Removing the Barriers to EV Uptake in Australia

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2022 03:59:24 +0000

Frequent conversations with the general public show their genuine concerns about buying an electric vehicle. One of the most common barriers to EV uptake is lack of charging infrastructure. Those of us who drive electric vehicles know that most charging takes place at home. I have surprised many an enquirer by popping the frunk and […]

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Sexy/Unsexy, Practical/Impractical: Residential, Commercial, & Industrial Heat Is Serious Business

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2022 21:00:52 +0000

Sexy / Unsexy, Practical / Impractical quadrant chart for residential, commercial and industrial heat sources by Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist, TFIE Strategy Inc.There isn’t a lot in the realm of heating that’s remotely sexy and also practical, but a couple of things edge into the quadrant, including … hydrogen.

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Sexy/Unsexy, Practical/Impractical: Let’s Talk Atmospheric Carbon Drawdown’s Hype Vs Reality

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sat, 08 Oct 2022 03:18:33 +0000

Sexy / Unsexy, Practical / Impractical for carbon drawdown quadrant chart by Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist, TFIE Strategy IncThe next quadrant chart of sexy vs practical is in place, one on carbon drawdown from our overloaded atmosphere. It complements the ones on electricity and energy storage, and ground, marine and air transportation.

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Sex/Unsexy, Practical/Impractical: Ground Transport Has Silly Nonsense & Boring Reality

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2022 18:15:42 +0000

Quadrant chart of sexy vs practicality by authorAll of us, most of the time, wander around on the surface of the Earth. A small percentage travel across rivers, lakes and oceans in boats of various kinds regularly. A smaller percentage than that get above the ground into the skies. And, of course, the tiniest rounding error on a gnat’s hairy thorax get above the atmosphere. So let’s talk about moving around on the ground in this next edition of sexy/unsexy, practical/impractical.

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When Is Geothermal As Bad As Coal?

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2022 20:30:50 +0000

0.6 million tons of CO2 are escaping through the holes they’ve drilled to create energy, so they are going to try to capture some of it at great expense and pump it back into the same place it’s escaping from. 

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Europe’s Energy Crisis Will Be Short-Lived & Reap Benefits

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2022 13:49:13 +0000

Map of Europe - The Member States Of The European Union - EU AgendAAnytime anyone uses the term ‘energy independence’, correct them to ‘strategic energy interdependence’.

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Electric Cars = 23% of New Zealand Auto Market, Tesla = 12%

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 05 Sep 2022 05:48:08 +0000

New Zealand has gotten the electric car fever, and August showed that more than ever before. Last month, 23% of new auto sales were sales of fully electric cars. (Adding in hybrids would bring the total share of “green(er)” vehicles to 44%.) Interestingly, the electric vehicle market was dominated by two brands. Tesla and BYD […]

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