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Why $100bn invested in wind or solar will produce more energy than oil

Why $100bn invested in wind or solar will produce more energy than oil

$100 billion invested in wind, or solar PV, will result is significantly more energy yield as the same amount invested in oil, according to a new analysis. This is particularly true when wind and solar is used to charge electric vehicles. By 2035, wind could produce 6-times more energy per dollar invested than oil.

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Why Big Oil will need renewables to save its business

Why Big Oil will need renewables to save its business

Major new report says Big Oil’s business model is waning, and world’s oil majors should start directing much more capital to renewable projects, so they can be the ‘energy majors’ of the future, rather than ending up as the oil majors of the past.

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Tesla gigafactory to run on renewables, may produce 20% more than it needs

Tesla gigafactory to run on renewables, may produce 20% more than it needs

Elon Musk has also promised to power the Gigafactory using only its own, green energy sources. Can it be done, and if so, how?

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Lismore adds solar-powered EV to 100% renewables plan

Lismore adds solar-powered EV to 100% renewables plan

NSW city of Lismore to unveil solar powered EV as part of its plan to be 100 per cent renewable energy self-sufficient by 2023.

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Autonomous vehicles no longer a dream. But will they cut energy use?

Autonomous vehicles no longer a dream. But will they cut energy use?

Almost every major automaker is investing significant R&D capital in vehicle autonomy. Will this save energy or encourage “ex-urbia”.

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EV battery use trumps hybrid battery use

EV battery use trumps hybrid battery use

With plug-in car sales growing in leaps and bounds, their annual battery use already trumps the annual battery use of hybrids, but what about all time use?

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Could plug-in hybrid EVs make a difference?

Could plug-in hybrid EVs make a difference?

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles like the Holden Volt could cut transport emissions and help smooth electricity demand. But is Australia ready for them?

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The local and global impact of Tesla’s giga factory

The local and global impact of Tesla’s giga factory

Tesla giga factory in Nevada will make it the epicenter of real-world energy storage work.

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We are on the verge of an electric car battery breakthrough

We are on the verge of an electric car battery breakthrough

Tesla could have found a battery cheap enough to make electric vehicles cost-competitive with conventional cars.

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Australia's transport is falling behind on energy efficiency

Australia’s transport is falling behind on energy efficiency

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.

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China eyes $16bn EV charging fund: report

China eyes $16bn EV charging fund: report

Reports emerge that the Chinese government is considering putting $US16bn towards electric-vehicle charging facilities, to spur demand for EVs.