Copperstring 2 — Coal Money To Buy 6-Gigawatt Renewable Project

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2023 04:57:00 +0000

CleanTechnica-Solar-Panel-Farm-1-scaled watermarkIn a massive irony, the Queensland Labour government will use increased taxes on coal miners to buy and complete the 1,000 km high-voltage network – Copperstring 2. These transmission lines will connect the solar- and wind-rich areas of northwestern Queensland with the industrial hub of Townsville. The communities of Mt Isa (a mining powerhouse), Cloncurry, […]

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Nearly 1 In 3 Homes In Australia Covered In Solar Panels

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2023 01:42:56 +0000

Australia has been a global leader in rooftop solar PV penetration for a decade or so — the leader. According to data from SunWiz, which tracks this market, nearly one out of every three Australian homes now has solar panels on top. Furthermore, rooftop solar power is about to become #1 in the country in […]

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Queensland’s Progress Towards A 100% EV Fleet

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2022 04:09:25 +0000

Queensland's progress towards EV fleetData from Energex and Ergon to September 2022, charted above and below, demonstrates progress being made in Queensland, Australia, towards electrification of the vehicle fleet. There are 11,839 BEVs, 3,042 PHEVs, and 1,084 electric motorcycles currently using Queensland’s roads — about 16,000 plugin vehicles in total. The trajectory of the uptake curve is unmistakably heading […]

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Fields of Green Returning to Columboola

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2022 10:00:17 +0000

I worked in the Chinchilla/Dulacca area of Queensland’s Darling Downs in the early ’80s. It was a sea of undulating green fields — wheat and sorghum. Then came the coal mines, the gas fracking, and the polarization with the “Lock the Gate” and “Coal for Breakfast” campaigns. Now the area has turned to renewable energy […]

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Queensland Electric Vehicle Training Launched — Toyota Updates Its Position

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2022 15:12:23 +0000

TAFE Queensland officially launched its Queensland-first electric vehicle (EV) training program mid-November, with more than 100 automotive industry representatives attending an event held at TAFE Queensland Acacia Ridge to learn about the future of EV training. TAFE Queensland is the first and only training organisation in the state to allow apprentices to choose four nationally […]

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How Many Kids Can You Fit In A Tesla Model 3?

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2022 14:59:35 +0000

How many kids can you fit in a Tesla 3?Yesterday, Majella, Tess, and I were invited to be part of the Cedar Creek Primary School Eco-Festival Day. Tess was a hit. While I did the boring part of explaining what a megatrend was and letting students, parents, and teachers know how many electric vehicles were being sold around the world, Majella had the fun […]

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Motor Traders Association of Queensland Trains Mechanics for New EV Era

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2022 17:39:56 +0000

Motor Traders Association of QueenslandThe Motor Traders Association of Queensland (MTAQ) is the peak body representing over 1500 businesses across Queensland. I spoke recently with Rod Camm Group Chief Executive about the challenges and opportunities for Australia and particularly automotive workers in this time of transition to electric vehicles. Rod is from the skills industry and comes from a […]

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Iron Flow Batteries To Be Built In Queensland

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2022 05:57:10 +0000

Long-duration iron flow batteries from ESS will be initially assembled from US components in Queensland, Australia, but then will transition to more and more local content. Energy Storage Industries Asia Pacific (ESI) will distribute these long-duration flow batteries, known as Energy Warehouse systems, across Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania. According to a recent press release: […]

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TAFE Queensland — Leaving A Better Planet For Future Generations

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2022 03:30:06 +0000

TAFE QueenslandBy TAFE Queensland Chief Executive Officer Mary Campbell in response to questions submitted by David Waterworth: For 140 years, TAFE Queensland has evolved with our economy and local communities to deliver the people, knowledge and expertise needed in industry, and the future ahead is no different. Every year we work closely with both commonwealth and […]

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