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Electric rally car lines up for Finke Desert Race

Electric rally car lines up for Finke Desert Race

An all electric rally car – the first to finish in the famous Dakar race – will compete in this year’s Finke Desert Race in its first Australian visit.

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Sadiq Khan

Mayor Khan out to make London greenest city in the world


London Mayor presented his Environment Strategy last week, setting out his vision to make it the greenest city in the world.

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Parkes Elvis Festival

Elvis, aliens and solar power

How a remote Australian town found itself at the vanguard of a global revolution.

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France embraces incentive to trade in dirty motors for EVs

France embraces incentive to trade in dirty motors for EVs

France government incentive to trade in old petrol and diesel cars for new EVs proves unexpected success.

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Adani’s vain hope global coal market will save Carmichael mine

Adani’s vain hope global coal market will save Carmichael mine

Adani pins hopes for beleaguered Carmichael coal mine on the Asia–Pacific market. But the Australian government’s own resources forecaster is less confident.

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BMW takes EV sales total to 250,000 after bumper April

BMW takes EV sales total to 250,000 after bumper April

BMW says sales of electric BMW and Minis soared 52% in April; company secures autonomous driving road test licence in China.

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UK won't need new gas plants after 2025 coal phase-out

UK won’t need new gas plants after 2025 coal phase-out

UK is on track to phase-out coal by 2025, but won’t need to build any new large-scale gas plants in order to keep the lights on.

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Budweiser switches to Hydrogen trucks – what about Carlton United?

Budweiser switches to Hydrogen trucks – what about Carlton United?

Anheuser-Busch , the largest brewer in the USA have placed an order for 800 Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell EV trucks. Will Foster’s follow?

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California mandates solar PV on all new residential buildings

California mandates solar PV on all new residential buildings

California Energy Commission has, as predicted, mandated rooftop solar PV installations on all new residential buildings from 2020.

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The stunning hypocrisy of US automakers

The stunning hypocrisy of US automakers

After the auto bailout, Ford, GM and Chrysler pledged to support stricter fuel standards. Now, they are working with President Trump to weaken those rules.

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Extra climate talks scheduled for Bangkok after stalemate in Bonn

Extra climate talks scheduled for Bangkok after stalemate in Bonn

Difficult progress in Bonn has prompted the UN to schedule a long-anticipated extra session for climate talks in the Thai capital.