzie.* To understand how electric cars can end the Age of Oil, you might want to visit a fast food restaurant. Oil may have dominated our economic times, but it fades in significance when compared to salt. Civilization was built on the stuff that McDonald’s…

China trade threats ‘all bark and no bite’

Foreign Affairs Talk of strained relations between New Zealand and China has led to fears of trade reprisals – but one expert says the Asian superpower has been “all bark and no bite” with its threats in recent years. Richard McGregor, an Australian journalist who spent nearly a decade as the Financial Times’ Beijing and Shanghai bureau chief, has also dismissed the suggestion that countries like Australia and New Zealand are “reliant” on China for economic success. Speaking at Victoria University of Wellington’s Global China Seminar earlier this month, McGregor…

Obama’s TPP Would’ve Helped Limit China

March 24, 2019 3:16 p.m. ET Letter writer Scott Pierce (March 18) says that, “President Obama had eight years in the White House to build an international coalition in favor of a tougher approach to China. Did he and the Democrats in Congress make any progress?” The answer is yes, though the project remained slightly incomplete at the time of President Trump’s election. A coalition was formed in this regard, and a consensus was arrived at, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a comprehensive, multilateral trade agreement among all the…

The world has been deceived by China for too long

It should have come as no surprise to anyone that China blocked the proposal moved in the United Nations Security Council Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist”. The Indian government released a statement expressing its disappointment. What may have come as a surprise to many is that the statement did not name China. Why this restraint? Is our foreign policy establishment so deluded as to believe that China will be our friend one day? I believe not. I believe India did the…

FMs vow to finish South China Sea COC negotiation by 2021

China and the Philippines has turned a new page in their relations, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi while meeting Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin on Wednesday in Beijing.  China will work together with the Philippines and other ASEAN countries, to remain determined, exclude interference, and strive to finish negotiations of the Code of Conduct at the South China Sea by the end of 2021, and make it a real stabilizer for the South China Sea situation, Wang said.  “We hope to build two strong cooperation areas;…

Hun Sen denies Cambodia is Chinese ‘colony’ as work on US$2 billion road begins

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia broke ground Friday (Mar 22) on a US$2 billion Chinese-funded expressway – the country’s first – as strongman premier Hun Sen denied his country was in danger of becoming a colony of Beijing. Once complete in 2023 the expressway will connect the capital Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville, a southern resort and seaport that has become a honeypot for Chinese gamblers and investors. Advertisement The near 200-kilometre (124-mile) road is being constructed by the China Road and Bridge Corporation and is a part of China’s ambitious Belt and Road…

It’s been 30 years since the Exxon Valdez oil spill. What we are still learning from that environmental debacle.

Before dawn on March 24, 1989, Dan Lawn stepped off of a small boat and onto the boarding ladder dangling from the side of the grounded Exxon Valdez oil tanker. As he made the crossover, he peered down into the water of Prince William Sound, and saw, in the glare of the lights, an ugly spectacle he would never forget. “There was a 3-foot wave of oil boiling out from under the ship, recalls Lawn, who was then a Valdez-based Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation employee helping to watchdog the oil…

Marcus Blackmore on Blackmores’ (ASX:BKL) future, the problems with business, cannabis, China and getting sacked by his dad

The decision, I believe, was off the back of a review by the former Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer, who found there was no clear evidence demonstrating the efficacy of natural therapies. Well, firstly, can I ask you, how did that meeting go? Marcus Blackmore: The meeting with Kerryn Phelps went well. I’ve known Kerryn for a long time. She’s an integrated medicine practitioner. She was disturbed by the action of the Morrison government in introducing this regulation, that will, from 1 April, will mean that a number of natural therapies…