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Category: Other Good Stuff

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Tesla moves its 500,000 cars-a-year production target forward to 2018

Tesla moves its 500,000 cars-a-year production target forward to 2018

Tesla responds to overwhelming demand for Model 3 by moving 2020 target to produce 500,000 vehicles a year forward to 2018.

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Oil sands capital in flames as temperatures soar to 22°C above normal

Oil sands capital in flames as temperatures soar to 22°C above normal

An intense wildfire force mass evacuation from the capital of oil sands industry as temperatures soared more than 22°C above normal.

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Even in Siberia, they are using too much air conditioning

Even in Siberia, they are using too much air conditioning

There is a global problem in inefficient housing, which explains why even in Siberia, householders are using air conditioners because their homes are like solar ovens.

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QBE to be held to account for fossil fuel investments

QBE to be held to account for fossil fuel investments

While the rhetoric on fossil fuels has shifted, QBE’s operations tell a different tale.

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Strong plan can deliver a 100% renewable energy future

Strong plan can deliver a 100% renewable energy future

Australia’s Renewable Energy Target provides a fantastic opportunity to create some 15,200 jobs and $40.4 billion in investment out to 2020 and beyond.

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Foyster's Cartoon: Abbott, Turnbull and the carbon scare campaign

Foyster’s Cartoon: Abbott, Turnbull and the carbon scare campaign

Labor last week announced its climate and clean energy targets for 2030. The Coalition responded with an old favourite.

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Maker of Daimler and Mercedes cars starts selling home energy storage units

Maker of Daimler and Mercedes cars starts selling home energy storage units

Daimler AG, in conjunction with its subsidiary Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE, has begun deliveries of its first home energy storage systems.

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China’s 1-2-3 punch to tackle wasted renewable energy

China’s 1-2-3 punch to tackle wasted renewable energy

Ban on new coal fired power generation just one of three main decisions taken by China to reduce amount of wasted renewable energy output.

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New electric motorcycling record set in Australia

New electric motorcycling record set in Australia

I upgraded to a Zero Motorcycle 2014 model and can unequivocally say that I do not expect to ever buy another petrol motorcycle.

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How I almost bought an EV, but bought en electric bike instead

How I almost bought an EV, but bought en electric bike instead

Germany announces big incentives for EVs, bringing down the cost of vehicles like the Renault Twizy. Who wouldn’t buy that? Me.

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UNSW takes out efficiency world record for revolutionary solar cell

UNSW takes out efficiency world record for revolutionary solar cell

A team from UNSW’s Australian Center for Advanced Photovoltaics has achieved a 7.6% efficiency record for a “full sized” CZTS PV cell.