Powerful trends associated with low carbon economy are reframing work, business, politics and daily life.
Spoiler alert: No. And energy minister Angus Taylor clearly hasn’t been paying attention to the history of our electricity infrastructure.
Emerging EV technology can provide both mobility and home energy for several days, and could even be used to ‘export’ electricity to other buildings or the grid.
A simple chassis that allows different bodies to be ‘plugged’ in will capture economies of scale, while range extenders provide a ‘security blanket’ to overcome range anxiety.
If the government has any data or modelling to serve as a basis for Morrison’s confidence about meeting the Paris climate targets, it should tell us.
We should be repurposing old industrial or electricity generation sites for more sustainable activities.
We need more focus on e-bikes and low speed EVs. My dream is a fold-up e-scooter with an integrated bag so it can become a wheelie bag on public transport.
Transforming our energy system may prove far less risky than propping up traditional over-built electricity supply.
A diversified and distributed energy systems is feasible, but attractive – except to powerful incumbent interests and those whose thinking is trapped in the past.
Medals of Valour should be awarded to Chief Scientist Alan Finkel, AEMO chief executive Audrey Zibelman, and South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill.