The Way We Get Power Is About to Change Forever

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Aidan S : The second I saw this video. I thought, I wonder what Elon Musk did this time.

lotusjag04 garage : Are you trying to make Texas give up are massive trucks and big cars

gramar sheriff : I bet the oil companies are shaking in their boots right now

Hexure : There is another challenge that no one is seeing here. Fossil fuels are an industry. The people profiting millions off this aren't going to give up without a fight. There is eventually going to be a boss battle, and only those with the attention of the community will be able to play. Save us Elon Musk! Your our only hope.

Kevin Doyle : Here in Florida the majority of Floridians has"the majority of Floridians has ignored" key players of solar power which basically let all Florida power companies and politicians control Florida solar energy so that little or no solar exists in Florida.

James Tomich : The extraction of the rare earths and minerals needed and their pollution during refining is not talked about at all. YOU ARE TOOLS AND FOOLED!!!

ProneToInfection : Everybody's talking about how dangerous batteries are, but no one seems to offer even a single solution. So you guys think we should stick with oil? Or don't you think if more time and effort was spent on batteries they would improve drastically and some of their issues could be resolved? Or should we look towards hydrogen? Nuclear? Or what's your guys' solution, cause right now everybody sounds like oil lovers

lyntwo : Graphene based capacitors for power storage.

Rotciv Lhuillier : I can't agree with your video. Here is why: Lithium batteries on a big scale pollute a lot! Plus you didn't consider storing hydrogen in your video which is practical to store energy more longer term. This video was well made but biased towards batteries which I do not agree with!

Paul : 80% drop in 10 years doesn't necessarily mean 80% drop in next 10 years, costs in technology are usually an approximate curve, meaning the steepest cost drop has already happened, just food for thought.

Maxon Mendel : Aren't batteries bad for the environment?

shrekvt : Problem is that the earth doesn't have enough lithium and other rare earth materials needed to make all batteries to do this.

alkoristar : Where are you going to dispose old batteries?

minners71 : And where are these batteries made? In factories that pump out more pollution than the ones that we already have.

jasbcor : Batteries introduce new problems too. The scale of lithium mining would have to increase some 50x over and then after 10 years or so, all of those batteries need to be recycled, disposed of, or replaced, that creates a huge environmental concern and management problem.

JON GILLETTE : The electric car is not really a green source. The batteries are a problem for recycling or getting rid of. More batteries? No. There is a better way.


Satyajeet Panchal : I am really impressed with Bloomberg news sooner than you think. 😉😉😉😉 Awesome video Bloomberg guys. Keep it up.

Ryan Ringa : Do you know how much the process of making batteries pollutes the earth lol mining oar for batteries is one of the most polluting things on earth. As well as when they get old you can't recycle them.

Cody F. Bates : Invest accordingly...

Ojalá Az : It sounds great, but who can tell me, how much CO2 does it cost to produce these batteries? Where do the raw materials come from? Is another third-world country going to suffer exploitation and corruption from our trend? How many years do these batteries last? Are they recyclable and how much does it cost us to recycle them.. in my opinion, the world's biggest pollutants are those nasty pharmaceutical factories and manufacturing plants all around the world, construction and mining sites (...and "luxury" cruise ships which have no filter for their diesel engines... )

Bazzralic : imagine a world where butterflies run on batteries...

Adelino Denzel : Now the end of Oil dependent Economies is near. ....They will come from King Kong to Monkey. .

breatheasy06 : Does anyone talk about the extremely toxic materials in batteries? It's not just about cost!!!

Nick Meyer : Push water up when you have too much energy. Then let it flow through turbines when you need energy on demand. A battery is simply stored energy. It doesn't need to be lithium based. Use energy to offset gravity. Then let gravity do it's magic and utilize the rushing water when you need it. Simple.

server075 : Battery's that holds electricity power are really bad !!! Think of your car battery, works 5y max then needs replacing, now try to imagine how that would look if you want to make it global for households. Also, there is not enough lithium on the planet or lead to make all those batteries. Best way to store a lot of energy are water holds like dams that push water up to store energy. A big benefit, if it rains you get real free energy !! And not the bs kind.

