Why buy a hybrid? Economy. At each level in the Corolla range, there is a hybrid version costing only $1,500 more than the petrol-only version.
New data has confirmed 2018 as a spectacular year for solar in Australia, with a total of 3,775 megawatts (MW) installed of large- and small-scale solar installed over the 12 month period – a near tripling of 2017 installations. And things are not about to cool down.
Saudi Arabia is attempting to force 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun to return to the country after being apprehended in Thailand en route to Australia where she had hoped to seek asylum.
Throughout 2018 there was a significant increase in police highway patrol activity in the northern rivers that has disturbed many residents.
Between the government and the mining companies, we are slowly destroying this country. Not only did we steal it from the First Nations Peoples, now we are poisoning the land they love so much.
Christmas is the celebration of the birth of the Jewish political activist, preacher, and messiah Yeshua ben Youssef, aka Jesus. So what has the fat man in the red suit got to do with it?
The Coalition government has unveiled the details of its rushed proposal to underwrite ‘new generation investments’, and it looks for all the world like a document that can be tailored to deliver whatever the government wants.
The Byron community and its council now have the opportunity to determine more exactly how they want the southern entrance to the town to look and feel.
Federal Labor is preparing to launch its energy policy – some six months out of a likely election date – with an expected attack on the Coalition government’s efforts to support new investment in coal generation, and details finally of its own plan to achieve its target of 50 per cent renewables by 2030.
Housing will never be affordable in the Byron Shire unless we seed a revolution in land ownership and control. It’s time for a revolution to begin.
Most people would assume that if a battery storage installation – or even a pumped hydro facility – is located next to a big wind or solar farm, then the storage is being used to ‘back-up’ the wind and solar, smooth its output and deliver a ‘firm’ resource to the grid.
Last Tuesday a gathering near the Byron Bay Water Tower celebrated the Paterson Hill heathland victories in 1997 and 2003, which saw the community unite to fight inappropriate development.
As Australia’s Prime Minister plays with lumps of coal and prays for rain, a major new scientific report has called for the urgent, world-wide phase-out of fossil fuels, as the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C drifts rapidly and dangerously out of reach.
Neoliberalism is the dead parrot of our times. It’s been knocked off its perch by a combination of greed, ineptitude and public disquiet over inequality. It was meant to deliver greater prosperity for all but ended up deepening social and economic divisions.
Good riddance Turnbull, a PM of massive wealth and ego who left office without much record of accomplishment. Remember when the Libs scoffed as Labor tore itself apart?
It says something about the state of Australia’s politics that the new prime minister, the man who brandished a lump of coal in parliament, is considered a moderate, at least in comparison to the forces he beat to the job.
The polarisation that is devouring Australia’s politics is reflected in the increasingly stark polarisation of the country’s professional mass media, writes Denis Muller of Melbourne University.
Even UK steel billionaires get the blues. For more than a year now, Sanjeev Gupta has been letting his actions – and investments – do the talking on renewables in Australia.
The prospects for Tesla’s proposed 250MW ‘virtual power plant’ in South Australia look significantly brighter after the success of its first trial and an enthusiastic response from the South Australia government.
There’s an old saying in the Northern Rivers: If you’re out in the bush and you find yourself scratching the same place twice, you’ve probably got a tick.
On November 30, 1987 – thirty years ago – Monash University hosted the inaugural Greenhouse conference that was to start planning a response to the global warming that scientists had been warning of since at least the 60s.
At first blush it might sound like a no-brainer but when energy distribution companies are involved, nothing is quite what it seems, argues Giles Parkinson.
The roll-out of large-scale solar power in Queensland – and the continuing rapid uptake of rooftop solar by homes and businesses – is starting to have an impact on electricity prices in the state, even sending them into negative territory in the middle of the day.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts Australia’s slow start to the uptake of electric vehicles will quickly morph into a ‘fast finish’ – particularly after the key financial tipping point is reached in 2025.
A new report by Environmental Justice Australia finds that if Australia’s export credit agency, EFIC, funds Adani’s controversial Carmichael coal mine, it would expose its directors to significant legal and political risk.