Should My Next Car Be An EV?

There are many factors involved in a person’s decision in buying any particular car. But foremost is the type of car that best suits the buyer’s needs. The reason why SUV’s are now the most popular passenger car is that they suit most people’s needs of easy access, the perceived safety of a higher ridingContinue reading “Should My Next Car Be An EV?”

Why the Oil Industry should fear Electric Vehicles

While passenger cars and road freight make up only 1/8th of the world’s carbon emissions, a collection of factors have come together to provide the move to electric vehicles with a momentum that now appears unstoppable. The oil industry’s heavy reliance on this market sector means that not only will legacy car manufacturers be disruptedContinue reading “Why the Oil Industry should fear Electric Vehicles”

Home Batteries – Are They Worth It?

Recently, as a reaction to the announcements from various electricity retailers that they were reducing feed-in tariffs (mostly down to 6.7 cents/kWh), there was a 16% spike in enquiries for home battery installations. People with solar systems were obviously angry about having the value of their electricity exports downgraded and thought that it was timeContinue reading “Home Batteries – Are They Worth It?”

Hydrogen – The Clean Energy Fuel?

Opportunity or Scam? Much is being claimed about how hydrogen should be seen as one of the candidates to help us reach a clean energy future. Many governments and business leaders have been convinced that hydrogen is a very good replacement for oil-based products and Japan, Australia, the US and the Europeans have jumped onContinue reading “Hydrogen – The Clean Energy Fuel?”

Welcome to 2050

What it is like living with Net Zero and how we got here… Welcome to net zero in 2050! To understand what net zero looks like and what it means for our every day life, it is all about electricity. Now, electricity fuels our home, our cars, our industry and just about anything that canContinue reading “Welcome to 2050”

The Politics of Climate in Australia

There exists a political conundrum in Australia that exceeds any other in living memory. While there is a high level of concern among average Australians that climate change is an existential threat, there is a commensurate political reluctance to do anything about it. Surveys show that at least 85% of Australians believe that climate changeContinue reading “The Politics of Climate in Australia”