The Croatian-built Rimac Concept One electric sports car has been exhibited at the Top Marques Monaco motor show. The manufacturers claim that it could do 500 kilometres an hour but they have limited to 300 kilometres an hour for safety reasons. It will do 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 2.8 seconds and has a range of 600 kilometres on a single charge – and will cost $US 980,000.
- UNSW Sets 40% Solar Efficiency World RecordResearchers at the University of New South Wales have converted over 40% of the sunlight hitting a solar system into electricity – the highest efficiency ever reported. The world record efficiency was achieved in tests in Sydney and, then, independently confirmed by the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory. A key part of the design is […]
- Aussie & Kiwi Green Sites Win AwardsYealands Family Wines has been named the overall World Champion at the Green Apple Environment Awards. Yealands Family Wines competed against more than 500 global nominations from a range of industries. The Yaelands vineyard in Blenheim has a 99 kilowatt solar rooftop – the largest in New Zealand. The vineyard also uses wind power and […]
- Australia’s Denialist Policy Costing InvestmentA new report by the Climate Council shows that Australia has lost 70% of new investment in renewable energy as a result of the Abbott Government’s review of the the Renewable Energy Target and it’s stated desire to reduce the target from 41,000 gigawatt hours to about 26,000 gigawatt hours by 2020. Meanwhile, the Climate […]