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Tesla Owns 80% Of Australian EV Market

March 11th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

In Australia, similar to the US, Tesla owns at least 80% of the EV market. While Tesla just made its 1,000,000th vehicle and bypassed a major milestone for a company that is just 16 years old (and taking on an entire industry), in Australia it is nearing its 18,000 mark and taking over the market in one fell swoop


Australians On Climate-Related Anxieties

February 23rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Australians shared their climate-related anxieties 10 years ago in a recently published study. The study found that rural Australians are most concerned about "suffering under climate change." They were concerned about suffering financially. They were concerned about suffering environmentally. They were concerned about health problems and even social challenges


Tesla Sentry Mode Catches Sk8R Dude Smashing A Tesla

February 22nd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla Sentry Mode has caught another act of vandalism. This time it was a guy with a skateboard who smashed the windscreen of the Tesla vehicle. The video clip is 2 seconds long, but Sentry Mode catches a very clear view of the guy's face. The location was in Albury, New South Wales, and the caption read, "I guess he don't know about Sentry Mode." [Editor's update: The vandal has reportedly been arrested now


Tesla’s Helping Australian Bushfire Victims

February 21st, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla is helping Australian bushfire victims with its part in the collective efforts alongside 5B, a solar provider in Sydney, and Mike Cannon-Brooks, the founder of Atlassian. The goal is to install solar panels and batteries in towns that have lost power completely due to the devastating bushfires of 2019–


Lithium-Sulfur Batteries Could Be Cheaper & More Energy Dense

February 11th, 2020 | by Jake Richardson

Research at Monash University in Australia led to the development of a very high-performance and energy efficient lithium-sulfur battery. Dr. Mahdokht Shaibani, a Research Fellow in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Monash University, who also held a leadership role on the project, answered some questions about the work for CleanTechnica


8 New Electric Vehicles Coming To Australia This Year

February 3rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

There will be at least eight new electric vehicle models coming to Australia's market in 2020, which will add more variety for drivers wanting to cut out their carbon emissions. The new models arriving this year include: the Audi e-tron, Porsche Taycan, Mercedes-Benz EQC, MG ZSEV, Mini Cooper SE electric, and vehicles from Volvo and Polestar. There is also a new local player, EV Automotive


Machine Learning Makes More Money For Renewable, Fleet, & Microgrid Operators

January 20th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

Machine learning initiatives are emerging in multiple markets where there are less irrational forces at play than are seen in the stock market. Commodity and energy markets have clear drivers for price, and emerging ancillary markets such as demand management are providing new and often complex ways to gain a profitable edge


A New Disaster In Australia: Toxic Water

January 20th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

The long-awaited rains in Australia that have provided relief to the bush fires are having a deadly side effect by creating toxic water systems that have killed fish and put other wildlife at risk. Thousands of fish have been found in the Macleay River in New South Wales. This was a fear of researches who suspected this may happen. This is likely caused by the rain carrying charred debris into rivers through dams and into the ocean


Burned Koalas Are Overflowing Australian Hospitals

January 7th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Thousands of koalas have been badly injured by the bush fires in Australia to the point where hospitals are overflowing. An article on ABC North Coast explains that kindhearted artisans have mobilized to get creative when it comes to comforting these innocent victims of the fires. On the show On Breakfast with Bruce Mackenzie, a resident of Byron Bay, Morgan Leigh, explains how crafters are helping out by making little pouches, mittens, and blankets


Some Stunning Perspective On The Australian Fires

January 4th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Dr. Lucky Tran, a scientist and refugee who is an activist fighting for climate justice and immigrant justice, has put the Australian wildfires into a terrifying perspective. Fires are terrifying as it is, but the one in Australia would be considered a Category 5 if it was a hurricane



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