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Tesla EV charged with diesel generator still cleaner than conventional car

Tesla EV charged with diesel generator still cleaner than conventional car

Critics argue EVs charged with fossil fuelled electricity are as dirty, if not dirtier than conventional ICE cars. We put that to the test.

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Frydenberg Factcheck: Is S.A really burning 80,000l of diesel an hour to keep lights on?

Frydenberg Factcheck: Is S.A really burning 80,000l of diesel an hour to keep lights on?

Josh Frydenberg claims South Australia is burning ‘80,000 litres of diesel an hour, just to keep the lights on’. With so many half-truths floating about in the so called ‘energy debate’, it’s worth unpacking this claim.

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Frydenberg condemns Lord Howe Island to fossil fuel future. It's just not acceptable

Frydenberg condemns Lord Howe Island to fossil fuel future. It’s just not acceptable

Lord Howe Island wanted renewables to lessen its reliance on imported fossil fuel, but the idea has been killed by environment and energy minister Josh Frydenberg. This is why he has made the wrong decision.

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The trials, tribulations and absolute joys of electric motorcycling

The trials, tribulations and absolute joys of electric motorcycling

It’s been almost 5 years since I swapped from a petrol engined motorcycle to an all electric Zero. Since then I’ve travelled 32,767km at an average cost of 1.5c per km.

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Big Oil just woke up to threat of rising electric car demand

Big Oil just woke up to threat of rising electric car demand

The world’s biggest oil producers are starting to take electric vehicles seriously as a long-term threat.

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If Volvo wanted to be revolutionary, it would drop diesel altogether

If Volvo wanted to be revolutionary, it would drop diesel altogether

Volvo Cars has been in the news recently in relation to their announcement this Wednesday on their decision to leave the internal combustion engine only based automotive industry.

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WA national park taken off-grid by local network

WA national park taken off-grid by local network

Horizon Power’s stand-alone power project taking Fitzgerald River National Park off-grid with solar, battery storage and back-up diesel.

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First U.S. offshore wind farm shutters diesel power plant

First U.S. offshore wind farm shutters diesel power plant

Block Island officials switched on cable linking wind farm to main grid, which allowed island’s only electricity source — a small diesel-fueled power plant — to shut down.

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4 major world cities just agreed to get rid of diesel engines

4 major world cities just agreed to get rid of diesel engines

Paris, Madrid, Athens, and Mexico City will ban diesel engines by 2025, mayors of the four major world cities announced this week.

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Tasmania's diesel detour an "economic and environmental crisis", say Greens

Tasmania’s diesel detour an “economic and environmental crisis”, say Greens

Tasmanian senate inquiry hears state’s use of diesel power during its electricity crisis would cost Hydro Tas $22m a month, emit 256,000 tonnes of carbon pollution over 4 months, and turn the energy market on its head.

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Will Norway ban petrol and diesel cars by 2025?

Will Norway ban petrol and diesel cars by 2025?

German bloggers report that the Norwegians are looking into adopting a National Transport Plan with 100 percent electric cars, buses, and small trucks by 2025.