Any uncertain part of a contract is unenforceable – if it is possible to separate that part from the rest of the contract, the court will do so and maintain the rest, otherwise the whole agreement will not be applicable. Whether or not there is a consensus is objectively determined (like most things in contract law); In essence, this means that when it appears to a sensible person that the parties have entered into a sufficient agreement, even if one of the parties could have acted under a misunderstanding or sneaked their fingers behind their backs and did not subjectively consider agreeing or making a contractual offer. That is not a bad thing. The agreement in which SolarCity donated one of its newest solar panels to India allowed the country to tackle some of the stricter languages of the Paris agreement. And the Paris agreement on climate change is what this documentary is closest to a plot. In 100 minutes, Gore educates pretty young people about global warming as he works off stage to push for a finished document. The highlight of the film is the finalization of the agreement – a coronation for Gore and a rare triumph in the long and sad history of global climate cooperation. “I was very concerned about his speech – I was worried that other countries would use it as an excuse [to delay or withdraw from the Paris agreement]. I was very pleased that the rest of the world had doubled its commitment to Paris,” he told reporters. Hence Gore`s big market with intellectual property. In order to obtain the indian government`s approval, Gore asked SolarCity to donate the IP to its latest solar panel.
(It also seems to guarantee interest-free loans for their renewable development, which appears to be a larger activity.) Elon Musk has in the past abandoned patents like this for other thrifty technologies in the world, so there is a precedent. But Lyndon Rive, the CEO of SolarCity, seemed to be in a real trouble when Gore offered the deal over the phone. Agreements to conclude a future agreement are not binding.