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Which States have the Most Electric Cars?

Positive Future #332 (Feature photo – U.S. Army Neighborhood Electric Vehicles – Public Domain) It is not hard to guess that it is California. However, there are roughly 2.21 plug-in cars per 1,000 people in the U.S. That equates to roughly 720,000 plug-in cars nationwide. That number is set to grow quickly as plug-in sales in the U.S. in 2018 are estimated to exceed 350,000. InsideEVs provides the full story on all of the highest states. You can read the full story here: https://insideevs.com/state-plug-in-electric-cars-per-1000-residents/ Elsewhere in the world, China is moving ahead of every other nation in terms of its plug-in car sales. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgvWh_VbTW8 Want More? – Sign up below…

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The Coming “Tesla” of the Canals and Rivers – Even Agricultural Goods Will Get a New Ride

Positive Future #331 (Feature photo – Cargo Barge  – By Sarah McD from Portland, OR, USA – Tidewater Barge – Columbia River, CC BY 2.0) Barges have a long history of transporting agricultural and other goods to major ports on the East and West coasts. With large diesel engines, these barges have served as a cornerstone for foreign exports and building up America’s agricultural might. Like other modes of transportation, how barges are powered is in the process of being challenged and changed. Electric Vehicles Research brings news about the company Port liner’s latest invention – fully electric and crewless container barges. You can read the full story here: https://www.electricvehiclesresearch.com/articles/16009/electric-container-barges-to-set-sail

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Is It Time for Environmental Labels on Food Packaging?

Positive Future #330 (Feature photo – Clouds Created by the Exhaust of Ship Smokestacks  – NASA) In an unprecedented move, the United Nations came forth to warn the world that we have 12 years left to stem the tide of human-induced changes that are leading to climate change. Now, the nation of Denmark is considering “environmental” labels on food packaging to engage the everyday consumer in the effort to change our global course. In the first video below, Phil Lempert ( https://www.supermarketguru.com/ ) explores how Denmark is approaching environmental impact labeling: Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Is This EV Twin to Motorcycles What Organics Was to Food 30 Years Ago?

Positive Future #329 (Feature photo – The Veitis EV-Twin – Courtesy of Veitis http://veitis.com/default.aspx ) Watch out Harley Davidson. The electric version of being cool just came to the market. Call the EV-Twin, this new bike can go 70 mph with a range of 100 miles. It can recharge in 3 hours and 45 minutes. InsideEVs brings the story about this new motorbike. While it is pricey and exclusive today, the fact is that it exists and is here to inspire other manufacturers. You can read the full story here: https://insideevs.com/veitis-ev-twin-electric-motorcycle/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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A Car in 40 Steps and 90 minutes – Tesla

Positive Future #328 (Feature photo – Tesla Model 3 – CCA 4.0 International) Flirting with collapse just 90 days ago, Tesla was fighting for its life as investors were questioning whether or not the company could make a profit and build cars in sufficient volume to sustain the company. Journalist Matt Pressman on Evannex reveals that Tesla’s ability to finally master its production problems has brought praise from even the most skeptical of Wall Street analysts. As one analyst put it, the building process of the Tesla Model 3 is “biblical” in its simplicity. You can read the full story here: https://evannex.com/blogs/news/tesla-factory-takes-40-steps-and-90-minutes-to-produce-a-model-3 Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals…

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The Miami Metromover – Most Popular in the U.S.

Positive Future #327 (Feature photo – Miami Metromover – CCA 2.0 Generic) Besides the Miami Metromover, there are only two other such systems in the U.S. The Miami Metromover is the most successful and the only mover that has been totally completed. The Miami Metromover’s track is only 4.4 miles long. However, the mover is fully electric, it is autonomous and it’s free. This modest system has annual ridership of over 30 million. Does the economic gain of bringing thousands of people to the commercial enterprises along the route exceed the cost of subsidizing the fare? The Miami Metromover is one of the most popular transport systems in the U.S.…

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Iron Ox – Evolution of Farming

Positive Future #326 (Feature photo – Iron Ox Robotics – Courtesy of Iron Ox) Phil Lempert https://www.supermarketguru.com/ is exploring the growing trend of robotics and mechanization of indoor farming. While this type of technology is still far far away from most of the major food crops such as corn, wheat, soybeans, hay and meat, inroads to the production of greens is well on the way. Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Industrial Hemp – On the Road to National Legalization

Positive Future #325 (Feature photo – Hemp – CCA 2.0 Generic By kat_geb – Flickr: 40, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16242533) Hemp Magazine reports that the likelihood is high that the current 2018 Farm Bill – which includes national legalization of industrial hemp – will pass before year end. Key leaders in the Senate and House Agriculture Committees say they are happy with how the Farm Bill is moving along. You can read the full story here: https://thehempmag.com/2018/12/federal-hemp-legalization-expected-to-pass-by-end-of-year/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Is the U.S. Flirting With Going Electric?

Positive Future #324 (Feature photo – Tesla Model S Being Charged – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) InsideEVs just reported that U.S. electric car sales (cars with a plug-in feature) for November 2018 reached 43,000. Last November, that number was 17,178. So why did Americans buy 2.5 times more electric cars in November of this year over last November? The primary reason is Tesla. You may recall that two years ago, there were over 400,000 pre-orders for the Tesla Model 3. This November, Tesla delivered 18,650 Model 3s to Americans. Very few car models – even those by the major auto manufacturers – sold this many units of one model. You…

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Was the Bayer Purchase of Monsanto a Mistake?

Positive Future #323 (Feature photo – Monsanto – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) The name Monsanto has not been in the news lately, since it was acquired by the German company Bayer earlier this year for $63 billion in cash. Now that Bayer owns Monsanto, it will have to belly up and make good on all the damages Monsanto has unleashed over time. Is the world turning away from Bayer as it was from Monsanto? Journalist Kurt Cobb writing for Resource Insights provides us what has happened in the aftermath of Bayer’s purchase of Monsanto. In short, Bayer is wrestling with over 8,000 lawsuits pending against Monsanto in the U.S. Bayer’s…

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