Wabtec’s 100% Electric Locomotive Trickle Suddenly Becomes International Flood

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 18:10:50 +0000

100% battery electric locomotive FLXdrive WabtecFirst Pennsylvania, now Australia, then Europe: Wabtec is taking its 100% electric locomotives on the road.

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Sunshine, My Frenemy

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 15:37:29 +0000

Neoen Hornsdale battery excls100% renewable energy in South Australia … plus record heat. The sun sustains all life on our fragile planet. It also has the capacity to destroy it. As residents of the coastal town of Onslow (Western Australia) sweltered in 50+ degree heat on Thursday, 13th January, South Australia recorded almost a week of total reliance […]

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Where Is All The Rooftop Solar Power In Australia Going?

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2022 21:13:49 +0000

Australia now has over 17 gigawatts of installed rooftop solar power, after a scorching installation rate in 2021. Despite supply chain issues, and the solar coaster of rolling lockdowns across districts and whole states, 3 gigawatts (GW) were put on Australian roofs over the past 12 months. However, as you would expect, the growth rate […]

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Australia To Get The Cupra Born

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2022 16:06:15 +0000

Like Americans, Australians are keen to get into affordable electric cars. However, we keep getting offered ones that are a little rich for our blood, a little expensive for our wallets. The latest is the Cupra Born, which I am sure will sell well at between AUS$50,000–$60,000 because it is a very exciting machine. The […]

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The Conundrum of High-Rise EV Charging & A Simple Solution

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2022 02:43:15 +0000

My friend Shirley is the chairperson of the body corporate in an apartment building by the sea, just north of Brisbane. She is still driving her petrol Beamer, but some of the residents are playing with the idea of buying an electric vehicle. How do they manage charging? What sort of chargers do they put […]

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Creating A Microclimate To Fight Climate Change

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2022 01:53:20 +0000

blue tongue lizard AustraliaIn 1982, when David and Margery bought their little house in an ex-public housing estate, they could look out of their bedroom windows and see what everyone had worn for the week, because you could see everyone’s washing on the lines in their backyards. His love of nature was developed in early years living close […]

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Teslas Take Over The Burbs

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 04:38:25 +0000

Tesla Model 3 gatheringA friend recently got her new red Tesla Model 3 and was so enthusiastic that it reignited my passion for the car. I thought it would be a great idea to get a group of red Teslas together for a photo opportunity, so I approached the local tavern. With their agreement, I posted the event […]

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Northern Territory of Australia Takes Baby Steps into the Electric Future

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2022 14:19:21 +0000

The Northern Territory, home of the iconic monolith Uluru, is not a state but a vast and sparsely populated territory. Up till now, there have been only 61 electric vehicles registered in the Northern Territory (a penetration rate of 0.03 per cent), but that is about to change. The Northern Territory (NT) covers 1,349,129 square […]

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Sweden Pushes For Real Green Steel

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2022 20:15:33 +0000

HYBRIT and H2 Green Steel have launched projects in Sweden with a target to manufacture 10 million tonnes (mt) of fossil fuel-free crude (green) steel per year by 2030. Success, of course, depends on the numbers adding up, or rather, the numbers going down. To make green steel, you need green hydrogen; to make green […]

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Slow-Walkers In The Green Steel Industry

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2022 20:11:37 +0000

BHP — not just Australia’s largest miner but the world’s largest miner — is aggressively seeking to reduce its carbon footprint. It is the company’s ambition to reduce operational emissions by at least 30 per cent by 2030, and to achieve net zero by 2050. “During the 2021 financial year, iron ore made up the […]

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