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Category: Climate

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Elon says ‘no’, and promises rapid charging during Zombie Apocalypse

Elon says ‘no’, and promises rapid charging during Zombie Apocalypse

At the Tesla shareholder meeting last night, Elon Musk said no to making motorcycles, but yes to quite a few other things.

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Spain, Italy leadership changes raise hopes for EU climate ambition

Spain, Italy leadership changes raise hopes for EU climate ambition

Climate hawk Teresa Ribera gets a leading role in Pedro Sánchez’ government, while Giuseppe Conte promises to speed up Italy’s decarbonisation.

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Energy Efficiency Market Report: Bumpy road

Energy Efficiency Market Report: Bumpy road

The bumpy road continued for a VEEC market in transition, as May brought a reprieve in ESC supply volumes.

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Fossil fuels’ dirty secret: Things look bad, climate action or not

Fossil fuels’ dirty secret: Things look bad, climate action or not

“There is no walking out from the energy transition.” Fossil fuel industry faces a Blockbuster moment, and seems as ill-prepared as the video rental industry a decade ago.

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Power companies less trusted by consumers than banks, telcos

Power companies less trusted by consumers than banks, telcos

Survey finds Australian consumers’ lack of trust in power companies holding back the shift to a smarter, cheaper grid.

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Rooftop solar boom marches on, as NSW surges ahead

Rooftop solar boom marches on, as NSW surges ahead

Another record month of rooftop solar installations in May, as NSW leads the charge to become the clear leader in the market.

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E-mail: Three-wheeling posties herald electric future

E-mail: Three-wheeling posties herald electric future

Australia Post has rolled out close to 100 all-electric three-wheeled scooters that are quieter, safer, and can carry three times more than a postie motorbike.

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Record year for solar and renewables, but still not fast enough

Record year for solar and renewables, but still not fast enough

REN21 report says record 98GW of solar capacity added globally in 2018, 52GW of wind, and 178GW total of all renewables. But other sectors – including transport, heating, and cooling – coasting along “as if we had all the time in the world.”

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EVs. It's on Clover Moore, Sally Capp and Graham Quirk

EVs. It’s on Clover Moore, Sally Capp and Graham Quirk

Australia’s state and federal governments could do more to boost EV uptake, but city-based policies would be far more effective.

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Australian banks double down on global fossil fuel expansion

Australian banks double down on global fossil fuel expansion

Just when you thought Australia’s banks had reached the nadir, new data shows ‘Big Four’ lending to fossil fuel projects spiked by 50% last year.

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ICE lobby strikes out against car emissions standards

ICE lobby strikes out against car emissions standards

Car industry kicks back against emissions standards proposed for light vehicles, underscores uphill battle of shift to EVs.