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EU Vote Limits Pedelecs to 250 Watt

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 … Continue reading

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Why Are E-Bike Regulations So Random?

The Province of Ontario is a poster child for everything that is wrong in e-bike regulation. — Read on http://www.treehugger.com/why-are-e-bike-regulations-so-random-5184868

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Why continue burning hydrocarbons? Why did we use leaded petrol for so long? – BBC News

At a press conference in October 1924, Thomas Midgley dramatically produced a container of tetraethyl lead – the additive in question – and washed his hands in it. — Read on http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40593353.amp Thursday of week before Midgley’s press conference, at … Continue reading

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Gas disconnection: Would you pay $1000 to get off gas? Consumer dismay over high cost

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 http://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 … Continue reading

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History in the making: Tesla may deliver biggest moment in car industry since Model T

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 … Continue reading

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Almost 90 per cent of Australia’s carbon neutral claims underpinned by ‘junk’ international offsets

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 ? WTFoffsets?

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Santos’ ‘clean’ fuel claims challenged in court | The Canberra Times | Canberra, ACT

Lawyers in a dispute between a shareholder advocacy group and one of Australia’s biggest energy producers have been… — Read on http://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/8093662/santos-clean-fuel-claims-challenged-in-court/ How sick is Santos?

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Snowy delays add supply tensions to grid, but new big batteries ease short term worries

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 … Continue reading

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Hydrogen to be pumped into main gas pipeline by 2025

Fuel to be carried across country on 4,700-mile network as part of race to go green — Read on http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2023/02/13/hydrogen-pumped-main-gas-pipeline-2025/ Telegraph dreaming again not knowing problems with hydrogen in pipes and such easy ignition any leakage and oxides of nitrogen. … Continue reading

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