Australian news, and some related international items

29 July REneweconomy news

  • NSW govt approves 275MW of new solar farms for state
    Four more large-scale solar projects totalling 275MW approved for development in central and northern NSW.
  • Just how quickly can Tesla kill the petrol car?
    Elon Musk to had over first 30 Tesla Model 3s and reveal what’s inside first mass market EV. Along with new government mandates, the event flags another stage in demise of the petrol car. Except perhaps in Australia, whose government is developing an Amish-style suspicion of new technology.
  • Environment Ministers to consider national battery recycling scheme
    Australia’s Environment Ministers resolved today to consider new laws to require battery manufacturers to collect and recycle used batteries.
  • Graph of the Day: Tesla battery popular on both sides of politics
    Scott Morrison compares Tesla’s big battery to the Big Banana and the Big Prawn, but polls shows even Coalition voters think it’s a good idea.
  • Canavan comes out as “minister for mining sector,” internet gets really mad
    Recently removed Coalition minister for resources and Northern Australia admits to representing the mining sector. Facebook responds.

July 29, 2017 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, energy

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