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The one true Morty : But batteries use chemicals and natural elements too. We will run out of them eventually

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

pokejag 04 garage : Are you trying to make Texas give up are massive trucks and big cars

hoanggeneral : This is a little bit too optimistic.

Cody F. Bates : Invest accordingly...

Green Mountain : Yes lets cover the earth in toxic, corrosive batteries. That's the green answer. I mean they are made by fairies up in the clouds and it produces no problems. And when your done, pixies eat the batteries and fart rainbows. Yay.

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!

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.

lyntwo : Graphene based capacitors for power storage.

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.

alkoristar : Where are you going to dispose old batteries?

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

Mohammed Nasir Yousuf Shah : I'm sick and tired of Elon Musk fantards... Typical demagogue worshipping sheep... It's because of sycophants like u ppl like Musk are too rich and too 'famous' beyond the caliber of their work. The media are also perpetuating his hype. In case u think he is some underdog sticking it to 'Big Business'....guess what dumb dumbs, he is BIG BUSINESS... Yes he has been in the forefront of some innovative technologies...but he isn't the fucking Messiah who is going to deliver the world like u faithful believe.

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... )

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

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

Perry : 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!

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

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!

jason henn : the mines used to get the materials for batteries are worse than any fossil fuel sites- what a farce

Dave Kos : Best news in all year

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

Michael Mincone : BOY DO I LOVE CAPITALISM! : 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.

hg2 : Gee! Aren't WE the smartest people in the world! --- There's one problem: the twerp isn't actually selling stuff, he's lobbying for more subsidies and laws to force people to buy this crap.

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.

Christopher D : Waaay, optimistic, and some of the statistics stated in this presentation are pretty dubious. Without state and federal subsidies, wind is still the most expensive source of energy. Fossil fuels will remain safe and inexpensive for the foreseeable future.

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!!!

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

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

ClarksonsinUSA : Batteries are Toxic?

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

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.

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

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

Brian Sooth : Then what do we do with those hundreds of millions of non-recyclable batteries after their 10 year shelf life. That would be a much bigger crisis then we currently face. Yay!

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!!!

j denzer : I expect this to happen by the year 2000

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

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.

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

Mladen Diklich : Batteries have a finite charge cycle therefore a limited life span whereas upcoming Solid State Super Capacitors have infinite charge cycles and a little birdie told me that Energy Density of Li-ion in volume, weight and price is soon to be surpassed by Novel Super Capacitors, think Shipstone

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.

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

以蔵岡田 : Solid State Batteries Are the future 👍

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

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

jon doe : The best thing I ever did was buy my Tesla. I drive 60mi a day to and from work. It seems a bit strange not getting gas, but it's just as strange as plugging it in... It's become a habit much like plugging in your cell phone. It is the way to go. Should of done it sooner.