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Is the U.S. Opposed to Alternative Energy Solutions?

More and more, there's a disconnect between the "public message" of politics, and the practice of lobbying, lawmaking, and political wrangling. While alternative energy solutions and more efficient vehicles are the stated want of most, many state legislatures are challenging the right of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA  ) to sell its vehicles in various states. Consumers, investors, and voters alike should pay attention to this story, as it will set the tone of how things can change over the longer term.

In the video below, contributor Doug Ehrman discusses some of the maneuvering taking place around the electric vehicles, and how it could turn in Tesla's favor.

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  • Report this Comment On July 04, 2013, at 11:34 AM, VegasSmitty wrote:

    Big business runs the USA, always has. The people are nothing more then a source of revenue through taxes to support the corrupt system

  • Report this Comment On July 04, 2013, at 11:55 AM, Therob70 wrote:

    Nikola Tesla had planed to provide the world with free energy. His methods were tested and proven. He was building a tower with the backing of J.P. Morgan that would harness radiant energy in the atmosphere. He then planed to transmit that power via high frequency AC to anyone with the proper antenna . When J.P. Morgan asked Tesla where they were going to put the meters Tesla replied well we don't. Morgan then pulled all funding. It is also a little known face that Tesla converted his car to electric. Using a battery that would self charge itself using this same radiant energy. It never needed fuel. Upon Tesla's death our government seized all of Tesla's prints and drawings. Many are designated as top secret and are responsible for many black projects. One of those projects being HHarp (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) rumored to be able to do all sorts of things from changing the Weather to mind control of the masses and more. Tesla had many inventions that would help the world but our government sits on it and chooses to use it for military purposes. Research it. You will find it all to be true.

  • Report this Comment On July 04, 2013, at 1:24 PM, spwangsu wrote:

    Tesla is bringing a revolution to the auto industry which affect also the oil industry. It is not surprising to see strong opposition from Texas. The long history of the odd development of auto industry has destroyed so many good (could be) things to US people. The first one is the public transportation system. The only industry benefited from this is the oil industry and the dealers. So, Tesla is trying to kick the jobs away from those people. what would you say, if that happens to you.

    BTW, who care about customers really? Only money!

  • Report this Comment On July 04, 2013, at 4:30 PM, Borg1977 wrote:

    Where are Al Gore and other climate change advocates speaking up for the transition from oil to clean energy electricity?

  • Report this Comment On July 04, 2013, at 5:14 PM, Petronilus wrote:

    The next decade will be hugely interesting. Expect to see a lot of division in the US population between people who love the future of electric vehicles and those who feel threatened by it. The inevitable is that gas guzzling cars will be gone some day, but it wont be a quick transition. Rather than fighting it, companies should creatively try to support it. We as a nation has been the world's leader linked to an oil economy, but we could easily lose against nations like China, if we end up spending our efforts on internal friction when this transition is doomed to happen.

  • Report this Comment On July 04, 2013, at 5:29 PM, Petronilus wrote:

    @Therob70, Nikola Tesla was a great inventor but also a person surrounded with a lot of false conspiracy theories giving him more credit than he deserves.

    His dream of powering the world wirelessly through electromagnetic radiation is neither practical, efficient or healthy. Electric cars can be charged through resonant inductive power transfer e.g. from the floor in your garage, but not over long distance without losing too much efficiency. Wireless power is feasible for many things not yet accomplished however. E.g. why not have a table in your office wirelessly charging your laptop?

  • Report this Comment On July 05, 2013, at 10:27 AM, anniewyers wrote:

    Sorry Petronilus, Tesla used Ultra Low Frequency Waves to send the Harmonics through the Earth's crust. He did not use High Frequency for this, that would be impossible. There is no "Electromagnetic Radiation" in Tesla's system, only in the system we use today.

    Tesla wrote in his 1916 Patent #1266175 for Lightning Protection "I produced artificial lightning, coupled up to many times that in nature with my Tower, Wardenclyffe" and sent power wirelessly, without loss to any point on the earth. (Tesla Patents 454622, 462418, 514168, 568176, 645576, 649621, 685012, 685957, 685958, 787412, 1113176, 1119732, 1266175) Radiant Energy Lecture By Peter Linderman -

  • Report this Comment On July 23, 2013, at 6:41 AM, akhavan23 wrote:

    Arash Akhavan Energy has been campaigning for over 20 years reaching individuals and businesses to provide safer energy solutions.

  • Report this Comment On July 23, 2013, at 6:42 AM, akhavan23 wrote:

    Every project by Consumer Energy Advocates with partnership Arash Akhavan energy advocates allows one step closer to a greener future.Every month the consumer energy advocates meet with city hall about improved energy projects

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