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Swansea University has established a low-cost and scalable carbon ink formulation capable of unlocking, for the first time, the potential for perovskite solar cells to be manufactured at scale.
— Read on www.inceptivemind.com/worlds-first-completely-roll-roll-printable-perovskite-solar-cell/30036/
BRUSSELS, Belgium – Yesterday afternoon the European Parliament voted on the new type approval legislation on two- and three-wheel vehicles and quadricycles. The Parliament decided to keep the original European Commission proposal: only pedelecs with a maximum speed of 25 km/h and 250 watts power will remain exempt from motorbike regulation.
— Read on www.bike-eu.com/8870/eu-vote-limits-pedelecs-to-250-watt
if you ever wondered why such low power and speed, here’s an explanation of earliest incidence of regulation. Of course, this begs the question was it:
Or obstruction by car lobby?
Or big bike manufacturers not wanting any challenge?
The Province of Ontario is a poster child for everything that is wrong in e-bike regulation.
— Read on www.treehugger.com/why-are-e-bike-regulations-so-random-5184868
Arctic has warmed nearly four times faster than the rest of the planet over the last 40 year
— Read on phys.org/news/2022-08-arctic-faster-rest-earth.html
“Arctic has warmed nearly four times faster than the rest of the planet over the last 40 years”
But when they contacted their gas retailer, Red Energy, they were stunned to discover the permanent removal of their gas meter would cost $1151.
— Read on www.smh.com.au/environment/sustainability/would-you-pay-1000-to-get-off-gas-consumer-dismay-over-disconnection-cost-20230223-p5cmw9.html
“But when they contacted their gas retailer, Red Energy, they were stunned to discover the permanent removal of their gas meter would cost $1151.” Isn’t RedEnergy the supplier to VECO with contract for green energy to 46 local governments in Victoria?Also aren’t they owned by Snowy Hydro, now wholly owned by Federal Government?
A future where electric vehicles are far cheaper to buy, run and maintain will finally end the era of the internal combustion engine.
— Read on thedriven.io/2023/02/26/history-in-the-making-tesla-may-deliver-biggest-moment-in-car-industry-since-model-t/
“This may be why Tesla made over $9500 per vehicle last year, eight times Toyota’s gross margin per vehicle, which was just under $1300.“
Data shows the ‘carbon neutral’ claims of Australia’s big businesses are overwhelmingly based on highly dubious international offsets.
— Read on tempestsandterawatts.substack.com/p/almost-90-per-cent-of-australias
Lawyers in a dispute between a shareholder advocacy group and one of Australia’s biggest energy producers have been…
— Read on www.canberratimes.com.au/story/8093662/santos-clean-fuel-claims-challenged-in-court/
How sick is Santos?
AEMO says big batteries have eased short term supply issues, but more capacity urgently needed and Snowy project delays loom over grid.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/snowy-delays-add-supply-tensions-to-grid-but-new-big-batteries-ease-short-term-worries/
“…so many other smaller projects – generation and storage – have been sidelined by the sheer scale of the Snowy scheme…”
as DER(distributed/community energy) takes off, with V2H also DRM, surely gigantic, remote white elephant like Snowy 2.0 will never have enough customers to pay for sufficiently gigantic grid?