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.
- Australian Institutions Financial Support for Fossil FuelGovernment The Australian Government provides several subsidies aimed explicitly at promoting fossil-fuel exploration and production. In total, these subsidies are worth between $2.9 and $3.5 billion each year. According to a report by Oil Change International and the Overseas Development Institute, in 2013/13 and 2013/14, these Commonwealth Government subsidies were: Exploration development incentive: $23 to […]
- Pumped Hydro in Disused Opencut MinesGenex Power’s proposed Kidston Pumped Storage Project is to be located on the site of the historical Kidston Gold Mine near the township of Georgetown, about 270 kilometres north west of Townsville in Northern Queensland. The Kidston site has two large adjacent opencut pits which will act as the upper and lower reservoirs for a […]
- Aussie Scientists Develop New Coating Which Keeps Roofs Much CoolerScientists at the University of Technology Sydney have developed a coating which keeps roofs significantly cooler than the ambient air temperature, even under the most intense summer conditions. Dr Angus Gentle and Emeritus Professor Geoff Smith reported that a roof with a “coated polymer stack” – a combination of specially chosen polyesters on a silver […]