@bondsbw: I'm just using a bit of rhetoric, I am not really thrilled, I'd say indifferent. I am not sure about fossil fuels being overused. The IEA says fossil fuel usage will be increasing, I was going to provide the numbers but I can't seem to find them at the moment. IEA says that it will cost $44 trillion to decarbonize the energy supply of the world.
As for if I have any monetary interest, do I need an about page for myself ! I simply use fossil fuel to heat my home during the cold months and heat my hot water and occasionally to power my lawn mower. I don't drive a car, I ride a bicycle or walk. That is about the full extent of my personal fossil fuel usage and interest.
I do have an interest in a climate science software project called Wattson, as I am the chief software architect for the project.
- - - Some Elon Musk news
The real problem with Tesla cars is that no one actually buys them. Well, not directly. Their manufacture is heavily subsidized — and their sale is heavily subsidized. Tesla does not make money by selling cars, either. It makes money by selling "carbon credits" to real car companies that make functionally and economically viable vehicles that can and do sell on the merits — but which are not "zero emissions" vehicles. It is estimated that Musk's various ventures — including his new SolarCity solar panel operation and SpaceX — have cost taxpayers at least $4.9 billion, with Tesla accounting for about half of that dole. –Eric Peters, The Detroit News, 9 May 2016