Category Archives: Events regional

Electric on-demand public transport is making a difference in Auckland – now it needs to roll out further

On-demand public transit can rival car ownership in convenience, while cutting emissions and cost, and simultaneously encouraging a mode shift towards public transport. — Read on theconversation.com/electric-on-demand-public-transport-is-making-a-difference-in-auckland-now-it-needs-to-roll-out-further-189438 How cool is this? Let’s do it in regional towns too.

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Huge floating solar plant towed out to new home on hydro dam

Two tugboats move 12,000-panel solar array out to its mooring on the Alqueva reservoir in Portugal, ahead of operations in July. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/huge-floating-solar-plant-towed-out-to-new-home-on-hydro-dam/ Only in countries other than Australia!

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September 22 is world car free day, so what’s happening in Australia?

It’s not enough to switch from fossil fuel vehicles to EVs. The world also needs to encourage fewer car trips and more sustainable transport. — Read on thedriven.io/2021/09/21/september-22-is-world-car-free-day-so-whats-happening-in-australia/ Started in Nederlands, as long ago as 1970, some catching up for … Continue reading

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Records smashed as renewables break through 60pct, coal output at new low | RenewEconomy

Renewables surge through 60 per cent of Australia’s main grid for first time, as output of coal and network demand also hit new lows. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/records-smashed-as-renewables-break-through-60pct-coal-output-at-new-low/ AEMO now preparing grid for 100% wind and solar by 2025

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Natural gas not a clean option

Peter Newman Professor of Sustainability Curtin University Perth WA — Read on http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/natural-gas-not-a-clean-option/13363654 all the misguided fuss and evils of gas, related by the Prof who pushed for gas fired buses in WA. Neither gas nor diesel fired buses are … Continue reading

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Massive wind farm contract to help power 46 Victorian councils

Forty-six Victorian councils sign up to buy 240GWh of renewable electricity from two major wind farms in deal with Snowy Hydro-owned retailer Red Energy. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/massive-wind-farm-contract-to-help-power-46-victorian-councils/ Doesn’t this mean Local Governments ganging together to help dreaded Fed Govt(owners … Continue reading

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VicForests conducting more illegal logging and putting Melbourne water catchment at risk, scientists say – ABC News

Melbourne’s most important drinking water catchment is being put at risk by alleged illegal logging in state forests, experts say, warning the regulator is failing to keep the logging industry in line. — Read on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-18/researchers-find-vicforests-breach-in-melbourne-water-catchment/100119060

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Faster glacier melting raises hunger threat

“The world really needs to act now to prevent the worst case climate change scenario” — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/faster-glacier-melting-raises-hunger-threat/

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Wood Mackenzie sees big potential for floating offshore wind in Asia-Pacific region

Floating offshore wind could be the next frontier in wind power development in the Asia Pacific with almost limitless potential. — Read on ieefa.org/wood-mackenzie-sees-big-potential-for-floating-offshore-wind-in-asia-pacific-region/ So is Sun Cable project for power from NT to Singapore really viable? Here’s serious competition. … Continue reading

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ACT Greens commit to $50 million electric vehicle plan, $10,000 grants

ACT Greens promise $50 million fund to give people and businesses $10,000 towards buying an electric car or motorbike. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/act-greens-commit-to-50-million-electric-vehicle-plan-10000-grants-80672/

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