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EV Policy Vacuum continues in Australia

Where to now for EVs in Australia Successive governments have been totally unaware or turned a blind eye to the biggest disruption of the automotive industry since the advent of ‘horseless carriages’ in the eighteen hundreds. Back then the rolling out of automotive transport came at a point in time when horse manure was

May 19th, 2019|

Energy system of the future – Orkney Scotland

Orkney is an archipelago that lies off the northeastern coast of Scotland. It comprises 70 islands, 17 of which are inhabited. It is steeped in history with a Viking presence dating back to the 8th century. Some of the Norse legends and customs are still enacted during various festivals throughout the year. These islands

April 17th, 2019|

Self Replicating Carbon Capture & Storage Device Revealed

Breaking news! Today we learned of a self replicating, carbon capture and storage device. It can be fully recycled and has secondary uses in the building, horticultural and farming sectors. It is claimed to increase crop yields when strategically positioned.  Some parts of the device are edible and can be safely consumed by humans. This

April 16th, 2019|

The End of the Internal Combustion Engine

Even the name conjures images of the industrial revolution - the internal combustion engine. At its inception it was a marvel of moving parts and complicated interactions delicately balanced yet prone to failure if not constantly attended to, dazzling us with raw power that hid its dirty secrets. But no matter how many flavours were

October 26th, 2018|Tags: , , |

2018 Nissan LEAF unveiled in Australia

It's been no secret the 2018 Nissan LEAF was destined for Australia and now it's officially here. Last week MEC and many in the motoring and tech industries were invited to the unveiling of the vehicle in Sydney. As complete disclosure Nissan paid our return airfares and overnight accommodation. The event was held at

October 8th, 2018|Tags: , |

Phone Recycling and the EV industry

We normally don't take guest posts as the majority are straight advertorials. However we've made an exception with this post from Plunc as it is relevant to the transition to a sustainable world.  Plunc, is one of Europe's most trusted online recyclers for high end electronic items. The Rise of Phone Recycling and How It Could

September 25th, 2018|

Zoe meets a Salt Lake – Trees and EVs

The Renault Zoe is a top seller in Europe and arrived in Australia towards the end of 2017. It was the first new model to get here since the BMW i3 landed back in 2014. It's a long break between drinks in this part of the EV world with a small but determined set of

July 21st, 2018|Tags: |

Stirrings in Canberra – Troglodytes ICE Rally

There's been a flurry of electric vehicle stories since the environment minister, Josh Frydenberg, dared to talk about the coming EV disruption. The penny may have dropped with Josh but the opponents to anything considered remotely green or connected to climate change were soon on the Murdoch battlements decrying the obvious and preparing their

January 30th, 2018|

The Adani Disaster

We have all witnessed the calamitous floods and destructive forces hurricanes Harvey and Irma have unleashed on Texas and Florida. Similar and even more devastating flood events have affected over 40 million people in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. At the same time forest fires are raging across the US and Canada.   Meanwhile, New

September 12th, 2017|Tags: , , |