Australians are using more energy to travel each kilometre than people in developed nations such as the US, and emerging economies such as China and India.
Category: Smart Transport
UBS says payback time for combined EV plus solar plus battery storage will be as low as 6 years by 2020 – unsubsidised. This means centralised fossil fuel generation will become “dinosaurs” – inflexible and irrelevant, even as back-up. “Large scale power stations could be on a path to extinction”.
How many people have traded their car for a bike-share bike? That’s where the certainty ends about how bike-sharing programs benefit the climate.
Report says US solar carport market set to add 180MW in 2014 in 4th consecutive year of record growth, and could be worth $850m within two years.
Facing flat or declining electricity sales, electric vehicles are a path to growth for power companies.
Rio Tinto is grabbing headlines after crystallising massive losses from its Mozambique coal disaster. But the real significance is the difference between what big miners say about coal, and what they do about it.
EVs on the road jumped globally from ~25,000 in 2010 to ~80,000 in 2011 to ~200,000 in 2012 to ~405,000 in 2013
Students have figured out how to stabilize the lithium in a lithium-ion battery, and that could help bring the typical EV down to mainstream affordability.