David Fickling is a Bloomberg Gadfly columnist covering commodities, as well as industrial and consumer companies. He has been a reporter for Bloomberg News, Dow Jones, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the Guardian.
Is Tesla Inc.'s Semi on the verge of doing to the trucking industry what the iPhone did to telecommunications? Probably not -- but the decarbonization of road freight may still upend both the logistics business and the oil industry. To see why, have a look at the International Energy Agency's estimates last week for future oil demand. Consumption by passenger vehicles, buildings, industry and generators has all but peaked, according to the IEA's scenario.
The specifications emerging for the Tesla Semi suggest it may be able to improve on that, with a range of about 800 kilometers when carrying a 36-ton maximum load. There's no word yet about the weight of the Semi's battery, but it would have to be colossal to achieve those sorts of specs. That's probably not the best route to energy efficiency, given that about 25 percent to 30 percent of the time trucks are driven empty.
Is Tesla Inc.’s Semi on the verge of doing to the trucking industry what the iPhone did to telecommunications? Probably not -- but the decarbonization of road freight may still upend both the logistics business and the oil industry. To see why, have a look at the International Energy Agency’s estimates last week for future oil demand. Consumption by passenger vehicles, buildings, industry and generators has all but peaked, according to the IEA’s scenario.
@anasalhajji@swrightwestoz It's very hard to make the investment case for new coal generation in India now and there will be plenty of retirements over the next 13 years. I imagine absolute level will probably still rise but it's hardly a stretch to see it falling.
@anasalhajji@swrightwestoz Well, India energy consumption in 2030 will be about 2x its current levels and solar costs have already fallen below coal-powered generation, so I wouldn't assume that coal gen will be anything like the same share or even *level*
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".