Energy Insiders Podcast January 29

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Electric vehicles: Fact or fiction?

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The revolution is coming, but is Australia ready to embrace it?

An admission by federal energy and environment minister Josh Frydenberg that the world of transport is changing has put electric vehicles on the front pages of Australia’s major newspapers, but often for the wrong reasons.

The Murdoch media in particular has kept true to form and launched a campaign of misinformation about a technology that threatens to disrupt the incumbents – in this case the trillion-dollar transport fuel and global automobile industries.

In Episode 1 of 2018, Behyad Jafari, the head of Australia’s newly formed Electric Vehicle Council, joins Energy Insiders to help sort fact from fiction, from emissions to running costs, and the sort of incentives needed to help Australia catch up with the rest of the world, and stop being a dumping ground for dirty and inefficient vehicles.

Regular insiders Giles Parkinson and David Leitch also catch up with the latest news, including the performance of the Tesla big battery, the summer heat-wave, a raft of new wind and solar projects, and questions about how Snowy 2.0 could possibly deliver a return on investment.

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