The FPV Life : Not if the Republicans n Trumptards are controlled by the Fossil fuel industry. Such pigeon heads.

billdale1 : Thank you, Bloomberg... you create such positive, dynamic content that it would qualify you as "fake news" in Donald Trump's eyes, simply because you actually tell it like it is. Keep it up, please!

Fabio Vellozo : And They didn't even considered the Graphene supercapacitors that is in development in China. That would be a major leap in cost reduction. On top of that, today you don't need to have batteries to conserve energy. Many places use elevation and pumps to use the excess energy to pump water to huge elevated reservoirs, so when we need the energy, it can produce hydroelectric power on demand. Many ways to get to Rome. Human innovation cannot be underestimated.

leonxl : It's all wishful thinking. Most people won't switch cars either because gas cars are cheaper or because they like the power of gas engines. Also, do you really think oil and gas companies are just going to sit back and die? Lol they're not going down without a fight

Patrick London : I think your dreaming. We don't need millions of batteries polluting the world. A better idea might be solar panels placed all around the world. And the world sharing power. Or professor James McCanneys idea of his great wing generators. I'm sure the oil companies have been hiding other energy producing machines.

Kshitiz Rai : i think this video is under-estimating how difficult it is to make batteries.

GXM Pyette91 : solar became the cheapest electricity in the world for places on the equator where the sun is longest and brightest all year round... its far too expensive for northern countries to run solely on... plus with starving people in the world and deforestation in massive amounts we are going to have to ask the moral question.... do we give up nature for a 'natural' power source? or give up food in a starving world for a 'clean' energy source? think about that next time.

Guy Austin : Batteries are a delivery system - not an energy source

Violet Veins : HEY! Think about it, fossil fuel are just ancient batteries in liquid form, they let you convert saved up energy, we just need new batteries not more energy produced. Another form of battery would be wiring the excess power to china so they could wire us power during the our night. Water towers are good non toxic batteries, so are scuba tanks if connected to a air pump and electric generator. So we either need to learn how to share or how to store things. Chemical batteries are terrible because they exploit the earth's non-renewables resources. At least "flow batteries offer some commercial feasibility. The ONLY obstacle to "unlimited free electricity" (and your political freedom from corporations) is in battery technology (wind, solar, tether satellites tech, geothermal etc.) Let the age of BATTERY AGE BEGIN!

ZAcrackedgamer,GG 12 : why isnt anyone talking about thorium its more efficent than nuclear probaby because you cant make weapons out of it

MrSubsound90 : Vanadium redox flow batteries have been fairly common on electrical grids for decades, have they disappeared?

Aslam Khan : I feel pity for gulf countries. Ok now it's over do some work rather selling oil.

a9udn9u : fusion reactor is the answer

Jaspar CJ : Red T energy is creating batteries perfect for this.

Robert Van heyningen : Blessings to you all: I think that capacitive reactions are the way to go, what if big cells can be built, let's say about 50 by 50 feet and 50 feet into the ground, with a lot of them we can solve our problems for power real fast!!! Ps: please think about This, thank you!!!

Jan Pohořelický : Nice but to power europe with solar energy you couldn't grow any plants... it would take up to much space. Nucler power is the best way so far. Yes there is nuclear waste but it's small amout compared to huge waste that is created when you dump solar panel... and think how much land you need for it to have equivalent power.

ItsJay : Still gonna be driving my big block supercharged v8 😎 #murica

Mohammed : Saudi Arabis is gonna go bankrupt.

thishadowithin : "that day might be coming sooner than you think..." Ummm Not when TRUMP is in power.

nighttrain7404 : Do all futuristic guys have to sound like you?

Moe A. : I have been thinking this for a while. See, if you have seen Nomad videos you would know that a family can survive quite easily off of a few batteries and solar panels on the roof of a van/motorhome. It only make sense to build future homes with solar panels and battery bank which will store additional power and also be used as a generator during outages.

Andrew Weizer : Just make little Mexican kids run on hamster wheels your problem solved

hoanggeneral : This is a little bit too optimistic.

Bummett : Lol 100% black smokin diesel for me, electricity needs to chill and California needs to break off into the ocean also Trump is #1