Daily Elon Musk News 12/20/2016
Daily Elon Musk News
Actually, Elon Musk isn’t the Tony Stark of anything. And the only person behind Tesla and Solar City is a government bureaucrat – writing Musk yet another government check.
So far, Musk has received FIVE BILLION DOLLARS in government money – mostly for his “green energy” business fallacies. He is arguably the world’s largest welfare recipient.
And Musk’s ridiculous solar panel and electric car companies only serve as just two more totally unnecessary reminders that “green energy” is actually neither green nor energy.
Solar panels cost a ton of (government) money – and produce almost no energy for that money. You’ll never get back the up-front coin in lifetime energy savings. And the panels, once spent, have to be disposed of as if they are nuclear waste.
Electric cars also cost a ton of (government) money – and also cost way more up front than you’ll ever make up in energy savings over the life of the car. Unless you drive the car roughly two thousand years. And the energy it burns – is electricity. Which is produced mostly by…coal – an energy source from which the Green Machine is supposedly trying to escape.
Master Plans, electric vehicles, artificial intelligence, solar roofs, hyperloops, and space rockets that land on ships…is there anything Elon Musk won’t attempt? Apparently not: it’s time to add tunnel boring to the list.
No, I’m not joking. Saturday morning Musk sent out a series of tweets describing his intent to create a tunnel boring company because “Traffic is driving me nuts.” He then added the following to his Twitter bio: “Tunnels (yes, tunnels).”
There are only two explanations: either A) Musk is joking, or B) Musk is serious. Both scenarios should unsettle Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) investors and Musk supporters.