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More efficient cars will help meet our 2030 climate target, and save money

More efficient cars will help meet our 2030 climate target, and save money

Vehicle efficiency by 50% would cut emissions by 9 million tonnes/year after 10 years, as well as save us money, and reduce our reliance on imported oil.

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Slow electric vehicle uptake costing Australian economy millions

Slow electric vehicle uptake costing Australian economy millions

Utilities warn Australia’s ‘do nothing’ approach to electric vehicles could cost economy more than $350m over 20 years.

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London looks to boost EV uptake with strong new incentives

London looks to boost EV uptake with strong new incentives

London Mayor Boris Johnson unveils plans to boost the uptake of EVs and other ultra-low emissions vehicles in the city, including big incentives for taxi drivers.

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Ergon seeks 200MW of big solar, accelerates push into storage

Ergon seeks 200MW of big solar, accelerates push into storage

Ergon Energy seeks 200MW of large-scale solar to meet its RET obligation and boost its regional grid. The Queensland utility is also accelerating its push into battery storage, electric vehicles and a charging network.

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CEFC looks to fast-track push into EVs and battery storage

CEFC looks to fast-track push into EVs and battery storage

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation says it will provide $50 million to FirstMac, a non-bank lender with a $6.5 billion portfolio that issues finance primarily via on-line portals.

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What if every house had solar PV, and every car was electric?

What if every house had solar PV, and every car was electric?

New Zealand’s biggest power generator imagines a scenario where every home had solar PV, and every car was electric. And it sees no problems.

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Battery costs drop to key level as electric car sales continue to rise

Battery costs drop to key level as electric car sales continue to rise

Both electric cars and renewable energy stand to gain significantly from cheaper storage.

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Australia could double its energy productivity by 2030: report

Australia could double its energy productivity by 2030: report

Switching to alternative energy sources, such as renewables, and using more electric cars could double Australia’s energy productivity.

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Tesla ramps up for Australian launch of Model S

Tesla ramps up for Australian launch of Model S

China might be Tesla’s biggest market, but there’s big potential to swoop into Australia just as the conventional auto industry packs up and leaves.

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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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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.